Hello everyone and in special hello Trion,
I want to make a suggestion for the Class Balancing.
It is since we can sped the points where we want a problem.
Mostly, we are only playing 1-2 specs, because of two options:
First: One spec is just too strong.
Second: The others are too weak and changing something is really hard.
So my question and suggestion is: why donīt go away from the System to mixing up souls and change it into only full skilled souls.
- It would be much easier to balance everything
- Because it will be easier to balancing, it will be possible to play every soul in dungeons
- Mixed specs (for example Chlorobinger) will be gone (like Archon/harbinger already is).
ABOUT THE FACT, THAT MANY PLAYERS WILL SAY, THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE KEY FEATURES OF RIFT AND THAT THIS IS A BAD SUGGESTION:
I thought about it and it is right, that we will have lesser options for some mixing specs.
But please think about it, what would happen to change it like this.
If you are only allowed, to choose 61 (31 for Primalists) points for your main soul, this means for Trion, that it should be easier to balance everything as good as possible.
I want to take an example for the current Primalist (without pure aoe souls):
Currently, you have 3 dps possibilities (Dervish, Vulcanist, Maelstrom).
Because of the Legendary system, it is even harder to scale and only the Dervish spec is viable.
THAT MEANS, that only 1/3 (33%) can be used without being too far behind.
Another Example for Mages (without pure aoe souls):
You have 5 dps souls as possible choices (Elementalist, Necromancer, Pyromancer, Harbinger, Warlock).
How much are you using or are able to use without beeing too far behind?
It is only the Elementalist and when I am right informed also Warlock (donīt know the current status, because it got slightly nerfed or something... mage players could say more about it^^).
That means you have 1 - 2 builds you can use, what means you are playing only 20 - 40% of the possible choices.
Every Soul has it unique gameplay!
So why donīt limit the soul system to only max souls (with 1 possible off soul (15 points / 8points for primalists)).
Like I said, it woul be a way easier to balance it and as soon the balancing would be finished you will have more builds you could use than before.
Just think about it.
It wouldnīt mean, that one of the key features like the soul system is gone. It is only a possible solution to get the soul system work like it should be, which means that you can choose the soul (playstyle) you want and you are competitive to everything else.
The offsoul you choose should only be a nice gimmick.
For Primalists lets say you want a solo spec with decent cleave, good ST dps and it should be ranged?
Choose as your main soul the Vulcanist and as your off soul the Preserver (to get a HoT, a despell and a simple healing channel).
This is my suggestion to you, Trion, how you could get it balanced.
Because with the legendary option with SFP you made it only harder for yourself to balance it.
Now everyone, feel free to discuss it and let your opinion to something like that back in the comments.
WITH BEST REGARDS