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#61 Raire


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

Another Warrior here. I actually only rolled one in BWE2 intending to rule them out, but a rifle-wielding warrior turned out to be what I'd always wanted from a ranger. I'll still roll a ranger, along with the other adventurer classes, but warrior will be my main and I'm actually a little shocked by that, TBH.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:43 PM


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

Whenever i do start to play, it'll probably be either a Ranger, Warrior, or Guardian, which surprises me.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostmOnzun, on 24 July 2012 - 07:44 PM, said:

did you play the ranger much in spvp or/and WvW ?? how strong and effective is the ranger in WvW with the longbow ? and how are his pets.. worthless or are they worth something ?

because thats the one thing i'm not sure about the ranger.. i like him in pve, but i'm not sure if he is strong and effective enough in WvW and spvp.. i don't want to play him to lvl 80 and then see that he is worthless in lets say WvW (sPvP doesn't matter that much because we get everything there, which is really cool) :)

Pets were slightly ehhh... They werent really a huge part of things. They still die way too fast in PVP. So i just kept them on "out of combat" and only used pets with a passive biff i could spam over and over. If you manage them well, you can keep them up. But they are still kind of like a novelty.

As for their weapons, they are fine. I used the logbow primarily on my ranger and it felt fine. The short bow was okay as well. But since i was mainly in WvW the AoE cripple of the longbow helped out much more than the shortbow. So it just came down to my play style.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

I will be creating one character for each profession at launch, but this will be the order in which I will play them:

1. Guardian,THERE, I SAID IT =D
2. Warrior + Ranger + Engineer + Necromancer, pick which one I like best as 1st alt.
3. Elementalist
4. Mesmer + Thief, meh

The list might change if one profession turns out to be very viable / wanted.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

This order:

2) Necromancer
5) Mesmer

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:09 PM

View PostLadyPvP, on 24 July 2012 - 08:28 PM, said:

I was set on a ranger, but after playing a warrior, I can't see any reason playing a ranger over a warrior. Warrior longbow/rifle is better dps and melee dps is insanely better, plus I don't have to lug around a dead pet all the time.

the problem is that the ranger has really good crowd skills.. like barrage.. barrage rocks.. the warrior doesn'T have such things right ? (didn't try the warrior that much so i don't have a real experience with him.. only a bit..

but the warrior should be mostly singletarget and no multitarget things right ? and i would like to have both.. i would like to be good with single and multitarget and the ranger is good at both xD

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

Human engineer as it will fit my roleplay story that I'm working on. Not the most original idea--going with a Wizard of Oz type storyline.  Patent lawyer from Seattle who has it all is transported to the Guild Wars universe.  Can't see some guy like that deciding to wield a sword or casting spells lol.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

The necromancer was my main character in BWE3, got him to mid 30's then the profession got really boring. Since they're supposedly the top two professions that need the most love right now (with thief being the second) according to Jon Peters, I'll probably make the necromancer my main character knowing it has some changes coming.

Thief will probably be my first alt followed by the guardian, elementalist, engineer, and maybe warrior.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

thief, human
necromancer, human
ranger, charr
mesmer, norn
warrior, sylvari

all male. if given more slots, i would make the engineer and elementalist as well.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

View PostFarlen, on 24 July 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:

Pets were slightly ehhh... They werent really a huge part of things. They still die way too fast in PVP. So i just kept them on "out of combat" and only used pets with a passive biff i could spam over and over. If you manage them well, you can keep them up. But they are still kind of like a novelty.

damn that doesn'T sound good.. i unfortunately thought the same. i couldn't imagine that the pets were thaat good.. the best would be if the thief could use the longbow and would have at least the rapid fire and barrage skills on it.. this would be awesome.. singletarget with d/d and ranged with the longbow the the thief would be by far my favorite xD but well we all know that this would lead to an quite hughe imbalance :(


As for their weapons, they are fine. I used the logbow primarily on my ranger and it felt fine. The short bow was okay as well. But since i was mainly in WvW the AoE cripple of the longbow helped out much more than the shortbow. So it just came down to my play style.

that actually sounds good.. from my personal experience i also saw the longbow as the most important thing on the ranger xD it just ssemed to me that the ranger had somehow an disadvantage because of this poor pets. a ranger without pets but with something else to compensate the disadvantage in comparsion to e.g. the thief would be also awesome xD

do you thing that the ranger will be buffed for release ? doesn't seem very likely as anet thinks the ranger is balanced and fine right ? o_O

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:17 PM

well this topic has been here 10,000 times.




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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

I always was playing warriors in mmo's, I love style of warriors but here concept of warrior (and all professions) is different. U can be other profession for example ranger and be as good as warrior in melee combat ,

So i will play Ranger. I was playing him in last beta weekend and i enjoyed him so much. ( i can play him as warrior with pet! xD)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I will make:
necromancer (human)
elementalist (norn)
ranger (not sure, probably human)
maybe thief (sylvari or asura? I don't know!)
Can't decide on the last one (if we'll get 5 slots) - torn between guardian and mesmer... What should I do? Oh, and engineer is tempting too!
*choosing professions cause confusion*

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

I'm making a guardian.
Then perhaps a warrior or a necromancer.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

I have always planned to make 1 of each (and still am planning this), but my intention was to have ranger as my main. I've been reading all the ranger threads and been playing with skill builders and such. Also, I thought that of all the professions, engineer was probably going to be the last one I tried. But then I remembered reading (from a dev blog I think) that after trying all the classes, you might be suprised by which profs. you like the most. Well they were right. After this bwe, my main is now gonna be engi. Tossin grenades and pew pewin with my duel pistols was just too much fun! Ranger will still be my main alt though.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:02 PM

Most likely warrior, to familiarise myself with basic mechanics and get proficient with combat, both in melee and ranged, with as wide a choice of play styles and builds as possible. Warrior seems like a perfect choice, because it has depth, covers the basics but doesn't provide an overwhelming entry barrier.

Next, probably elementalist - because after the warrior it's my favourite archetype, and I always enjoyed playing mages. Deep, not overwhelming and with many options - exactly the same thing.

Now it gets tougher - while I got into the latest beta, my internet has been sadly dysfunctional from saturday till monday, effectively walling me off from trying any other profession besides my WvW warrior playthrough from friday night. I'd definitely want to roll guardian and mesmer, respectively, and main either of them in the future should I get bored with warrior or elementalist.

All the other professions hold no specific appeal or sentimental value to me, however certain builds over certain weapon sets, mechanics-wise might be close to satisfying - namely greatsword ranger, axe/warhorn necromancer or dagger/dagger thief. I imagine playing the remaining four professions in isolated sPvP matches, but I very much doubt I'll main any of them for my WvW venture.

Tough choices are tough. Stupid ISP didn't make it any better ... so much for coincidence. Flawless service for 5 years and now this, just exactly when GW2 beta started. What a joke.

Edited by Lord_Demosthene, 24 July 2012 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

View Postik7WiZaRD, on 24 July 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

well this topic has been here 10,000 times.


yeah you are absolutely right, but this time its something different because we are after the last beta event.. we are finished with beta and right before the final xD therefore i would like to have a real last poll on this so that people can vote a last time before the game goes live :)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

My top 3:

1. Necro
2. Guardian
3. Thief

#80 two_step


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

this is the first time this thread has ever been created, and it is original.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

I'll possibly roll one of every class. However, my main will be either a ranger or necro.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

Until very recently I was certain I was going to play a Necromancer as my main. However while playing the betas I've become fond of the Thief and Mesmer professions.

I don't think it'll be a Thief though, since I played a Human Thief in one of the betas and I like the idea of having a Human Thief (I'm going to main an Asura)

I think it'll still be a Necromancer I play since I really like crippling enemies with loads of conditions and then feasting on them. I also love the bleeding options. (I know other races can cause bleed but the Necromancer does it really nicely)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

Well I am torn between three classes.

The Theif, Guardian, and Necromancer. I am actually really surprised I liked the Guardian because I almost always pick a ranged caster in any mmo. I think League of Legends is what did it to me. I really like playing a support mage in that game and now I have a saviour complex, lol.

I think I want Sylvari though to be my first Race.

Well I think I am going to do ...
Theif ( Sylvari... or human if I pick a different class to be my main )
Necromancer (Asura... or Sylvari)
Guardian (Norn...Sylvari)

Just don't know what order yet.

Also my favorite Weapon set on Thief is S/P and then P/P. Use Skill two on Sword. Hit a few good times. Press again to shadow back and bring out the pistols to finish them off.

Then I will pick Elementalist (Human) after all of that.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

Necromancer is my choice, and the one I've played through all of the BWEs. I probably won't even make an alt for quite some time. I just really love the idea of my Sylvari necro.

(edited for typo)

Edited by Xanthe, 25 July 2012 - 02:29 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:45 AM

5 slots in order of preference (i will play all races for story mode variety):

1) norn female guardian
2) human female necro
3) asura male theif
4) charr male warrior
5) sylvari male ranger.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:02 AM

1) Elementalist (Versatility, yay!)
2) Thief
3) Mesmer

The rest I don't really care for, but may get around to playing eventually.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

After testing professions over a couple BWEs I've come to the conclusion I shall make...

Elementalist first - because that one will be my Sylvari and I want to make sure I get her name

After my sprout is made, then I'll make my Thief (Norn) and Mesmer (human). Since I have their names reserved on my GW1 account, I won't be in a rush.

After they are made, I'll relax, pick one, and play for a while. Over time I'll probably be dividing time between the three fairly evenly.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:35 AM

1. Warrior

2. Warrior

3. Warrior

I will definitely be a WARRIOR

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

My first profession of choice is definitely the Engineer.
I'm interested in either fillin' the control role or the support role, but prefer the former.
Depending on if I was gonna PvE or PvP, I'd make a Theif or a Ranger respectively.
Haven't thought further ahead than that but I'm sure those professions will last me forever anyways.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:38 AM

I will definitely play a thief to adeptness. I love the class despite my feelings of weakness from time to time.

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