Hello ladies and gentlemen, it's your boy Eliannah coming in hot with a thread that isn't going to be a shitpost for once.
So, i think most of us are aware now that a big boy patch is coming soon™ to the lands of TERA Europe, called i guess the "Awakening Patch". Fancy yeah? To those who are living in a cave, long story short : 7 out of the 13 classes (Zerk, Warrior, Slayer, Lancer, Brawler, Mystic, Priest) will get some "rework" and get access to new skills, mechanics and so on... Including for exemple a second axe on Zerk, a featuring with Reinhardt for the Lancer etc etc...
While this is clearly a good thing, at least i suppose it is, what will happen to the 6 other classes that won't get Awakened YET? Let's be nice and take away Valkyrie because let's be honest, it doesn't need an awakening even if apparently that and the fact that nerfs are coming, already encouraged a plethora of "Valk mains" to sell their current gear.
Archer : which is the class i play could need some rework i suppose, but not too much because i fail to see what we actually need. Maybe BhS will surprise me and grant me my biggest wish ever, which is : Archer needs backstab. It's a meme ok? Don't get upset.
Sorcer : I surely LOVED old sorcer, but apparently ever since it got revamped i just feel like it lost something. I can't say much about it because i didn't play the class since ages. One could argue that the fact Sorcer doesn't get an Awakening is because of the said "revamp" that happened "not long ago."
Gunner : Generic and boring gameplay, this class should have been in the 7 classes to get awakened FIRST, let's say instead of brawler. I mean seriously, where is the fun in playing gunner? Granted there is probably people out there who enjoy it, but whyyyy?
Ninja : Never heard of that class.
Reaper : Don't mind me just pressing spacebar. Ok no, seriously the meme is dead. The feedback i heard about current reaper is overall neutral, some people say the class is just fine, some say it's not. It's a class that could have get a little bit of something and should have also been put in the first 7 Awakened classes.
^ PLEASE TAKE NOTES THAT THIS IS MY PERSONNAL OPINIONS, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOURS ^
That being said, i think the whole Awakening thing is a good idea but not presented in the best way. The main question amongst the community right now is : Why only 7 classes? Well, my answer is kinda simple. BhS simply wants to be like "Hey btw guys, we're bringing new stuff to our game. Please come and play it for 4 weeks before our servers go empty once again." and with that method they can do that move TWICE! IMAGINE! Also it's pretty easy to notice that they probably had something in mind considering that these 7 classes are melees, tanks or healers. "Yeah but Valkyrie is also mel..." ENOUGH.
Ok, enough shit chat because i'm going a bit off topic now. It's time to bring my main point :
WHAT IS GONNA HAPPEN?
So i think it's safe to say that when the patch will hit we will probably get a bunch of new / returning players, but let's not lie to ourselves most of them won't stay for long. So what's gonna happen on longer term, aka until the 6 (or 5? because ya know, screw Valk) other classes get Awakened too?
Well, i think most of us are aware that a LOT of people tend to reroll and get a new main everytime a specific class gets a bit above the others so it's definitely going to happen. The question is : to which extent? Is TERA only going to be crowded by these 7 classes and are we gonna laugh at Archer, Sorc, Gunner mains just like we're laughing about Ninja mains these days?
With a bit of shame, I personally have to admit that i might give up on my Archer after 4 good and loyal years of service. Knowing the uhm "balance" on TERA i can see the 5 or 6 other classes left behind being completely poopoo so ya know... Time to change. Hopefully only temporarly tho, until the second wave of Awakened classes gets released.
So even if i know that a lot of people will do it, i'm still curious :
Which class do you plan to play when Awakening patch hits? Which main will you temporarly stop playing? Why?
I might personally go with Lancer, i mean BRUH HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SHIELD?! And also because Lancer always been my favorite class to go WITH as an ally in both PvE and PvP, so why not getting into it am i right? Also i think after years of playing Archer it might be nice to take a bit of fresh air and play something else even if the outcome might be catastrophic. Hey who knows, maybe i can be the Georgekun of the Lancers.
Holy cannoli i wrote a lot, i'm gonna stop soon. Ok another question :
What do YOU personally think about the whole Awakening thing? Good idea? Bad idea?
I'm pretty much done here, thanks to those who read it from the beginning to the end and thanks by advance to those who will bring their opinion, in a civilized way of course, we're not animals. (inb4 0 answers LUL)
Have a good one.