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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 9:06PM Lionhearted said

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The archetypes need a little love, never mind power sets. Archetypes really need a little bit more customization when selecting powers -- and I firmly think all of them should have at least an option of having a defensive or good self-heals. Some of them are far too fragile.

Posted: Dec 7th 2011 1:36AM Dblade said

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@Lionhearted They actually aren't too bad. You can do the entire 1-40 and contribute to group play, you just can't solo elites or main tank bosses on elite. And of course PvP, but that's so unbalanced it isn't funny.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2011 2:18AM gandales said

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@Dblade

ATs can main tank bosses but they need a pretty good healer behind. I have been in a group with a behemot main tanking Therakiel on elite. The main difference is that there is little room for making mistakes while freeform are definitely more forgiving.
In PVP, there is separate ladder for ATs which is pretty good itself a more balance without much of the excesive power of freeform ladder. I am gold but I made an AT just for pvping and it is pretty fun.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2011 8:42AM Dblade said

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@gandales Honestly? I actually like playing ATS more than freeforms.

Freeforms seem cool, but you soon realize that you are just making frankenstein min-max builds that rely on overbuffing both offense and defense. And it's the same powers-i got tired of always using dark transfusion and unbreakable because they work so well for almost any build.

ATs just feel better. The powers actually sync well together, and while you cant faceroll entire dungeons on elite, it's alot more fun where you need to watch your pulls and aggro or risk death. The only downside is pvp, but pvp in CO sucks, period.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2011 10:12AM Blue Kae said

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@Dblade Sure you can go min/max doing a Freeform, but you don't have to. Freeforms can be all about the freedom to build a hero as close to the picture in your head as possible, and not trying to break or trivialize the game.
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