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  1. #26
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Guardian and Champion. I guess I just like heavy-armor classes. I tried RK after hearing some people saying that they're fun but so far I've deleted 3 of them (couldn't stand the squishy aspect of the class).

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    I have the following level capped (and raid ready):

    Captain
    Champion
    Warden
    Burglar

    and am in the process of leveling:

    Minstrel
    Runekeeper

    with the following craft mules:

    Hunter
    Loremaster
    Guardian

    I also have a tenth slot unlocked just in case Turbine releases a new class

  3. #28

    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    a real Captain doesnt need anything else : )

    jk i play a glory traited champ as my other character....dont judge it its amazing
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arelendil View Post
    I only play Captain (with a 58 LM craft alt), but disagree witht the specialist knowledge thing. Although I know the captain class very well, I think I'd be a better overall player if I had played all the classes in LOTRO.

    Levelling the LM made me much more aware of debuffs / corruptions and so on. I didn't learn the significance of interrupting for far too long as it is not really a cappy job and the monitor I was using didn't clearly display the difference between orange and red circles. Now I know (and can see the circles on my new monitor!) it's another little thing I can help with on cappy. There are dozens of other examples for the captain in particular - as we can do a bit of everything, playing a specialist class would be really helpful for us in giving experience in assessing every situation to see what sort of role we'd be most effective in.

    Also you get a better view of fights from a caster or healer than a melee class which helps to formulate strategy for tough trash pulls in raids (for example).
    Well I mean, I still learn things about other classes, and I'm glad I do so. While its all second hand, and I do get kinmates to explain things to me about their class in detail. I just particularly enjoy knowing everything I can about a certain area, in this case Captains and how we interact and the game mechanics of gearing up a Captain. And actively working get more knowledge, 'cause I sure don't know everything yet.

    Something good I learned: when U6 dropped, we ran RoF. I was shown in the last boss fight that while Clobber has a short cooldown, it aint short enough that One champ can break both successive inductions the spider boss tries to occasionally pull. So I gotta step in there.
    Everything I learned about minstrel buffs, good knowledge, thank you Big Menace and my kinmate Slardi.
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Quote Originally Posted by Omen_Kaizer View Post
    But mostly, I like to focus my knowledge and efforts on one thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arelendil View Post
    I only play Captain (with a 58 LM craft alt), but disagree witht the specialist knowledge thing. Although I know the captain class very well, I think I'd be a better overall player if I had played all the classes in LOTRO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Omen_Kaizer View Post
    Well I mean, I still learn things about other classes, and I'm glad I do so. While its all second hand, and I do get kinmates to explain things to me about their class in detail. I just particularly enjoy...
    I have found BOTH approaches to be VERY worthwhile. The players who focus on maximizing their one main class tend to do better than those who spread their time around multiple. The players who have a broad range of classes tend to do better than those who only focus on one. Both those statements are true in different ways.

    Specialists are able to help the generalists maximize their potential in specific ways, combining certain skills that compliment each other, or a combination of skills and traits or gear, things that generalists tend to miss. Generalists tend to compliment other players in the group to a greater degree, combining their skills with the skills of another. I've observed that generalists seem to get average gear faster, having many crafting alts, while specialists tend to get premium gear faster, doing many runs on the one character.

    The ultimate is to have a raid made up of pairs of each class, one a specialist, one from a slew of alts--that seems to maximize strategy input.



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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Quote Originally Posted by RJFerret View Post
    I have found BOTH approaches to be VERY worthwhile. The players who focus on maximizing their one main class tend to do better than those who spread their time around multiple. The players who have a broad range of classes tend to do better than those who only focus on one. Both those statements are true in different ways.

    Specialists are able to help the generalists maximize their potential in specific ways, combining certain skills that compliment each other, or a combination of skills and traits or gear, things that generalists tend to miss. Generalists tend to compliment other players in the group to a greater degree, combining their skills with the skills of another. I've observed that generalists seem to get average gear faster, having many crafting alts, while specialists tend to get premium gear faster, doing many runs on the one character.

    The ultimate is to have a raid made up of pairs of each class, one a specialist, one from a slew of alts--that seems to maximize strategy input.



    "Sometimes survival comes down to not being hit. Actually, most times." -the chicken skill, Bob and Weave
    This is a chicken and egg thing... People learn things in different ways and have different play styles. The issue of playing other classes is of particular significance for cappies though as we can do everything. If I had played specialist dps / tank / healer classes to level 50 or so I think I would have learned to play the captain well more quickly, but then I would have had to spread my play time much more widely and would probably still be levelling the captain....

    I agree friendly other players / kinmates who are willing to spend time with you and know the class are very good way to learn.
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  7. #32

    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Every class, except a Champion. Had one and deleted him for a burglar. I like aspects of just about every class in the game.

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Awesome, thanks for the replies guys! Keep em coming

    I've added a RESULTS thing on the original post (Post 1) incase you want to check it out.

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Burglar as my main. I love my captain as my alt though. There's just something about being so Phenomenal...
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJaZn View Post
    Burglar as my main. I love my captain as my alt though. There's just something about being so Phenomenal...

    HAHAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY HAHAHA

    You're anything but phenomenal bro

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uron View Post
    HAHAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY HAHAHA

    You're anything but phenomenal bro
    I had a strong feeling that post was going to stir up a response from you especially from what I've done in the past.

    Anyways carry on...
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Burg, mini, rk, champ.

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    My level 75's, in order of most played to least played:

    mini, guardian, LM, RK, champ
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Lvl 75's: mini, guard, burglar and hunter
    Leveling a Lore-master and rune keeper
    Found that the healing/support classes are my favorite
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Thanks for the replies so far guys This is great feedback.

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    The other class I play is a Jedi Sage.... wait, wrong game...

    Warg Stalker.
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  17. #42

    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    I love tough, versatile, hybrid, support classes.

    Before I began to play my captain, my main was my lore-master, which I have been playing since before the changes to LOTRO that made leveling faster and the difficulty curve of the LM easier. As a result, my captain has felt like easy mode. I haven't had a problem managing or using my herald, leveling hasn't felt slow to me, and all of the other captain complaints I've read aren't ones I share.

    I consider my captain (level 57) and my LM (level 65) to be my mains, but I do have a character of every single class. My highest level alts beyond my cap and LM are my guardian and champion, both of which are in their mid-30s. I also have an idiot warg and a weaver.
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Warden as my second Char
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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    75 LM, 65 Burg, bunch of low level toons as well.

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Champion and Guardian
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  21. #46

    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Captain Lvl71
    Burg Lvl 56
    Warden Lvl 33
    RK Lvl 32
    Hunter Lvl 26
    LM Lvl 14

    The Captain and the Burg are by far my favorites. I just need more time to play!

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    Re: What other classes do Captains play?

    Didn't read the whole thread, but I'll add my stats. Cappy is my last toon to 75, but have been playing it a lot lately. I guess my Captain is Tertiary main at the moment.

    Also at 75

    Burglar - Main
    Minstrel - Probably secondary main
    Guardian
    Lore Master
    Hunter

    Have a Champie at 50-something and RK at 30-something too.
    Parahelion - Burg, Krustii - Champ, Shurmann-Cappy, Tommac-Min, Lazarrus-LM, Thromdir-Hnt, Theodolan-Grd, Kozzmeaux - Bear - Dancing in the Dark kinship.
    Wrecks - Warg - The Black Blade

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    Hmm so Burglar seems a more popular choice :P

  24. #49
    since you necroed it yourself
    i have 2 lvl 85 captains and a lvl 26 chump on my main server
    also have a poor lvl 56 lm on my old server
    and i obviously play a warleader in ettens
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    Reaver.

    It's like steping out of a big mac truck with broken side mirrors and entering a Porsche.
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