I have been playing 4e for quite a long time (i believe it has been 3 years now, 2 of which as a GM and player), and I like to min/max my characters. Make them beasts. Do what my character is supposed to do, and do it better than anyone else. My GM knows this about me (has been my GM for quite a long time), so he tries to prevent it by focusing on me during combat. I can understand this and I encourage him to do so at later levels, but at low levels most classes are not a threat. I get to enjoy most encounters looking at the floor and praying my allies decide to stabilize the dying. It makes the game feel hopeless because I can’t help but think…what’s the point? I’m just going to get kicked until I stop moving during a fight anyways. One fight I went down and told the healer NOT to heal me because I honestly believed he would hit me again the instant I stood back up and I would go down again.
Thing is, I don’t know if he even focus’ on me on purpose. I think it maybe just a “kill the biggest threat”, and due to past encounters I top the list even though right now I am not the biggest threat. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting him to give me a bit of a break without making him mad? I am enjoying the story but I sit down to play this game, not get knocked out and play my DS until the fight ends.