Last week, the MOP staff were idly chatting about the early days of MMO, when one of us (who shall remain nameless!) mentioned being a terrible combat player in Anarchy Online – but he found his niche playing a Metaphysicist, which focused more on buffs and mez pets.
I’m sure there are going to be those people who flip out over the idea that not every MMORPG player is a professional-tier player at the tippy-top of his game – there’s always somebody who takes it way more seriously than is warranted – but let’s be honest, the average MMO player isn’t a pro. And that’s fine. Plus, once you start gaming with your little kids, you start looking for classes in games where you can sort of “hide” them while you carry them and teach them the ropes – classes whose role is important but not absolutely critical to the group’s success in some make-or-break way.
What would you say is the best type of MMO class for hiding scrubs or – let’s be more polite about it – less-than-perfect players whom you still want to group with?