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Does your MMO archetype reflect your personality?

Post by TheHidden01 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:55 pm


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A few months ago, blogger Tipa on West Karana wrote a post wondering whether the roles we play in MMOs reflected on our roles in real life — and vice versa. Specifically, she talks about how her deliberate decision to play tanks in video games dovetailed with control over her own life and translated into leadership skills in the present day.

I played primarily healers and bards my first few years and deliberately chose to start playing a “puller” character to force myself out of my comfort zone too, but gosh if I don’t gravitate back to the same few archetypes in every game unless I consciously play against type (it’s shamans, crowd control bards, archers, and shield tanks for me). When I look around at my guildies, they tend to follow patterns too: The leaders pick tanks, the go-getters play berserkers, the tricksters like rogues, the contrarians play underdogs, the nurturers love healers, and so on. Some of them overlap, of course!

What do you think? Does your favorite MMO playstyle or archetype mirror your personality type in the real world?

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Re: Does your MMO archetype reflect your personality?

Post by TheHidden01 on Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:59 pm

I'm not sure, I guess I typically like characters that have alot of options and tools and self sustainability. Shaman, MA, were similar in that respect. I also like ease of tools so I can concentrate on strategy in battle rather than complex rotations.

I have played several tanks, and alot of DPS, never healer though.

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