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What Role Do You Play?

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What Role Do You Play?
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DaealisUser avatarPosts: 235Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:48 pmLocation: Tampere

Post Re: What Role Do You Play?

I've come across this type of snobbery often in games. I don't know why "proper" gamers hate when other people just want to have fun and play styles consistent with their own personalities. I like having idiosyncratic characters and I spend most of my time playing alone, mostly to avoid the players that walk around telling others how bad they are at the game. When I do need to play in a group, most other players start by telling me what I'm doing wrong and end by saying various aspects of my play surprised them by working so well.

Maybe I came off a bit wrong then: I don't mind if everything goes smoothly. In wow I played my warlock in a spec that was the worst for dps at the time, because I enjoyed it. I let others do the same, as far as it doesn't affect the progress(played in casual guilds for the most part). I usually was the first one to get told that "your gear sucks", "druids can't heal, let's get a priest", or something to that effect, because I didn't spend enough time in game to raid every week. But I could outperform those snobs in their twice as good gear and "better" classes, which shut them up nicely. I defend the noobies because I know skills pay the bills and half the snobs can't play.

But as I said, most can't play their class properly. And when it's affecting the other 20+ people who DO try to play their character at the full potential, one herp-derpert who "just likes how this flashy light looks" will ruin the game for the rest. And that's the situation I wanted to avoid by being myself the healer.

And by bad playing I do mean they play like they're keeping a cat on the keyboard and it's struggling to escape and in the process smashing buttons. Some people just enjoy playing the game without ever having a clue about how to play their class. And they don't mix well with people who enjoy the game when they do the best job the class can do. It's not snobbery, it's a way to play the game.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:44 pm
AdmiralPeacockUser avatarPosts: 453Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:31 pmLocation: Australia Gender: Time Lord

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What offers me the greatest flexibility - usually a caster of some sort. I'm very much a controller type player, manipulated my enemies and allies alike.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:17 pm
LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Just started a healing/dps rune-keeper last night. So far, so fun. I was quite shocked to find the name "Archaius" still available, which made my night so much better because if I my first name isnt a match Ill spend hours thinking of another.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:23 pm
impikuUser avatarPosts: 211Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:58 amLocation: Hell. Gender: Cake

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I usually go for jack-of-all-trades sort of character, usually spellcaster with enhanced melee damage but when I play competitively(like in Diablo 2), I usually specialize, as a caster only.

WIth games like starcraft 2 which I just bought, I usually scout and see what kind of army composition my enemy is going for and just mass produce warriors that can effectively counter his army but I do like massing cheap armies and abusing casters.
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:16 am
PatrickTheScienceGuyUser avatarPosts: 150Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:26 pmLocation: My House Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: What Role Do You Play?

the newest one. :P
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:46 pm
MarkyElliottPosts: 6Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:14 pmLocation: England Gender: Male

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I normally so with a support role, not that great for head on combat. For example in killing floors because of the increased wielding ability, though saying that most the mmorpg's i play are likely not played by anyone here
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:27 am
CosmicJoghurtPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 809Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 pm Gender: Pinecone

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I'm crazy about being DPS, it's just so freaking fun! Doing tons of criticals with gigantic amounts of damage :)
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Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:14 pm
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