Fortune Telling With The Power of POLLS!August 27, 2008
It’s like we’ve devolved into early summer 2008 again, what with this lull between the preview weekend and open beta. So why not launch yet another huge “What class am I going to play?” poll at WHA, and why not check in with master numba cruncher, Snafzg!
He’s pleased to note that the population seems to be balancing out a bit, but the grain of salt you’d have to take with all that would kill a mature moose. I think it’s absolutely hilarious that the three least popular classes — according to this scientific poll — is the White Lion, Witch Elf and Magus.
I don’t think any of these three classes will be hurting at launch, so why is the poll slanting in this direction?
White Lion – As Snafzg mentioned, this class is suffering from a relatively late introduction to the playerbase, but since it received such monumental fanfare (as the last new career for launch), I’d think that would balance out. Pet pathing issues and subsequent reports of lions gone haywire probably drove a lot of potential WL’ers away this past weekend, but those will be fixed. In the end, it’s an elf, with an axe, and a huge lion. That seemed to work pretty well for WoW, and I doubt they’ll be hurting after the first month of play. The White Lion is probably the most pure pet class there is, with one steady pet that grows and gets decorated and (hopefully) will be renamed.
Magus – This is an odd duck of a career, for sure: a “defensive” casting class with a unique movement style (floating on a disc) and stationary pets. Maybe the disc will turn people off to the class, but this is by far and away one of the most visually arresting careers in WAR, and when you throw in pets to boot… yeah, it’ll be okay.
Witch Elf – The sole problem here is painful dps, flagging behind other melee-burst dps classes like the Witch Hunter. If and when the dps is bumped up, people will flood to this class, I guarantee. You got the looks, you got dual blades, you got semi-stealth and a whole rogue vibe… this sort of class is always favored in PvP situations.