New/clueless player looking for advice on dual boxing/tank Aug 23, 2019 22:18:18 GMT
Post by witchkiller on Aug 23, 2019 22:18:18 GMT
I played HG a looong time ago to like level 20 but I was left immensely unsatisfied by solo caster type game play. I strongly dislike fleeing/hiding/lot of running/relying on summons/generally being glass cannon gameplay and I NEED to be able to charge into battle get into the thick of things and still prevail, to me there's no better feeling. That said I'm not much for playing a zDPS damage sponge either, I like to min max and get the best of everything where I can.
Buuuuuuuut I've never played NWN or actual pnp DND for any appreciable amount of time so I have no foundational knowledge of the rules or systems to draw on to build proper characters with. I've done some extensive reading through the forums, wiki, and watching videos because I wanted to learn more about non-caster options. The over arching recommendation seems to be: DONT DO IT! (unless you have a bunch of twink gear and know what you're doing). The build guides that do exist for tanks mostly operate under the assumption that the character must work independent of partying. Many of them are very old and likely outdated as well.
With how many variables go into making a character and how effective they can get with the proper considerations I wanted to appeal to some of the knowledgeable folk on the forums about how I should go about making a tank from nothing and what kinds of builds would be best suited for this especially with dual boxing in mind. I don't mind playing both characters very actively, and I have a lot of previous boxing experience in EQ/WoW/Ultima Online so this isn't really an obstacle for me. That said if it's better that the 2nd character be a simple buffbot then that's alright as well. I want to do whatever will most effectively enhance my tanks gameplay.
Thoughts? Ideas? Build recommendations? Have a compelling urge to try to talk me out of actually following through with this terrible idea? Whatever it is leave some comments! Anyone that wouldn't mind having their brain picked a bit feel free to drop a way for me to chat with you alternatively I'm on Discord at WitchKiller#5709.