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Most fun class ever... in any MMORPG, cast your votes..

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  • WW4BWWW4BW Member UncommonPosts: 501
    Everquest: Bard
  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,741
    ESO: Templar
    Everquest: Paladin
    Everquest 2: Paladin


    Pally Dan in general. 
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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 1,034
    Pretty much anything from EverQuest.  They had the best class designers in the industry, and a lot of their classes still are more cohesive than the "give it a name, but it can be anything at any moment" classes in other games.

    You knew what you were creating, and the class kept its theme over more than a decade.  Quite an accomplishment for those developers; staying true to the creators' original intentions.  EQ2 is quite similar, actually.

    One thing I hate about more modern MMORPGs is the classes are fluid.  Character Creation almost doesn't matter.  Either you have a class system where they are trying to appease everyone regardless of what choice they made (ESO, GW2 to a lesser extent), or you have set classes that can be morphed and changed drastically (completely destroying the reasons for ever rolling the class) by a patch, update or expansion (Lineage II with their Awakening Update, World of Warcraft does this routinely, and others).
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,162
    centkin said:
    Now we have 6 pages of this and it has been consistent.

    We all have our favored games, but the ones that provided the best vision of what your role in the world is, the ones with the strongest character classes, were all old games.
    There's a good reason for that.

    Hint: it's not nostagia. ;)

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  • mikunimanmikuniman Member UncommonPosts: 375
    edited November 2016
    Vindictus: Evie
    Scythe wielding melee or staff caster, summoned golems and engineer type items. Great combat and outstanding animations never played anything like it to date.
  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    Kyleran said:
    centkin said:
    Now we have 6 pages of this and it has been consistent.

    We all have our favored games, but the ones that provided the best vision of what your role in the world is, the ones with the strongest character classes, were all old games.
    There's a good reason for that.

    Hint: it's not nostagia. ;)
    Exactly it is not, although many insist in abusing this term.

    A comprehensive Trinity system (plus utility classes) provides a challenging group content that involve strategy, communication and good coordination.
    Everyone has its distinctive role and if only one of the classes fucks it up, the whole group fails.
    It's unforgiving but that's what most people wants in their games.....some challenge.

  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,533
    Captain from LotRO

    Melee in heavy armour using halberds or 2h swords, so looked good. But, the archetype is support - it was a buffer class but really was a jack-of-all-trades class. Could do some damage, could off-tank and could off-heal as well as buff. 

    Due to it's versatility, it was a class that just shone in group pve, by far the deepest gameplay I've ever experienced. I'd say 75% of the classes skills were situational, so you constantly had to think on your feet. It was hard to master, but so worth it. A well played captain just made everything run so smoothly and would pick up the slack of any group member underperforming. 

    It did suck solo as it lacked AoE damage and self-heals so could be very slow going, but I'm a group-focused player so didn't care. 


    Honorable mention to Loremaster and Burglar from LotRO too - again, both dedicated support classes but focused on CC/debuffs and DPS. Not as much versatility as the captain, but better solo and in pvp. The loremaster had some especially cool skills. 


    From other games, I did love my black orc and squig herder from WAR. The Black Orc just looked awesome when in higher gear and had some fun builds. The squig herder had squigs! But also I just loved kiting melee players about. Also had a skill where your squig would knock you forwards but you didn't take fall damage, so used to love climbing to the top of keeps or bridges and then knocking myself off. Would go sailing through the air for quite some distance, made for some really fun escapes as occasionally the zerg would follow you off a cliff. You'd live but everyone else would die from fall damage. Sadly they nerfed the skill, but was great up until then!



  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,342
    edited November 2016
    Ahh forgot about the Captain , really enjoyed that class also...

      Squigs i loved killin >:)
  • ArawulfArawulf Guest WriterMember UncommonPosts: 597
    Chaos Chosen from WAR.
  • XthosXthos Member UncommonPosts: 2,729
    EQ1 - Necromancer is the best 'class' I have played in a mmo.  It had so many different things you could do with it, and fit my play style (could kill stuff many different ways, so depending on what I wanted to do, I wasn't stuck doing the same thing).
  • ZendaiZendai Member UncommonPosts: 115
    #1: Sith Juggernaut / Jedi Guardian (SWTOR)
    #2: Havoc Demon Hunter (WoW)
    #3: Sith Assassin / Jedi Shadow (SWTOR)
    #4: Retribution Paladin (WoW)
    #5: Mercenary / Commando (SWTOR)
    #6: Fury Warrior (WoW)
    #7: Sorcerer (ESO)
    #8: Lancer (FFXIV)

    I pretty much only ever play WoW/SWTOR/ESO/FFXIV so I guess my options are pretty limited. I have played every single class from SWTOR to max level. WoW is a shorter list, pretty much only have those 3 at max at any 1 time. I only have one max level character in ESO which is my Sorcerer (Destruciton Staff / Conjuration / Dark Magic) and I only every maxed out a Lancer in FFXIV, fantastically fun burst damage class.
  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk Member RarePosts: 1,569
    SWG TK/Fencer and the last few points up the pistol tree for extra dodge. I was impossible to hit, near enough, I had so much Dodge skill. Me vs 3 players and even when I got knocked down I carried on dodging, that was some funny shit.

    Or the neferious Combat Medic/Rifleman combo. Solo Krayts, easy. KS Krayts from a full group? Yep, done that. So OP it was rediculous.
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Kyleran said:
    centkin said:
    Now we have 6 pages of this and it has been consistent.

    We all have our favored games, but the ones that provided the best vision of what your role in the world is, the ones with the strongest character classes, were all old games.
    There's a good reason for that.

    Hint: it's not nostagia. ;)

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  • DztBlkDztBlk Member UncommonPosts: 127
    Controllers and tanks from CoX

    necro on GW2, but just barely made it

    sorcerer on BDO (I just griped about the game, but I did like that class)

  • pugnarpugnar Member CommonPosts: 2
    Warhammer - Goblin Squigherder - I mean, you ride around in his mouth as a mount!  Most unique and hilarious class ever.  Hands down.
  • JemAs666JemAs666 Member UncommonPosts: 252
    Disciple - Vanguard
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    Blood Mage - Vanguard

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  • donjndonjn Member UncommonPosts: 816
    Warhammer Online: Witch Hunter and Warrior Priest
    Heck, Warhammer Online to me, had the best classes, of any MMO, in MMO history.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,162
    waynejr2 said:
    Kyleran said:
    centkin said:
    Now we have 6 pages of this and it has been consistent.

    We all have our favored games, but the ones that provided the best vision of what your role in the world is, the ones with the strongest character classes, were all old games.
    There's a good reason for that.

    Hint: it's not nostagia. ;)

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  • punahoupunahou Member UncommonPosts: 14
    EQ1 bard-- no contest
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,311
    donjn said:
    Warhammer Online: Witch Hunter and Warrior Priest
    Heck, Warhammer Online to me, had the best classes, of any MMO, in MMO history.
    I used to love the Warrior Priests when we were trying to take a keep by bashing the door just after release: the enemy above dropped oil on our ram team and I bashed the door with mt 2-HDer healing everyone.

    Then they nerfed that...the bastards :)
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  • punahoupunahou Member UncommonPosts: 14
    EQ1 brd-- hands down no contest
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  • GravendGravend Member UncommonPosts: 58
    Bard: Everquest 
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