Join @Roshen and @Vaknar over in the Ashes of Creation Discord for a voice chat during our next Community Office Hours on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 4PM PST (Convert to your local time). This event should last about one hour.
For this session, we will be using Discord Stage. Every 8 minutes, we’ll be bringing up small groups of players.
The Tank archetype, based on what we shared during the January 2023 Development Update Livestream, will be our main focus this time. The forum feedback thread for this topic is here.
In this session, we’ll break each of the 8 minute segments up to focus on one of these conversations:
General Tank Discussion - Based on what we shared during the last Livestream, what do you like about the current direction of the Tank archetype, and what are your concerns?
Abilities That Can Be Used While Using Other Abilities - During the January Livestream, we mentioned Grit (timestamp), an ability that can be used at any time. What do you like about this? What don’t you? From other games you’ve played, do you have concerns with abilities like this?
Tanks in PvP - Mechanics and designs of class kits should matter in PvX (both PvE and PvP settings) was something we discussed during the last livestream (timestamp to this discussion). From other games, what do you like and what do you dislike about how tank abilities do or don’t work in PvP and PvE situations?
Tanks in High End Raids and Dungeons - Groups will need players with primary archetype Tanks to complete challenging content. What do you like about this, and what concerns do you have? Context on this topic from the last livestream (with timestamp).
Unique Threat Mechanics - How do you feel when raid bosses or other significant NPCs have unique threat mechanics? Are there specific ones you’ve enjoyed (or strongly disliked) from other games?
If you’d like to contribute to this discussion, we recommend you watch the “Alpha Two Tank Preview” video before this Community Office Hours session.
Thanks again! We look forward to chatting with you all soon!