Ah yes, my “favorite” aspect: whiny and stupid
It’s everywhere. I didn’t say it, but this is probably why I cancelled several accounts over the years. I’m no tactical genius, but I damn well pay attention and bark out orders, and I expect people to do them, because I know what I’m doing, and I’ve played every darn near every class.
FF11: When the White Mage won’t listen to me when I f**** tell her not to sit and rest five feat from the yagudo, I get PO’d. I wanted to like that game, but I hated the people in it.
I often do a lot of damage (oh, how the Wizard was ticked I out-damaged him as a Hunter at level 50!), but I work on group survivability. If you don’t let me pull aggro we die. (Let’s face it: you’re an idiot and you can’t do it. Ever. I have been in a group with a good puller precisely once, ever, unless I was doing it.) And if I say we’re dead and tell you to flee while I take aggro, F**** listen to me! No, we are not going to kill those 10 elites (WOW), those 5 Yagudo warriors (FF11, those - eh, you get the idea. So let me take the hits and either die or Feign Death or whatever and you can rez me later. Better all around. But they never, ever do this. They just come up and start wailing and pulling aggro left and right until we all die, and then we have to restart. At which point I leave, because we ain’t never getting down to the bottom.
Also: I hate playing mono=healers. But you can have a class which does just as well as a healer six ways from sunday, and they will not take you. MMORPG’ers can’t seem to understand that there are things other than Tank, DPS, or Heal.
Example: Everquest 2
I was playing a Shaman. This is a great class. They can heal decently, but their big thing is the Wards. Think of it as a Hit Point buffer, which takes damage before you do. On my own I was almost exactly the same as a cleric, just adding buffers instead of health (this is better at the start of combat but got worse in long fights).
But OOOOOO! When combined with a Cleric, we were unstoppable. I put up wards before battle and as people started taking damage, which gave the healer time to always keep them in the pink. When she needed a minute, I could pop the group ward and hold the line. If needed to pop a big ward on the tank, I knew she would keep the others from kakking it off general area damage.
However, people DID NOT GET IT. Why U n07 c13r1c, you’re not a cleric? FU n00b. L0l that nt h0w u p1y.
Then in WoW. Shaman are arguably the single most baddd(ddddddddddddddd) class around. They can do, depending on spec, massive single-target massacres, or awesome buffing, or great healing.
Guess which one is in demand and which one nobody else touches? Or Shadow Priests are incredibly fun and useful, even in raids. But just try playing one and see how many invites you get. Yeah, maybe you get someone who knows their stuff, but I wouldn’t count on it.
Fighter type? Learn the tank, since that’s all anyone wants. Unlress you’re a Paladin, in which case you could also heal! :rolleyes: