I will ignore your petty and childish insults. No, i did not get hit by siege weapons. This was 1v1 in open field combat, there was not another person around. This Asuran warrior plinked me with arrows hitting me for 5-6k each time. I actually died mid-flight doing a leap of faith in an attempt to engage him.
It is people like you who keep classes from being properly balanced. You probably roll with a mindless zerg 24/7 in WvW or you do sPvP where other classes mask your flaws and then you assume the guardian is just fine. I dare you to try dueling with this class, that is what will show you the real balances. I know the game is not balanced around 1v1, but it is the best scenario to compare damage output and survivability.
Kid, I have been playing MMOs since you were in 1st grade. I was an old school UO vet starting in 1998, I have played everything from EQ to DAOC to WoW to WAR. The paladin archetype class is ALWAYS weak in any game which is class based. The devs never have any friggin clue what to do with this archetype, so it always ends up being mediocre in every aspect.
Go and duel, find a straggler 1v1 in WvW and hope he is competent. Or better yet make a friend in another realm and meet up with him 1v1 when he is in your WvW group. You may beat him once in a while and it will require blowing EVERY single ability you have. When you equate that to real combat, it means you are useless. When you need to blow every ability at your disposable to handle one person, it means you will struggle immensely in sPvP and WvW.
Look at the game itself. Guardian is the least played class at higher levels. Just walk around any capital cities, any zones, look around in WvW...you will not see many Guardians at all. You will see a BOATLOAD of warriors and thieves and a mish-mash of necros, eles and mesmers. Engineers seem to currently suffer from underpopulation as well, but I do not play one so I can not comment.
I know my way around these games. GW2 has very simplistic PvP compared to many games I've played in the past. You are the type of person who likes to be intentionally be contrarian in any given situation because it strokes your ego, I understand that, you're obviously between the ages of 18 and 25, so you're a young arrogant kiddo who doesn't know his butt from his nose. You can delude yourself all you want or you can take the advice of someone much wiser than you: Guardian is a broken class right now and is useless in most PvP situations.
It does not matter if we stack toughness or HP or go pure offense. It does not matter if we use 2H weapons or sword/torch or anything, we lack PvP offense, PvP defense and PvP utility. For the minor ability we have to mitigate damage slightly better than some classes, it means nothing, because we can be kited and toyed with so easily like a cat playing with a mouse. Use your leap or faith or blink, you will just get knocked back and kited again, use your binding blades to drag him back to you, the CC lasts about half a second and he will continue to kite you while laughing all the way to the bank.
This class is shelved for a long time for me. I will be rolling a Warrior or Elementalist and I will giggle every time I obliterate a poor sap who still thinks Guardian is a worthwhile class. Class is broken, you can delude yourself like the immature child that you are or you can wise up to reality and understand Guardian is the single weakest class in the game. The choice is yours.
How quaint, someone complaining about childish insults yet filling his post with them. Anyway, kid (see how ludicrous this sounds?), when I first read this post I was tempted to write a book, much like you did, pointing out each individual flaw (Guardians least played class at 80) and logical error (level 80 warrior in exotics shot me in my level 10 gear for 6k, must be a class imbalance) in your dissertation. I was even tempted to make a TL;DR version essentially pointing out that if everyone else here (including myself) does well in EVERY SINGLE aspect of PvP *except* 1200 range skirmishes in WvW, and yet you do not, you should be able to figure out the common denominator there yourself (hint: It's not the class).
Instead, I'll say this: I have been playing MMOs as long as you have, I am not between the ages of 18-25, and I won't belittle you for being frustrated with the class because perhaps the class truly isn't for you. All I'm saying is to get off your podium for a minute and take an actual look at what you're talking about. Being honestly frustrated is one thing, but arguing with people trying to assist you by telling them they're just wrong because it's not you it's the class (come on now, we've been hearing that for how long now?) isn't wising up to anything, it's being an immature child.
Edited by Sannhet, 18 September 2012 - 10:53 AM.