This week, I will be talking about the new game I got. It’s a very popular MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) called WOW (World Of Warcraft). Warcraft is the most popular MMO on the planet, and it’s been out since 2004. Since I haven’t played it yet, I will give a very general goal of what I want for my character.
I will be starting the game with two friends, Jason and Edward (hopefully). Jason is a veteran player, and Edward is a novice like me. However, since Edward can play on weekdays, he was given a guest pass. During Wednesday, he tried out the classes and other features. Edward being the person he is, chose the class Death-knight a DPS class. Jason was already an experienced Tank and will be sticking with the role. This left only one slot open.
MMO classes can generally be put into three categories DPS, Tank, and Support. Each category has a role to play, and a party can’t function if one is missing (most of the time). DPS classes are damage dealers. Without DPS there might as well be no party. Tanks are also important this is because they are the shield of the group. Tanks generally have more hp and defense, which are essential survival stats. In exchange, they have low attack and agility. The last role is Support, which are the healers or enhancers of the group. Support classes have some of the worst attack stats in the game but, they can heal, revive, and grant buffs to allies. Unfortunately, they are also the most unnecessary role. Supports can’t solo, can’t contribute to DPS, and in short battles healing is not needed. However, if a party wanted to last in a raid, support is crucial.
After thinking it over, I chose a Support class. The other option I had was DPS. There were several reasons I did not choose this route. One I don’t trust other healers, two communication with the tank would shorten with me being healer, and three I have the option of DPS later. Out of all the Support classes Paladins, Preist, Druid, and Shaman I picked the Druid. Druids have a incredible heal over time, this is what separates them from Priests and Shamans. Paladins have a similar heal to Druids, but they are more combat oriented. Druids also have the potential to DPS later. Each class has three skill trees, and the Druid has a DPS, ranged DPS, and a Support skill trees. Once you select one tree, you can’t spend points between trees until level 30. So, after level 30 I can provide minor DPS after level 30.
Normally, I would not play this game. That is because of subscription. Warcraft has a monthly subscription of $15. However, you also pay with in-game currency. This is yet another reason I chose a Support class. Raids are the only way my friends and I could earn enough currency to pay the subscription. Edward and I could ask Jason, who has the currency. However, supporting three characters off one account is not feasible.
In the end, I hope to have a fun experience with WOW. However, the first few weeks will be filled with grinding. This is all in an attempt to dodge the $15 subscription. Overall, I hope we can pull it off and have fun at the same time.