RPG's - What kind of character do you play?

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#1 RaptureSongbird
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First thread here on Gamespot. I play a lot of popular RPG's on the 360 (Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas etc) I tend to always stray down the path of creating a ranged weapons expert when I first start up a new RPG. My most recent Skyrim character is a Redguard male that specialises in light armour, archery, alchemy, sneak and enchanting. I tend not to vary much from this character formula when I'm creating my first character on a new game and if I do it tends to be to the absolute other extreme end of the scale (heavy armour wearing Orc that specialises in two handed or such) I'm going to be starting a new character up soon on Oblivion and was wondering what other interesting race and skill combinations some of you use so that I can steal a few ideas that I haven't tried before to make this 100th odd run through a unique one. Leave suggestions below.
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#2 valium88
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I'm also the sneaky assassin/thief type. I can go with warrior from time to time, but mostly end up killing from behind or afar.

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The first time I play a RPG I tend to get the basic models, apparel, weapons, etc. until I understand the concept behind the game. After I play for a little bit I change the dynamic of my character to give me more of a stealthy, long range type but also able to defend myself at close range if need-be.

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#4 Inner-Hatred
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Definitely the greatsword-wielding, armor-heavy badass who's taking the fights in the frontlines. Maybe occasionally tossing in a little bit of magic, but mostly melee combat. If I do want to mix things up, I'll try a stealth-assassin character, or a pure mage.

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#5 turtlethetaffer
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In RPGs where I can choose how to develop the character I'll typically be a tank/ fighter type.

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#6 Dudersaper
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Sneaking/Thief
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#7 BarbaricAvatar
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Archer/Hunter type.

I like having the chance of making a clean getaway if the battle doesn't go my way. This also gives me options to attack foes far stronger than me if i can gain an environmental advantage. :D

(And usually a female character because i'd much rather stare at a woman's butt all evening)

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#8 drokmore
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For single player rpgs I love the warrior, get in the melee beat some stuff up approach. If it's multiplayer and grouping is necessary I love the magic user/healer type as I can usually control the success of play the most.
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#9 Skilled_Tactix
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Im always a good guy, but i guess you could call me the jack of all trades, i haven't really gravitated to one style of fighting, its just whatever suits the moment, and whatever song is on the radio :)

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#10 Malekoth
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I like to try all types of classes when I start a new game. I do tend to like the assassin sneaky types also. I just love sneaking behind someone and landing a devastating hit. I also do enjoy warrior types, either greatsword or dual-wielding.

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#11 dbshadowfox
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I played stealth wood elf (typical) single dagger. This has worked for me since morrowind, but it didn't help much fighting dragons that's for sure.
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#12 emvv
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I don't play RPGs that often so usually when i first start them i suck at it for a while.  So first playthrough i almost always play some sort of warrior/bruiser type just to get the lay of the land.  2nd playthroughi go for whatever class has the most interesting abilities; usally a mage but sometimes a thief

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#13 DragonHuntress7
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On my first playthrough of Oblivion I'm playing as a mage and slowly have broaded him to a jack of all trades he's a warrior as well as a sneaky assassin/theif.   

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#14 TaborhamLincoln
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I always have to go with a sneaky stealth kinda guy or some kind of mage. always light armor fo sho
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Im always the good guy, that is until someone pisses me off or I am forced to kill someone.

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#16 Zeonmystic
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Thief Archer Assassin in Oblivion. Pretty much the same formula unless game says otherwise sometimes
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#17 Shamsuk
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I usually gravitate toward the ranger/stealth type of class. Thinking about my last few RPG playthroughs, I was a ranger in Champions of Norrath, Mordecai in Borderlands, Zero in Borderlands 2, and essentially a "ranger" in Skyrim. And I currently have Boone and ED-E in New Vegas, where I make full use of their perks as a stealthy sniper sort of character.

It's fun to mix it up though. I can get so caught up in my predilections that I miss out on other gameplay styles. So I'll sometimes force myself to play as a tank, etc. I did that in my last Oblivion playthrough. It was nice for a change.