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#1 grom358

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

I still can't decide on what profession to play. Points to consider
  • Playing from australia so lag is a factor. Range is probably gonna be easier latency wise
  • My brother who is main person I'm in party with is a Warrior
  • I like being versatile
  • My favourite classes in WoW was mage and warrior.

So far I tried Necromancer to level 8. I found the minions weak. They would be left on smallest of health and I had no way to kill them off so I could get the cooldown ticking while I went to next area.

Ranger to level 4. I like the ranger but occasionally I would have my pet take off on me (I need to manage the pet better). Could actually tank unlike the minions of the necro. Also could not work out how I was suppose to control what skill was bound to F2 for pet.

Elementalist to level 4. I really like the attunement system. Though I imagine late game due to traits you would pretty much just stick to 1 or 2 schools of spells to take advantage of the traits that picked.

So can anyone recommend profession to play based on my thoughts above? I don't really have the time to take them all upto level 30 to get a more indepth feel for them in order to pick a main.

#2 Jairyn

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

Based on your mage preference, I'd lean elementalist. They're extremely versatile. The ultimate answer is, of course "the one you like." regarding attunements,, I'd consider a Gw2 ele that restricts their elements utterly kinda gimp, sure you can favor one or two, but the whole point of the prof is the access to the four. The arcane line, in particular, offers some omi-elemental boosts to help you along and there are also traits in the other lines still useful to other elements.

It might also help you decide to take one of each to the Mists, so you can kick the wheels with all traits, stats, and skills available.

Edited by Jairyn, 29 August 2012 - 02:39 PM.


#3 Lord_Demosthene

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:45 PM

First few hours of every player should be spent in the PvP lobby, testing out all weapons skills of every profession, to get a feel for their playstyle, fooling with utilities is a bonus. AI bots are perfect for this practice, although with Engineer and Elementalist you might want to check them with golems first, since they have so many skills at their disposal.

And a little bit of warning: there is nothing worse than rolling a profession for PvE based on it's looks/aesthetics/theme, getting to level 20-30 and then 'out of curiosity' checking out other professions in the lobby ... you'll most likely realise that what you've picked as a main character isn't nearly as entertaining as the rest of the bunch.

#4 grom358

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:02 AM

Okay off to the mists then.

View PostJairyn, on 29 August 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

The ultimate answer is, of course "the one you like." regarding attunements, I'd consider a Gw2 ele that restricts their elements utterly kinda gimp, sure you can favor one or two, but the whole point of the prof is the access to the four. The arcane line, in particular, offers some omi-elemental boosts to help you along and there are also traits in the other lines still useful to other elements.

Yeah that is the answer, finding out which one I like is the hard part. I started with the Necromancer based on looks etc. But I found the minions weak and I was wanting to be this death dealing guy with minions.. MUWHAHA!. But I found the mobs would take my minions first and there was no way to heal them Out of Combat. So they could be on smallest of health so the next fight would basically mean no minions.

Yeah I get what you saying about you want to use all four lines still. I was not aware that traits in one line can still help another line. I was thinking if you maxed out Fire you would be sticking mostly to Fire attunement for example.

View PostLord_Demosthene, on 29 August 2012 - 02:45 PM, said:

First few hours of every player should be spent in the PvP lobby, testing out all weapons skills of every profession, to get a feel for their playstyle, fooling with utilities is a bonus. AI bots are perfect for this practice, although with Engineer and Elementalist you might want to check them with golems first, since they have so many skills at their disposal.

AI Bots???

#5 Leyana

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

These sorts of threads belong in the Vigil Academy. On that note, we already have a thread over here: http://www.guildwars...g-a-profession/ that you can use to ask about profession choosing instead of making a whole new one every time.

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