If I log into one more MMO that I’m trying to see the class selection limited to “Fighter, Mage, Thief, and Priest,” I might just lose it. I really might. There will be a brief but entertaining news report about how a shirtless Italian would be running on the roofs of cars during rush hour traffic screaming about a lack of creativity in the game development world. Most people wouldn’t get it, but you would.
After all, you’ve seen how many MMOs are scared to wade any deeper into class design than the tropish shallows that have been established by years of watering D&D down into a bland paste. It’s quite pervasive and it’s pretty sad.
But! It’s not everywhere, because some MMO studios and developers actually put some thought and ingenuity into class design and come up with a fun assortment of roles to try out. So looking at the quantity of creative classes in any given game, which MMO would you say offers the most of these for the discerning player?