Just want to get my first char started.
In wow I prefered Warlock(7 year main) and to some extent hunter (if they use pets in GW2).
What class, race, profession should I pick.
Not any in depth analysis needed just a quick decision.
My deciscion will be a... Ranger. Want me to choose race for you as well?
Otherwise, have fun!
ranger or necro. but honestly try mesmer too
Race determines what kind of story you'll be experiencing. It doesn't really matter. You can be immersed and choose a race that you think fits the idealism of Ranger and Necro, but that is entirely subjective. I picked an Asura Necromancer, because I love Asuras and I wanted to play Necromancers, and yes, they are a fun class.
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mesmer is really fun class, and underplayed i think.
or an Asura necromancer, they look really cool.
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indeed, mesmer was the last class i tried, and its now my main. its a really good and fun class, but not many people seem to play it
Crafting professions don't matter much because you can have all of them maxed on any one character, but you can only have two of them active (professions you can utilize for crafting) at a time. Cooking and jewelery making and both easy to level up however. Necros use light armor so tailoring could yield armor made for that character, ranger use medium so leather working works the same. There are no crafting profession bonuses like in WoW (enchanters can only enchant their rings, BS extra gem sockets, etc).
Races matter little as well. You get one or two different elite skills based on your race, but none hold an advantage. The idea is to let you create a character that you find aesthetically pleasing to the player, without the hindrance of racial bonuses and such.
Uhm, i guess you will enjoy a necro. MM spiritspammer pewpew
PvE or PvP?
For warlock, In PvP, closest equivalent is a mesmer. In PvE, a necromancer.
For hunter, ranger is a fairly obvious choice, though if you prefer petless play warrior will also work to a lesser degree.
Some could say both, Necro seems quite uber on spvp. I don't play so much pvp ( but i loved it on beta, so i will give it a shot, i promise).
My suggestion was PVE Necro MM spiritspammer pewpew. Uber fun, you will never die ( i don't) , just stay back a bit and let minions and zergs (if a group thinghy) around you to take the hit and die . Still you're doing great, you're not a passive DE farmer. I love when my 2 tiny weak minions die, they explode now with full trait tree
I think Mesmers really bring something to a PvE event, or dungeon, due to conditions/boons + condition/boon removal and they are great in PvP, if well played, but leveling to 80 is more of a drag and defnitely doesn't feel as OP as, for example, a Warrior or Thief.
For comparison, my Mesmer (30) puts down mobs of lvl 30-32, just as fast as my full Toughness/Vit traited and geared Warrior (33 vs 33-35)) with a 1h sword and board.
Last edited by Vespian; 2012-09-15 at 06:42 PM.