Every time I download a new MMORPG game, I pray that the game has a large selection of classes, as I’m tired of playing games that only have 3-4 different classes. The more classes a game has, the more unique each person is in the game world, as if there are only three classes, a third of the game’s population is the same class you are. Aside from adding individuality, a game with a large selection of classes also has a lot of replay value. If I enjoyed an MMORPG game, but got tired of it after some time, odds are I’ll go back and create a new character and choose a class I haven’t played yet to experience the game in a new way.
One game with very few playable classes is definitely Eudemons. Eudemons currently has three playable classes; Warrior, Mage and Paladin. The third class, paladin, was actually just released within the last month or so, so the game had only two classes for most of it’s existence. Having two classes wouldn’t be a problem if the game has unique character development and growth, but unfortunately Eudemons lacks any sense of individuality, if you play a mage every other mage in the game will be almost exactly like you. To be fair, Eudemons isn’t a terrible game. The game is unique in the sense that it has incredibly fast paced leveling and a unique pet system. TQ Digital, the company Behind Eudemons is notorious for churning out unoriginal clones of their older games with revamped graphics. Crazy Tao, for example, is another game made by the same company as Eudemons and for all intensive purposes is the same game as Eudemons, but with more anime graphics.
If adding more classes to a game is too difficult, I urge developers to at least add more “job advancements” to their games. When I’m playing an MMO I don’t want a third of the entire game’s population to be exactly like me. One game that had an excellent job advancement system is Magic World Online. Although the game only had four playable classes, the game more than made up for it by having four job advancements. I’m not claiming that the game with the most playable classes is the best game out there, but having more classes in a game definitely adds to the game’s enjoyment and replay value.
Magic World Online’s Job Advancement system: