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Healing and Support: Some people actually LIKE these roles - without DPS

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Muckbeast, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Muckbeast

    Muckbeast Adventurer
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    Aug 27, 2008
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    One of the bigger problems with a MMOs from the last 4-5 years is the way they deal with support/healing/etc. The developers seem to think people don't like these tasks very much, so they are scared to make pure support/healer classes any more.

    The problem is, some people actually LIKE being pure support.

    So instead, they create these weird DPS/healer hybrids that are virtually impossible to balance. And in the end, people who LIKE support are frustrated as heck.

    Here's a blog post where I go into more detail on the theory:

    Some People Actually Like Healing

    Anyone else out there who likes a pure support class?

    Should MMO developers heed this, and create pure support classes again, in addition to hybrid support classes?