Aftef playing quite a bit of the new Necromancer class for Diablo 3 I have to say that I am enjoying the amount of sheer power I seem to be using even though I’m not at a high level yet. There’s something about controlling around 29 minions to do your bidding that I find oddly satisfying, and I suppose that’s why I like pet classes in RPGs in general.
Pet classes are notoriously difficult to balance in gaming, especially if it’s in a multiplayer environment. They either control what amounts to several NPC strength level enemies making them ridiculously overpowered or they end up having weak distractions that have little damage and serve almost no purpose. It becomes even more difficult when considering the amount of skills you can give a pet-based class, as you will most likely just end up creating more and more creatures for them to control rather than making skills that are skill based or at least orientated around control or combat.
Anyway I still love pet classes and I will continue to play many of them in the rest of my gaming career. Do you like pet classes? If so which game does that type of playstyle best in your opinion? Be sure to let me know what you think! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.