View Full Version : Which battle role do you prefer in FFXIV?

Loony BoB
05-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Tank for life, baby.

05-02-2014, 11:54 AM
I have not played this game, but when I play Pen and Paper stuff, I usually go for the guy that hits things hard. So I imagine I would do the same here.

Miss Mae
05-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Big fan of being the damage dealer. Was a pretty great Dragoon before my sub expired.

05-02-2014, 01:02 PM
DPS get inside me

05-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Healer is fine, but dps is too.

05-02-2014, 05:26 PM
I haven't tried healer yet but between tank and DPS I prefer DPS. Less getting yelled at for not being completely flawless. I plan on leveling PLD to 50 eventually but I think I'm only gonna whip that one out when I'm with Fat Chocobos. I've seen enough tank bickering during CT runs with my BLM to know I don't want any part of that. :|

That's if I ever even finish FFX|X-2 HD. Since it came out last month I think I've played a total of forty minutes of FFXIV.

05-02-2014, 05:35 PM
If I played FFXIV, I'd probably enjoying helping people out and assisting people. So maybe something like a Paladin. Taking hits for people, and maybe curing and/or buffing them as well.

05-02-2014, 06:55 PM
surely you mean white mage, not paladin

05-02-2014, 07:06 PM
surely you mean white mage, not paladin

A white mage probably couldn't take a hit. My understanding of a Paladin is a defender who can use some magic as well.

05-02-2014, 10:26 PM
I do everything. There is no everything option on the poll, so I abstained.

05-03-2014, 02:29 AM
I prefer PLD tanking, which is weird because I almost always prefer mdps.

05-03-2014, 04:52 AM
I like all three! Usually tanking is my jam, but lately I've been really sick of how people treat tanks in MMO's.

Dat Matt
05-04-2014, 10:10 AM
I am a healer. If I can keep you alive to kill the bad guys, I'm happy

05-04-2014, 02:57 PM
Typically in MMOs, I play as a tank. I was a DPS in WoW until my guild convinced me to play a tank because they needed one. I switched, and I never looked back. I really prefer the play style. It makes combat seem more personal, and more involved than DPS. I haven't really played FFXIV (I've mostly stopped playing MMOs due to time constraints) but if I did, I expect the trend would continue.

05-04-2014, 04:01 PM
I like tanking. All because I used to play Eden Eternal where you could change classes at the drop of a hat. So anyone could do anything, but it was a pain in the ass to get a good tank. So I was like, fuck it I'll tank.

05-05-2014, 01:03 PM
I would probably opt for a DPS class but none of the existing ones interest me. If Ninja or Beastmaster came out I would make the switch from healer and probably be more interested in the game generally.

05-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Guess what my vote was :lol:

05-06-2014, 12:23 AM
I gravitate toward playing a leadership role, and tanking kind of goes hand-in-hand with that.

05-06-2014, 11:41 AM
I actually have no real preference, I have a lvl 50 for each role and which one I prefer depends entirely on the instance or boss, to be honest.

05-08-2014, 03:25 PM
the one where you do skill rotations

05-11-2014, 10:36 PM
I love playing all three, but when it really comes down to it... I tank, it's what I do. :p

05-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Yeah, give me tanking.

DPS is just to dull. Most fun I had was leveling up MRD and tanking some of the alter dungeons.

05-13-2014, 11:25 PM
I'd probably opt for either healing or damage dealing through magic. I've not played FF14, though.