#1 - July 9, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
I'm glad you asked.
Because Mages are the ORIGINAL class fantasy. Before there was WoW, before there were computers, before there were antibiotics...there were Mages.
Magic is the thread that holds every fantasy world together. I got into RPG's with DnD, and always played an Elven Magic User.
Know what I didn't play?
Why didn't I play them?
Because they didn't exist.
Warriors? Sure, but warriors are like the bologna sandwich on Wonder Bread of RPG's...they'll fill you up, but they'll never make you slap your mama and you won't even remember eating it 10 minutes later.
Mages are the dry-aged porterhouse with a lobster tail on the side of RPG's. So good you'll kick yourself for ever polluting your body with the processed meat and gummy bread that is other, lesser classes. So good you'll divorce your spouse and move to Thailand just to make sure you never have to see another Wonder Bread sandwich again.
Do we need more heals?
Sure, but that's like saying that your steak could use some wine-sautéed mushrooms. Definitely an improvement but not a deal-breaker.
You gonna send your steak back because there are no mushrooms?
Of course not.
You're gonna tear into it like cows just made the endangered list and you've got 10 minutes before the cops show up.
Maybe even slap your mama for ever darling to try and feed you that Wonder Bread Warrior sandwich.
They're the chips sitting forlornly beside that bologna and sadness sammich.
Fite me :D