Since I saw some mods that allowed people to wear all kinds of weapons on any class I had an idea of introducing a new class. Whether adding such things is possible or not, please hear me out.
I played Lineage 2 for over 10 years with support classes and no game had such complex support system. I know it is a different genre, but please don’t get me wrong, my idea had been redesigned in order reflect true support experience in hellgate.
Imagine that you can wield a Sword as your main weapon and a Focus Lens as an off-hand. Armors most likely from both classes as you may prefer to be Defense Type (party) or Attack Type (solo) or if there is any difference…
With the sword you can slash your enemies, use close range AoE debuffs and AoE damage skills. Focus Lens will use long range single/splash damage skills, cast buff and healing abilities on your comrades while debuffing monsters with decrease movement speed, attack speed, etc.
Such class could find use in high-end raids. For example, adding a truly “Legendary” difficulty for some maps where you just can’t survive without decent guardian and buffer/healer. Here guardian’s shout would need to be redesigned in order to lure all monsters in his vicinity (could be a skill added to a shield). I know that there is an engineer, however I find it lacking that “sophisticated support touch”.
Anyways, if adding custom classes is possible, please share your thoughts on that one.
I’m not a modder myself, nevertheless I don’t mind lending helping hand when it comes to making a skill tree and balancing the abilities.
For the living!