|Beta Journal #7 has been posted at the Dungeons & Dragons Online site. The first of a two part journal, the latest post contains thoughts by a player regarding combat tactics used in the game, and how to survive the multitude of encounters they have experienced. Apparently written by a former Marine (!), it also has somet interesting thoughts on party tactics, an integral part of D&D Online.
Initially I, like most veteran MMORPG players, did not give much thought about melee tactics (position, range, targeting, prioritize targets, and especially party combat tactics). Yet nor was I one of those players who would simply charge into the mob of monsters and swing away recklessly. As a long-time pen and paper (PnP) player and former Marine, there were some basic combat tactics that I automatically fell into using.