First Impressions – Disciple of KhaineSeptember 10, 2008
We come to it at last. Twenty classes and a good month later, and I’m done with trying out each and every career to see how the newbie experience plays. I’ve learned a few things – obviously, you can’t make a final judgment on a career based on the first few levels (some classes “bloom” later rather than sooner), and although WAR does offer a lot to the neophyte player, all newbie zones are restrictive by design. It got a bit repetitive, there, especially after playing all the Order classes and then moving on to the Destruction – which “mirrored” Order’s career mechanics.
My Disciple of Khaine looked, especially after massive doses of face paint, like a member of KISS, so Genesimmons he would be. Fun guy. I don’t think I know any other game where a healer is also a dual-wielding sword fighter, but that’s WAR’s sense of humor for ya. The DoK is a mirror of the (reportedly) more powerful Warrior Priest, and requires offensive attacks to build up juice for healing. Soul Essence, is what it’s called. Just in case you were wondering.
Obviously, by this point I wasn’t feeling particularly motivated to do anything with Genesimmons that I haven’t already done. PQs… scenarios… there we go. All sorts of fun.
It’s a decent enough class, and the twin swords thing makes me wonder how the higher level dps will pan out. Oddly enough, with the Black Guard’s removal, the DoK is the closest thing to a tank that the fragile Dark Elves have! Despite Mythic’s reassurances, I’m wary about the imbalance of races when it comes to the tank shortage (as if they didn’t already learn from WoW’s notorious tank famine… they went and artificially limited the number of tanks in this game to boot!). We’ll see how it pans out.
I wish I had more to say, but that’s about it for this series so I’ll leave it there. Hope it was a thrill a minute to read as I stumble across the finish line of this self-imposed marathon… I just can’t wait to make one of these classes to keep for real!