It's 2 am and I can't sleep. So this is a rant.
Almost every fantasy rpg, including most MMOs has this retarded mechanic: you character must have a certain skill to hit an opponent, before the opponent gets a chance to dodge or parry the attack. WTF? Have you ever been in a fight? Unless you are smashed drunk, what are the chances that you will aim your fist at the other guys face and ... miss it? I don't mean the other guy getting out of the way or stopping you, or hitting you back, no. Just miss.
Yet every damn MMO has this. WoW is especially guilty. My epic hero has to resort to magic enhancements just to be able to NOT MISS A HUGE DRAGON RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM?! Furthermore, without magic items, my chance to miss him would be higher then a chance of him dodging or parrying my strike. I can understand missing a target with a shot or an arrow, but with a sword - it's just /facepalm.