I was always drawn to support roles in video games. It fits my personality best to support others and help them achieve their goals. In Diablo 2 I was the paladin providing useful auras or the barbarian shouting at people to give them more endurance. In WoW I was drawn towards priests and druids to fulfill the classic healer role. In Minecraft I built elaborate shelters for my friends and stockpiled materials for them to use. Does anyone even know Dofus? Anyway...I obviously played the Eniripsa (dedicated healer class) there. In LoL I always picked the support characters, invested all my gold in wards and tried to overcome toxicty through encouragement. Bottom line is: If there is a way to play a game in a support role, I'll do it.
But these days I find myself in a bit of a drought: I have the feeling that true support roles are slowly vanishing from games. Many MMORPGs are moving towards allowing players to be able to play alone without the help of others. I've fallen off MOBAs, because I don't dig the repetetiveness anymore. So...I'm running out out of games that satisfy my drive to support others. And to make things worse, this role often comes with the necessity to play multiplayer and I have a hard time committing to e.g. joining a guild, because I play at strange hours, sometimes jump between games a lot or completely miss out on gaming for weeks.
If I had to describe my perfect game, it would probably be some kind of singleplayer action RPG, where I'm part of an KI-controlled adventurer group that I have to keep alive as a dedicated healer. I'm not into war as a topic for gaming at all, but I might even be willing to try out a game, where I'm a medic on a battlefield. As far as I know, there are no games like this out there.
Support players of GWJ, what are you're favorite games to satisfy your altrustic tendencies?