I agree with you, heck 4e is made that you can run a satisfying game with just one person of any role let alone a party of 3-6. Yes having a BRD or CLR is nice but uh...me and a two of my buddies all ran Barbs in a lv 15-17 adventure and totally owned ass. And on the flip side of that coin for ****s and giggles once six of us got together and had a pvp 3v3 death match once my team was made up of two Sorc and a War vs. 3 CLR...we lost so hard they all BoH'ed(Beacon of hope) right off the bat and were spam nuke-healing each other all day it was crazy. Granted it was a lv1 fight. And when it comes to skills with the PHB2 adding background traits or w/e they're called you don't need a perticular class for skills really either. I really think the HS (Healing Surge) has made the game very flexible as far as players playing what they realy want to play. That being said, for a sure PC wipe throw nothing but HS sucking monsters at the players heh. Anyway good post man.
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