The Daily Grind: Does a class’ style or playstyle matter more to you in MMOs?


Consider this my ode to the Guild Wars franchise’s Mesmers. I love everything about them but how they play in practice. I love how they look. I love how their skills look. I love the idea of dancing around with illusions and riddles and light weapons and fancy outfits. But I’ve never loved how they actually play. In Guild Wars 2, I always feel as if I’m working twice as hard for the same effect as my other characters, and in Guild Wars 1, I always felt like a fish out of water, like a PvP character in PvE where I didn’t quite excel. But damn I look good doing it!

In other words, I love the style but not the playstyle.

Obviously, there are bajillions of people who would disagree and who rock their Mesmers – or who might say the exact same thing about, for example, my Holosmith. And that’s exactly the point of today’s Daily Grind! Does a class’ style or playstyle matter more to you in MMOs? Give me your best examples!

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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