“Traditional Character Classes can go to Hell!” is the strong and shocking statement UTV True Games made recently, showing the gaming world how different this company wants Faxion Online to be. A breeze of fresh air is always good, as long as what you’re making has a sense, and that’s what this company seems to be doing. Later this month, the game is going into closed beta, pushing players beyond the gates of Heaven and Hell into a ferocious but promising to be fun endless divine war.
In Faxion, players can create a character with a base class, determining the basic skills set. Afterwards, a second line of abilities can be trained and later, if the player wants to, a third. This gives the players a deep customization system for their characters, with regard what they can do and how they do it. Mixing different classes skills and abilities is always fun and is the kind of choice freedom that modern MMOs seems to be offering in the future.
Have a look at the classes, after the jump.
Crusader Crusaders, the backbone of the armies of Heaven, stand at the forefronts of the war - ready to defend the holy gates and all they stand for. While reliant upon their weapons and armor, it is their faith that makes them a force to behold, sustaining them during lengthy skirmishes. No stranger to hand-to-hand combat, Crusaders are strong fighters who rely on mobility and sheer brute force to bring low malefactors. Glory shine upon these celestial warriors who eternally push back Sin's shadow.Diviner Diviners step onto the battlefield knowing that the wary eyes of the accursed are upon them. Their mastery of the elements, righteous fury, and enthusiasm for chastising the wicked justify these concerns. Eons have been spent gathering divine truths, and Diviners use this wisdom to unleash destructive forces from afar. Truly fearing no evil, they hardly even bother to armor themselves. Instead they rely on their skill to call upon divine winds, raining down holy retribution to devastate entire hordes.
Reaver Reavers are the favored marauders of Hell - dark champions who worship at the altar of battle. They believe the cries of their victims to be the purest hymn and shedding blood the only true prayer. Wrapped in armor and warped by infernal blessings, Reavers are often surrounded by enemies, taking on multiple opponents with cleaving blows and peerless defense. One day they will march on Heaven itself, and the groan of Heaven's Gate breaking will briefly drown out the cries of the newly damned. Zealot Devotees of misery and Hell's foremost strategists, Zealot's are notorious for their proficiency in matters of life and death. Regularly found on the front lines alongside Reavers, they place potent wards that offer protection to the forces of Hell or destruction for any servants of Heaven that stumbles upon them. Pragmatic in all things, Zealots are far more willing than their comrades to consider a plan of action where murder isn't the first and only step. After all, why would they want to limit their options for spreading chaos, corruption, and madness throughout Limbo? Occultist For Occultists, power alone simply isn't enough. But being seen wielding power... controlling the ebb and flow of battle while blighting the land in flashy demonstrations of supremacy - this is what drives Occultists to study with such fevered intensity. Bending the elements through sheer strength of will, these students of the dark arts are careful to confront the forces of Heaven on their terms, lest their lack of martial skill be the deciding factor. With a unique blend of contempt and arrogance, they use their expertise to tear the heart out of even the most formidable regiments.
This game promises to be fun. The endless divine war between Heaven and Hell, could be one of the best backgrounds for a game. Now Faxion Online revealed character classes info, we know a bit more about this upcoming MMO, developed in Austin by a team that wants to do something different. For more information, go to the official website.