Something that my help,
Many games have both "talent trees" and "stances".
- Talent trees are permanent points spent on defining a players rolls.
- Stances are temporary and situational.
In many mmos Stances are often underdeveloped to the point it's unnoticeable. If stances gave a stronger influence to class roles this could open the playing field and give more flexibility for groups.
Have you ever had two tanks in your group, both specializing in tanking. It sometimes goes beyond just wanting to be "tank". They may not have a choice depending on how they built their character.
Have you ever played a healer ?...... I for one love it !...... But in every case I have to make hard choices. How much do I want to sacrifice and gimp myself to be that strong healer.
Well, how about giving stances a lot of love.
Just a shot in the dark, what do you think ?