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Something I've been wondering about personally since 2e came out is how many of us have taken advantage of the fact that many classes are now unshackled from alignment almost altogether, and how many continue adhering to alignments traditional to the class out of habit.
Druids no longer require a Neutral component to their alignment. Monks no longer have to be Lawful. Barbarians CAN be Lawful now. Even the Paladin has gained more flexibility by expanding into the Champion class with Paladin as just its Lawful Good variation. The only exception is Clerics, who arguably got MORE alignment restrictions now that deities have specific alignments they allow for their faithful (sorry, CG followers of Gorum)!
But just because the options are there doesn't necessarily mean people are using them, and old habits can die hard. Playing a Chaotic Good or Lawful Evil druid seems almost a little alien when the class has been defined even before Pathfinder existed as a protector of natural balance unconcerned with civilized morality. How does a Chaotic monk find enlightenment?
So I thought I'd ask: how have you interacted with these new options? Have you played any Lawful barbarians with their rage tempered and focused through discipline? Lawful Good druids enforcing harmonious order for all life to flourish? Or have you felt more comfortable roleplaying the classes with the alignments they've been traditionally associated with, even as they're no longer enforced? One way is not better than another, to be clear! Both are valid ways to roleplay. I'm just curious and thought it'd be interesting to discuss!