Skyforge previews the Lightbinder

    
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Those who fear darkness alone have never seen what the light can do.

Skyforge enters its second phase of closed beta tomorrow, with more classes to explore and more regions open to players. If you’ve taken part in the previous tests or you’re flagged for this one, you’ve already had some hands-on experience with the Lightbinder, but fans watching from the sidelines will have to content themselves with a new preview of the class. There’s also a class trailer, naturally, embedded just past the break.

The Lightbinder is a party support class, focused on shielding and empowering allies as well as dealing damage from afar. Notable abilities include resurrecting those who fall in battle, searing enemies with piercing beams of light, and turning into pure light to create a passive bolstering effect for your allies. Check out the video just past the break to see all of the shiny abilities in action.

[Source: Meet the Lightbinder]
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Classic! Most of my back stories were comically outlandish. Coolozu Guyinzo was beta testing a Virtual reality Samurai Showdown swordplay simulator, SNK’s final attempt to revive the series. He snuck into the facility to get some extra practice one night and a mishap locked him into the pod forcing him to compete in ever increasing difficulty settings. Meanwhile, SNK goes out of business and no one steps foot into the facility ever again. After days of grueling training the power goes out and out emerges our hero.
Then there was Chillageddon, my cold/rad troller. A scientist searching for ways to see to it that human beings could survive a nuclear winter. One of his test monkeys got loose and attacked him with his own serum making him not only immune to cold and radiation but able to produce it as well.
Artina Tormenta, a Puerto Rican stripper with the ability to control light and weather with the expert wiggling if her ass.
Dwayne Twang a hillbilly who Isco reed he was a direct descendant of Robin Hood.
There was an ice tank that had gotten his powers from something involving his job as an ice cream truck driver. I think his name was Bomb Popper.
They started to get weird after that and I started making characters I had no interest in actually playing but I just wanted to make goofy back stories and costumes and stand around Atlas park for people to enjoy.
Oh wait! How could I forget DJ Kiddowilly!? I actually first thought him up in the 90’s as a fighting game character for a little idea I had called Devastation Masters. I thought it would be cool to have a game where people would get to a certain point in the fight where they could pull out these mystical weapons that changes their move set. A particularly strong series of moves would coase an invisible announcer to scream “DEVASTATING!” I fully admit to having some influence from certain games here in fact the idea was to blend the mechanics of multiple competing games of the time. I also had an awesome idea for a Guyver fighting game. I even did up a move sheet and description and sent it to Capcom. Alas it never happened.
Anyway DJ Kiddowilly was a world famous mixer known for his ability to put almost anything to a sick beat. Gospel, orchestral, classical, you name it. He specialized in early 90’s dance music, what he felt was the best time ever in music. And he hated overproduced manufactured boy bands. A group of quintuplets named the Quintessentials, angry that he refused to work with them beat him down, broke his arms and legs and burned his club down around him. A scientist and uber fan used nano technology to restore his body giving him super strength and amazing martial arts ability.
Ok I’m done. Lol

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GoJammit SwobyJ Yep. I played over several hours. Could take it after that. I’ll revisit it in either another beta session (if I feel like downloading it again), or when the game opens.
I don’t like Skyforge. But I like what its technical/graphical/etc levels can mean for other games in the future. MMOs are going to get a lot more pretty.

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SwobyJ Are you basing this on actual game time?

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This game is all style, no substance.

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This is the class I want to play around with the most. Just… they really need a better character creation system. Or, no, the system is fine, it needs more options. I couldn’t get invested last CBT because they’re all just bleh.

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Damonvile Greaterdivinity I bought into the CBTs and the game serves up everything in bite size chunks.  Levels are big but not huge, combat is decent paced and require some skill to manage, the class switching just takes a few seconds of your time, and I find the game addicting so it is hard not to play too much of it lest I get burnt out.

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DigitalQ Rozyn I don’t think there is a dedicated healer per say as the some of the mobs drop health orbs as you wear them down hence there isn’t a strong need for a focused healer.  However, there should be a few support classes so there is that.

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ClassicCrime  but it’s SO Shiny O.O

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GoJammit Celestia I always joked that she discovered her force field powers when she spontaneously created a force field which saved her life from a swerving car in Atlas Park.

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Celestia GoJammit Celestial Knight saw three itterations. The first was an emp/dark defender. I think I then tried a dark/dark defender, if that’s even possible. I made him again on CO as a dimensional magic user. 
I was going to take a pic of him and post but alas, cryptic is having some problem with blocking people’s ip addresses. Sadly, the pic I had of the original has been lost for some time.
What was your back story? My guy got his powers from a chubby witch he showed a good time to at the club. They live a symbiotic relationship off of each other, she gives him his power but also feeds off of his magical energy to halt her aging. In the book I’m writing based on the characters, she is a succubus that has lived hundreds of years by doing this same thing, though when she was younger and had less control she would simply devour magi. She also hate his wanting to be a hero and wants him to only look after her despite being more than capable of doing it herself.