I have pretty much decided on a warrior but Id like to know more about my role in PvP without having to read through 100 pages of warrior posts on 4 other forums just to maybe get the answer Im looking for. I never got to play any betas so I dont really have any in game experience. My character selection was mainly from watching dozens of PvP videos from the PoV from every class on various comps. When it comes to PvP either their BG style, Arena Style, or the WvW thing what is my role as a warrior? I know it probably depends on my spec and weapon choices but so far I have narrowed down my 2 weapon sets to be dual wield axe and long bow. That might change but from vidoes those seemed like the most fun to play. Also it gives me a ranged attack set if I can find some high ground or a spot where no one has spotted me so I can open up and then switch to dual wield if the shit hits the fan and I gotta jump into the fray.
Can I play the roamer in PvP and just move about the capture points assisting where Im needed and maybe attack something thats lightly defended and survive long enough for help to show up? I hated defending nodes in every single MMO that has had PvP because either no one ever attacks you or when they do and you call out HELP! no one comes. I would much rather move around the map and cause some havoc and help where help is needed. Just wondering of warrior is good for that? I know they also get some great support through shouts but for my learning process Id like to keep things simple at first and stick to making people dead.
Also I havent seen many of the large scale WvW or whatever they are called battles as most videos I have found were the arena style small team play. In a large scale DAoC type all out brawl what is my role as a warrior? Should I stay ranged and pick off low health people that will naturally flee from the main fight to avoid dieing or jump right into the middle of things? I know in 24 hours I will have this all figured out probably but would like to at least have some idea of what my purpose is going to be before I log in.