I've been meaning to ask this for a while, and I was wondering if there was a class in GW2 that really sounds like it's right up my alley, based on my WoW classes? I know the "trinity" is out, so there isn't like a dedicated tank or healer or anything like that. But the more important thing for me is being as self sufficient as possible, if that makes sense. I know it's a group game, but when friends aren't around, I'd like to not struggle? Or something like that...
I've tried to do some class "comparisons" myself -- (like Paladin to Guardian, or Warlock to Necromancer, etc.) -- but from all I've heard / read / seen from and through others, this isn't a simple copy and paste exchange. I've played sporadically, but didn't really get a good feel or idea of what I was doing 'cause, well, I don't know why. Maybe 'cause GW2 hit the day WoW's 5.0.4 patch hit, so I was multi distracted with playing.
That said, would like to hear others' opinions, if that's okay. Either recommendations on what I should play or what I should think about / consider before deciding. I'm planning to mess around with the game for myself on Saturday, so there's some time for me to get some feedback. That said, these are my preferred classes and specs in WoW. Would this help lean me towards one profession or another?
[ Paladin is my "absolute" main character / class to play. ]
* Paladin (Main Spec: Protection - Sub Spec: Retribution)
* Shaman (Main Spec: Elemental - Sub Spec: Restoration)
* Druid (Main Spec: Balance - Sub Spec: Restoration)
* Priest (Main Spec: Shadow - Sub Spec: Discipline)
* Monk (Main Spec: Brewmaster - Sub Spec: Windwalker)
* Mage (Main Spec: Frost - Sub Spec: Arcane)
* Warlock (Main Spec: Affliction - Sub Spec: Destruction)
[ I do not play / enjoy Warrior, Rogue, Hunter, or Death Knight. ]
If this gives anyone some insight towards what I should consider playing or otherwise, I'd greatly appreciate any input or feedback.
And I know some folks might say "just try all the classes and stick with what you like," but I'd rather hear from players who may have been in a similar position and hopefully gain some knowledge or gauge some ideas from their own experiences. It's been three months, so perhaps someone can offer me some major insight as to anything that should be known before attempting or beginning to invest heavily in GW2 or professions.
Sorry if this is confusing. Hopefully, I've made some sense in all this. Thanks in advance to any / all who reply constructively.