Day 9: How has a game surprised you?
Since “game” is vague (which is helpful to the overall question), I’ll talk about a surprising game system, and a surprising campaign.
With news that the Warcraft movie will be released on December 18, 2015, we thought you should know how familiar it’ll feel to players of the MMO.
Note: This was written from the perspective of a World of Warcraft raider, but some of it will apply to other MMOs as well.
Currently, Warcraft has three roles for players to fill: tank, damage dealer, or healer. The first two are distinct from the third, and will be unless major game mechanics are changed. I’m going to set aside encounter-specific mechanics, because I believe they tend to be a wash - for every boss where the tank has something special to do, there’s another where the DPS or healers have to be on their toes.