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What's your favorite MMO role?

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  • Kail11Kail11 Member UncommonPosts: 9
    Tank/Healer hybrid when i can
  • EldurianEldurian Member EpicPosts: 2,736
    Kail11 said:
    Tank/Healer hybrid when i can
    Absolutely great role for PvP. Min-maxed heals gets targeted and burnt down first in every fight by competent opponents. You want to pull aggro in PvP? Be the healer. So a tank/heal can survive long enough to generally get off more healing than a min/max healer as well as being a tank that can actually pull aggro in PvP. Really it's one of three forms of PvP tanks I actually find effective.

    1. Healer/Tank
    2. CC/Tank - (A tank that wades into enemy ranks and throws out massive amounts of crowd control. Effective because CC is non-damage dependent.)
    3. Brawler/Bruiser - (Half DPS, half tank. A good role for breaking enemy frontlines.)
  • CoatedCoated Member UncommonPosts: 498
    Range (non magic) dps.
    After that is the most mobile healing class.
  • DarwaDarwa Member UncommonPosts: 2,181
    cc/heal
  • ScotchUpScotchUp Member UncommonPosts: 228
    Tank all the way, stand fight and protect my guild mates.
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  • SephirosoSephiroso Member RarePosts: 2,020
    I couldn't give a shit about the role if i don't enjoy the class. I love thief-type classes so my answer would have to be DPS. Healing is boring in 99% mmorpgs and tanking just drains money.

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  • ColonizerJColonizerJ Newbie CommonPosts: 14
    Support Healer. I'm usually the 'early adapter' in my circle of friends so I need to keep them alive long enough for them to get into the game lol.  :D
  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,820
    Tank but nobody ever appreciates our work.. 

    You only hear "hey nice DPS", or "Nice heals" never nice "Tanking".

    The most under-appreciated role in MMORPG history. Tanks know what I'm talking about. 
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    klash2def said:
    Tank but nobody ever appreciates our work.. 

    You only hear "hey nice DPS", or "Nice heals" never nice "Tanking".

    The most under-appreciated role in MMORPG history. Tanks know what I'm talking about. 
    Don't know what game you are playing then, in the MMO's i've played Tanks, and healers for that matter are valued, DPS are a dime a dozen, nobody cares that much about them as long as they don't dps the wrong target, one of the reasons why the Healers primary role is to keep the tank alive, the dps can die if they pull agro at the wrong time. :/
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,916
    Phry said:
    klash2def said:
    Tank but nobody ever appreciates our work.. 

    You only hear "hey nice DPS", or "Nice heals" never nice "Tanking".

    The most under-appreciated role in MMORPG history. Tanks know what I'm talking about. 
    Don't know what game you are playing then, in the MMO's i've played Tanks, and healers for that matter are valued, DPS are a dime a dozen, nobody cares that much about them as long as they don't dps the wrong target, one of the reasons why the Healers primary role is to keep the tank alive, the dps can die if they pull agro at the wrong time. :/
    Every game i play , ( and that has spanned pretty much all of them to end game raiding)

      Good tanks are coveted and appreciated ..

       Bad Tanks do not get appreciated ,   IME
    Phry
  • DKLondDKLond Member RarePosts: 2,273
    edited September 2019
    Well, when I think about my role in an MMO, I don't really think of my combat function - but if that's what we're talking about, then I definitely prefer DPS.

    Why? Because it aligns well with my strengths as a player - which is to focus and optimise within a relatively narrow space.

    I like to solve problems that are about going all-in on something and maximising performance.

    I've tanked and healed plenty - but I find those roles kinda boring, and I honestly think proper DPS is a lot harder and more interesting as a challenge.

    That said, my overall favorite "role" - is more outside of combat.

    I like to explore things more than anything, I think.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,693
    Phry said:
    klash2def said:
    Tank but nobody ever appreciates our work.. 

    You only hear "hey nice DPS", or "Nice heals" never nice "Tanking".

    The most under-appreciated role in MMORPG history. Tanks know what I'm talking about. 
    Don't know what game you are playing then, in the MMO's i've played Tanks, and healers for that matter are valued, DPS are a dime a dozen, nobody cares that much about them as long as they don't dps the wrong target, one of the reasons why the Healers primary role is to keep the tank alive, the dps can die if they pull agro at the wrong time. :/
    He plays ESO and in that game there are probably more fake tanks who queue for that role to get a faster random dungeon pop, despite being just DPS with a shield, if they even bother to slot a shield. Tanks there are viewed with suspicion in PUGs lol.

    I've tanked myself some but it's not my thing. Healing or DPS is what I like to do in ESO. I do occasionally get compliments for tanking but that's usually just something like "it's nice to have a real tank in the group for a change" :)

    In more serious content like trials though they're very appreciated just like they are in all other MMOs.
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    DPS ... Put brain on auto pilot, follow rotation, avoid fire, collect loot
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  • surfjamsurfjam Member CommonPosts: 2
    edited September 2019
    crafter/support

    I've kinda become addicted to the thrill of managing the underside of aggro, instead of tanking. 
    & DPS often the goldfarming poacher/gathers in open-world game, i prefer the slower progression.

    Beyond archetypes, not sure if i pref melee or ranged, mana or stamina? Guess that makes me an NPC 
    Post edited by surfjam on
  • phoenixfire2phoenixfire2 Member UncommonPosts: 225
    My very favorite of all time is a crowd control/buffer like EQ's old bard/enchanter.  Since nothing like that really exists anymore, even in EQ, I'd say a shield wearing tank.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,143
    No real fave,maybe FFXI Beastmaster but i could play any class if done well enough.

    I don't mind being a nuker,a healer,a tank idc just have some fun with some other people.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 8,345
    I thought my best role was crowd control...I liked healing but didn't like getting yelled at when players died so I quit doing that one. I was never the tank type. DPS was fine as long as there wasnt damage meters lol
  • surfjamsurfjam Member CommonPosts: 2
    edited September 2019
    Rigid class options don't work on paper and were a bad idea in the first place.  

    Post edited by Vaross on
  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    Sword & Board all the way!

    Feels good to protect silly DPS running off and getting into trouble & Healers in dresses trying to keep them alive.

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  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member EpicPosts: 7,253
    edited September 2019
    surfjam said:

    Rigid class options don't work on paper and were a bad idea in the first place.  

    What? Rigid class options have worked on paper for 50 years. Why are they a bad idea?

  • Reaver4525Reaver4525 Member UncommonPosts: 33
    I used to always play a warrior type DPS. Then as I aged I realised so many other classes/roles are much more fun. The mage, all roles possible, usually are fun as hell due to the complexity of using different spells, etc. I also like the Rogue type characters, in a ranged role or melee DPS role (relying on stealth, dexterity, etc).

    Basically it doesnt just come down to Tank/DPS/Healer/etc but also the mechanics of the class in question. I like the DPS with low health that needs to be very tactical to survive. The tank or healer is also very interesting and its rare to find really good tanks/healers.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,857
    Don't know if I have posted on this thread before but healer. I hate playing as a DPS because I get bored. I hate being a leader so Tank isn't for me. Healer though is the perfect class role. Its both stressful and fun. When you pull of a good dungeon/raid run as a healer I feel a high. Plus in FFXIV  I like being given hearts and feeling like a MVP
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  • smudge1993smudge1993 Newbie CommonPosts: 3
    Tank when I'm playing a game that allows me the opportunity, if not ,then some form of a support class
  • DraktheasDraktheas Newbie CommonPosts: 10
    Tank for sure.. one of the best!
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,418
    Bard/Support or Buffer/Debuffer or CCer/Support. I like challenging rolls that are highly sought after. I used to play healer because of that but I got burnt out on that roll with 8 years of Pally healing in WoW. 

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