Originally posted by UberJason:
<STRONG>Oh I doubt it is "highly unfair" considering that dual-clases are so overpowered already.</STRONG>
Okay, maybe unfair was the wrong word. Granted, with the implementation of kits duals had a certain potential advantage over multis who couldn't choose a kit. This potential is now somewhat offset by the fact that if you want to wait until some uber-high level to dual your character you are never going to see special abilities or if you do it will be sometime during Chapters 9 or 10 (unless you're soloing). So now multis have the advantage of being able to pick from two special abilities tables and at around Chapter 5 if you do all the extra quests in Chapters 2 and 3.
Actually I don't have a problem with that per se, and makes the multiclass a bit more interesting for me and the dual class a bit less so. Having this information will certainly influence how long I wait to dual one of my PCs if I decide to play a dual class (have only dualled NPCs so far).
All that said, the "clarification" given by Bioware on the latest patch is highly misleading on this issue, and that IS a bit unfair IMO, since I might have played my game differently and might NOT have dualled Sarevok if they didn't say:
Originally posted by Bioware:
<STRONG>As a clarification, Multi and dual class characters gain their first high level ability at the equivalent XP mark as a single class character. Everybody gets their first high level ability at approx 3 million xp, give or take a few thousand. This was done to allow multi and dual class characters to enjoy the benefits of high level abilities before the end of the game.</STRONG>
But at this late date, a level 18 fighter level 25 thief doesn't really even NEED "use any item", since a fighter/thief class can already use pretty much anything I care about him using anyway. Since I play with a party, I don't need my fighters or thieves using scrolls and wands, that's what I have my mages for. I wouldn't have minded some of those uber-traps a little earlier though
I just wanted to make sure that other players who read this don't plan their game around the mis-interpreted quote from Bioware on this latest patch.