Felt like ranting up a discussion. If you don't like needless complaining and opinions, this thread is not for you.
I understand the Engineer is the tanky one, but I was seriously holding out for the idea that he might be build-able as a mage. I love summoner classes. Usually when I see an Engineer I think "Oh cool, I can summon turrets or bots to mage it up with.", but this just didn't happen. I gave the Construction class a try and noticed the only bot I could summon any time soon would be the heal bot. Wouldn't be so bad, it's pretty useful as a support, I'll just grind it out until I get more skills. Then Spider Mines came along. I was excited about this, considering I loved Spider Mines in SC1 and UT2K4. Worthless. The damage they dealt was just plain awful for how much they cost. I quickly respecced that point. Not even sure I want to continue building this character from what I've seen and what looks to be coming. I just wish the Construction class could have been a magey one. Not asking for it to be redone, it'd be silly to expect it just because I want it. Magey Outlander's pretty fun anywho.