MMO Classes That I Love
Classes. Jobs. Professions. They’re in almost every MMORPG we play and are perhaps the single most important choice we make. They define who we are, what we do and how we do it. Everyone knows the classic Warriors, Rangers and Wizards but what about some of the more exotic or uncommon classes out there? Here’s a run down of some of my favourite MMO classes of all time (in no particular order).
I adored my Everquest Berserker. There was just something so thrilling and exciting about playing a giant Ogre who crushed things with a two handed axe. Bersekers are probably my overall favourite class in any sort of RPG but surprisingly hard to find. They also tend to be the first class to get axed (ba-da-boom) from developer’s line-ups. Although I play a Berserker in EQ2 it’s not a patch on my original love, the Crushinator. The idea of a Berserker in plate armour just doesn’t sit right with me.
Oh how we love the Beastlord. You only need to check the ‘Expansions and Adventure Packs’ section of the EQ2 forums to see dozens of threads entitled ‘please bring back the Beastlord’. Unfortunately SOE have strongly resisted this request (I honestly don’t know why) and it’s a damn shame. Beastlords were unique and exotic and we’d never seen anything like them back in 2001. Monks with pets, what a combo.
I miss pre-NGE Star Wars: Galaxies. Anyone who reads my blog will be able to tell you that. One the reasons I miss it so much though is because of the Pikeman profession. There was just something so unique and exotic about them (perhaps because they were rubbish so very few people bothered to play them) and I loved it. To me, there was nothing more exhilarating then running into the middle of a huge group of Tuskens and performing my AoE sweep attack. Sure, I would get slaughtered the second they stood up but it was worth it every time.
Celtic warriors who could turn into freakin’ stags. Stags, man, stags. I rest my case.
I signed back up to Anarchy Online not so long ago just because I missed the Bureaucrat class so much (unfortunately the terrible camera and movement controls put me off – I couldn’t manage to get it set up for the way I use my mouse now). I have no idea why, but for some reason the idea of playing a fat, bald old guy in a suit really appeals to me… wow, I think I’ve just admitted to desire to become a middle age Salaryman. I need a life.
So tell me, what classes do you love?