people for the long haul...the progression and customization isn't tangible enough to set players apart. The experience is fun, but i feel like it's missing that "it" factor that hooks people and makes them want to play all day long all the time. Some say that this game isn't designed for that purpose, but any good mmo that wants to sustain a player base should adhere to it to some degree. I think they need to untether weapons to those static 5 skills so that choices actually matter and you don't see every class running around with the same things, it makes what variety we do have into moot. We need more options in general and some skills should be more class-defining and integral rather than homogeneous and available to almost every profession. More elites that actually define a build would be great and it'd be cool if they brought elite skill capping back in some form. I think the traits should be overhauled into more tangible and focused build options. It's fun running dungeons for gear and all that, but the character building, combat, and team play leaves a lot to be desired. It's like a song without feeling right now, anyone else kinda feeling similarly?
Come on guys, his post wasn't bad or anything. I'm not sure whether making weapon skills non-static is a good idea, Crux. The weapons are designed with certain playstyles and strengthes in mind. Right now, when you pick a weapon say like dagger for the necro, you give yourself an edge in melee, but lose ranged options instead. So you are forced to make choices tailored to what you want to excel at and what you are willing to sacrifice for it.
If the skills are non-static, people will just pick the best skills from each weapon and then you will see everyone running around with the same thing. Imagine for example if you replace necro's dagger 2 skill with axe's 2, suddenly the weapon gains a great more deal dps and is practically overpowered.
Like Tournaments? Non-stop communication, planning, & strategy from a good team.
Custom arenas & paid tournies coming real soon as well. Yet more communication and team strategy for PvP'ers. On the PvE front, dunno - hoping for the best after reading that they are listening and changing the game for us, hopefully some changes to PvE coming in the near future. They are fixing and patching every few days as well making dungeons more enjoyable.