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#451 GuanglaiKangyi


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

View Post98percentcute, on 02 May 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

The only thing I would change is the straight-forward line in the war. I find crippling, stunning, and Knocking enemies down at the right time, while paying attention to what your allies and enemies are doing, and keeping your health up (as opposed to other mmos where you rely on someone else to watch your bar)... not so straight forward.

That said, no class is simple imo.

Every class has something like that.  Warrior just has it easier because his control is really just knock down > burst damage.  And everyone has to keep their health up, that's a given.  Compared to managing illusions, toolkits, or initiative the warrior  has it pretty easy.  That's the way ANet has stated it's supposed to be so don't bother them about it.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:07 AM

I don't agree. If warrior is simple... you must be doing something wrong.
Who's bothering A-net? lol.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Very close-tie between thief and necromancer and it's the 2 classes I was interested in for my main hehe.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

Good guide. :)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:34 AM

Read the guide, good stuff. Already set on Warrior though!



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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

LOL I got some pretty interesting results here....
First of all, my favorite GW1 professions, in PvE: Necro (followed by sin then rit). in PvP: Ele (followed by mes)

Result from quiz1: 88% Engi, 75% Mes/Necro
Result from quiz2: 100% Thief, 83% Ele/Engi/Mes/Necro/Ranger (lol wut?)
Result from quiz3: Mesmer, then Ele>Thief>Necro>Engi>Ranger

So if I read these results right, out of 300 points I'm like:
250 Mes, 228 Necro, 221 Ele, 220 Thief, 206 Engi

Not too shabby. This actually corresponds relatively well to the first 5 I was planing to roll, too ^_^
Thanks for the quizzes.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

Because I'm clueless I did the 3 quizes again and converted them to 300 points too

278 mesmer 238 elementalist 205 thief 183 necromancer 157 ranger 153 gaurdian 133 engineer 101 warrior

I can find myself in these results I think,planning 3 characters,max 4 in the long run
Guess the mesmer is the most girly fashion like profession there is too

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Ty for the quizes ^_^  ... but 3x 100% on Mesmer, Elementalist and Necro ... yea I know, cant pick between these three anyway, so thx for nothing :qq:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:14 AM


i played a lot of games in my life up to now, but never had such a hard time to decide which (in this case) profession to choose...

the quiz excluded at least one profession, maybe thats a step into the right direction :)

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

hey.. is there a poll or something like that that shows what classes the community is playing most and least ?? i thought i would play the elementarist, but now that i tried several classes out somehow the ele is really bad :( doesn't suite me.. i don'T like to change the attunements because it makes the class much harder to play..

therefore my whole plan for release changed and now i don'T know what to play.. would be very cool if such a poll existed because there were enough people that actually played one class higher right ?! i'm not sure what will be most fun because a class can change extremely and a fantastic class in the beginning can get the biggest shit ever and the opposite..

now in this bwe i liked the thief most, followed by the ranger and necro..

if such a poll exists, please can someone give me the link ? i wasn't able to find something :(

/e: ok i made the one first quiz.. the second one gave me only shit and was not versatile enough.. the first one with 65 questions or something like that was really good:
Necro 88%
Ranger 75%
Mesmer 63%
Ele 50%
Guardian 38%
Engi 38%
Thief 38%
Warrior 13%

these are my results.. well i like that the necro and ranger are on top.. i never played the mesmer so maybe i should try him out too.. it just seems strange that the thief is the second last o_O

the quiz definitely isn't right (at least for me ^^) because i played a thief now up to lvl 5 and it is fantastic... it plays very smooth and does extremely much damage.

now i honesty don'T know anymore what to play as the first char in the final -.-

Edited by mOnzun, 21 July 2012 - 04:07 PM.

#461 Velsu


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Very nice guide,thank You. Its between Elementalist,thief and warrior.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

I know I'm a caster, I'm always a caster, and the guides just reinforced that knowledge (always ele in the lead with a tie for second between mesmer and necro) so kudos to the guide.  And coincidentally, I'll be maining an Ele and a Mesmer. (saying my mes or ele is an alt isn't the right word).

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

Haha very nice written, thanks for this!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

You mean to tell me...

Im a pink magic shooter?

Well mostly my quiz returns mesmer followed by necro and ele...

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

this wasn't helpful at all...unfortunately.

Do you like being a Warrior! Then, yes! Pick a Warrior!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

Still stucked between thief and elementalist >_< I think i will just go Thief as my second character thought will use him for pvp and elementalist as main and pve, though still just not sure...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

Is there a Quiz-like site to see which class does fit your personality? 'Cause I'm just interested in all of 'em. >.<

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostStuccio, on 13 August 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

Is there a Quiz-like site to see which class does fit your personality? 'Cause I'm just interested in all of 'em. >.<

Say what?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:16 AM

still having a hard time chosing between guardian or thief.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:26 AM

nice guide , had fun reading it!  i got elementalist on 2 of the 3 quizes and i got it as second on the third =P i always play as the mage so. if i was 100% sure i was going for ele now i am 110% =P ;) great quizes!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

You should add that you can make a level 1 character go to the mist (the PvP preperation area) and try everything out on level 80. Their are PvE enemys to test your skills on. So you can try out every profession til you find something that suits you.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:17 AM

Interesting polls!

I've never played GW so GW2 will be a first.

So the polls told me I'd be a theif, ranger, or engineer.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:33 AM

While it's true you can make a character and head to the mists to try out all tha talents and weapon sets, etc, I find it's only really useful to try out the style of your weapon skills.  The "PvE" enemies are designed specifically to absolutely demolish you: you can't really try different skill strategies and approach things differently when you get 1-2 shotted with 14-24k health, after all.

Unfortunately for me, those quizzes didn't really help me at all.  I tried doing them and I ended up getting Theif, Engineer, Mesmer.  Engineers and Mesmers I'm not a fan of, and thieves I'm iffy on because of their initiative system.

I think I spoiled myself by trying a dual dagger elementalist, since they do so much damage, but their squishyness is debilitating for me, which is making me second guess my class choice constantly.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

View PostInsertGWNameHere, on 18 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

still having a hard time chosing between guardian or thief.
Same so I play both lol!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

Nice guide, really nice for new players :D.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

Bump for your players - very helpful!

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

Good guide! Very accurate. Also, the quiz at the end told me my favorite 3 professions anyways. I main a thief, and I like the Mesmer and the Ranger.

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:54 AM

Spoilers doesnt work.

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