I haven't seen any post related to this so lets speculate a bit more about the trailer. In the trailer there is a mage who has erected a magical barrier that is covering a small area probably big enough to surround half a dozen people. Also notice that this barrier looks thunder based and the mobs are sea creatures there for water based, from this I'd like to assume that mages will get elemental barrier spells. Notice that none of the mobs pass through the barrier so lets also assume that mobs that are not engaged will avoid these barriers, also the mage is stood with arms out stretched so lets also assume the mage can not move whilst the barrier is in place.
So using these assumptions how might we use an ability like this?
In the SE conference the theme of us fight multiple enemies at once came up so maybe we'll end up right in the thick of it with mobs all around us and using these barriers as a safe haven for down time or actually fight from behide these barriers.
Anyone else care to speculate how these barriers (if we get them) could be put to good use whilst fighting mobs.
Edited, Jun 4th 2009 9:39am by Ommadon