World of Warcraft has been unafraid to borrow ideas from other MMO's (and to be fair, they've returned the favor in a big way) but sometimes I worry that the game doesn't steal enough. Well, okay, I don't worry about that. I worry about my own impending death, nuclear war, global pandemics, the economy, stuff like that. It's more like a mild case of contemplative concern. There are certain things about the game I've always wondered about, design choices or lack thereof. For instance:
- Why doesn't WoW have a ranged DPS/tank hybrid?
- Why don't we have a pure melee DPS class that uses a two-handed weapon or strength to do damage?
- Both new classes introduced were hybrids, one a tank/DPS, one a tank/healer/DPS. Why haven't we ever gotten a new pure DPS?
- We currently have one class that uses ranged weapons. This seems really, really weird to me.
Of course, we don't need a whole new class for that, I guess. We could make hunters ranged tanks pretty easily. I have no idea how many people would play one - to be honest, I probably would, just to try it out.
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