If a game's gotta have classes, I say they need to sound awesome. I'm bored of Paladins and Assassins and Clerics and Warriors; I want to see Troubadors
and Disco Bandits
. Some games, like Wakfu
, have made class names into an artform
: Foggernaut. Xelor's Sandglass. Sram's Shadow.
What I don't get is why a Western game company would go to the trouble of implementing class names that sound like weird translations or just generic words mashed together. I'll forgive Korean devs for the Sheath Knight
. I'll forgive sandboxes for mundane Bureaucrats
. But Neverwinter's Great Weapon Fighter
is just screaming for a rewrite. Or at least a hyphen.
What about you guys -- what class name would you like to see stricken from the roster of your favorite MMO? And what names stand out as the most badass?
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