I have been around MMOs since EQ and have always been a raider or PvPer depending on the game, but more raider lately as I grow older into my middle age lol. Late late friday night probably early Sat morning more like it 2 people I had met while doing a Epic boss fight were just sitting around talking, 2 of us were WoW raiders the other an EQ2 raider, and a rather pleasent insight came to me as we were talking about Rift, the roles, and how the raiding might be.
As all of us know or have been through in each raid whether it be 10 man 20 man 24 man etc there is always limited slots for melee dps, tanks healers you know the deal. Well raid time comes and 2 ranged dps are no shows everyone is like sh*t this sucks anyone have a ranged toon, no mine is only 84 or mine is not geared yet on and on. Well anyhow as we talked about all these things it hit me hard, on my rogue my main role is melee but my other role is ranged, same level same decent gear like wtf we need a ranged slot well hold on let me push this 2 second button, bam I am now ranged.
Is this groundbreaking I don't know nor really care but the implications are huge long term from a raiding standpoint, no longer should there be lack of any class to be able to do want we want to in the game, I am not sure if I typed this out quite right what is in my mind but **** let me throw it out there.
Edited, Jan 31st 2011 8:44pm by Dreadblade