Some friends talked me into buying Guns of Icarus, which I had never heard of. It isn’t an MMO, it’s more of a MOBA… team based steampunk airship battles. It was only $10 so I figured what the heck.
It was actually a ton of fun. We are fairly new at the game, and mostly lost, but had a good time doing it.
Proof of one victory. 😉
There are three roles: pilot, gunner, engineer. I only had time to do the tutorial for the engineering role before we formed a team and entered a battle. We had 1 pilot, 1 gunner, and 2 engineers although the gunner and engineers would swap roles as required – if I was right next to gun when a ship flew by, I’d jump on it and fire some shots. Similarly, our gunner would repair something right next to her rather than wait for one of the engineers to make it over.
I ran around and tried to keep the ship repaired: armor, engines, guns, balloons. It’s hectic and mostly consists of triage, figuring out what to repair when. It is the healing role of this game. My priority list was armor (without that the ship blows up), balloon (for up/down maneuverability), engines (sitting duck without them), and guns.
It helps to know the layout of the ship, but they aren’t so big to absolutely require that. A little exploration and I was good to go.
It was a fun time playing with 3 friends!