So everyone has a favorite class. Some people are enthusiasts about some classes more than others. Some people just plain play one class better than others. They main certain classes in woe or PVP, maybe even a different one in MVPing.
I feel like identifying this has to have some use, but I just don't know what it would be. For your peers to know where your street cred is, or your guildies to know who'd be best fit on a given class in an ET run or other instance, that sort of thing.
Is this the sort of thing that could be popular in signatures on the forum? I don't know. It's just an idea. Maybe someone else can theorize that. Or maybe this thread can just be a place for people to soapbox where their own proficiencies are.
I'd use a rating system like this:
You know how all of the skills work (or all of the useful ones, anyway). You give build and leveling advice to people on the forums or in game about this class, since you're the guru on it. You spend the most of your zeny buying toys for this class when they become available. If you see someone else doing something awesome with this class, you know exactly how to reproduce it without asking any questions or doing any research.
You're always comfortable playing this class. You know how all of the skills work (or all of the useful ones, anyway). You spend a lot of your zeny buying toys for this class when they become available. If you see someone else doing something awesome with this class, you probably know how to reproduce it without asking any questions, and may need to do only a research research for a skill or item you're rusty with.
You know a good amount about this class, and people probably won't call you a noob when you talk about this class publicly or try to play the class competitively. You have some decent gears for this class, but you have some improvement available to you. You have to watch youtube videos or read threads about this class in order to reproduce any of its particularly cool tricks, but the run of the mill stuff you already have down.
You've played the class a few times and you weren't horribly bad at it. You're still kind of learning it. You're not terrible, but nobody would ever accuse you of being particularly good at the class either. You have only basic gear for the class, and need build advice from the forums or guild members. You're perplexed when you see someone else with this class doing a lot more damage than you, or getting through tough situations you know would flatten you.
You're not good at this class. You have some peripheral knowledge of how the class works, maybe from watching other people play it, or just having broad knowledge about RO. You could hop on this character and not be useless, but you'd definitely be dragging a party down a little with how uninspiring your skills are at this. You have little to no gear for this class aside from what you borrowed from a class you're better at that just so happens to be equippable.
You're terrible at this class. You look like a headless chicken when you run around on this class, and people are constantly asking you what the heck you're doing, because you're not only supposed to be doing something else than what you're doing, but the thing you're doing, you're doing it badly to boot.
You may not have an S, or even an A if you're still new to the game or 'too casual' to be any particular shade of competitive. In fact a newer player may have to rank all of their stuff from F to C. While a "pro" player may never fall below "D" due to peripheral knowledge of all classes due to knowing how all of RO's mechancis work.
My own Proficiencies as an example:
For me I'd say my Class Rankings for personal proficiency would be:
Performer (S) > Genetic (A+) > Archbishop (A-) > Ranger (B +) > Rune Knight (B-) > Sorcerer (C+) > Shadow Chaser © > Sura (C-) > Royal Guard (C-) > Guillotine Cross (D+) > Mechanic (D) > Warlock (D-)
If you've been around this forum a while you've probably noticed I always weigh in on performer and genetic threads, often on bishop threads, and rarely on ranger or sorcerer threads. But you'll never see me comment on guillotine cross or warlock issues. That's because I literally don't chime in on stuff I have no clue about. Sorry if that bursts the bubble of some haters out there.
Edited by Jaye, 28 July 2015 - 08:24 PM.