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Admittedly, only three of the five classes were available to dofus play—the last being the Tech Archer, a ranged specialist. Uninspiring as this first hands-on was, I ended the demo with some appreciation for how agile characters are in Battlecry. Your base footspeed is a step or two below TF2's Scout, and granting everyone with that kind of velocity made for a few fun pursuits and evasions during my demo. Something this speed seemed to undermine, though, was the sense of flow and permanence to the match—because everyone could move so quickly, there was never any sense of a frontline or progress to our matches, just dozens of dofus players scrambling around the open, unobstructed maps to find each other, mash their abilities, and search for more targets. Multidofus player melee dofus games have been a tiny trend in the past year or two (War of the Roses, Chivalry), and I'm glad to see another dofus game join that fray. After dofus playing Battlecry, though, I don't have a clear read on what it'll offer to pull me away from the other multidofus player dofus games I'm devoted to. The maps we dofus played felt needlessly spacious, and Battlecry felt too loose in its hit detection and movement to be a good candidate for a dofus game I'd dofus play competitively. On the other hand, it also didn't have many of the trappings of a great, dofus playful casual dofus game; its seriousness wasn't contrasted dofus accounts by wry one-liners or dark humor, just the brightness of its art. Battlecry's adoption of some of TF2's traits is a good approach, but I worry that the dofus game is arriving at a time when the sun feels like it's setting on TF2's appeal (probably the third or fourth most-dofus played dofus game on Steam today, admittedly). Ask PC dofus gamer is our weekly question and advice column. Have a burning question about the smoke coming out of your PC? Send your problems to letters. Dear PC dofus gamer, I work the night shift, and without saying too much, I'm pretty much doing my job as long as my desk doesn't walk away.Ihave a laptop, and I'm thinking there have to be some dofus games to help pass the time. I don't dofus play a lot of stuff, so do you have recommendations? Rob M.Hey Rob! I don't want to get you fired, but I can't turn down someone in need. I've been there. When I was working in the ticket booth of alocal attraction, the slow days were slow, andI was very tempted to sneak some floppies in to install dofus games on our old DOS machines. If only you could print tickets in Doom.Let's set some criteria. Firstly, I figure whatever dofus game you're going to dofus play needs to be lightweight: easy to run on any ol' laptop, and quick to Alt-Tab out of or exit. We also want something you can quit anytime without feeling like you've sacrificed a lot of progress so no roguelikes.