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#16 +dead.cell

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:08

Rogues are handling quite nicely as well, but considering some people may shy away from Guardian or Cleric, I'll post some interesting guides for those that are interested.

Guardian:
http://nw-forum.perf...hter-compendium
http://nw-forum.perf...-PvP%29-content

Cleric:
http://nw-forum.perf...uide-to-Healing
http://nw-forum.perf...stik-s-build%29

Keep in mind some of those may not be optimal for leveling, but if you're stuck at work or at home downloading the game, it may be a good read if the classes sound up your ally. I think my next character will be a guardian, then cleric.

Honestly, I think this game came way the hell out of left field. I did not expect to have this much fun with a F2P game...


#17 Dashel

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 15:21

Control Wizards rock - even better, they are not limited to specific races; my CW is Dwarven. (The Harbinger found out - the hard and fatal way - that underestimating a Dwarf is fatal to your health.) While a Control Wizard doesn't have the range of, say, an Archer, a CW does have some decent range on spells; however, he can also mix it up in a furball (not exactly typical for spellcasters). If you prefer spells to typical bladed fighting, a Control Wizard may suit you right down to the ground - it certainly suits me.


I noticed that (though i still went with a boring HE, I thought the two other race additions was interesting too). While the spell selection isn't as meaty as it was in DDO, it feels satisfying. I'm torn on the lack of a true glass cannon, but I always prefer crowd control anyways. Its a nice mix that the starting daily power for the CW is the get in the middle variety.

I agree dead, this one had completely fallen off my radar. It even starts kinda rough and bland, at the 15min point I was still meh about it, then suddenly it was 2 in the morning. ;)

#18 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 18:10

Played it for about two and a half hours today, really enjoying it so far! I've played WoW quite a bit and GW/GW2 as well but always felt they were kinda slow, this is far better for me, actually being encouraged to move while fighting just makes the game so much more fun IMO.

Hit a snag though, logged out in Blacklake District and went to log back in but now the game hangs while loading that char :( Sent in a ticket so hopefully get it resolved soon, in the mean time I'm going to go and try the other classes, went for a Great Weapons Fighter to start with since I'm a sucker for bulky plate armor and huge swords (inb4 compensating for something else :p) but think I'll try a control wizard next :D

Ohh also I've never played D&D in my life and I'm pretty much a scrub at RPing so was wondering if anyone could give me any tips for my bio? Only spent a couple of minutes on it :p

Abandoned as a child Arunath was raised by a group of adventurers, constantly on the road he learned by blade not book. One night he awoke to a terrible sound, a dragon hung in the air silhouetted by the moon and was raining a fiery hell down upon their camp, somehow the flames did not touch him. As he watched the lives of his friends being taken from them he prayed to Tempus that he may have the strength to one day kill the dragon. After what seemed a millennia, hungry and alone, he stumbled into Luruar and after a fateful encounter was taken under the wing of a mercenary named Horogar. With him he traveled the world helping those in need, for the right price of course, but he never forgot his true goal, to kill the dragon.



#19 Dashel

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 18:59

I've played WoW quite a bit and GW/GW2 as well but always felt they were kinda slow, this is far better for me, actually being encouraged to move while fighting just makes the game so much more fun IMO.


I think one of the things I like the most, especially in pvp, is how it stops/slows your character when performing actions.

#20 +astropheed

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:23

I've put a small chunk into this game now. My main is a Devoted Cleric and it's pretty fun. I can't say much more passed that since I'm only level 15 or 16 and still pretty new to the game. I definitely recommend checking it out.

#21 mattmatik

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:25

Playing a rogue elf and so far am enjoying it a lot. Still on the tutorial section but I like the mix of WoW/GW2 feel for me. Plus, always enjoyed the Neverwinter lore/setting. We'll see how long I stick with this as I tend to lose interest (was so hype for GW2 and just fell out of it after a month or two).

How is the PvP? One of my friends loves PvP from GW1 but hates GW2 so I'm hoping this one might whet his appetite. My name is Festus playing on Dragon shard.

#22 +dead.cell

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 20:00

Playing a rogue elf and so far am enjoying it a lot. Still on the tutorial section but I like the mix of WoW/GW2 feel for me. Plus, always enjoyed the Neverwinter lore/setting. We'll see how long I stick with this as I tend to lose interest (was so hype for GW2 and just fell out of it after a month or two).

How is the PvP? One of my friends loves PvP from GW1 but hates GW2 so I'm hoping this one might whet his appetite. My name is Festus playing on Dragon shard.


It's not the most balanced but it feels quite enjoyable. I heard people saying Control Wizards suck in PvP, but I love screwing around with people and keeping them locked down with my spells. Bonus points if you can find yourself a nice ledge to sit atop and rain havoc from above lol. I'm giving Cleric a go as it stands and so far they are quite amazing! My friend is a Guardian Fighter and he's loving all the stun locks he's dropping on people. Rogues certainly don't need any help with that said.

PvP still requires at least some sort of strategy. A lot of people are new to the game, but I can't imagine people being new to the idea of fighting on the objective... Some things never change I suppose. That aside, PvP goes in brackets as far as I can tell, similar to that of WoW. However, say you're in the 10-19 bracket: it will bump everyone to level 19. I kind of like this myself, as it helps keep people on an even playing field, without the gaps being so drastic as you might experience in GW2 being bumped all the way to level 80.

I think what I find interesting is how user friendly it is. Don't be afraid to queue up for a skirmish or PvP. No one is going to yell at you or anything, just click your buttons, stay out of fire, and have fun. :)

I know this may sound stupid, but for all the MMOs I've played, the one thing I love about this game is that I don't have to mess with the UI at all, and I only change ONE keybinding (I flip B and I). I hate having to configure UIs and settings when I want to play...



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