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What draws you to your class?

    • 62 posts
    June 9, 2020 12:25 AM PDT

    The recent streams have NPCs calling you "Pantheonian" and I frown a little. Between that and the game's title I'm getting the sense of PCs being these reincarnated higher power chosen ones, and I just kinda hoped that sort of thing wouldn't be the case.

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    June 9, 2020 7:25 AM PDT

    KCRiley said:The recent streams have NPCs calling you "Pantheonian" and I frown a little. Between that and the game's title I'm getting the sense of PCs being these reincarnated higher power chosen ones, and I just kinda hoped that sort of thing wouldn't be the case.

    I could see that if they said something like 'Chosen One'. Pantheonian feels too much like Centurian to me. One of many in league for a greater mission.

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    June 9, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

    I imagine it is only a placeholder term. Pantheonian wouldn't make any sense in the context of the game world. 

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    June 9, 2020 3:27 PM PDT

    Iksar said:

    I imagine it is only a placeholder term. Pantheonian wouldn't make any sense in the context of the game world. 

    I agree that Panthonian wouldn't make sense... but then again, it could.  If the devs want to call the characters Terminators because they came to Terminus it wouldn't make sense either... but its just a name.

    We are focusing on the wrong things if we are concerned with how an NPC (kinda racist NPC) regards our characters.  Panthonian could be a derogatory term and the NPCs are just patronizing us for all we know. 

    This thread is about why you want to play the classes that you choose in an MMO.

    I've stated earlier that I have to be a desired class and simultaneously feel like a tough SOB, so typically pet classes and the typical healers are not in my "main character" wheel-house.  Tanks "typically" fit that bill for me.  And the caviat to that is, if there are multiple that I'm drawn to, I pick the one that looks the best.

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    June 9, 2020 9:20 PM PDT

    Darch said:Panthonian could be a derogatory term and the NPCs are just patronizing us for all we know.

    They can say it because they are one too. They get a free pass. That's apparently how it works. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    June 11, 2020 8:23 AM PDT

    In the original stream, Ben's character's name was actually 'Pantheonian' - hence the NPC's calling him that.

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    June 11, 2020 3:20 PM PDT

    flea said:

    In the original stream, Ben's character's name was actually 'Pantheonian' - hence the NPC's calling him that.

     

    That's actually very funny. Because it started a lil' bit of fear even in myself out of a not so well chosen name and some over interpretation.

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    June 12, 2020 10:28 AM PDT
    It's a good thing he didn't name his character "VIP Member", or that would have caused some real anger.
    • 62 posts
    June 23, 2020 4:48 PM PDT

    I tend to go for classes more primal in nature.  In eq1 I originally had a warrior that I got up into the 50's but as soon as Luclin came out I started a beastlord and loved it.  I liked the combo of monk and shaman with a pet companion.  Later when I went to eq2 they didn't have beastlord available yet so I went with shaman and enjoyed that class too, the only downside being that the pet wasn't that strong.  Mainly I like hand to hand, debuffing, and pets lol.  That's why I think I'll either go with shaman or monk when I play Pantheon.

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    September 12, 2020 8:46 PM PDT

    Rogue. If Pantheon rogues will be anything like Everquest rogues it'll be exciting seeing those high backstab crits, fun to collect those illusion masks and change my appearance once in awhile, and useful to a group for corpse gathering and scouting / pulling.

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    September 14, 2020 5:03 AM PDT

    I'm looking forward to the Enchanter Class.

    My MMO experience has been characterised by the holy trinity of DPS/TANK/HEALER, meaning that my experience in the area of support has been limited to where the DPS role would occasionally throw out a buff or two.

    I'd like to take the steps into a class/area where it is focused on buffing/debuffing/CC as their means of supporting their party, to ensure that the others are able to not worry about additional ads, ensure the healers aren't strained by debuffing enemies etc. With this in mind, this is what drew me to the Enchanter.


    This post was edited by RiskIBiski at September 14, 2020 5:03 AM PDT
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    February 23, 2021 4:11 AM PST
    A few key abilities, which are dependent on skill/timing, can really make a class for me. One of the reasons my main will probably be a druid is the verdanfire seed ability. When timed correctly it can potentialen function as a mana battery/very effecient healing, when timed poorly it’s just an absorb shield.

    Cleric’s signet of unity can also potentially be a class defining ability. When mastering the timing it can really make dps classes a lot more effective.
    • 6 posts
    February 23, 2021 4:11 AM PST
    A few key abilities, which are dependent on skill/timing, can really make a class for me. One of the reasons my main will probably be a druid is the verdanfire seed ability. When timed correctly it can potentialen function as a mana battery/very effecient healing, when timed poorly it’s just an absorb shield.

    Cleric’s signet of unity can also potentially be a class defining ability. When mastering the timing it can really make dps classes a lot more effective.
    • 37 posts
    February 27, 2021 1:19 AM PST

    Hello there, defintely Summoner for me. I have been playing a mage in EQ for 20 years from 2000 to 2020, which explains my choice, I guess I don't need to further explain :-)

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    February 27, 2021 5:30 AM PST

    I'm going to play a Monk main, but I'm seriously thinking of an Enchanter and a Summoner alt pair.   I think the Summoner could be the very last class we get to play-test because it seems like the most complex, so maybe it will be the icing on the cake.

    Like a couple of you in this thread, I don't want a back story where each of us is the 'savior of the world', the long lost King etc etc.  I want to be a poor monk struggling to make his way in the world, where death is around nearly every corner, learning my craft and developing into a true martial artist.

     

     

      editted for typos


    This post was edited by Nagasakee at February 27, 2021 5:31 AM PST
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    February 27, 2021 10:06 AM PST

    While I expect to play as many classes as there are char slots available, I'm most attracted to being responsible for the rest of my group. So a Tank, a Healer and a CC are likely to be the 3 classes I play the most. Tank is usually my default 'main'.

    I chose Dire Lord mostly because of how much I enjoyed my Dread Knight in Vanguard. While I most like the flavor of a Shaman for healer, the portals make Druid my choice in Pantheon. I don't particularly like pet classes and I really enjoyed my Bard in Vanguard so Bard is the clear choice for my CC.