Back in the days of EverQuest, the wife and I used to duo when we couldn’t find groups. Â This isn’t strange, as I have found most couples do this. Â What probably is strange is that she played a rogue and I played a monk. Â With monk avoidance, the ability to bandage up to 70% (I think they could even do up to 100% later on), a weapon or item that summoned bandages, items that rooted or snared, and rogue evasion, I could tank experience giving mobs while the wife destroyed them from behind. Â We really enjoyed traveling the world and finding places and monsters we could fight in this fashion.
Recently, we’ve started playing EQ2X (EverQuest 2 Extended free-to-play) and as per usual she rolled up a rogue, a brigand to be precise. Â Now, I didn’t have the option to roll a monk (you have to pay for them), but I decided to roll up a templar. Â As we’ve been playing, I’ve been focusing on aggro generating skills and damage and mitigation. Â I’m a tanking cleric, so to speak. Â I pull, I debuff and nuke and she destroys them from behind.
We’ve played this way in most of the games that we’ve played. Â I play a somewhatÂ versatileÂ class that can semi-tank and survive while she plays a DPS heavy class that focuses on the killing. Â I really enjoy it and it makes for interesting game play as we level. Â Me trying to find new ways to hold aggro with a class that isn’t supposed to do that, and her trying not to steal aggro with a class practically designed to steal aggro from tanks. Â I think the only game we strayed from this was LotRO in which we played a Champion/Minstrel and a Captain/Lore-master.
Do you have a favorite duo in games?