Look, I consider myself a simple person with straightforward tastes. Give me a new MMO and I am going to go for dual-wielding swords. I like physical classes. I like hacking things apart. I like a little bit of magic sprinkled in there, you know, as a treat. If you give me that as an option, that is what I’m going to wind up making, and if you don’t give me that option, I am going to gravitate toward the closest approximation of that option.
Sometimes this is not necessarily a good choice; there are games where my preferred character builds actually involve using stuff I would otherwise eschew or weapons that wouldn’t directly appeal to me. Heck, if I like a game enough I’ll try a bit of everything and it’s very possible for me to find something else I like more. But I know where my first instinct is in terms of gravitation. What about you? What sort of character options do you tend to opt for in a new MMO, all else being equal?