Melee? Caster? Healer?
In any game, be it an MMO (WoW, FFXI etc) or a console game, how do you prefer to play? Does our own every day persona affect what role we like to play as well?
In a console RPG i tend to prefer the characters who are not as loud or out spoken/flashy, they also tend to be the caster or the healers in a lot of games. (go figure).
In RTS I do tend to take the defensive path and unit conservation.
In MMO’s i will tend to pick caster/support type classes before venturing out into a melee or tank role.
IRL I admit i do tend to blend into the background doing my own thing, not really being outgoing till i get to know a group of individuals. Also helping out people IRL is important to me, so a backline job in games is something that comes natural to me.
My younger brother on the otherhand, like to be on the front lines, bashing heads, tanking mobs. When he did play an MMO he was a Paladin in FFXI. When he wanted to kill things – he played warrior and bashed things with a great axe. IRL he is the outgoing one.
Looking at my own guild Shadow Rising, seeing people in their class choices and then hearing them on vent, I can see for the most part why they are the class they are. Although there are a few exceptions.
In games does your class match your personality? Or does your backstory behind the character more your personality? Or are you a complete opposite of your character?
raid update – VDW down 2nd time! Our Shamans are pro. *nods* Rotface down with a paladin who has never kited the slimes before. Pro kiting Arv