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toddex
02-26-2009, 08:39 AM
Wheres the artificer class? Kinda sad he wasnt put in. Also half orcs wouldve been nice...

muffinlad
02-26-2009, 08:18 PM
Half orcs are coming later in the year (supposedly).

Artificer, more than likely will not be added for years, if at all. Shame really.

Half Elves will be heading our way too.

Artificer and Gnomes would add to the Ebberon flavor of the game, thats for sure.

muffingnome

honkuimushi
02-27-2009, 04:34 AM
The problem with Artificers is that they're so dependant on crafting. When the game was launched, there was no crafting. Even now it's severely limited. Plus, there's the problem of balancing artificer crafting and other crafting in a game with infinite cash and nearly unlimited XP.

I'm not sure how they would work at higher levels either. They can do traps, but they don't get spot or Evasion. They can buff, but they only get 6th level spells and are missing many of the most popular spells. The only offensive spells they have only work against constructs. Their healing is limited to UMDing wands. In PnP they are powerful because they are the ultimate Jack of all Trades. In DDO, where Jacks of all Trades tend to suffer, I worry about their viability.