[Everquest 2] I had to restart my scout as I just could not stand the high elf character model. I rerolled as a Ratonga, which is a rat-type of small humanoid character.
Ratongas have sonic vision. I did not really see any benefit to this, but I only tried it a little bit. Not sure how that is supposed to work. I’m curious to understand the point of these skills.
I had a lot of graphics problems, locking up on various occasions. Rolling back my drivers helped with that, but as a side effect I lost the red text outline on mob names which designates they will attack if you get near. Kind of sucked to lose that. I suppose I will do a full uninstall of my drivers and start over to see if it helps.
The scout has stealth ability and that worked pretty well, the speed of movement while stealthed (run speed buff is a nice bonus) was pretty quick so I liked that. I liked the visual effect of going into stealth, kind of like a phase shift. I saw some mobs being fought by something invisible, so I assumed it was a scout, but everytime I attacked I became visible again. Perhaps another graphics bug I was dealing with.
A suprise to me was to find out the scout quest line was different than the mage. Nice to have a little variety.
I played the scout up to level 6, and I really didn’t like it. It felt weaker than the mage, and it was not nearly as fun to watch fight. The mage is all about special effects. The scout attacks were quite boring in comparison. The scout had a rougher time with mobs than the mage. I miss my mage.
I don’t have much else to say, I really did not like the scout much.
I will continue with my Trial of the Isle, with Priest up next.