kendosoul wrote:well if you were provided with every range of class then that would decrease a lot of people chance to get into parties because. "why take this low dps character, we can take a mercenary instead". I'm stuck in cradle gear highly lacking parties to get geared up, and I can say that I'm pretty sure this is going to make it even harder for me to get into any reasonable party
In some cases, it should make finding a party easier if players are willing to work together. It will still be preferable to work with someone you can communicate with using more than just two words.
Mercenaries will allow players who would like to build a party to compete a dungeon with just a few players. Ideally we would still see parties full of players, but for the mid-levels where finding specific roles can be difficult within a reasonable time frame, we'll hopefully see more parties of 2-3 players filling up with Mercenaries.
Our hope is that the feature will provide a means to complete the dungeons, and encourage players to form more parties to do so, as opposed to coming back alone later.
jgra wrote:Will the healer mercenary heal warden and summoners pets and will the mercenaries look the same for both factions?
I'm not sure about the pets but the Mercenaries do look the same for both factions. The Leaders you'll speak with to summon them are faction specific though.
Oops, should probably remove this.