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What's your favorite MMO role?

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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 6,610
    I am legitimately surprised to see support winning out over DPS (or any of the main trinity roles for that matter). 

    But that's where I stand. Buffs and debuffs are what I'm about. Make Bards great again. 
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,829
    Favorite is a toss-up between Tank & Support... however, I do like to just mindless DPS every now and then too. Pew pew!

    So... all of the above. Also... consider me one of the altoholics too! xD

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    Solo Healer.  Then support, dps, and tank lastly.  If the content is great I'll play through it with every class.  Plus in games that rotate nerfs and buffs, I can easily switch up.

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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Member UncommonPosts: 1,372
    Tank!  I like if I can use some CC or other means of helping control the battlefield as a whole as well.  Also like evasion or light armored tanks though I don't think they should ever be as tough as heavy armor wearing tanks.

    Perfect classes to me are when I can protect, assist and make the dps think they did everything even though they'd be run over without me. :P


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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,658
    Depends on the game and the classes, but I definitely gravitate towards DPS. I do like going heals in ESO, though. 
    Being a healer in ESO 4-man normal difficulty instances is relatively easy to do for most magicka DPS types. In fact all of my magicka DPS characters have the healing staff trained whether they use it or not outside of dungeons.

    I've been in more PUGs that I can count when it became obvious relatively quickly that the healer was struggling. No problem, I just equip my resto staff on my back bar, add 2 or 3 skills, change the Ultimate to something defensive and away we go. It's one of the great things about the game: the ability to adjust the build mid-dungeon.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,330
    I like support / heal hybrids. It's fun buffing dps, hps, and tank mits. Add in some CC and group runs just go smooth with those classes. Everyone has to work a little less hard, or can push it a little more. If I can off-heal while doing that then all the better.

    After that I like pure heals - mit/proc healing, reactive, dot heals, leech heals, auras and ground wells. I don't care. Any of it's fun. I enjoy buffing and keeping the team up in either role though.
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,118
    Games that force players into, you must pick exactly one of these clearly defined roles tend to have terrible combat, so I'd rather look elsewhere.
  • StizzledStizzled Member RarePosts: 2,129
    Iselin said:
    Depends on the game and the classes, but I definitely gravitate towards DPS. I do like going heals in ESO, though. 
    Being a healer in ESO 4-man normal difficulty instances is relatively easy to do for most magicka DPS types. In fact all of my magicka DPS characters have the healing staff trained whether they use it or not outside of dungeons.

    I've been in more PUGs that I can count when it became obvious relatively quickly that the healer was struggling. No problem, I just equip my resto staff on my back bar, add 2 or 3 skills, change the Ultimate to something defensive and away we go. It's one of the great things about the game: the ability to adjust the build mid-dungeon.
    I think that's actually my biggest gripe with ESO now. Everybody is basically DPS, holding aggro or healing comes as a secondary effect of whichever build you choose.

    As much as I like the world in ESO it's not a game I can see myself diving deep into the raiding or PvP end game. I like having really well defined roles.
  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 189
    I've always went DPS. I love it. Dealing out the damage while staying out of the shit that comes out of a boss is a rush. 
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,312
    Heal/support for me! 

    Example: Astrologian (ffxiv) heal/shields with good card buffs!

  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,660
    Lol, I only noticed "all the above" after I saw the results... Not that I'd change, my main is always healer, so that was the clear choice. But as Iselin above, I'm an altoholic too, and love to play all the roles / play styles.
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 3,029
    I like DPS and usually have a DPS alt.  But my mains are almost always exclusively tanks.
  • ShaighShaigh Member EpicPosts: 2,100
    My main is always a healer and I usually don't bother about alts.
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  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk Member RarePosts: 1,571
    DPS, purely because it removes all the drama from modern MMO's and the inevitable "noob" comments directed towards tanks and healers when anything goes wrong.

    I always used to tank in MMO's, or I'd play a monk if the class was available. Since WoW though, I can't be arsed with the incessant whining of the idiots that inhabit today's MMO's, so I just play DPS now.
  • MotemMotem Member UncommonPosts: 2
    It's fun to see the mobs health dropping, but it's more satisfying seeing your allies green healthbar comming back to full.
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited November 2016
    If you really want to bring it to basics then all roles are support.  At least they are supposed to support each other.  Whether the players approach it like that is another thing.  The idea is supposed to be to bring the team home in one piece.  Not whether someone was FIRST! is some statistics important to an individual player.
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  • AeroangelAeroangel Member UncommonPosts: 493
    I voted for tank because overall in almost any game I will have some fun in that role. I enjoy leading the way, feeling like I am protecting the group, and the awareness it takes in order to tank. That being said the most fun I've had in some games has instead been as a healer or in a support role. It all comes down to class design, and at the end of the day most MMO's have a decent setup for their tank class, and unfortunately many have terrible healer or support class designs. 

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  • trdsftrdsf Member UncommonPosts: 2
    Can't really answer that, it depends on the game and my mood, so All Of The Above.
  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,532
    While others fight mobs, healers fight death itself :-)

    No time for these no-healer "action" games that try to pass themselves off as mmo's. The only result is a dumbed down everyone pew-pew while frantically jumping round.
  • fodell54fodell54 Member RarePosts: 859
    DPS because I'm lazy and I don't like to take responsiblity.
  • KonfessKonfess Member RarePosts: 1,667
    JudgeUK said:
    While others fight mobs, healers fight death itself :-)

    No time for these no-healer "action" games that try to pass themselves off as mmo's. The only result is a dumbed down everyone pew-pew while frantically jumping round.
    Very well put, fighting death itself.

    Bravo on your understanding of the repeated failures of trinity defying innovations.

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  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,517
    DPS, because I like playing solo.
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  • XarkoXarko Member EpicPosts: 1,171
    I do all, because I'm awesome.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Prefer Healer types, in FFXIV:ARR - Scholar, rather than White Mage, but generally speaking, for me, healing is more fun, and often challenging when trying to keep alive the seemingly suicidal dps types :p

    ps, dps people, hit what the tank is hitting, you live longer and i don't have to engage in keyboard ju jitsu trying to cast heals on everyone. O.o
  • BarbieBoyBarbieBoy Member UncommonPosts: 85
    I like playing the role of support and or healer. Because they are the ones who are needed in dungeon raids so, finding a party is easy for me. Also support have a high survival rate in most of the games that I played. However, in MU Origin the description of the elf is someone who support and heal her allies but in reality she doesn't have a healing spell. The devs must be nuts in putting that kind of character description. So I have no choice but to play the role of DPS. 

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