How close in play style are advanced classes?

#1Les_BucketheadPosted 3/3/2012 11:53:42 AM
Specifically how different is it to level a sorcerer compared to a shadow/assassin.

I'm also interested in the other classes too.
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#2KaneOfShadowsPosted 3/3/2012 11:54:53 AM
Sorcerer is ranged, Assassin is melee.
#3Ace_0f_SpadesPosted 3/3/2012 11:55:04 AM
Picture this... Say the starting class is a red mage, then the advanced classes are white and black mage.

In other words, really really different.
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#4Les_Buckethead(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2012 11:56:07 AM
Haha, quite the way to put it, it's much appreciated.
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#5orangecowboy75Posted 3/3/2012 11:56:58 AM
The advanced classes are completely different classes. Sage is ranged dps/heals while assassin is melee dps/tank. The only ones that could be considered similar would be gunslinger and scoundrel, but even then the play styles are very different depending on which skill tree you decide to use.

For example, a scrapper scoundrel fights up close (10m range usually) and pistol whips enemies to activate procs, while the gunslinger is more apt to stay behind cover at long range and deal out dual blaster fire.
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#6ArcticPlaguePosted 3/3/2012 5:05:01 PM
Ace_0f_Spades posted...
Picture this... Say the starting class is a red mage, then the advanced classes are white and black mage.

In other words, really really different.


The best explanation possible.