Casualty of WAR that is, just to clarify.
That’s kinda the last nail on the coffin eh? See how quickly I came down off the fence on this? That’s rare for me. So I’m hoping thats a good sign and not a comment on a current delusional state. (-:
To step away from WAR a second though. I was doing some looking in on the RvR concept and took a second look at DAOC today. And I was floored. For some reason, I’ve always that that DAOC was a completely PvP oriented game with like 3 classes. Instead its everything I loved about Shadowbane, but with better management it seems. I may have to do the 2 week trial while I wait for the WAR Beta to open up, just to try it out. I wish I had seen it years ago!
I did this in EQ2 though. I skimmed the classes and picked something, and ignored the rogues (seriously people, that word is *not* that hard to spell, can we pick up the slack on that…hmmm?) because I like playing “magical” classes. But when I came back after the first demo, and looked over everything again, and tried one out, I flipped my lid. I never would have thought of myself as a swashbuckler/brigand kind of guy, but I was!!! Troll Brigand as it turns out. (-:
So I’m seriously kicking myself for the unfortunate series of events that started with my stint in WoW. I probably should have been playing DAOC instead. My only knock on it so far is that the PR purports there to be a number of hybrid classes. I see a few heavy and light tanks that can heal, and some light tanks that can cast spells, but I don’t see any sign of a true hybrid class there. Something cross-genre, like Shadowbanes Channelers, who start life either as Healers…or Mages. Anyway, if any of you have DAOC insight, I’d love to hear about it.