Seriously, if you play one of these don't expect anyone to respect you for your skill with a ridiculously overpowered class like this.
If you want to be taken seriously as a pvper use one of the classes that requires some actual skill. Lancer or Mystic are good alternatives.
Lancer (block everything) and Mystic (sleep and run away) for skilled PVPers. Gotcha.
Yes, everything in this game takes so much skill. (haha!) It may take slightly more than your average MMO, but that isn't saying much.
Looks like I'm out of luck, I've already rolled a Slayer.
haha, that's the way games like this is. you need to have at least one or two low skill cap class to accommodate players who are simply terrible at gaming.
a slayer in a bad player hands = above average
a slayer in a good player hands = OP
if you compare a slayer against a berserker, a slayer can make several mistakes here and there and still win a 1 v 1 fight.
a berserker on the other hand can't even afford 1 mistake. you gotta be more or less perfect in order to beat anybody 1 vs 1.
the same goes for archer vs sorcerer.
an archer gotta be precise with his radiant arrow or piercing shot.
a sorcerer can just sleep the guy with mind blast before melting his face with any of his spells.
i'm not saying an archer or berserker don't stand a chance against a slayer or a sorcerer.
it is just that if you compare two players with the same level of skill / gear, a slayer or sorcerer will have a higher chances of winning simply due to their class mechanic.
Also, Slayers can only make mistakes against bad and slow players.
Ex. I 1v3ed a group. Lancer, Mystic Slayer before. Same level. Dunno gear.
1v2es 2 Slayers. Nearly had it but a wild Sorc Appeared.
Then a Warrior tore me a new [filtered]. Dude was a beast.
Considering Slayers only have their dodge, or a well placed backstab we're squishier than most people think. So my advice is to start training to fight Slayers. Bad ones are just as predictable as your Thunderstrike Hero Zerks.
start training to fight slayers? i've been fighting slayers ever since i reach lumbertown. they are freaking everywhere. they are like the undying that never stops coming.
the main reason why you actually stood a chance against a group was simply because you're a slayer and you're fighting really bad players which reinforced my statement that slayers are simply OP in the hands of a good player due to the simplicity of their class mechanic.
honestly, do you actually believe that a slayer is tougher to play compared to a warrior or berserker?
what you just said was.. a BAD slayer is predictable compared to a BERSERKER.
soo basically you're comparing BAD SLAYERS to the entire mechanic of a class.
this is why i said a GOOD SLAYER has an edge over a BERSERKER simply due to the simplicity and the forgiving nature of their class mechanic.
L2GRP pvp? soo if i am not using a slayer i have to GRP PVP to kill one now? erm...okay. LOL!