Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:14 PM
Really want to play it, but sounded underpowered in previous patches.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:17 PM
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:30 PM
They did up alot of the damage stats in this latest patch right? must have been some reason for that.
thanks for the responses.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:40 PM
Before the DH class rework, everyone including Blizzard thought that the class was too weak. Afterwards, as recently as patch 12, Blizzard still agreed with sentiments that the class felt weak.
On the other hand, if a class feels weak in a small part of the first act is, as others have clearly explained, not important in the grand scheme of things. One class will almost always feel the weakest in the first few levels just because if they are different, then they won't all be exactly in line with one another.
The class that feels weakest at level 1 could very will be the class that turns out to be the strongest at level 60, so while we can learn a few things from the beta, class balance really isn't one of the things.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:43 PM
It was in one of the Q and A things that Bash did on Twitter.
A: Overall we agree. Next patch (?) there will be a number of class changes.
It probably depends on what your skill set is. I've seen some people use Chakrum really effectively to where the melee classes didn't even have time to close in before everything was dead. That doesn't sound very underpowered to me.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:54 AM
Well, yes, there is not much game in the beta for testers to play around with. However, I've watched my sister play Demon Hunter and it seemed that it was struggling somewhat to keep pace with other classes. The attacks are cool in appearance... but it takes A LOT of practice (or natural skill, I suppose) to get the attacks to hit stuff.
Overall, Sojourna said the leveling experience and combat experience just did not measure up to Monk and Barbarian. (She also said the same of Witch Doctor, and Wizard was so-so.)
If you want to start the game with a Demon Hunter, go for it. I expect any lingering issues will be ironed out before the game is published.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:57 AM
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:43 PM
EDIT: I found the first few levels terrible, but the rune passives sure helped.
Edited by Slayerviper, 21 February 2012 - 08:44 PM.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:14 AM
Then i tried wizard and is totally different. Even without a good wand, with arcane orb u can kill instantly a great number of creeps. So i don't know in end game how it will be, any1 know that so far, but for farm and for the first class, wizard owns hard DH.
I specially liked arcane orb to large amounts of objects or creeps and destroy them all at once (even with 4 or 5 shoots), with DH i end tired of clicking.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:30 AM
I will say that demon hunters feel much better than they did in Patch 12. I have only just started on my 2nd class as it takes me awhile to get videos done, but my Witch Doctor already feels pretty strong in comparison. I really liked Hungering Arrow with the first rune, but DH still doesn't have the group killing power my WD has right now.
I got a friend of mine into beta and he seems to agree that Demon Hunter is his least favorite so far. I think it might need some tweaks.
While some have said we can't judge based on just this starting part, you still have to take into consideration how the class feels leveling up. If a class feels too weak leveling up, people will tend to not want to play through to the end with it.
If you're interested in seeing how the DH feels in Patch 13, my first playthrough on my YouTube channel is dedicated to DH. Just click the link in my signature and you'll see the playlist listed.
Edited by KageKaze, 23 February 2012 - 09:33 AM.
Come on by and comment on YouTube or chat on Twitch, twitch chat is often watched
Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:45 AM
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