Wanting to post occasionally but not having any real adventures to share, I decided to do a series of posts discussing the things I’ve enjoyed most in the MMOs I’ve played, interspersed with my list of most desired. I’m going to start with my three favorite classes.
Magic is why I came to the Party
Classes are one of the most important elements for me in any game. If I can’t find a class I really enjoy playing, my visit will be extremely short lived. After all, that class represents my persona in the game and defines the role I’d be expected to play in a group. My preference for the first character is going to be a magic caster of some sort. Running around a fantasy setting capable of magic is why I come to the party. I’ll branch out from there if I create secondary characters OR if I find the magic classes available aren’t to my liking or personal play-style. But that’s only happened once. There’s only one game where I didn’t find a magic casting class that I enjoyed enough to progress as my main, and that game was Age of Conan.
My Three Favorite Classes
Let’s get to it. No further preamble required.
3. Asheron’s Call 2 Enchanter
My AC2 Enchanter will always be special to me. It was the birth of my Saylah persona in MMOs. Oddly enough, I began my AC2 journey as an Archer. I specifically wanted a class that could progress to some degree, playing alone. I was still green in the genre and what I’d witnessed before playing AC2, was a sometimes crippling dependency on other players. If I couldn’t do what needed doing when others were around, then I was shit-out-of-luck. I didn’t find that very appealing given my horrendous work schedule which often included weeks and weeks of business travel and strange hours.
The wonderful thing about AC2 was this didn’t mean that I had to leave magic behind. I could combine the Archer with a magic class (Enchanter) and become the solo friendly Archanter, I felt would better suit my needs. However, as I learned more about the Enchanter, joined a wonderful guild, became part of a static trio, hit the levels where grouping was the rage and participated in my favorite instances, I changed to full-on Enchanter and never looked back.