I’m having a hard time finding a class I enjoy. I tend to play DPS roles in MMO’s and of the 4 DPS classes, none are feeling very good. Here’s my break down on what I’m struggling with on each class. I’m hoping for some constructive feedback that might help and/or answers to a few questions that this raises.
Ranger (level 21):
This is the class I enjoyed the most. Shooting the bow feels really solid and works well.
The downside for me is mostly that precision timer and the unreasonably low dps output.
The precision timer is easy to match but when things heat up and I want to push more numbers, I can’t. And the damage is so low that having a cool head and sticking to the timer feels like I’m just waiting to die. I can’t turn the heat up, mechanics don’t allow it. And don’t get me started on rapidity which I found to be even worse.
Soloing is pretty lame on the ranger and I find myself solo pretty often. I can plunk a target at max range but even so, mobs get to melee range quickly and then my dps is even worse than normal.
For all the physical effort of the class, why is it the worst dps output?
Shaman (level 17):
Buggy totems. This is a serious annoyance and seems to be getting worse for me.
The class feels so slow. Having to drop totems and wait for an orb to appear just doesn’t feel fun. I’d rather the totems just spawned their orbs on my belt and were simply available. Reduce their dmg if necessary.
Movement in dungeons is a huge pain in the butt.
PVP is basically a joke because of the slow speed of getting into combat.
Mage (level 17):
The only thing negative about this class is that I don’t enjoy spell casting because it’s too finicky. The rest of my complaints on this class are just about personal preferences - I’d rather do something more physical. This class is so much stronger than my other classes it’s absurd. Despite not enjoying spell casting, this is the only class I can even choose if I want to be competitive. Especially in pvp.
Scoundrel (Level 9)
My complaints on this class are personal preference - I’d rather be doing something a bit more physical. I could have leveled this guy into the teens too but figured why bother when the mage is twice the class. If Scoundrel did more than half the mage’s dps I probably would have.
(I know there are other classes for tanking and healing. I’ve played those too but they’d never be a main as I’m not really interested in tanking/healing long term.)
My questions are pretty straight forward:
Should I just step away and wait for another class and hope it’s not clunky (shaman), not competitive (ranger), not seditary (mage/scoundrel), and not frustrating to play(mage again)?
Do the devs know how bad the dps disparity is? (The only dev comments I could find is Riley from a year ago saying everything is fine the way it is now)