There are always so many different races and classes to choose from in an MMORPG, but for some reason we are usually drawn to very specific types of character. No matter what game we play, or what settings, we almost always select the same rugged warrior type, the noble cleric, the mysterious spellcaster, or the whatever-mancer.
If only life were as simple, straightforward, and easy to understand as playing the warrior class. All you need to master is the fine art of swinging your biggest pointy stick and jamming it into the fleshy parts of nearest bad guy. No muss, no fuss - that’s how you like it. It’s either that or you’re new to whole MMORPG scene.
You’re a total badass. At least that’s what you want every other player to think. It’s basically the same as the warrior class, but with extra flair and a need to stand out among the sea of identical knights. You might also be really into Black Metal, but that’s just a wild guess.
I don’t want to say you’re a horrible person, but you might need to stop and think about what is it with stabbing unsuspecting monsters in the back that you find so appealing. Then again, it might just be that you’re the worst kind of practical joker, and you simply enjoy that whole “gotcha!” moment.
There’s something about destroying monsters the size of buildings with the power of your mind that really gets you going. You tend to look down on the brawny barbarians their ilk, and laugh maniacally as you melt their skin with fire and lightning. Just like you always dreamed of doing to your high school bullies.
Being unappreciated is better than being ignored, am I right? But is the constant cursing, swearing and other forms of verbal abuse you get worth it? They’ll never notice your hard work when everything goes right, and will always blame you when they die. But as long as they acknowledge your existence, you can take it.
Next time you start a new MMO game, think hard about the character you’re going to play. Or don’t, because the only thing your character of choice really says about you is that you love MMORPGs and occasionally poking random people with pointy sticks. But mostly the loving MMOs part.