Me and my wife recently got interested in A Realm Reborn (couple of months ago) and were recently both lucky enough to get recruited in the Beta. We played numerous MMORPGs in the past like WoW, Aion, LOTRO, TERA, Warhammer and such, but there is something we were discussing this week about ARR that we just don't quite understand.
It's regarding the classes: from what we understood a character can be anything he/she wants just by equipping a specific weapon (or tool we guess for professions)... We find that weird a bit since it is completely different from the other MMOs where 1 character usually equals 1 class...
For the people who actually experienced the game in the past and know a lot about it: how is it exactly? I mean if you can be anything you want and can do anything (classes/jobs) with a single character don't you get tired of it after a while, controlling/seeing constantly the same character? Usually for us we were used to each character having their own class, appearance and personality/history if you want... Sounds kinda weird to be able to do everything and be ''stuck'' with only 1 character...
Or maybe people roll multiple characters and just stick to 1 class for each?
Any input would be appreciated since we don't know the game and its mechanics a lot and still learning, and want to shed some light on that subject.