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Posted: Sep 19th 2009 8:31AM (Unverified) said

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I too go for the sneaky classes...
Rogue for Fantasy MMOs
Snipers for SciFi MMOs (Tabula Rasa)
If said classes are unavailable in a game I pick the class that comes the closest to them

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 8:25AM kasapina said

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I used to love playing mages, now I avoid them. The thing is, I am attracted to the high damage but frail classes, and the first games I played didn't really have rogues, but they did have wizards/mages. After trying out world of warcraft though, I did some research on the racial bonuses and figured that I can't play a mage without the int bonus of gnomes (I guess Im a max performance freak..), but on the other hand, I can't stand those short people. So I rolled a rogue, and it was awesome, much better than the spellcasters. Since then, I cant play a mage for more than a week, on any game ^^

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:03AM NeoWolfen said

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Im something of a self confessed Alt-o-holic, so I try to play them ALL.. however I must admit a certain preference for Pet Classes where available.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:01AM Wisdomandlore said

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I almost always play Healers...except in DDO. Clerics just don't have the same appeal to me. Bards are my second most favorite class, which made LOTRO's Minstrels excellent for me. :D

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:02AM Nef said

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I usually favor pet classes.

If none are available, or they suck, I'll go with whatever would benefit my guild/group more.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:03AM (Unverified) said

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I always play the classes with magic but I am also drawn to rangers and pets. Speaking of which I haven't made a ranger type in the newest MMO I've sunk my teeth into, I'll have to get right on that! I really want to try Fallen Earth too, the whole classlessness sounds intriguing (and I wasn't aware of it). I also should mention I go a bit nuts with crafting. No matter what game. Its really bad.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:16AM Jhaer said

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I always tend to lean toward support roles, like priests, but then spec/equip them out to be more self sufficient, which means being able to fight... so in WoW I was a shadow priest. Either that or I go toward a class that is "self contained". Originally in EQ I played a monk specifically because they were around 70% effective even when naked, making them a highly gear independent class, unlike their other melee brethren. When later expansions altered that and made monks as gear dependent as everyone else, I started playing my druid more, often as main healer in a group.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:20AM (Unverified) said

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I tend to gravitate to whatever class allows me to get up close and personal with a wave of fast swinging attacks, i tend to gravitate towards duel wielding.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:22AM (Unverified) said

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I usually fall for the holy and fanatic, as paladins or templars. It's not whether they are support/DD/tank, but the aspect of playing a holy knight.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:46AM SgtBaker said

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Caldari and Minmatar mostly :-P (silly question)

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:56AM Oneiromancer said

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My favorite character in EQ was my Beastlord--melee pet class. When I started playing WoW I immediately went for the Hunter as a pet class...but this one was ranged. I fell in love with the ranged aspect and in EQ2 I made my main a conjuror (another pet class also). Then I started a Mage up in WoW and having that ranged glass cannon was also a lot of fun, so in LOTRO I gravitated to the Hunter instead of the Loremaster and I don't have any regrets. In Guild Wars I tried a Warrior/Ranger to sort of simulate a Beastlord but it didn't work out so well...now my Elementalist/Necromancer is a lot more fun. I pretty much never play melee any more, and never a tank, and I've never played a healer either.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 9:56AM (Unverified) said

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From playing PVP in games, I like to have a big view of things going on around me, so I typically pick a class that can hang in the back of groups for PVE games like LOTRO. I like to see what is going on and what classes are doin what, and just having a good feel of what is going on around me. That more often than not means a Hunter style class.

In PVP games I have always hated stealthers for what I perceive is an unwarranted sense of skill to be able to walk around undetected and get the jump on unsuspecting people. So I usually play the anti-stealth classes because once you take away their stealth, they usually fall to pieces. Again, this is more often than not Hunters.

I tend to like being self sufficient. I like being a class that doesn't rely so much on being healed. I like to have my travel options without having to spam public chats. I don't like to rely on other classes for food/power/mana/whatever. More often that not its a ranged class such as Hunter that gets ports, run speeds, foraging, and stay at ranged in groups so they don't take damage and need healing.

So 90% of the time I play a Hunter/Ranger class.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:11AM (Unverified) said

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When playing or focusing on PvE there is no doubt that a Barbarian or Warrior Archtype is what I will roll every time, something about the feel of crushing your enemy with a massive hammer just has endless joy for me. When I am focusing on PvP I still enjoy the in your face fighter type but find myself being more strategic when up against other players, thus an AoE(area of effect) caster is definitely my choice.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:40AM dudemanjac said

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I love having a pet of some kind, but I am almost always raged dps. Even in games like Champions and CoH where I have the chance to live out my dreams as Superman, I'd much rather be leveling enemies mith massive pyrotechnics. My power blaster in CoH was one of my favorites. I did like my martial arts scrapper and the way he could send ppl flying.

Maybe that's one of the things i like about Champions. Ususally being a shooter meant automatically low health or toughness. I can be as bad as I wanna be a a shooter and still have some suvivability. Yay, Cryptic!

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:40AM (Unverified) said

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:((

My favorite archetype is dead. I played as an Enchanter main for 5 years in EQ, but the CC Support class is a dying breed.

But, one can move on lol. I gravitate towards petclasses, EQ beastlord is probably the most "Fun" class i've ever played, and I haven't seen it replicated as well (or at all) in other games. But I usually reserve pet classes for soloing.

My fav pet classes were of course, EQ Beastlord, Chanter (lol, with pet control AAs), WoW's Warlock, EQ2's Conj (Pre-class revamp), etc etc.

Yes, my Aion OB toon was a Spiritmaster lol.

But besides pet classes, and random, occasional casters, I love healers..but.. I have no love for Straight Vanilla healers...EQ and Wow's Druids come to mind immediately, Warhammer's DoK and Warpriests as well.

but yeah, That's my 2cp, sorry for the longish post :)

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:42AM elocke said

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I'm an alt-a-holic as well. I tend to play a mage class first, I love ranged dps. BUT, depending on my mood, I like to tank, I like to heal, I like to have a pet. I literally will play one of each class available. I figure if I'm paying a monthly fee, then I am going to get out of this game every possible thing I can. That means making one of every class, race, and crafting profession.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:42AM SkuzBukit said

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I start out in most games as some kind of melee, typically a Tank or melee-dps class, in EQ I started out as an Ogre Warrior but then fell in love with playing as a Troll Berserker, in EQII I played just about everything & my favourite there was the Bruiser which was more like an EQ Berserker than the EQII Berserker which was more of a tank...

I had a Martial Artist in MxO (RIP), a Sith in SWG, but in WAR the Choppa which was my desired class got dropped, so I played a Squig Herder & Ell in love with it, by the time Choppas were out I'd quit due to the poor performance spoiling my enjoyment of the RvR.

I moved then to RoM & played a Warrior/Priest + Priest/Warrior but made a ton of alts & got them to 20 after growing sick & tired of the grindfest endgame, quitting after seeing that Chapter II was just more of the same old crap as before, if not requiring even more of the grindfest stat-farming I was already sick of.

Now I'm playing DDO & very much enjoying playing as my Dwarf Barbarian, the game lacks the open world feel & exploration of games like EQ/EQII & LoTRO/WoW but what it does do in providing dungeon-based adventures it does very well & the new "wilderness" style content is enjoyable though still feels limited from an explorer style type player's perspective.

So I'm mostly a Berserker/Barbarian big brutish in your face not very sneaky at all type of player, but I do enjoy pretty much every other style of gameplay too.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:47AM (Unverified) said

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I usually stuck to mages in any game, but I picked a melee class in Champs and I love it.
In GW I have a class of every sort but spell casters are always my favorite.

I think it just depends on the game for me.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 10:56AM Saylah said

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I started out loving pet classes that can use magic. Magic is a huge draw for me in fantasy games. However, over the years I've lost the desire to group more and more - even more than the natural inclination to solo, so now I favor hybrids like Druids and Paladins. If a game has a healer than can also do decent DPS then I prefer that these days.

Posted: Sep 19th 2009 11:21AM Jesspiper said

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If tanks can use a shield as a weapon, then yes, I always play tanks.

If they can't, then I'll branch out.

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