And then at the opposite end of the spectrum from the football team game, the reason content has to be bland monster-mashing shit in MMOs is because you have all these different classes that are supposed to be working together and they need something they can all do together even though it doesn't really make any sense that they are working together.
Just one kind of content for all these different kinds of guys.
If there was a game that only had different kinds of thieves, then you could have content just for thieves and the priests wouldn't be stuck waiting out on the curb while everybody else went to rob a mansion or whatever.
And the really cool kinds of content for a group of Wizards and the really cool kinds of content for a group of Soldiers (and Archers are a subclass of soldiers, too, just like cavalry is) is totally different, man.
Well, sorta, I mean, there's actually types of content, different from really generic monster-mashing stuff, that would work well for something like a group composed entirely of priests and thieves, like robbing an evil temple or something.
And Wizards might have some fun on a Soldier's battlefield ('least until the archers wised up and put some arrows in their necks heh).
Wizards and priests and thieves and warriors and druids and whatever are all supposed to kinda hate each other.
Or at least be a little suspicious of each other, y'know?
'Cause they all have unshared interests, y'know?
Plus you never know what the hell a Wizard or a Priest or a Thief or a Druid is really up to ahaha.
Y'know, seriously, wouldn't a Priest prefer to work with other Priests, instead of a Thief?
And Wizards are kinda catty, man, I mean, I dunno if they'd even like working together with other Wizards heh.
You kinda need to make a special type of 'em in order to do that kewlie thing where they make a Wizard Ring and combine powers to cast a single spell, 'cause otherwise they'd all be raiding libraries for information and tombs for artifacts and stuff that would give 'em a leg up on all the other Wizards ahaha.
Not that its totally sucky to have a diverse group or anything, or that it's all that annoying when everybody has to wait for the Thief in the group to disable a trap in a Dungeon, 'cause that gives him a moment in the limelight, and that's kinda good, but you could have that same kinda stuff in a game where there was only different kinds of Thieves (like safecrackers and cat burglars and stuff) and all the content was designed specifically for Thieves, y'know?
I'm not saying I'm totally against the monster mashing football team, its a classic, y'know, I'm just saying there's other junk we could be doing, too, like Braveheart Fights for Soldiers and Black Plagues for Priests and Indiana Jones junk for Thieves.