You know, like the Marine Corps. fireteam-motto "Ready-Team-Fire-Assist?"
I look at the basic party formation of Tank/DPSer/Nuker/Healer, and I think of a military fireteam. Both use fire and maneuver tactics, in that two take point while the other two provides either cover-fire or healing. The physical-classes (Warrior, Paladin, Rogue, and Hunter) are to the Team-Leader and Rifleman, respectively, in that they're the close-quarters experts. Meanwhile, the magical-classes (Mage, Warlock, Priest, and Shaman) are to the Grenadier and Auto-Rifleman, in that they provide either cover-fire or vital-supplies.
- Ummm... its an MMO and not the military? Seems obvious to me. Also, are we talking U.S. military terms or global military terms? -- (talk · contr) 22 Mar 2011 9:29 AM Pacific