Because 1-2 level dips are disgusting.
Originally Posted by Secutor
Are they? How are you supposed
to get into, say, Eldritch Knight, then? Dipping a martial class then losing a casting level is already a pretty big drawback.
Personally, I think random dips with no real RP reasoning are just too obviously munchkinny. Sometimes, they're the only way to be able to play a certain kind of character, mechanically, though. Also, something like a Fighter 2/Ranger 2/Crusader 1/Warblade 2 or whatever could just be termed a "warrior". I don't see how that's really any different to a Fighter 7.
Not to mention, there's could be a very viable RP reason for crazy dipping. Personally, I feel as though in real life I have a wide range of rather useless almost-skills. Like, I can play snippets of things on the keyboard, and juggle. Maybe I just spent a lot of cross-class skills on Perform and suchlike, but I could easily have dipped Juggler for a level or two, getting to Mills Mess but not Juggle Four, gestalted with Physicist just long enough to leave before Quantum Mechanics. OK I'm talking rubbish now but the point is, real people aren't single-classed, so why should characters be?