Almost everyone likes the fighter class. Well, I can think of a person I work with who considers them meat-shields, but besides that, most people enjoy fighters. I'm not here to particularly bad mouth the fighter class, it's a necessity. The problem herein lies, there are too many god-damn fighters on the Antonia Bayle server.
I can't find anything more fun than protecting my allies as we're off storming Karnor's Castle (well, maybe healing them). I guess that's one of the reasons fighters are so popular, every group needs a good fighter to tank. Raids, are another story...
Don't ever create a fighter if you want to raid. It's that plain, and better believe that simple. Most raids already have a MT (main tank), and they want damage dealers and healers. A few raids require enchanters and bards, but all raids should have them. Fighters? Not a chance. A decent raid should have as few as possible fighters and then one less.
Almost every class can damage deal, except fighters, Xaxationlorex withstanding. Every raid should have one of every class (almost). Once the main tank is chosen, fighters be damned. Swashbuckler or a bezerker? Swashbuckler. Illusionist or a paladin? Illusionist.
It's true that some fighters bring some great raid buffs to raids. Guardians, for example, increase the defence of the whole raid. Not to mention they're sweet at taking damage off the MT. Why doesn't every raid have a guardian then? This brings me back to what I said earlier, there are too many fighters. They already have all the tanks that they need and then one more.
It's not like tanking is an easy job either. Tanking for seasons one through sixty is pretty much a breeze, with season sixty-one through eighty, becoming progressively more difficult. I can say, without hyperbole, tanking later in the game, is around one thousand times harder.
As much as the fighter class may appeal, don't create one. Maybe after you have seven or eight characters you can create one fighter. Tanking is a hard thing for a newbie to do; don't try until you know what you're doing. We need more bards, enchanters, shaman, summoners, and rogues. We don't need more fighters.
This has been a paid announcement from Dalponis telling you, "plan ahead before you create a tank".
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