I’m sure we’ve all read those forum posts, where people have gone off the deep end, complaining about other classes. Now this isn’t something that’s just limited to Warhammer, it’s every MMO out there which has a competitive arena. Maybe in certain circumstances the class in question has some unforseen combination, that spikes the damage just a tad too much, for your liking. Perhaps the monkey who entered the data for that particular ability had a spasm and mistyped the decimal point.
But have you ever really looked at yourself and thought, you know what I’m just crap at games. When there’s a crisis you spam the buttons in a blind panic, resorting to head butting the keyboard in a desire to somehow mystically come up with a combination of keys that creates an IWIN move, only known to the developers and GOD.
Hell, isn’t that why you rampage on the forums in a quest for restitution over your defeat. Never accepting that you went up against a better player on the day or they were simply the paper to your rock. Uttering over vent, did you see the armour that player had, we had no chance or the classic “It was a lucky crit”.
You want variety in the character classes but not at the expense of losing, which in doing so limits the developers into creating the same old cookie cutter classes, we’ve seen in a trillion other games. Where variety has been introduced, bit by bit, you slowly force the developers into merging what were two opposing classes and abilities into what is deemed the most IWIN from each class.
Without doubt, I fall into the class of players who seem to be chewed up by other players on a regular basis, regardless of the character I’m playing. I can play the most IWIN character around and still balls it up in poorly thought out combination of moves. Only when I review the fight in my minds eye do I realise that XYZ would have been better in ABC. However, most of the time I will chalk it up to experience and recognition that I was beaten by a better player. If we don’t accept our failings, then we’re doomed to repeat the classes of the past.