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Sage the most-played class?

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Sage the most-played class?

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Felioats
12.26.2011 , 05:14 PM | #1
I've tried to find out by doing "who" searches for tight level ranges (like, all players 30-32). Sage seems to always come out on top. By like, a LOT.

I bump into them constantly in groups, too.

Which is weird, since it's a healing class.

Do you think it will last? What have you experienced?

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Dubblebass
12.26.2011 , 05:18 PM | #2
Well it is a healing class like trooper and smuggler are. You can spec seer to be a more pure healer or spec more for damage. Not everyone is speccing seer; some are playing more like a mage type of character than a healer (even though all sages CAN heal).

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Felioats
12.27.2011 , 10:02 PM | #3
You think most of them are DPS mages?

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Conundrum-NSA
12.28.2011 , 05:42 AM | #4
I think a lot of them saw how easy it was for healers to get groups in WoW, so they started on the ground floor as healers here. To be honest, that's originally why I picked the class. But I've actually been having a good time playing and healing, it's a nice change after being a pure DPS mage in WoW.

I admit I'm greedy, but I hope a lot of them don't stick with it...makes it easier for me to get groups
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SolidTempesT
12.28.2011 , 11:16 AM | #5
Really depends on your server probably.

Shadows are by far more common on my server. I've done the /who test like you have and have seen over 2x as many.

Most common by far is Jedi Sentinel, and Gunslinger and then Shadow.

Least common classes are Scoundrel, and Vanguard.

Middle of the road are Sage, Guardian, Commando.

At least for us

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Catlana
12.28.2011 , 12:44 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by SolidTempesT View Post
Really depends on your server probably.

Shadows are by far more common on my server. I've done the /who test like you have and have seen over 2x as many.

Most common by far is Jedi Sentinel, and Gunslinger and then Shadow.

Least common classes are Scoundrel, and Vanguard.

Middle of the road are Sage, Guardian, Commando.

At least for us
Sages seem to grow on trees on my server. There are a ton of sages. Shadows are pretty popular as well. I do agree that Vanguards seem pretty rare.

Now, how many sages can actually play their class is another story.

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Deedre
12.28.2011 , 12:46 PM | #7
On my server it's knights and shadows. Commandos are also fairly common.

Very few sages. I'm usually the only one in my zone. Anytime I zone in to the Republic Fleet I get bombarded with requests for healing Flashpoints.

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ShenLong
12.28.2011 , 12:48 PM | #8
Eh, On my server when the ball got rolling there was about 60 other sages along with me in the 10-20 area. 20-30 it dropped down to 30. 30-40 it dropped to 10. 50 it's now at 4-5. Thing is, you can go through heroic missions with just companions but it is incredibly time consuming. Most people want instant gratification, so they go for dps.

Also majority of the sages on my server are all telekinetic. People prefer to play the mage the most in a game over the priest.

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Khadroth
12.28.2011 , 12:53 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Felioats View Post
You think most of them are DPS mages?
While leveling? Probably.

At 50? No, I'm betting 70%+ will be healing.
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Deedre
12.28.2011 , 12:59 PM | #10
I actually leveled healing for a while, picked up 17 in seer, but the mobs are getting tougher at level 33, and I think I'll go hybrid for the rest of the trip to 50. I feel I've got more than enough healing to keep up Qyzen and now want a bit more pew pew. Then I'll respec at cap.

I fully intend to heal at 50; but questing is faster than flashpoints, particularly pug groups. Strong guilds really don't exist yet on my server.