I am the new Lead Class Designer Steven Engle, many of you may already know me as Meerkat. For the last year or two, I have been working as the principle Engineer Class and Balance Designer here at Carbine. Prior to Carbine, I started in the industry on a title called Magestorm(mad props if any of you remember it) circa 1996. I later moved on and worked on titles like Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, and Battlestar Galactica Online in balance or class design roles.
Now that the professional background is out of the way, I grew up in Ohio. Go Buckeyes! I play a Chua Engineer and it is pink. I love watching Twitch streams of people raiding in WildStar. I like warm hugs.
On to the game and the future, we’re still working on general support class changes and fixing bugs. We have the AP/SP changes, Quality of Life Improvements, and bug fixes going live in the Defile patch. As our last class updates suggested, we are taking a closer look at support specs on all classes and making adjustments in the future.
Thank you all for every bit of feedback so far and for every bit of it in the future.
-Steven “Meerkat” Engle