Justin and I kicked off last week’s podcast discussing our favorite character class playstyles, and I… kind of got carried away gushing about my proclivities.
“Somebody get Bree a Bard tank with shields who does preventative and reactive healing and is constantly charging around all over the place and has pets!” commenter Mr. Bigglesworth teased me after the show. But… he’s right! I like a lot of different kinds of classes. After a couple of years of timidly playing healers, I branched out and tried everything and now, yep, my attention is pulled in a lot of directions. If there’s a bard, I’ll probably play that, but my second choice is going to be the best offering in that specific game from my list of favorites.
Now, I know plenty of folks who always play an archetype if they can; one guildie loves the cute mad bomber types, one dude always plays some sort of hybrid tank, one guy goes for zerker warriors types every single time. Not everyone is hunting for a bard with shields and healing and charges and pets and bows and and and…
How about you? Do you consistently pick the same classes and playstyles in MMOs?