When Aion Classic opened its doors last month, I saw an intriguing thread on the game’s subreddit about what class they were going to roll, framed in the context of whether they were going to roll something new or pick something they’d never tried before. Maybe it shouldn’t have been a shock, given that these types of games select for a certain type of gamer, but a good 62% of respondents said they were rolling up their old class instead of trying something new.
Obviously, this could apply to any classic MMO or progression server, like LOTRO, or even for emulators; I’ve found myself gravitating right back to the same old Star Wars Galaxies character types on the emulators, for example. I wasn’t trying to recreate my exact experience, but I did want to take advantage of my expertise. Plus, I just really like pistols and cheffing. Why wouldn’t I play what I already knew I liked?
Do you reroll old familiar classes on MMO progression servers and their ilk?