I remember back when Warhammer Online
was in development and the issue arose of stealth
in the game. At first, the devs were adamant that stealth was a cheesy PvP tactic that had no place in WAR
. This stance lasted for some time until they abruptly did an about-face
and introduced a couple of stealth classes, much to the dismay of players looking forward to a PvP title free of the feature.
So we learned that stealth comes to most all MMOs, whether we like it or not. For some, stealth is an empowering ability that allows players to bend the rules of mob engagement and attack them on their own terms. For others, stealth is an infuriating tactic in PvP battles that is usually followed up by stuns, massive damage and death.
So what do you think about stealth? Is it a great feature or a horrible one? Is it so standard that all MMOs must include it from here on out? Do you enjoy playing stealth classes or secretly loathe them?
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