The Daily Grind: Are you an MMO class crusader?

    
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The other night I was running a PUG in World of Warcraft (I’m a masochist, what can I say?), and I ended up in a group with another Druid who wouldn’t stop talking about his class. He kept telling us all about his amazing abilities, as if we had never heard or conceived of such wonders before. It was like wandering into a TED talk with monsters.

But I can understand this impulse to share details, skills, and abilities about a class you really, truly love. You want others to be as excited as you are, and so you get verbally enthusiastic about your profession. You become, in essence, a class crusader.

Is this you? Have you ever done this? Were you that Druid in my group, and if so, do you have a PowerPoint presentation that you could share?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Loopy

Not a crusader per se. I don’t think i know enough under the hood knowledge to be able to consider myself wise about the class i play. However, i have given low level players tips on how to play my class if i see them making blatant mistakes. I try to preface by asking if they’re open to tips – nobody likes to hear somebody preach to them.

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Neurotic

I’m amazed anyone said anything in a PUG!

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atlasraven

Pfft, you actually fight? I just get my pets to do that while I go AFK.

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Box

Outside of WoW and Wildstart not really. I mostly just enjoyed the class fantasy in both games and just kind of rolling with it. If I’m not showing my enjoyment of my class through RP I’m probably not talking about my class much outside of like balance changes I may not agree with.

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Anstalt

I tend not to voluntarily preach about my class, but I will speak up if needed or asked, I will post guides on forums and am willing to compare to other classes.

But, I tend to take a fairly objective view. If the class I am playing is shallow compared to others, I’ll admit it. If the class is overly complex, I’ll admit it. If it’s not that useful in groups, happy to admit that too. That said, I deliberately seek out the deepest classes and aim for usefulness in groups, so its not something i have to admit to often!

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treehuggerhannah

I’m not. Which class would be best for someone really depends on their preferred play style. If someone asks a question I’m happy to answer, but ultimately I think people will have more fun choosing their own way to play rather than being talked into playing like me.

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Saluka

Only when asked.

Would you care as a Druid about me talking about Shadow Priest and Voidform 1.5 minute cooldown with Vampiric Touch and dispersion self healing abilities and how it’s evolved into a builder spender. About as much as a Shadow Priest would care about balanced druid survivability and one button Starfire rotation and critical strike should be prioritised over spell damage.

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Oleg Chebeneev

I prefer telling my class rocks by beating the crap out of people in BGs and world pvp.

Although I did post class related stuff on forums before. As feedback for devs and to enlighten players

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SmiteDoctor

WoW Blood Death Knight, and GW2 Power Reaper Necromancer for life.

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Bryan Correll

I prefer smack talking classes that I don’t like.