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Posted: Aug 20th 2008 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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Not a WoW fanboy but this video does give me the feeling the combat system is really slow and the graphics do look a lot like WoW but more boring look. But it may be just a bad location.

Posted: Aug 20th 2008 3:31PM (Unverified) said

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Interesting choices but the label "Healer" still sends shivers down my spine from all the other MMOs I've played.

Never again for me.

Typical MMO:

"3 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"3 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"4 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"5 Warriors LFG with Healer!"
"Great, thanks for joining us! Okay Pull!"
"WTF HEALER WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?!? WE ONLY HAD 14 ADDS YOU CAN'T KEEP UP?!?!?!?"
"WAIT DON'T LEAVE WE'LL TRY AGAIN"
"5 Warriors LFG with Healer!"

Posted: Aug 21st 2008 3:14AM (Unverified) said

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Sounds about right.

This article might screw the people that end up playing a Warrior Priest or Archmage though.

The tanks and DPS are again, as usual, going to assume that any Warrior Priest or Archmage are healers, or should heal, leaving their non-healer masteries unwanted by groups.

Hopefully this doesn't happen, but it has in just about every MMO. DAoC's been running 5-6 years 'ish and still no one plays Smite Clerics.
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Posted: Aug 21st 2008 6:09AM (Unverified) said

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People don't play smite clerics because smite clerics were nerfed way back in the day. Prior to SI release, smite clerics were all you would see. You would be hard pressed to find "healing" clerics as it were. Most builds were simply 44 Smite, rest into buffs and heal. Whereas in the other realms, people had more of a choice.

In Midgard, Healers had multiple roles to play. They were main CC as well as the main heal class for the realm. In Hibernia, you had buff druids as well as heal druids (pet druids were the overlooked line of that class). People didn't stop playing smite because they couldn't get groups. They stopped playing smite because it wasn't a wizard in chain anymore.
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Posted: Aug 21st 2008 4:37AM mikesanto said

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In the beta, Archmage has become my favorite class. Why? It's the only one that can shoot LASERS from his EYES. Hell yeah.

Posted: Aug 22nd 2008 10:13AM (Unverified) said

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well if you look at the mastery lines they only buff like 4-5 of your abilities(plus the extras you get in the line) and just using shammy as an example the healing path doesn't buff your HOT and your small heal+hot spell.
Basically what I'm getting at is just because you spec one thing doesn't make your other path's skills useless like some MMOs

Posted: Aug 25th 2008 8:33PM (Unverified) said

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I myself leveled a Warrior Priest to 11 during the Preview Weekend this past weekend and although I don't really want to say it, it's kind of like playing a Paladin in WoW, just better.

@ Dassaace - Where the hell have you been? The graphical side of this game is above WoW, it has a much more realistic feel while WoW kind of teeters on the edge of a cartoonish look.

Also, the combat system isn't slow at all. Maybe in PvE when you are grinding mobs or what have you, but as soon as you get in the fray you will be lost in the flurry of weapons and bodies.

@Pingmeister - I really believe WAR is going to offer us quite a few things that are a few steps away from the "traditional healer," i.e. Even if you are playing a Warrior Priest, as it says in the original article...

"These headcrackers are far out in front when Empire forces go into battle, and all of their powers support that type of gameplay. "

With out using the talents at your disposal you are going to run out of Righteous Fury (RF), thus, you won't be able to heal anymore hm? So..you are still in the fray helping to put out some damage while you regen your Righteous Fury.


WAR looks promising, unfortunately we still have some time to wait before we can really get into the game :).

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