A developer should make every effort to never tell the player base how they HAVE TO play. It's a sure way to lose my interest.
Make it rewarding enough that I WANT to do it.
If the developer shouldn't tell me how to play, you can guess what I think about players trying to.
I min/max (to the degree that I feel is reasonable). I think that is about optimal play which is different. If my spells/abilities only lit up in the order I was "suppose to" use them, I wouldn't want to play.
"he doens't need healing, he doesn't need healing, he doesn't nee-WHAOSHIT!wtf was that man!". Please stop leaning on TDR. -Teng