While my usual MO is to get stabby as a stealthy assassin type in MMOs and RPGs, during my run in the recent press beta for The Elder Scrolls Online, I made a Nord Sorcerer this time around to try something different and bring some freshness to the experience. I've played destructive mages before, and in fact, that's my second choice in terms of classes, but not for a while. I prefer third-person MMO combat to first person, so I found myself fighting while in third a lot, but I did do some switching around. Were I playing a melee class, I think I'd stick to first person most of the time, but as a mage with some AOE, I think I liked the extra vision more. Your mileage is going to vary, but I'm happy the option exists.
Read more of Christina Gonzalez's Elder Scrolls Online: Combat is Deeper Than Expected.