Just wondering aloud after reading some stuff in another thread.
I honestly wonder what the ratio of people who say "A cleric/fvs should be able to do healing as a main role, and if they do not or god forbid utilize the class in another way (Damage, battle) they are gimping themselves" actually play said classes?
Someone even threw in Druids for measure.
I know the abilities of these classes, I also know that it is no fun to spend time I could be getting rid of trash mobs and putting damage spells on bosses just sitting around waiting for someone to get a boo boo. In fact I love it because in raids in my guild if your not doing damage with your divine they call you out on it. So maybe my perspective is skewed. Is it not team work to contribute to getting rid of the enemy to? Not just waiting for people to get hurt? Just want to know what people think on this because that thread had me really aggravated.
I know in mmo land divine classes are expected to play healers hyuk
But it is clear that if any divine classes in this game or any other mmo were meant to only do one task they would give only spells that do one task.
And while some mmos are set up for raids, warzones, or other battle situations where their "Healer" types have to focus on that task only, ddo has always been the breath of fresh air when allowing a player to make a character they can personally enjoy. I hate to see that freedom trampled upon by those who only think x can do x and y must do y.
People wonder why many divines are choosing to post byoh, or solo or guild only. I just wonder if these players who seem to know so much about what our class can and should be doing actually play the class?
I can answer yes to playing every class in this game, nearly done capping all of them to just in case someone wants to through that back at me.