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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 8:45AM (Unverified) said

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The only MMO I've really PLAYED is FFXI. I've tried others, but I just keep coming back to it for some reason. That being said, I will never touch Red Mage. Just watching my friends play it is exhausting. Too much going on at once. I'll take something that'll let me relax when I play, thanks.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 8:46AM Valdur said

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I never play Tanks .

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 8:50AM (Unverified) said

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The only time ive ever played a tank is in DDO, only because of the unique fighting style it has, i like how when you click it fights, not click once and sit there and watch. also, i dont play healers or monks in any game, just not my thing. i usually play caster types, but like in DDO they are nuts about how the mana pool doesnt regen; cant get over that.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:03AM Audacious said

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Limiting yourself seems a little silly to do in anything. That being said, healing tends to be really boring, but I do it in games with classes that can do heal and be damage dealers. It's certainly my last choice in terms of playstyle, but it certainly gets you groups quickly.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 1:41PM (Unverified) said

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I tried em all... and probably the least enjoyable is DPS.
I like being a healer the most, it's, at least in wow, just a laidback class with easy mechanics (more of a button mash than DPS') but the concept is still very fun.
Tanking... I'm double-sided about this, but I enjoy it at certain times.
If there is one thing I haven't tried... it's probably a pure control class, I haven't got around to try a game with such class yet.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:12AM (Unverified) said

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I never play (much of) melee dps. Never had one as main character.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:20AM Dopamin said

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I would never touch a pure healing class...again. You're hardly able to solo (OK, depends on the game) and everybody bitches about you, even if you do your job as good as possible with a DD charging into a group of enemies.

Also Bards...what the heck are they anyways? I don't get the idea behind them and luckily most MMOs don't even bother offering this class.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:22AM Snichy said

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I would never play a melee/mana combo class. You are either melee or ranged/magic not both. I played every class in WoW but couldnt care less about Paladins, doesnt appeal to me in the slightest.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 5:13PM sortius said

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Well, that's actually a toughie, harder than saying what I like the most.

Probably the worst classes are badly implemented hybrids (druids originally in WoW were terrible at anything but heals), so probably bad hybrids.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:25AM wjowski said

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Healing and buffing are the two most boring jobs ever conceived for something that's supposed to be a game. They seem designed less around players interested in having fun and more around around players who like feeling important.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:33AM Whiney said

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Ok, totally unrelated, but could someone tell me which episode of Simpson is in the picture?

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:34AM (Unverified) said

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I never play Assassin/Rogue types, just can't stand the little weapons doing lots of damage thing.

I'm a Warrior/Gladiator. I have to be in there with an axe cleaving.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:37AM VioletArrows said

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I just can't play low/no armor classes. They usually require quick feet, instant improv, and a high tolerance for getting stomped into paste. I have none of those things. So no mages, wizards, warlocks, rogues, or priests (though I'm quite good at DDO's cleric class since they can wear chain and plate).

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:41AM (Unverified) said

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For some reason I really dislike casters. There's something about mages and elementalists that makes them extremely boring for me to play. Perhaps it's the long casting times most of their spells have.

On the other hand, I really liked the Necromancer profession in Guild Wars. That might have something to do with their ability to steal health, rather than only knock it off. The double feedback a Blood Magic skill gives you (the enemy takes damage AND you gain some extra health), somehow takes away the tediousness.

Nonetheless, I usually pick the Warrior class. For some reason I really like tanking; the kick of having the big guys trying to chop you into bits, yet they can barely get past your armour, the numerous protective skills and enchantments, and the heavy healing, makes it up to being less of a damage dealer for me (and tanks can usually deal a lot of damage, just not as much as more common DPS classes like mages or elementalists).

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:42AM Ocho said

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Paladin. Can't stand them. Will never play them. Could be because mostly those that played them in WoW were arrogant schmucks and I didn't want to be associated with them. Also, elves. Can't stand them as well... will never play them. Although that one, I'm not sure why... just personal preference.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:44AM Oneiromancer said

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In EQ I loved my Beastlord, and I never played a ranged class at all. EQ2, WoW, and Guild Wars all came out in the same general time period, and in those games my first characters were, respectively, a Troubadour (mostly melee), a Hunter (mostly ranged), and a Warrior/Ranger (mostly melee, I was trying to replicate the Beastlord play style). The only class I enjoyed playing was the Hunter in WoW, which meant that was the only game I stuck with for several years.

As I played WoW and made new characters, I realized that the only classes I got to higher levels were all ranged. My Mage became my new main, and my Druid just wasn't fun to me at all until I came back to him years later and switched him to Balance/Resto. So I came to the realization that I really didn't enjoy melee classes--my enjoyment of the EQ Beastlord was probably just a fluke.

So when I went back to EQ2 and Guild Wars and made new characters (a Summoner and Elementalist, respectively), I suddenly was able to enjoy those games a lot more and was finally able to experience most of the content. And when I tried LOTRO, I made a Hunter first, and really enjoyed it, but when I tried the Warden, it just couldn't stick, even with the sort-of-unique gameplay. If I ever make another character in LOTRO it will be a Runekeeper, but the thought of leveling another set of Legendary items gives me the shakes.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 10:01AM MisterCode said

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I would never play a martial arts class. A monk would be cool... if it was the friar type in the fantasy genre. But it's never that way. It's always a hand-to-hand ninja. Yuck. Everyone is running around with armor, weapons, and magic but you're gonna swoop in wearing your pajamas and use your three-stooges punches and kicks to take everything out? Please!

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 9:58AM PaterFrog said

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I'd never play a 'your mom' class. Whatever that'd mean.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 10:02AM (Unverified) said

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Ranger/Rogue/Thief class is last on my list. Second to last is a tank, and it's not tied with last because sometimes the guild requires a tank. But no one ever needs a Rogue class :P

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 10:21AM Jeromai said

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While I pride myself on giving all classes a try and a fair shake, pure dedicated healers have to come the closest to the class playstyle I dislike the most. Completely at the mercy of other people, often idiots who don't know how your spells work and demand you work miracles from one map away, unable to solo and always needing to find a group. Why in the world would anyone want to bother with such a thankless co-dependent chore?

On the other hand, I have the utmost respect for, and do try to play buffer/healers, melee healers, hybrid healers, healers that can solo worth a damn and still keep a party upright, and "don't you dare call us just a healer" CoH defenders.

I much prefer the melee tank or dps classes, but have enjoyed stealthers, and ranged just fine too. The other playstyle that is kinda weird for me is placed anchor support - and I'm referring to things like WoW shaman totems and GW Ritualist. It's unique, but kinda personally odd to obsess about picking up and dropping things that don't move, in order to support one's team. It's a class that won't hold my attention for long.

For silly name classes that would be on my last-to-try list, Bards. A musical instrument as a weapon? Everyone else is toting honking big greatswords and magic staffs. And what kind of role do they play? They're usually some weird amalgam of jack-of-all-trades, kinda support, maybe buffers, altogether confusing. LOTRO did do a decent job renaming the cleric/priest as a Minstrel though - still wussy sounding, but important in function as primary healing.

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