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Ozzu
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on: June 28, 2013, 12:28:14 AM

I actually enjoyed myself enough doing F2P that I subscribed for a month.

I think this game has aged pretty well. The character models still look like trash, but the game mechanics feel pretty fresh. Still waaaaaaay too many skills to keep up with though. The game is 7 years old and you still have 3 bars full of skills. You'd think they would consolidate them a bit.

Other than that, it's pretty fun.
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Numtini
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Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 04:22:14 AM

Speaking as someone who loved the three bars of skills, I think a big reason they're still there is they provide a vivid alternative to WoW. They had a plan at one point to radically consolidate and the reaction was very negative.

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Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 09:43:12 AM

I never understood the whole 3 bars of skills things.  You mean that each and every single ability actually does something unique and viable in combat?

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Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 09:46:40 AM

My experience (class dependent, of course):

Fighting trash mobs = about 5 buttons

Fighting in dungeons = 1 skill bar and a few specials

Raids = MOAR BARS depending on role.

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Numtini
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Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 11:05:17 AM

Some of them are overlaps. I remember a lot were single target and group target rebuffs that did the same thing, but they stacked so on a raid you cycle both.

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Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 12:44:35 PM

I think my wizard had one bar of normal rotation, a bar of situationals and a bar of utility. Something like that.

I should probably hop in once Rift wears off for me, if I don't have my KS stuff in by then...

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Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 12:32:09 PM

Hopped in and played today for shits and giggles.

in addition to all the lore changes since the last time I logged in (which was apparently sometime in 2011), I need to learn what skills do what again and which ones I don't need as I routinely got my ass handed to me by even con mobs.

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Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 07:20:28 AM

After reading this thread, I decided to resub again this weekend. Got my Brigand up to 92 and 95 Armorer; trying to figure out how tradeskill apprentices work since I hear they're important. I'll also finally have enough rep to finish my Coldain Prayer Shawl quest that I started a year or so ago.

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Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 09:38:38 AM

They gotta drop the price on the expansion packs.
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