Boring pre-amble / context:
After reinstalling on a whim, making an entertainingly daft costume for an archetype that I don't own and then balking at spending £40 for the zen to make it, I was prepared to continue ignoring the game (last login was over 2400 days ago).
Point of the post:
I couldn't believe it when I saw freeform slots going on sale (coinciding with a zen sale), which has caught my attention once again. Silver accounts having access to subscription perks? Dogs & cats living together, mass hysteria!
As a Silver mug who happened to spend a lot on microtransactions back in the day, Freeform was always one of those forbidden fruits from being a subbie, so I'm a bit out of my depth from a combination of almost 7-years-worth of hotfixes and releases and potentially being able to taste true creative freedom with No Strings Attached.
As a test bed to try and wrap my head around potentially having unlimited power-based freedom in a game that I've not played in nearly 7 years, I've tried
to create a ranged caster that can stick around in combat and win through toxic attrition. It may or may not be loosely inspired by the disgusting resilience of Warhammer Nurgle sorcerers, and the fact that the utility and flexibility of ranged still seems to trump the 'fun' of melee. Boooooo.
The specialisation trees LOOK okay: full of +% interactions between offence and defence, but I can't tell if the power progression is where it needs to be in order to actually have fun within PvE or not. Particularly adventure packs because I spent a lot of time replaying stuff like Aftershock and Demonflame. Some guidance maybe for an old fart-of-a-player?https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm?v=29&n=Project Squashed Frog&d=15370D357NPW1D0010O000O205N703OD00N903O903OG05O305OK0XOP05O709LB00OR00OQ000rQY3bIn0iiZ