Lethality, on 28 April 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:
That's exactly the problem... I don't appreciate each skill, because they essentially are given to me all at once with a mini grind. Doing it this way is entirely unnecessary.
So unless I am missunderstanding you now is you think every skill is useless simply because it is too easy to aquire?
Look neighter Guild wars nor Guild wars 2 is your every day MMO, they are both designed to apply to both casual players and to Pros. Ignoring what each skills does might be enough for some challenges but you'll fail in the harder ones.
What I am getting from you comments is you're complaining that the game doesnt force you to learn and use the skill to their fullest right from the start and in each and every challenge you face. You have to understand that what you're suggesting is a bad thing, being free to play the way you want is what makes gw special. If you're a player who's looking to just log in a game and have fun without having to worry about what works well with what and all that thinking you can for the most part. If like you, you're looking for depth, its there as well because while apporaching combat adhoc might get you there in some cases, doing it right, will not just get you there faster but allow you to face far greater challenges...
If a player is looking for depth but doesnt even take the time to see what each skill does and how it works, they only have themselves to blame. If the game were to force you to play "right" from the begning it would just make it very hard for biggers and casual players who might think the game is just too hard from them and give up!