I've never understood why it is that people expect the sorceror to blast stuff, the ranger to pick off enemies up high, the wizard to CC, the fighter to tank the boss and damage him down, the rogue to pick locks.. but ask a cleric or FVS to heal, and boy, everyone freaks out.
This is a team-based game with roles to be filled. Healers are often necessary and there are classes that are tailored for it. If you want to play one of those classes and not fill that role, fine, but you better contribute solidly in other ways, because if not, you're just taking up space. And most divines who choose not to heal simply aren't as good at whatever it is they are doing as someone playing a class designed for it.
Your attitude is nothing new. It's the same-old stagnant Holy Trinity (Tanks, Heals, DPS) that has failed countless times now. And no, D&D was not the inventor of the Holy Trinity - that was a purely MMO invention that was just as bad an idea at the time of implementation as it is now.
YOUR system is what killed DDO the first time. Just because you didn't stick around to see the carnage doesn't give you a pedestal to start proselytizing your failed religion. Especially when you don't have any rational arguments backup your sermons.
Last edited by Raithe; 07-21-2013 at 04:08 PM.
A melee that refuses to smash.
An arcane that refuses to cast.
A divine that refuses to heal.
Players have a right to play as they wish. If they wish to not play to their characters' strengths, that is their choice. Fact: certain classes are better suited to certain roles. Opinion: MMO's are about teamwork, and a team works best when roles are met by those best matched.
By all means, hammer that screw into place, if that is how you roll. This game allows great diversity in builds and playstyle. Just know that there will always be plenty who say, "You don't WHAT?!?"
They do?, the wizard to CC,
They do?the fighter to tank the boss
In 1% of quests, maybeThis is a team-based game with roles to be filled.
Where? Oh, right, in 1% of game (or less)Healers are often necessary
There is no class designed to do something, there are builds designed to do something.and there are classes that are tailored for it. If you want to play one of those classes and not fill that role, fine, but you better contribute solidly in other ways, because if not, you're just taking up space. And most divines who choose not to heal simply aren't as good at whatever it is they are doing as someone playing a class designed for it.
Thats huge difference, its sad people think class=build=role.
Fast forward and many people have millions of plat to throw on pots, twink gear and could give you an exact map layout of any quest.
A combination of the game becoming easier, people knowing every dungeon, and having access to nearly unlimited resources, this game goes from a “dungeon crawl” to “split up and meet at the end”. After people have been playing for 7+ years, I think it is unrealistic to expect them to spend 30 minutes in garrisons missing pack. Maybe it is just me, but I always take the route of least resistance.
Turbine can implement any poppycock idea that gets thrown on the boards by people saying the game should be played in a certain way, but the vets will always be one step ahead as they have experience.
Of topic, but I also see issue with people wanting to eliminate BB. Being premium, I look forward to the 800/tp I get per life. If Turbine were to stop BB, I would still run quest elite just to get the favor/tp and then maybe do it once or twice on hard to make up for no BB. I imagine that there are others like me that would follow suit. They can get rid of BB, but it will not stop the “elite, BHOY, I loathe you” LFM’s”.
Regarding new players and their sense of entitlement . . . not my problem. It's Turbine's problem. This game shuts down I get a new hobby, for Turbine it's their money on the line.
It is simple. People don't like to play healbots. The insane saves of recent updates have made DC casting pointless, people park the FVS.
Turbine needs to make the game less stupid, people will start playing their FvS again, and they'll toss the gimpy barbarian a heal once in a while.
Or Turbine can keep EE content ******** and watch the game fail.
Last edited by Teh_Troll; 07-21-2013 at 05:25 PM.
This shouldn't stop you from pugging a divine.
Kal Vas Flam... Corp Por... Corp Por
...And then there was silence
Last edited by Raithe; 07-21-2013 at 06:03 PM.
If asked, I will point out the keys, if not I will assume those with me either know them or aren't interested in learning them.
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