Yes to off tank role, but that doesn't really make much difference in being selected for a group. Of course, you can always start your own group and do the selecting yourself.
Originally Posted by Arzier
When you see "looking for more" messages in global chat, most of the time you'll see requests for generic DPS rather than a specific class. Champ or Hunter will do. (Or DPS traited Rune-Keeper, for that matter.)
Hunter has some convenience advantages when solo levelling. They get a 15% speed boost out of combat around level 10-12, and they acquire porting skills at certain levels. Makes it easy to pop back to many of the towns, major quest hubs, etc. to turn in quests, sell of trash loot and so forth. Convenient because you save a lot of time running around and taking slow stable rides.
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