It was a cool video, it looked like an actual MMO squad taking down bosses, each with their own part. Tank, Healer, Attacker... etc.. I don't know the right terms but yeah.
Yea that was one of our target goals for 1.1, adding in a sustainable and beneficial class system, if you may remember we had a non existent class system and the only stat that was needed was CON for HP / Damage / Defense.
We now have a semi balanced 4 class system, [TANK], [PRIEST], [RANGER] and [MAGE], complete with their own armor, weapon and spells. (mage / priest)
Tank has more direct damage and spell damage on the AOE but a shorter range, their damage and defense is obtained with STR making them physically superior at taking damage and dealing it to immediate enemies. Tank armor and weapon also provides more HP and damage than other classes.
Priest has a mid ranged, lower damage AOE, they also have the ability to gain some massive group only heals (making them only good at group healing, as apposed to being an invincible killing machine xD) They gain TP and Damage from INT but gain no benefits to defense. Priest armor and weapon provides more TP than melee classes. Priest spells require a large amount of TP to cast making them un-cast-able by melee classes.
Ranger has a ranged AOE effect, this is a nifty feature and is quite popular, the attack works as a ranged attack, providing critical damage until the NPC has directly attacked you, on top of that, it is a ranged AOE type, this means that you can shoot an npc at range, it will hit the target and trigger an AOE attack that deals damage not surrounding you, but surrounding the NPC you have dealt the ranged damage to
kinda like an exploding shot etc. They gain damage and evasion from AGI however as far as I can gather evasion does not function correctly or at all.
Mage has the largest AOE range at 8x8 (weapon) and 10x10 (cast) they are effective at clearing large groups of enemies and have the ability to deal damage to every npc in view at once. They gain TP and Damage from INT but gain no benefits to defense. Mage armor and weapon provides more TP than melee classes. Mage spells require a large amount of TP to cast making them un-cast-able by melee classes.
As this whole system has only been recently introduced, we are in the process of ironing out any imbalances or flaws so feel free to make suggestions!
I had intended to make Ranger class have high evasion, however, evasion does not seem to have any effect against npc aoe spells.
I had also intended to make Priest class have access to several buff spells. Unfortunately...
1) Buff spells can currently be abused due to a bug.
2) Buff spells are currently capped at 253 making them practically pointless on my server.
3) Buff spells are currently only cast-able on self. I required them to be cast on others.