Guildwars 2 is definitely a game that will be played for a long time for myself and the rest of us. I just love the game and it's massive content that has never been really introduced in other mmorpg's whether or not they are paid games or free.
I picked out a female human thief. Reason was because the moves are flashy, the human females are just too good looking and not to mention the armors all look great for the human thief whether its female or male (but prefer female).
I've tried out both warrior and guardian. And I'm having a huge dilemma for the past 24hours of what to main. (I've tried all the skills for all the classes from entering the pvp mist area)
I guess if it wasn't for the initiative, I would play as thief, but it's very difficult to control how many hits you can land until you have to disappear/avoid from battle (am I right? thieves are more like fish and bait kinda style where they constantly use the shadows/speed to attack as much as possible than retreat as quickly as possible whether or not the foe is dead).
Or maybe I'm just playing the character not right? Again I'm very new to guildwars and because theres only really 5 "main" skills which are the weapons, and the rest being utility. I can't seem to find a good "combo" or a way of killing things. I always get hit after I land my first attack, and constantly not timing my dodge properly (not sure how to to be honest cause the flashy moves/effects are in the way for me to see clearly)
Heck, I've been solo'ing everything up to this point and been focusing on the storyline only as of now, but people are recommending me to do other stuff on the map as the story ones are harder (Seems like it?)
Because I was doing one story quest where the enemies were only 1 level higher than me (I was level 7 and they were 8). I was getting destroyed for atleast close to an hour. I could barely kill one enemy without dying. And everytime I died, I would go back to the checkpoint. One question thats been bothering me a lot is, the skill #1 on your keypad, the default attack. Once I use a spell should I focus on that attack from time to time or just keep on spamming skills? Same goes for warriors and guardian? Because the main goal is to not get hit but if you just stand there and keep on hitting with default skills you'll eventually get beat to pulps. I'm not sure if there are potions in the game so I'm just curious. We have to depend on the healing skill which has a cooldown so I'm really confused on how all melee classes should really fight.
Maybe I should read the thieves forum area more?
I would like some advice from people and give your personal thoughts. I know thieves are difficult to play but I would really love to "master' or able to play them properly in order to enjoy the true aspect of a thief. Having all the mobility and sneak.
If you guys think I shouldn't play as a thief, feel free to state your opinions. I will take everyone's helpful advice and conclude on what to play as.
If it comes down to me having to drop thief, I was wondering which class would best suit a greatsword? Guardian to me would win over the flashy effect and eye candy moves compared to the warrior but I've read a lot that the warrior is well polished and some say it's a bit OP while other say it's on the top of the list of being balanced and well made by aNet.
Thank you so much for your time guys. I hope to really conclude on what to main. I will probably later on roll another character but it won't be for quite a long time.
Edited by Intercrew, 26 August 2012 - 02:37 AM.