March 23, 2009 8 Comments
For a few various reasons, I’m going to be changing what I said earlier. I played my DoK, and I did like it, however, the server seems to be lacking. Whenever I run around, and I know there is fighting going on, it’s like pulling teeth trying to get into a warband. There are never any open forces running around for me to jump into and help out, so I’m left going it solo. As a healer, this is bad, as, well, I heal. Not being grouped with me means that Tank216 doesn’t get heals, because clicking on someone running the field is a pain in the ass. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, so I am not going to be playing my DoK, but I did decide I am going to shelve my Shadow Warrior until Mythic gets their shit together with the class. The decision pretty much came after I found myself getting destroyed in duels against every class except Sorcerers and Witch Elves, which ended close usually. I was able to destroy Magus as well, but they need just as much Dev love from what I read, so I’m not going to be all a-twitter about that. So yeah, sorry Kahla, you’re worthless right now, can’t duel, and no reason to have you in RvR when there are so many better OTHER options.
So, I was left at an impasse? Do I just quit, or try to slug it out on a server I can’t stand with a class I don’t like? Decisions, decisions. I have that Swordmaster I’ve been leveling, and he is fun, but I’m not sure if I want to play a tank in another MMO. There’s always the WP… hmmm…. the WP. Kind of like all those Paladins I’ve been playing in almost every RPG since the dawn of time. Ugh, but to level another character to 40, just hurts my soul a bit. But I don’t want to leave my guild either, I really like them, they’re all a great bunch of people.
This semi-coherent rambling is basically what plagued me all weekend. This see-saw, back and forth emotional ferris-wheel ride of indecision. Eventually, it settled, and I came to a conclusion. I’ll be playing the Warrior Priest, and I have started. He’s currently level 9, and I have to say, playing a class as powerful as this just throws the glaring weaknesses of Shadow Warriors into a far harsher light. Just saying it wouldn’t be enough evidence though, let me give you, my reader, an example! I was roaming the RvR lake of Nordland last night, solo at level 9. I saw some red swarming on one of the BOs and decided to jump in and protect it. Sure enough, I was faced with three of the enemy, a level 11 DoK, a level 5 Marauder, and another level something Marauder (I think he was 6-7). I instantly jumped into combat, beating on the weakest marauder. Dropped him. Turned to the next Marauder, Dropped him. Turned to the DoK. Stalemate. They had just managed to finish off the champion while I was killing the Marauders, so I no longer had him for backup. In the time that the DoK and I were raining blows on each other, BOTH Marauders managed to run back and help out. By the time I was finally killed by the three of them, I was able to drop another of the chaos-fiends.
So to tally it up for those who weren’t keeping track, I got in three kills on medium armor-wearing MDPS who had a healer with them, by the time it took them to drop me. That’s insane. I’m not sure how much this will hold up later on, but from what I’ve seen of my DoK, and read on the boards, it stays pretty close. So, here’s to leveling all over again.