First off I want to definitely thank @Dunn @Morthif @Hirst
and some others for answering my questions in the newbie/ooc question clan and have been very patient with my questions throughout their wars. I do, though, want some opinions in regards to the Jester class. I've heard a great deal of varying opinions about the class as a whole, and while I could admit not being scared off of the class I would probably be lying.
the flavour and idea of Jester. Being a discount Harlene or Joker is cool, and no one is forcing me to ride a giraffe. I could be a very serious Jester with a nail protruding beat stick that violently baps people on their noses!
But while the flavour and RP of Jester is nice, I do have an interest in coding the 1v1 aspects for what its worth. I'm 100% going to take part in groups and have heard pretty terrible things about Jester in both fields.
Is worse than Shaman because Shaman can afflict with curses, and rez with their puppets.
Will primarily be a bomber in line of sight fights, but everyone else can bomb too.
+ Also you will be violently targetted if people notice you bombing.
Your melee is limited to hangedman and aeon alternating, because bop and jack in the box are pretty useless.
The lack of assist experience and the lack of kill pressure means you will likely always be losing experience in fights.
Your room hinder hits everyone. Peels and rubble dont really offer anything constructive.
Your only form of raze can hurt your allies (in the one in one hundred chance)
The cost to fund commodities for bombs, cards for tarots, and commodities for puppets is hard on a newbie. (I am level 61 right now)
You are really squishy and people grudge against Jesters.PROS:
Empress, Fool, Priestess, Magician are all pretty good to use on allies.
Star replaces a need for a bow and meteor arrows.
Somersault is a life saver.
Your bombs wont fizzle.
You can arrow catch.
Single Combat Jester:CONS:
No one wants to fight a (good) Jester.
Everyone wants to pick on (a bad) Jester.
Fashioning is boring and very slow.
The combat is very gimmicky.
The best way to combat is juggle throw, aeon tarot, suicide mouse. (Con?) This is stopped by shield and can use up your three mice.
The code ceiling is stupidly high.
There are no Jester mains. Anyone who pocket Jesters doesnt tend to linger as one and only uses it to make bombs.
Timers on bombs can mess up your set ups and waste a bomb.
If you go fashion route anyone who is smart will non stop diagnose until you re-enter room.
If you aren't good enough at the juggling route your endurance will flatline or people will get bored of 'Shield Touch Sim 2018'PROS:
The combat is very gimmicky.
The best way to combat is juggle throw, aeon tarot, suicide mouse. (Pro?)
You have some of the fastest affliction burst in the game done right.
Jumping someone can be incredibly fast and efficient.
Proper management of both puppetry and pranks can result in unstoppable (?) kills.
Death Tarot is pretty funny.
Please keep in mind I am very new to Jester, and am only level 61 so far. I am not tri trans, I am not even Logosian, I have just been asking about Jester because I'm a retiree.
These are only the things I have heard, and I have not put my retirement credits or the no-brainer lessons and credits into Jester yet. Apparently this class is a newbie killer, and can become incredibly demotivating, and until the class is updated it's not a great first class?
I know people will always say 'Go whatever class you want to be, and <cityname here> will make it work when you raid with them.' And I do want to be Jester, and I do think it'd be cool for Ashtan to have their own battle Jester whenever I can manage to gain some levels, but I just feel like maybe it's a bad move to invest into Jester right now and maybe I should play another class until I'm dragon?
Can anyone confirm? Can anyone add their opinion or add to my list of Pros/Cons that I've recorded? Am I entirely wrong about Jester?
On the brighter side, the RP is cool, the hunting feels pretty decent, and the Savants seem like a great fit for a Jester!