Zitat von zagreb000
I'm in BETA to, with my GRD. I do not feel the GRD has improved, to me the GRD gets restricted. Less active skills at a time means less variety to gameplay. Less "playstyle" options means less individuality to your character which also means there will be less possibilities to stand out (within your class). Compensating by more impactful/harder hitting/OP skills just dumbes the gameplay down to the point where it's so dull that anyone that can press 1,2 - 1,2 - 1,2 can play a class and "function" properly.
Zitat von ChromiteSwiftpaw
I'm not saying the class is broken as it is playable and it does function, but it's a lot less "fun" to play, to me at least.
As for the tank-dps example I like to turn the situation around. Let's say you're happily DPSing in a 6-man whilst a warden or other GRD tanks. That main tank dies (dc, booted off platform, laps in concentration etc etc) and you are required to tank. You switch to a 1 hander and shield, but you can't grab anywhere near sufficient enough aggro/threat as you are traited in the DPS (red) tree and thus have no access to the skills you need to adequately control the fight. Sure you can force taunt your way, but that only works to a certain extent as you miss the passive threat multiplier from either the blue or yellow tree. So do the changes provide for adequate choice whilst fighting? No, not anywhere close.
Zitat von Darlgon
Yes, Marakot did answer to something I wrote over a month ago, but that does NOT mean my opinion or the info it's based on is outdated.
Zitat von Darlgon
I wrote (for the most part) that summary for the GRD, with the sole purpose to factually inform people who are not in BETA about the changes that are just around the corner. Just reading them may sound quite optimistic and an improvement, but the loss of "fun" by the above described factors still stands for me.
[CENTER][B]Smartbean[/B] lvl 85 GRD - [B]Smartleaf[/B] lvl 78 LM - [B]Smarty[/B] lvl 75 CPT - [B]Smartina[/B] lvl 66 WRD - [B]Smartor[/B] lvl 66 CHMP[/CENTER]
[CENTER][B]Smartyogi[/B] lvl 43 BEO - [B]Smartini[/B] lvl 38 HNT - [B]Smartion[/B] lvl 38 RNK - [B]Smartharad[/B] lvl 38 BRG[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Leader of [B]Broken[/B] and part of the [B]Allies of Light[/B][/CENTER]