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Missing role?

_Tarkus_'s Avatar

12.14.2011 , 04:55 AM | #11
A survey poll on the forum stated that:

Around 52% of characters are going to be DPS.
Around 27% of characters are going to be tanks.
Around 21% of characters are going to be healers.

Personally, I think I will choose the least used class/spec combination: healer smuggler. However, I have to admit that light saber are very attractive... I hope I will resist the tentation.

Eyebawl's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 05:36 AM | #12
From the beta, I noticed that there were more tanks than healers, but that's not to say that healers were exactly hard to find. We pretty much designated one guy to be the healer for most flashpoints, which wasn't too hard as almost all classes can spec healer when required.

morganlion's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 05:16 PM | #13
Someone correct me on this but cant you pull a companion out and say heal for us or tank for us?

Ordryth's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 01:30 AM | #14
This is because they made the ACs do the specialization, and not the talents..

You can't decide your role here.. it's automatically chosen by your advanced class..
and the advanced classes differ to much

This is why there are so few healers..

treebrain's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 01:46 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Zikah View Post
I was under the assumption though that only one spec for jedi knight/sith warrior out of the 5 was the tank (4 dps and 1 tank), and the the same goes for jedi counselor/sith inquisitor (3 dps specs, 1 healer and 1 tank). The same goes for the other 2 classes and their specs (one has 1 tank spec, the other has 1 healer spec).

It seemed at least from looking, that both healers and tanks are even.

But tbh, I can't see how people would rather stand back and heal instead of shoot force lightning/throw boulders at people and jump in crushing people as jedi/sith.

Hopefully things will even out though, will see.
You're counting specs, and not actual numbers of players in each role. As Blizzard keeps discovering, even if you offer players the choice to go for a less-played role within their class, you can't force them to choose it. Someone who is an avid DPSer will only DPS, even if they could theoretically respec into tanking/healing.