What's your favorite MMO role?

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
edited November 2016 in Polls
So, what's your favorite role to play in an MMO? Tank? Healer? DPS? Support? Cast your vote and tell us why!

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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
    I voted all of the above. When I first started out playing MMOs I was definitely a DPS only player, but as I got older I started to explore the other roles a lot more. I can have fun playing anything really these days. I love stab stabbing things with a rogue type class, but I also like supporting my allies with clutch heals and the like. I find tanking more fun in PvP for games that support it (such as Warhammer Online), especially as a disruption tank where I can get in there and knock people away from our backline.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    Tank all the way everyday. Stand behind me...I got this.

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  • WarlyxWarlyx UnknowMember RarePosts: 2,411
    i voted dps , but i love support (if isnt passive like auras or spamming skills tha does nothing but buff for 10s , 5s CD ugh....) , and have tanked and healed tons , tanking in some games is way more fun than dps , but in others meh ....healing has a major issue and probably always will , having to stare at hp bars (aka playing the UI game ) and not enjoying the world or cant even remember how the boss looks :(


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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
    edited November 2016
    Tank all the way everyday. Stand behind me...I got this.
    I don't know if you ever played Warhammer Online, but I literally had a moment like this on the Nordenwatch scenario where I lead my team across the bridge to the center (Fort) point using Hold the Line! on my Knight of the Blazing Sun. Basically, it buffed the defenses of everyone behind my shield as we inched up towards the point. It was a pretty awesome moment only that game was ever able to deliver for me. Being useful as a tank in PvP is something more MMOs should have aspired to.
    Post edited by MikeB on

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,262
    waynejr2 said:
    Iselin said:
    Hi. My name is Iselin and I'm an altoholic.

    Hi Iselin.  I too am an altoholic.   And I am not trying to quit!
    Neither am I... harm reduction is the true way.
    You say you never compromise
    With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
    He's not selling any alibis
    As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
    And say "Do you want to make a deal?"
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Algo Star SystemMember EpicPosts: 2,017
    I always loved playing a support role as I feel they are the unrecognized hero in many cases. Helping great players be greater is a cool feeling.
  • klash2defklash2def Member RarePosts: 869
    Tank not even a question. Funny when DPS throw their counters up for us to see.. im like.. yea I wonder how much DPS you would do if I didn't stand here getting punched in the Shield?
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  • AnnwynAnnwyn Montreal, QCMember UncommonPosts: 2,809
    I'm split between Healer and Support. They're both roles that I absolutely love to play as. It can be in MMOs just like it can be in MOBAs too, it's always fun.

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  • GrendGrend Member UncommonPosts: 58
    I play everything but I always fall back to being a tank. Only reason, I don't like to run away.
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    DPS , in particular Ranged DPS , i have managed to max lvl endgame a Ranged DPS in nearly every MMO in the known universe....

       After that i usually have an alt Healer
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    Bard/Enchanter for life.
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    MikeB said:
    Tank all the way everyday. Stand behind me...I got this.
    I don't know if you ever played Warhammer Online, but I literally had a moment like this on the Nordenwatch scenario where I lead my team across the bridge to the center (Fort) point using Hold the Line! on my Knight of the Blazing Sun. Basically, it buffed the defenses of everyone behind my shield as we inched up towards the point. It was a pretty awesome moment only that game was ever able to deliver for me. Being useful as a tank in PvP is something more MMOs should have aspired to.
    MAny awesome moments in War and why im still playing it , Any class well played can truly be inspiring in War ... WAAaaaaaAAgaggGGgHhh!!!!
  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOMember RarePosts: 1,793
    Love to heal over anything else. It's usually pretty easy to find groups and I love feeling like I'm in control of the whole group.

    Never piss off your healer. Good healers are hard to come by, chances are we'll meet again and I'll make your life hell. Enjoy the repair bill!
  • Pans_FolleyPans_Folley Sparks, NVMember UncommonPosts: 76
    I voted DPS. I would also consider Support. I enjoy the ability to take out groups of mobs with various powers and skills. If support or a hybrid is available, I enjoy that as well. I'm not one to take on the responsibility of keeping other players safe or healthy. I do that in real life and like to walk away from it in my games.
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLMember EpicPosts: 4,906
    edited November 2016
    Yea I play a lot of alts myself.  Favorite classes are tanky/dps.  Melee
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  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    edited November 2016
    Like most of us i also started as DPS, but eventually got tired of dealing with high queue times to deal with scripted NPCs after.
    That's when i discovered the exciting world of healers for me...instead of fighting through the same scripted NPC events over and over, i now dealt with real people. Everything could happen any second, no dungeon run or raid was ever the same!

    But part of that switch also was that i changed as a person as i grew older. From a ganking rogue who had fun ruining the game for others, i found out that helping others, healing lowbies, bad tanks and green geared folks through a tough dungeon was even more rewarding and a different kind of challege. Plus, as a healer i was much closer to making the difference between success and fail for the whole group than i was as a DD. That was but back in the days when also inexperienced people at least tried to contribute and read the chat when somebody explained an encounter.

    Healing took a huge backlash for me when all my friends quit playing and i had to deal with pugs that now didn't care if they stand in the fire, didn't talk at all, kickvote, "GOGOGO" and all that bs attitude that came with the later generations of mmorpg'ers.
    But even nowadays when i join a new game, i start with a DD only to take a look around and get an idea to prepare myself for a healing role later on. With most games in recent years, it never actually came to that as i quit before comitting myself to it.
    But healing is still the first thing on my mind when i develop an interest in a game.
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  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOMember RarePosts: 1,793
    Volgore said:
    Like most of us i also started as DPS, but eventually got tired of dealing with high queue times to deal with scripted NPCs after.
    That's when i discovered the exciting world of healers for me...instead of fighting through the same scripted NPC events over and over, i now dealt with real people. Everything could happen any second, no dungeon run or raid was ever the same!

    But part of that switch also was that i changed as a person as i grew older. From a ganking rogue who had fun ruining the game for others, i found out that helping others, healing lowbies, bad tanks and green geared folks through a tough dungeon was even more rewarding and a different kind of challege. Plus, as a healer i was much closer to making the difference between success and fail for the whole group than i was as a DD. That was but back in the days when also inexperienced people at least tried to contribute and read the chat when somebody explained an encounter.

    Healing took a huge backlash for me when all my friends quit playing and i had to deal with pugs that now didn't care if they stand in the fire, didn't talk at all, kickvote, "GOGOGO" and all that bs attitude that came with the later generations of mmorpg'ers.
    But even nowadays when i join a new game, i start with a DD only to take a look around and get an idea to prepare myself for a healing role later on. With most games in recent years, it never actually came to that as i quit before comitting myself to it.
    But healing is still the first thing on my mind when i develop an interest in a game.
    Being able to have a much larger impact on the success or failure of an encounter is one of the reasons I gravitated towards healing as well. Many people have this idea that healing is all about staring at health meters the entire time, but healers often have a lot of time to take in what's happening around them and really learn encounters in great detail. I think it's the best roll for anyone who's willing and able to handle the responsibility of leading others.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember EpicPosts: 8,767
    edited November 2016
    I like a DPS role that has enough toughness to endure a bit of a beating , and enough cc to create an opening for an emergency self heal.

    Where do i fit in?
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  • LIOKILIOKI Member UncommonPosts: 421
    Tank class. I cannot stand running behind other tanks watching them flail around clueless.

    LPT for all you DPS out there, if you pick up aggro from an add stop running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Bring it to the tank. I will not chase you to pull it off, but I will watch you die and have many lols about it.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 4,118
    Depends on the game and the classes, but I definitely gravitate towards DPS. I do like going heals in ESO, though. 

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  • WoeToTheVanquishedWoeToTheVanquished USA #1, ILMember UncommonPosts: 178
    whatever role allows me to make plays.
  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,173
    edited November 2016
    Very much into the support/CC role. fencer in SWG was great for that. Spreading dots, dizziness, posture changes and blind states was great fun. 
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  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJMember UncommonPosts: 1,215
    If I am playing DPS then the game is doing something WRONG.

    I tend to like hybrid healer/support (like the shaman from EQ1) and tanks(when they don't do 0 damage for their tankiness)

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