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I don't often (if ever) find this to be much of an issue. At worst a bit of rivalry might arise, but that's fine; more often having someone else around who can do the same kind of stuff as you acts like a safety net - you have a backup.Well, except that I'd rather still create characters more or less together, and just reassure players that it won't matter if there are two clerics. Because IME a lot of players just aren't going to have fun if the player next to them is playing the same thing as them.
And it's true that no matter what you can never have enough front-liners.