Good afternoon Funcom devs and forum users alike,
The sorcery system is the absolute biggest carrot-on-a-stick in this game. It was originally promised as a base game system at release that never made it into the final outcome (due to technical issues I believe, kind of like mounts that kept flying through the mesh; just didn’t work).
But the game already has so many things in it to support the system like the corrupting brew, the new hyena helm from the unnamed city that gives half a bar of corruption for absolutely no reason because corruption does nothing but reduce your health and stamina. Why have these random aspects of the game in if sorcery still isn’t in development?
We get that projects are hush hush, and removing exploits in the game is certainly important since officials are nearly dead with all the meshing, exploiting etc. But the lack of new, innovative content is strangling the already dwindled player population. Even if it’s just a small tease like the Witch Doctor feat, spells where you can use corruption to spray down areas with poison clouds (assets you already have in the game), or use corruption to add buffs (since food and potions already don’t stack anyways, can keep it as yet another means of buffing our characters). Spells that deplete other character’s food and thirst to cause them to dehydrate or starve and force them to use the stack of roasted haunch (since it’s for whatever reason still even better than the cooking recipes that include it, but that’s another rant) Or hey, even put down healing clouds so we have a support role when we’re PvPing/raiding.
I’d certainly love to eventually see glass cannon players flinging fireballs and thunderbolts around but I understand that’s an arduous process to code and make sure it’s not entirely broken. And things take time; like we still have the entire top right side of the map that could be unlocked and perhaps those are the dungeons you go through to learn the higher-tiered spells.
TL;DR, please implement sorcery it’s one of the reasons many of us bought this game and paid cosmetic DLC after a year of development is getting really stale really fast.
Much love and support,
P.S. Scooper smells.