EQ2: Where have all the chanters gone?
Just playing with /who all classname right now, here are some counts.
Illusionist: 3 players
Coercer: 3 players
Templar: 34 players
Guardian: 36 players
Let's try that a tier lower
Enchanter 10 19: 43 players
Warrior 10 19: 100 players
Predator 10 19: 86 players
Bard 10 19: 27 players. Hmm..
Troubador yields 3, dirge yields 8. So it's iffy. Enchanters are at least one of the least popular classes in the game, though.. and afaik the singers are the only other ones with mez. I had one person tell me, when he was level 20, that grouping with me was the first time he'd ever worked with a 'chanter.
What's going on here? I just turned illusionist.. It certainly seems like the class rocks and is fun to play. People played EQ1 bards, so "they're too complicated" fails to explain it to my mind. Is the power not obvious enough? Is the wait for breeze too long? What am I missing? Is mez just not popular? Everyone seems ecstatic to have it, though, along with the other toys I bring to the table..
I'm afraid I missed the memo and I'm playing a gimp class.