MMO Classes That I Hate
Last week I posted an article about MMO classes that I love and since then Syp over at Bio Break has chipped in with a great article on his favourite classes of all time. Now that we’ve talked about the classes we love, I figured I would have stab at the classes that I just absolutely hate
Note: this post is meant in good humour so please don’t flame me just because I happened to pick on one of your favourite classes
I had a level 55 Warrior alt in Everquest and you know what I remember most? Pressing ‘1′ to initiate auto attack then alternating the pressing ‘2′ to Taunt and ‘3′ to Kick. Exciiiiiiting. Who thought it would be fun to create a class that has access to absolutely zero abilities whilist everyone else runs around shooting lighting bolts or fly kicking mobs in the face. I had a freaking /sit macro - a /sit macro – on my hotkey panel just to use up space. /palmface
Artisan (Star Wars: Galaxies pre-NGE)
An entire profession devoted purely to crafting and tradeskills? Either an absolute breakthrough in game design which helped push forward the evolution of the MMORPG industry, paving the way for future generations of games and new ways of thinking or dull as hell. My choice?
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Sorry, I fell asleep just thinking about it.
Brigand (Everquest 2)
Brigands pretty much ruled PvP in EQ2 for years. High damage, stealth, tracking, in combat evacuation teleports. These guys were the gankers choice and they drove me nuts. Yeah, I know, I’m pretty competitive but I don’t mind losing in a fair fight. Unfortunately with Brigands there was no such thing as a fair fight. Fortunately I could vent my frustration by hiding from them. Gankers: 0. Cowardice: 1.
You know what absolutely drove me mad? Spending hours getting a full six man group together, holy trinity of classes included, to camp one of the spires surrounding the entrance to Splitpaw in South Karana only to find that a single Druid was already camping the whole damn place. Running around in his cute little doggy form, kiting everything that moves to earn himself a ton of exp and plat and then being noble and gracious enough to offer up his spot and some free teleports to anyone in the zone before leaving. Bastards.
Paladin (World of Warcraft)
Stun locks, high damage, Lay On Hands, invulnerability. God, I hate these guys in PvP battlegrounds. They kick my ass constantly and make me want to scream. I get it. You’re overpowered. Please stop hurting me! I hate Paladins in WoW so much, I’ve started my own. And he rocks. Sweet. Now I’m looking forward to kicking some battleground ass – just hope they don’t get nerfed…
So, what MMO classes do you hate?