by Visionary Realms, Inc.
Dual-wielding wizards.. well now, that's interesting...
Love it and I never play wizards. I love the tapping into the group for more power. Awesome idea to promote grouping!
Huh.....different, like the Aspect
This sounds epic!
Well now I have to play one of these.... hawt
Damn could you stop drumming up these outrageously cool concepts for one minute? I thought I'd never see the day where I'd play a wizard but you just had to stick on shapeshifting to the aspect; you just couldn't spare me could'ja? But then you couldn't stop there, you made them into competent melee artists! DAYUM. Now I'm deciding between Dread Lord, Beguiler (possibly Phantasmist), Planeshifter and now THIS. I just know you're going to knock me dead by the time the pet class is out of the bag. Please... be gentle.
Well, if for w/e reason the ranger or bard doesn't make it into the game, this is def the class for me. Looking forward to it.
This is just... OMG awesome. Now I have to play one of these! Damn I think I'm going to be playing a lot of alts. I love all of the classes so far.
Really looking forward to the necromancer reveal though!
Awesome. Two paths....one to draw energy FROM the group to do more damage or give energy TO the group to be more of a utility/buffer.
The Aspect makes me think of old school Red Mages.
Nice. I like this :)
Nearly every class you've posted has really sparked my imagination. Such fantastic twists and angles to play for each classic class! I love the idea of insanity-riddled wizards!
Hmmm..I can see 2 Wizzys in my future
I have a question, I think it was Salim who said that the Wizard might take some themes from Slayn from Record of the Lodoss War, or just Wizards in that setting in general. The question is "Is the loss of personal endurance the link he was talking about, and if so, will the loss of endurance eventually effect things like run speed, endurance regeneration, or maybe even flat out root the caster, forcing him to kneel and rest? are there any other links to Lodoss Wizards?
I said that the berserker rage of Orson is what I was using as a concept for the Frenzy.
@Scott wait until your playing your wizard and the screen starts to blur because you have gotten to close to a source of wild magic. One second your just a normal wizard the next a chaotic magic wielding nuclear bomb.
Did someone seen my boxers? I dropped it after reading this update..Frenzy FTW!!!
Ohh must have missed that part, sorry.
I want a video of Sal roleplaying this
I keep telling our lead programmer that I want to do a video of our kids LARPing combat while we play the enemies. Would be pretty fun.
I may have professed my love of the rogue class too soon! Me thinks that the Aspect is the coolest sounding class evar!
Screw sanity. I just want the POWER!
*Hops on his magical tomato, Beefsteak, and rolls into battle*
An Aspect and a Planestalker should make for come cool group play
You had me at Teleportation, but the chaotic nature of casting spells seems awesome. Will this be my "Wild Mage" i've wanted? :D it's gonna be this or the Enchanter for me thats for sure.
The wizard sounds really cool! Never been interested in playing a DPS mage before but I could easily give a try to Pantheon's one :-)
This is what I've been waiting for, and I am NOT disappointed! Take the glass cannon and make him into a CRAZY ASS NUKE!
This might be a class I will choose now. I never liked to play the magic-user, but the way we are crafting the background and talents of the magic-users in Pantheon is compelling me to do so. This Wizard is one tough and crazy hombre!
@Vhalen I'm totally with you there! I'm usually take up a pretty strict melee only stance (sans enchanters being the exception) but even the nuker wiz' sounds pretty nice. Still think I'm looking at Aspect to be the greater possibility in terms of playing one.
Bleh typos **I
I changededed my avie in anticipation. Needz moar fox! :D
Wizard sounds awesome. I've always been a hybrid type person (played SK in EQ) but especially the "Frenzy" part sounds badass. Reminds me of how Gandalf is a quiet old man until he gets pissed off, and then it's all rage and intimidation.
Not to be a nay sayer and all but can we at least pretend most of us our adults and not get extrodanirly out of control by prending there was remotely enough detail to begin to understand how the class actually is designed. I really wish they would post a few core abilities or something just to at least give some substance.
VG had the best classes of any MMO I've played in 15 years and I can only pray they begin to capture that level of uniqueness and fun. Not saying they won't just please for the love of god stop the over the top posts. It just goes to show how anxious we are all for something good I guess, we take 5 words and imagine all sorts of meanings to them.
To the dev's, I have two words for you...chaos volley. Prior to it being changed, the single most awesome spell in casting history of any MMO. I used to dedicated healers in raids plus rotating invulv's etc, it made for mass dps for those who coordinated and timed things well. The concept was great and in general sounds like it could fit into the very, very vauge idea that you have constructed with frenzy. I've played a main as a castor for 15 tears and been amongst some of the highest dps in every MMO i've played so I will definitely be playing a frenzy wizard regardless of the design if this game comes to frution.
Also forgive me but has it been said casting will work on the move like vanguard? Outside classes and OT/DT, the best thing VG ever did was having the ability to cast while on the move. Please dear god copy that formula. Also, if anyone wants to be wise ass and say its just the start of the game etc so they aren't going to post abilities etc....I'll remind everyone to look at the ticking clock and lack of funding. It isn't a tradition development cycle and they need to be giving us every piece of info they can to actually gaerner some faith. If you follow most higher gaming circles everyone says the same thing...no substance released. (If you think i'm being negative I'm not, i'm concerned and believe I pledged almost $400 to support the effort so i'm more worried about this actually happening then appeasing blind fan boys.