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11-05-2008 @ 3:38PM
Let me point this out another way:A: Ok I'm new to WoW, I like ranged DPS. Which class should I play? B: Oh, you can play Lock, Mage, Shaman, Hunter, or Shadow Priest. A: What's the difference between each?B: There isn't any.A: Ok, so there really isn't 5 or 6 classes that are different, I'm just choosing what I look like?B: Correct, little lemming. Join the masses and find friends quickly cause your "role" is a dime a dozen.
11-05-2008 @ 3:48PM
Don't forget to add this class is all about dps while some may be speced for healing or tanking. It really depends on HOW you want to play your class, not so much on what class you pick.
11-05-2008 @ 4:11PM
To argue that there's "no difference" between the classes just because they're (intended) to be equally viable in a raid situation is crazy talk. They all play rather differently.
11-05-2008 @ 5:34PM
"B" sounds like a jerk. I wouldn't want to be his/her friend. But I don't typically like people that completely mislead me.ROLES have always been in MMO's (and strategy games, RL wars, etc). Just because they have the same roles doesn't mean everyone does them in the same fashion. The big difference now is that people don't have to play a specific class just because that is the only opening in a guild or group. The conversation should start more like this now:A: Ok I'm new to WoW, I like ranged DPS. Which class should I play?B: Oh, you can play Lock, Mage, Shaman, Hunter, or Shadow Priest.A: What's the difference between each?B: A lot. What sounds fun to you? Bows? Guns? Fire? Ice? Shadow? Lightning? Curses? Damage over time? Pets? Control over your enemy's movement?[etc]Oddly enough, that's how it should have been all along. And maybe this still won't happen everywhere, but it's a start.
11-05-2008 @ 6:57PM
B was the Evil Blizz Department that turned my Shadow Priest into a Mage/Lock/Hunter (yes - that uses a Blue glowie ball/shadowy glowy ball/arrow to do the exact same thing) and thereby destroy my dreams of being a Mana battery.
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