I was pre-loaded and ready to go as soon as the game became available and I chose to dive straight into Multiplayer.
I went with Keeper for the most part (Keeper is a mage/support class) I got a good deal of XP for doing supportive action, when I used barrier and kept my party from taking damage, I got XP for that.
I was initially a bit worried with being limited to 4 abilities in Multiplayer mode, those worries were put to rest last night when I began playing at level 1 with only 2 available abilities and still found the combat engaging and at times, quite challenging. By limiting your available abilities it makes your choices that much more important when building your character, as well as making teamwork a necessity for completing the goals.
Having the 3 different classes present is important for obtaining loot, but not necessary for completing the objective.
Each class has a different type of obstacle they can overcome to allow the party access to loot rooms.
- Warriors - Break down weakened walls
- Rogues - Pick locked doors
- Mages - Dispel magical barriers
It is also important, and I would even say necessary to have the 3 roles covered.
Tank - Build “Guard” to soak up damage and keep the attention of enemies.
Support - Cast “Barrier” on allies to mitigate damage, as well as providing other bonuses or debuffs.
Damage - . . . you get the picture.
While you don’t necessarily HAVE to have a tank, I would say it’s absolutely essential to have 1 or more Support, especially if you don’t have a tank. The combat is basically a battle of attrition, there are no healing spells, the only source of healing during battle are Health Potions (which are limited and cost gold). So Barrier and Guard are very important for limiting the amount of damage you take.
I really loved the Multiplayer experience in this game. I’m looking forward to unlocking some of the other classes and giving them a try.
The only thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that I had to choose an existing character model, I was hoping I could customize my Multiplayer characters appearance, but that is just a minor complaint. You’re still able to build the characters abilities to your likings, and that’s what is important.
Let me know what you guys thought about it, and I welcome any tips and tricks.