Until 1999, I was trained to be an IT professional, went on to youth ministry, then senior ministry, while also taking up writing on the side. job changes are part of my life’s journey. Growing as a person sometimes means undertaking new skills and professions (or adding on to the ones you have!).
Yet this is not often mirrored in MMORPGs. Your character, born at the age of 25, is assigned a class that will forever stick to him, her, or it. There may be growth and development within that class, but that’s all that character will ever be.
To me, this feels limiting for characters and frustrating as a player. We invest hundreds and hundreds of hours into characters, and that means we may get kind of sick and tired of that class — but not the character. MMO studios want you to reroll if you get bored of…
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