There is a serious imbalance of supports in the game and I think it would be awesome to see the next several new classes be support. I really trust SmileGate to be able to make new support classes that have unique and fun mechanics that set them apart from what we have now.
Also can’t friggin’ wait for Artist to come to NA/EU servers.
There’s an imbalance of support players, adding more supports does not add more support players.
Anyone choosing a support as a DPS main would only exist as a parked alt that fuels the main and doesn’t contribute to the endgame support pile.
In WoW almost every class can be a support. The game still has far fewer supports than needed. In WoW many classes can be a tank, but the game has way fewer tanks than needed. This is the quintessential example of how “More supports do not equal more support players”.
Adding Artist doesn’t fix the support problem.
Adding more supports doesn’t fix the support problem.
To fix the support problem, you need to have more players who want to support a party.
Whats the reason you play this game? Mine is to have fun. Is bard/paladin fun to me? No but artist looks fun. So in the end adding artist will have a impact on the pile at end game. BUT it will not 100% fix it. Maybe like 5% lmaooo
there are quite good bonuses to do daily dungeons as the role which is lacking right now (dynamic system)
each tank class get a specific achievment for cleaning dungeons with each tank to have an exclusiv mount…
the rate is close to 1/4 tank and 1/4 healer 2/4 DPS
even with all those… we wait most of time for healer/tank even for easy content (like dungeons)… The wait is mostly low (… friend say “no so low” but i don’t remember more than 5 minutes personally, maybe i mistake…) but there is a clear lack of heal/support
LA has a bigger issue but it is impossible to solve it.
As kyros said, having many support won’t really solve the problem… will maybe lower it a little (the fact some people are in “half standby” for artist will help little more than a “new unknown support” also sure)