Hello MMO Champers
Am looking to get back into playing Guild Wars 2 for a variety of reasons, but namely cause I'm bored, so I figured that I should ask a few questions about it first since I got a few on my mind but first some info on when I last played and why I stopped.
Last time I played Guild Wars 2 it was with a friend around the time Heart of Thorns launched and I played Guardian, mostly with a greatsword I believe it was called, which to me felt like somewhat of a poor choice since all their elite skills to the best of my knowledge were all or at-least seemed to be defensively based and just felt really lackluster in what they did.
The main reason I stopped playing my Guardian and thus the game itself is because the friend I was playing it with just stopped because of the grindy nature of Heart of Thorns but I want to get back into it since I love the story of the game, the atmosphere and have read two out of the three interlude books Ghosts of Ascalon and Edge of Destiny (have Sea of Sorrows as well I just haven't read it yet) to do with the game which I presume will help me grasp more of the lore, locations and so on.
I have tried like I said Sylvari Guardian with my friend, a Human Engineer and a Sylvari Elementalist which I think was my first char ever and the one I think I progressed and explored on the most.
The thing stopping me from playing it by myself is probably the mindset of that to really enjoy Guild Wars 2 I need to play it with a friend or just play it with someone I know which at this point is well no-one since I know no-one that has the game.
So with that somewhat long-ish intro out the way the questions finally:
1) Like I said I played Guardian with my friend but I dabbled a bit on an Engineer, who I didn't get out of the Human starting area, so what is Engineer like in terms of gameplay, enjoyability with their various kits and so on ?
2) If not an Engineer then what class would you people suggest to have a bash at for someone that hasn't played in a while ?
3) Again on my Guardian I bought a few things from the Gem Store like a few outfits and the parts of the Living Story that I missed out on from my various stoppages of the game. Would I need to buy the Living Story and outfits again at all or are they an account-wide unlock ?
4) This one might sound like a rather stupid question but with the mindset I described before I'd imagine it would be best for me to find a guild to enjoy the game with if I start playing it again or should I try the solo way for a while to see if I enjoy it enough to find a guild ?
Hmm I thought I'd have more questions than that but I don't since I guess those are the four biggest ones that I can think of right now.
So if any of the Guild Wars 2 players here can answer the questions then said answers would be appreciated a lot