Blizzard’s gaming future without ‘holy trinity’

Read an excellent post over on We Fly Spitfires, where the author states his view that Blizzard are moving towards ‘all DPS’ gaming with both Diablo 3 and WoW.

I agree that this seems very likely given the problems with DF queues and in particular the tank shortage.

But I do not see this as a good thing. Rather it means MMOs that follow this pattern will devolve into chaotic loot-brawls. Grouping will become less and less popular if there aren’t mechanics to mandate it. The holy trinity may be a crude and artificial mechanic but it does promote good cooperative gameplay. If we’re all DPS what’s to stop everyone from playing the ‘huntard’ role instead?

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