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  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Vunak23
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by dave6660
    Give me a support class.  Crowd control or debuffer.  Sadly, it seems those roles are disappearing.

    CC is not completely gone. Back in CATA, you needs to CC mobs in dungeons. Of course they have nerfed it now.

    There is a difference between random CC from a DPS class and a true support class that can control situations completely the way they want. 

    Or bards in Vangaurd/FFXI. This gameplay type is starting to diminish and go away.. its sad really because I loved that gameplay. 

    I am not disagreeing. I am just saying some CC gameplay is still needed here and there.

    I think cc will revive once addons like recount can track seconds you keep a mob in CC :P

    Addons. . . Addons are a bane to MMO's, the dumb the game down so far the player really isn't even playing the game anymore, they are just doing what the addon tells them to do at a specific point. . .They seriously need to go away. 

    Personalized UI's are fine I suppose. But addons; deadly boss mod and things of that nature seriously need to go to the grave. 

     

    If you can't keep track of your own spells/CC/timers then you are never going to be as good as the guy who can. Its not fair for the guy who can that puts effort into maintaining a near perfect rotation on his own be put on par with someone who has a computer do all the timings for them... its cheap. 

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  • VagabandanaVagabandana OkinawaPosts: 16Member

    Healer, yet less lately.

    I enjoy rdps

    Never been the tank.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,206Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Homitu
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    Originally posted by XAPGames
    Originally posted by Robokapp

     

     ... there's a female player in the back who spends her entire time making sure I'm healthy, and my welbeing makes her happy.

     

    Shhh...  just don't tell him that the "female" happy to keep him alive is actually a guy in New Jersey eating burritos while playing healer *grin*

    it does not matter...healer's real life gender is irrelevant. in my fantasy its a female.

     

    since we'll never have irl interactions, the irl gender plays no role...only the in-game role is relevant. it's a RPG afterall. Any interaction with that person will strictly involve interracting with its online persona anyway.

     

    without going into a long essay...what character you play will affect how you interact with others. your level of confidence, positioning, calling things out, aggressiveness etc. eventually combined with your irl personality, a pseudo-persona develops that is a function of yourself as well a how you see the game world thru your character's eyes. aka how confident you are in your ability to play your character.

     

    it's that pseudo-persona that I care about interacting with not your irl one. I interact with people irl for their irl personalities.

     

    that made no sense did it ? basically you + your character A differs from you + your character B. substracting YOU, what remains if a personality entirely driven by your character. and that one...will be that of a female healer most often in the case of a female healer played by any gender. :D. BECAUE I IMAGINE IT AS SO.

    It was still enlightening that you fantasized that the player behind the character was female no matter what.  Are you just roleplaying characters with your admittedly sub-par RP skills? (My first reaction to that statement was that it wasn't even RP at all, until you clarified in  your next sentence, because no RP ever brings "players" into the conversation.)  Or are you actually projecting your fantasies to the people behind the computers?  

    exactly.

    it's...entertaining.

    even if i KNOW it's a guy...I can pretend it's a girl. since there's no chance of real interaction, 'it' can be whatever gender I want it to be. Why not. It's all possible in my fantasy :D

     

    sadly I began MMos when RP was already in heavy decline. this is the best I can do. I always wanted to learn, but never knew where to begin.

     

    what's in the computer I can see. What's behind the computer I can guess. I choose to guess the most convenient option :D

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    I am a Melee DPS in every activity I do.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    Something like a gravity/empathy controller I could heal and CC was very challenging to have to do both or the other role was the Red mage in FFXI .

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  • ForeverdreamForeverdream burkesville, KYPosts: 94Member

    I love healing in Age Of Conan, it's not like healing in any other game. You have 2 circles ( Greens can stack blues can't)  And a few minor heals from you alternete advancments. Really, In raiding EVERYONE Dps's. You'll still have heals and tanks but everyone must dps.  

     

    I tryed wow out because of a friend, and it's funny someone actually told me i shouldn't dps just focus on healing. It BLEW my mind that even with a few dps skills, the tank/dps only wanted me to heal... What's wrong with helping kill the boss? D:

     

    Oh and someone mentioned about CC/debuffing etc. Those are very key factors AoC which make or break highend raiding guilds.  And it looks amazing. http://www.mmorpg.com/photo/f13aa5f5-8e36-466a-9304-301282dac71e

  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member
    I like taking the role of the butthead of the group. Im the guy that does nothing and makes fun of your dps or your inability to do something that I randomly make up.
  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by GrayGhost79
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by dave6660
    Originally posted by Zooce

    Tank.

     

    I like being in control of the pace of pulling and ensuring the group has a good time.  Being a good tank makes plenty of dps and healer friends for future dungeon runs.  Nothing worse than a tank that can't hold aggro or pulls too much/ too little.

     

    I usually play all the roles (alt-o-holic), so I know what to expect from the other players.

    Call me old fashion, but I liked when there was a dedicated puller class.  He would then off load the mob(s) to the tank.

    I haven't seen that setup since FFXI though.

    Dedicated puller .. probably not. Because who would want to just pull, and sit around doing nothing for the rest of the fight. The puller function is alive and well in WOW hunter, for example. So the function has not gone away, and a good pull is always desirable.

    Depends lol, in a setup like FFXI full time puller was fun. Did this many times as thf/rng or thf/nin in FFXI. Track mobs, stealth, attack, flee. Mob shows up at party, tank provokes and you go on the prowl again. A good party would keep this going for hours on end with few breaks and the puller was never sitting around. 

    My very first experience with FFXI was when I was over a friend's house who was leveling his 2nd job, a 60ish ranger.  He was the puller for the group.  He had to leave the room for a few minutes, but didn't want to afk on the group, so he told me how to play and what to do.  The very first mob I pulled was an NM raptor named Yowie.  I thought I did good by grabbing a mob with a name, until my party ran away from me before deciding to re-engage and eventually die...

    I eventually went on to pick up the game and play a ranger myself.   I naturally hesitated to pull at first after that experience, but I eventually was asked to and quickly got the hang of it.  By the end of my days in the game, I simply couldn't sit back and wait for someone to pull mobs to the group.  Some pullers were just so slow.  I almost always had to assist in pulling or I'd get antsy.  While this was undoubtedly partly because groups and combat in that game was terribly boring to begin with, but also because the task of pulling was itself pretty fun.  

    I also miss vanilla > BC WoW, where executing pulls on raid trash packs was vital.  Good hunters also shined with misdirect and feign death.  That was one thing I loved about WoW's combat.  Great players could really stand out.  

  • NaughtyPNaughtyP Edmonton, ABPosts: 793Member
    Camp setter-upper and crafting guy, ideally with a flamethrower in case business gets serious.

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  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member

    The poll is kinda missing a lot of options...

    Whenever I can I choose to play a support role, preferably through CC and resource manipulation, though that role seems to have disappeared in the current gen of MMOs. It's rather depressing how simplified the concept of roles in group play have become now. When are we going to see an MMO with some degree of player inerdependancy again?

  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,285Member Uncommon
    i always enjoyed Rdps , however after tryint tanking i was hooked , now i only play tanks :3 (and pet classes! my 2nd fav)
  • ariasaitchoariasaitcho Rapid City, SDPosts: 112Member
    I play best as either healer or tank. and am happy with either role. I had great fun playing a battle cleric in Lime Odyssey's alpha tests too; but I generally suck at dps/mdps roles.

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  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    Don't play dungeons any longer but what I focused one was always like this, healer or healer/dps hybrid, then crowd control. I liked crowd control best but not every game offered it as a need, you could brute force some encounters without crowd control with enough healers or they made the mobs CC immune.

    I never felt as useful as when I played my Loremaster. I remember one fight was a 5 person dungeon, we went in with 4 and made up our own system without extra DPS the first time. We had 1 tank on the boss, 1 DPS, 1 main healer class, on the side I was working with the adds and healing another tank who was holding a mini-boss back while I was passing the main healer power and keeping 2 mobs locked down with CC.  I'd throw in a dot on the boss anytime I could. Watching the 15 second countdown on my CC and making sure I had thrown a heal if it was off cooldown along with paying attention to the power of the main healer working on the main tank and AOE the DPS took was a challenge. Busy, busy, busy. Made some videos soloing group content with that character but since deleted the videos once Google changed their privacy terms, those were some of my highest viewed videos on youtube. People must like watching support characters do all that busy work.

  • MarirranyaMarirranya Ortario, OHPosts: 154Member

    i love love loooooooove playing healer or support :3

    if there's no class available like that (boo) i like playing magic based range dps like mages or warlocks heh

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,257Member Uncommon
    In GW2 with its no trinity model I find myself playing more tanky than I do in traditional trinity dungeons. But I use to play healer in vanilla WoW, but bored of that role in TBC and went Melee aka MDPS/Tank. 

     

    When I joined Rift, I fell in love with PvP healing. Never understood how healing in PvP rather than killing could be fun until my time in Rift. So I started playing healer in dungeons again. But I like the Support role in Rift, since I can both heal and DPS and sometimes off tank if needed. Love that hybrid role. So much fun ladies.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Vunak23

    If you can't keep track of your own spells/CC/timers then you are never going to be as good as the guy who can. Its not fair for the guy who can that puts effort into maintaining a near perfect rotation on his own be put on par with someone who has a computer do all the timings for them... its cheap. 

    Right now you cannot track the amount of cc you put out, without someone developing an add-on.

    I am NOT talking about an addon to tell you what to do. I am talking about one that tally up the number of seconds you keep monsters in cc (kind of like a DPS meter .. but for CC).

    If you cannot measure whether you are doing well, people are less interested. You can argue to run a dungeon, only whether you can kill a boss matter. But people like DPS meter. And dps is such a successful gameplay element partially because of that. If you want CC to be as successful, have someone implement a CC meter, and people can discuss how to optimze CC and keep mobs stun-locked.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Vunak23

    If you can't keep track of your own spells/CC/timers then you are never going to be as good as the guy who can. Its not fair for the guy who can that puts effort into maintaining a near perfect rotation on his own be put on par with someone who has a computer do all the timings for them... its cheap. 

    Right now you cannot track the amount of cc you put out, without someone developing an add-on.

      people like DPS meter. And dps is such a successful gameplay element partially because of that. If you want CC to be as successful, have someone implement a CC meter, and people can discuss how to optimze CC and keep mobs stun-locked.

    even then it may be elusive

     

    there was much theorycrafting at enchanter site,TheRunes.com, regarding Enchanter mezzing/charming

    including what factors make mezzing more effective

    http://www.therunes.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=938&highlight=charisma+affect+mez

     

    in a game like Everquest - the mobs could resist your CC

     

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member

    I prefer tank or tanky dps. I can't stand rogue DPS and ranged/casters really has only ever enticed me in EQ and Vanguard.

    Also a very big fan of support classes a la Druid/Shaman in EQ or Bard/Archon in Rift.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Vunak23

    If you can't keep track of your own spells/CC/timers then you are never going to be as good as the guy who can. Its not fair for the guy who can that puts effort into maintaining a near perfect rotation on his own be put on par with someone who has a computer do all the timings for them... its cheap. 

    Right now you cannot track the amount of cc you put out, without someone developing an add-on.

      people like DPS meter. And dps is such a successful gameplay element partially because of that. If you want CC to be as successful, have someone implement a CC meter, and people can discuss how to optimze CC and keep mobs stun-locked.

    even then it may be elusive

     

    there was much theorycrafting at enchanter site,TheRunes.com, regarding Enchanter mezzing/charming

    including what factors make mezzing more effective

    http://www.therunes.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=938&highlight=charisma+affect+mez

     

    in a game like Everquest - the mobs could resist your CC

     

    But it shows that there is interests in the concept. The same can be said for D3. While D3 has no dedicated CC class (of course), one wiz build is very much CC central. By the use of a passive skill, you can spam a CC to stun-lock any mob, including bosses forever. However, to do it, you have to have a certain critical chance related skill proc fast enough.

    And the theorycraft have worked out the exact crit and attack speed (more chance to proc) that one needs for each different level of monster level difficullty. It would be cool if a total several branch of theorycraft, and playstyle can be developed for CC centric play.

    This example, of course, is a fluke. I doubt Blizz plans a wiz build based on CC (although i may be wrong on this point). However, it is certainly viable, and there are people who like it.

     

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Two things I enjoyed were tanking and rdps (WoW pally tank/ MM hunter pre-Cata). But nowadays with GW2 out I don't think I'd enjoy being pigeonholed into a specific hard role again. 

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  • Inf666Inf666 DarmstadtPosts: 508Member

    Healer - 29 %

    Tank - 21%

    Just shows that polls with a low number of votes are not representative.

    I have yet to see a game where DPS players do not outnumber healers or tanks 4 to 1.

    As for me: Low-life ranged DPS. In most cases these classes offer the most flexibility and depth. The challenge results in entertainment. Playing a melee or healer results in me falling asleep after a few minutes.

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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    LOL seems only I like unpopular mage. =XD

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,446Member Uncommon

    I love playing the hacker. I can be useful to other players by breaching security doors or encrypted locked boxes, disable enemy defenses, hijack their droids or vehicles, or steal a corp's advanced research plans.

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  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon
    I enjoy being the key contributor to a party.  That usually means tanking or healing.  My favorite class, though, was the Friar in DAOC.  They could do decent melee damage while providing some HOTs for the party in the later versions of the game.  Hybrid classes are more fun for me than pures, but not many modern MMOs design to allow them to be fully-effective.
  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon
    I prefer playing the one getting whipped. 

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