The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the best (worst?) at ruining classes?


A recent thread on the MMORPG subreddit caught my attention: Do you ever dread what’s gonna happen to your class when an expansion is coming? The thread author picks Final Fantasy XIV’s Summoner job as one he thinks was better before Shadowbringers.

If you guys know me, you know how tempted I am to single out World of Warcraft’s Shaman, especially since WoW Classic is revving up this week and the Shaman will be restored to its former totemic glory. Although without space demons.

But I probably need to point to Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE since it literally deleted an entire profession I played (Bio-Engineer) from the game, thereby breaking another character (my Chef). It took SOE a long time to add the BE’s essential recipes back to the game and fix the Chef post-NGE, just as it took a long time to add the equivalent of Creature Handlers back to the game. So that’s got to top my list, yes even ahead of classic Shammy totems.

Which MMO is the best (or the worst, I guess?) at ruining classes? Are there MMOs whose expansions inspire this sort of dread about your favorite toon?

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