When GW2 released I picked a warrior and got to level 80 without too much trouble. Since I wanted to get T3 cultural armor and being level 80 cost me more money than I gained from it, I decided to level an alt in order to raise money for my warrior armor. I chose an elementalist and compared to my warrior it was so hard to get through PvE content (playing solo that is) that I died about 5 times as much as I did with my warrior. Since I decided to roll this character primarily to raise money for my warrior and I had to pay lots of money on armor repairs etc. since I died so much, I decided to pick another character when my elementalist reached the mid 30's. This time I had chosen the guardian.
As expected, being a guardian was way easier than playing an elementalist. I am able to take on 5 or sometimes even more mobs at a time (due to AoE blinds, blocking attacks, a huge heal etc.), whereas I had to be very careful with my elementalist when I aggro'ed more than 2 mobs at a time. With my greatsword my guardian really chews through PvE content and I had an even easier time than I had with my warrior. My guardian is now level 70 and the only downside I can think of right now is the lack of a viable ranged weapon (staff skills do almost no damage and my scepter orbs move so slowly that I'm faster when I just use Judges' Intervention to teleport in with my greatsword.
Long story short: although I'm enjoying playing my guardian so so much (really like the mix of dps, support and mobility), I feel so overpowered that I think Anet will nerf the guardian, or at least the greatsword skills of the guardian, pretty soon.
Now, my question to you guys is: do you feel the same when playing guardian? And do you think Anet is likely to nerf him soon? Or do you think the guardian is well balanced as it is right now and Anet just needs to buff some other professions?
Reason I'm asking this is because currently I'm thinking of using the money I saved for my warrior T3 cultural on my guardian T3 cultural, but I don't feel like spending 100+ gold on a character that is likely to be nerfed soon and might not be as fun to play anymore.
Edited by Zhero, 15 September 2012 - 11:54 AM.