What part of playing your character in MMORPGs do you struggle with the most? 

I’m starting to follow Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen a little bit more seriously now. Why? I really don’t know. Something about the fact that it is still chugging along despite the odds, maybe?

I’m starting to see more and more that entices an old guard like myself to follow the game, which is why I was browsing their forums this evening when I saw this question:

What part of playing your character in MMORPGs do you struggle with the most?

I struggle greatly with feeling wanted, needed, and welcome in groups. I want to play a character that people will seek out, not one that I’ll have to convince a group to take along. I struggle with playing my characters when they become weak or ‘just another xyz in the crowd.’

This can be brought about by any number of factors:

  • A bad choice at character launch — maybe I picked the wrong class entirely
  • A nerf in a patch
  • Specializing my skills wrong and messing up my ‘spec’

Whatever the reason may be, as soon as I feel like I’m no longer a class that people want, I almost lose all interest in playing that class entirely. For whatever reason, I can go from “this is awesome” to “this sucks” in a matter of hours.

That’s why I stopped playing both my Shaman and my Necro recently in EverQuest. I couldn’t get groups. I didn’t feel wanted. I rolled an enchanter, and tonight I had (no exaggeration) 5 group invites before I finished loading into the game.

What do you struggle with most when playing a character? Your looks? How to spec your skills? A feeling of being wanted like me?


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