If there's one thing that massively multiplayer online gamers love to
learn about in upcoming MMOs, it's details about their potential
character classes. To sate the ravenous appetite of the players, the
Ten Ton Hammer staff will be bringing you exclusive, information-laden
sneak peeks at Aion
eight character classes. Along with our other Aion
scheduled the interviews to run on a bi-weekly basis, so make sure you
check in with Ten Ton Hammer early and often.
The first class that we're going to be exploring is the Gladiator! As a
member of the Warrior archetype, this brute excels at hand-to-hand
combat with enormous two-handed weapons. Interested in learning more
about this Aion
class? Keep on reading!
Ten Ton Hammer: Can you
give us a bit of the background lore on the Gladiator? What is their
purpose in Aion? What kind of characters do they represent in the world?
are Daevas who live life by the sword. The Elyos follow the teachings
of the Empyrean Lord Nezakan, “lord of justice”
(justice according to the Elyos, of course), while the Asmodians serve
the Empyrean Lord Zikel, “lord of destruction and
slaughter”. The Gladiator’s greatest characteristic
is their ability to retain high health and their ability to freely
wield weapons. This makes them exceptionally good at being the first
line of defense.
Ten Ton Hammer: Being
able to choose a Gladiator class seems to imply they'll have access to
all forms of weapons, while possibly being limited in their armor
choice. Will this be the case?
are the masters of weaponry and can select from a variety of weapons
from polearms to swords to fit their needs in battle. They are also
versatile in their armor selection and may opt to use chain armor, but
typically plate armor will achieve optimal results.