Xisiqomelir wrote:Azenilsee wrote:Corth wrote:That makes them even more useful to a group then they used to be. That can't really be disputed.
True, but what's your point?
I believe Corth's Not-So-Hidden agenda is to remerge the defensive and offensive spec caster classes into Sorcerers.
After thinking things thru (and looking at Xisi's posts), I concede Corth has a good point.
A lot of threads on BBS talk about combat need to be more tactical and strategic, but offer a melee-based solution. As much as I understand it, the current changes to the defensive skills is a small step in that direction.
However, I'm intrigued at the possibility of tactics in combat having more of a focus in spells and effects instead of damage, and I also think that _ultimately_ the downgrading or upgrading of damage is not the right way to go.
Spells like sandblasts and fell frost are good examples of targeted spells with effects, and at the same time offering some strategic options while dealing a good amount of damage.
Though I don't think that emerging the defensive/offensive capabilities of the different mage class into a Sorcerer class is the ultimate solution, I do think that it is possible to make combat more interesting by:
- having more targeted damage spells with different effects
- removing area damage (except for squid and druids)
- removing targeted silence
Coupled with the current melee change (and a possible upgrade to offensive skills in the future), I think that this would be a good change.
Feel free to discuss.