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#1 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:10 AM

I have a level 52 ranger name Saskia Vyvern.  I wanted to look like Eir daughter because her armor is badass!  Problem was I didn't really want my ranger to be my main but during release, every starting area lag but the Norn area and I couldn't see myself playing as a male Norn ranger.  I already had a list of what class and race I was going to play for all 5 of my character slots.

I didn't know about the Azura gate until I was level 30 and because of that I was force to play as a Norn because of the access to the Norn starting area.  The problem I have and as many who did not participates in all the beta events is that medium armor is ugly.  It took me to level 50 to look semi-decent but I have lost interest many levels before.  I thought I had no problems with being a female ranger because I was a female ranger in GW1 and they had so many good looking armor (I love the one cover by only leave).  I didn't realize that whoever (Kristin Perry) made medium armor for GW2 thought it was a good idea to have mostly trench coat and perhaps some clothing that look as bad as WoW MoP pirates like theme.  

I have a level 24 warrior and a level 20 guardian and their armor is so much better than medium armor that I regret ever making my ranger.   The problem is sure I can delete my ranger but I level slower than most of you guys, what take other a week to get to level 80 would take me months.  At level 48, my ranger armor look worst than my level 3 mesmer might I add.

I thought the same people who made ranger and assassin armors in GW1 would be the one in charge of it in GW2 as well...unfortunately that is not the case.  

I would also like to add that playing as a ranger in GW2 is pretty boring.

So tell me, do any of you guys regret your main?

Edited by thehotsung, 25 September 2012 - 02:16 AM.


#2 Shadowrose

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

80 ele, bit UP but I don't regret it.

I like high skill cap stuff. Even if guardian was a blast to play I would still simply skip and ignore them, never creating one, just because they're so easy mode faceroll.

Edited by Shadowrose, 25 September 2012 - 02:13 AM.


#3 Azelle

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

I can't fix myself on a main, I play all my 4 characters almost equally, it will take me forever to get them to 80 lol. so no regrets yet.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:33 AM

I'm not disappointed so much with my main herself, but with mesmers in general. Coming off of GW1 what I loved about mesmers was that you had very high sustained damage that would whittle away at the opponents' health, punish the enemy for acting a certain way, and generally cause panic. In GW2, I feel as though I've become a glorified clone factory, which is not what I expected or had hoped for.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:37 AM

View Postlobotomies, on 25 September 2012 - 02:33 AM, said:

I'm not disappointed so much with my main herself, but with mesmers in general. Coming off of GW1 what I loved about mesmers was that you had very high sustained damage that would whittle away at the opponents' health, punish the enemy for acting a certain way, and generally cause panic. In GW2, I feel as though I've become a glorified clone factory, which is not what I expected or had hoped for.

This is how I feel about my ranger.  If I didn't play GW1, then I wouldn't have been so biases in which class to play.  The ranger in GW2 feel nothing like Guild Wars 1.  Even the 33% swifness is not the same.  I could run forever in GW1.  The only profession that feel similar is the warrior.  Necro, elementist, mesmer, and ranger feel nothing like GW1.

#6 Elker

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:37 AM

i like my thief, but i havent gotten to 80 yet so we'll see

#7 NuclearDonut

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:41 AM

Definitely regretting my main. Rolled an Ele and loved it, but Ele is so hideously underpowered that I had to park him and make a new main.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:42 AM

80th level Guardian here. Getting the handle on Dungeon runs now, still working on PVP and WvW tactics. It's definitely a learning process. No complaints here.

#9 Dark Saviour

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:47 AM

I kind of am...

Went back and forth between the idea of Thief, Ranger, and Warrior for a while, then ultimately crossed Thief off the list because the lower range just wasn't something I could justify.
So it became a matter of Ranger vs. Warrior. Since I tend to hate heavy, bulky armour and generally love (or at least like) medium sets, that pushed me towards Ranger. However, Warrior gets both Rifle and Longbow which are the 2 weapon types I liked the best, so that drew me back towards warrior. Finally though,I found out that the range of rangers' shortbows equalled the max-range a warrior could get with their rifle and longbow and that rangers could trait longbow up to 15ØØ.
That settled it for me and I ended up rolling a ranger.

Fast-forward and I now realize that there are almost no medium armour sets in this game I like, longbow on rangers doesn't work as nicely as I'd hoped (since Risen close the distance right away causing you to lose damage, and you have little means to consistently regain your range), and my pet has become more of a hindrance than a help in many cases.

So at this point, I think I might have been happier with warrior, though I guess that's debatable. I'd still be irked by the armour selection, the existence of a class with a higher potential range, and the lack of ability to keep at max-range though.

Ideally though, what I'd like would be a cloth-armour-wearing class that focuses almost purely on range.
Rifle Thief would be acceptable too...
But then again, if they did add either of those in at this point, I'd be extremely irked because I don't want to throw away all the progress I've already made on my main. :-(

So basically, I'm kind of regretting what I've chosen because I don't particularly enjoy it, but I can't really say for certain that I would prefer any of the alternatives the game actually provides.

Edited by Dark Saviour, 25 September 2012 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:54 AM

I wasn't really disappointed but I didn't like the look of my first (human, female) Guardian. I rushed through character editor in order to start playing. Since it was my first character I was really happy about the progress I made and never thought I would delete her, just because of the looks. But some point around level 32 I looked at her again and though that I will have to play this char for a long long time and that it is important that you like everything about the char you are seeing for hundreds of hours. So I just made a new Guardian and kept her untill I reached the same level. Some time when my new Guardian reached level 30+ I deleted the old one. I have to say I don't regert it one bit. :-)

Other than that I can say that my experience with my main as well as my other chars is great. The only problem I have is that I die too much on my ele. XD

#11 kekuso

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:54 AM

Played an ele to 50, then rolled a warrior, guardian, ranger, and engineer to try out different playstyles. I got them all to level 30ish, then switched back to ele.  From then on, playing elementalist seemed ten times more stressful, so much so that by the time I got her to 77 I was burnt out. So I switched back to warrior and am currently face-rolling content in Orr.

Aesthetically my Elementalist is awesome (armor and skills look great), but actually playing the class was not rewarding enough imho.

#12 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:54 AM

The problem for me was I am not an experimenter.  I never experiment every class in WoW because it was time-consuming.  I didn't even bother trying out every class in the game because I had the perfect name for each of my race and class and didn't want to delve away from its set path.

I have not level or even try the following class to level 10 at least.  I have not try the engineer, thief, mesmer, elementist, and necromancer.  I feel really lame.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:55 AM

Lv 64 Asura mesmer, never regret him being my main.

Btw, I hate ranger in WvW, they can always shoot me out of my range loooool

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:58 AM

As far as I can see you have 2 options:

1) Watch lord of the rings or something to inspire you to carry on.

2) Roll a new character, take your time to decide on what it is you want to play. I find this game is all about aesthetic, even down to the type of attacks you use, your animations and so on. Then boost yourself to 30 by levelling each crafting profession to about 200 and continue on from there.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:59 AM

Oh yes. The mesmer can't kill for crap, and I can forget about tagging mobs in crowded DE's for any loot. And no one wants a mesmer in a dungeon group, as everyone is basically looking for either a soldier class or engineer. Kinda wish I stuck with the engineer on head start.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:01 AM

View PostNostrecorax, on 25 September 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

As far as I can see you have 2 options:

1) Watch lord of the rings or something to inspire you to carry on.

2) Roll a new character, take your time to decide on what it is you want to play. I find this game is all about aesthetic, even down to the type of attacks you use, your animations and so on. Then boost yourself to 30 by levelling each crafting profession to about 200 and continue on from there.

Except that LOTR ranger armor is awesome and GW2 is not.  If they had the Kurzick ranger armor from GW1...if only.  I hate rolling a new character because beginner armor is ugly and I don't even know how to craft.  My highest crafting level is 22.  I have yet to even reach level 75.

#17 Valkaire

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:02 AM

First off, do you only start complaint threads?

On topic, I love my main. I took a lot of time in character creation during the BWE to get the look I wanted and was extremely happy playing through all the BWE with her looking that way so I took that as a sign that I got her appearance perfect for me :P Ele btw. I'm happy with the Ele, lots of fun to play and very versatile and while I do agree they're lacking in straight glass cannon damage I ended up traiting and building for high condition damage/support and have never looked back.

#18 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:03 AM

View PostValkaire, on 25 September 2012 - 03:02 AM, said:

First off, do you only start complaint threads?

On topic, I love my main. I took a lot of time in character creation during the BWE to get the look I wanted and was extremely happy playing through all the BWE with her looking that way so I took that as a sign that I got her appearance perfect for me :P Ele btw. I'm happy with the Ele, lots of fun to play and very versatile and while I do agree they're lacking in straight glass cannon damage I ended up traiting and building for high condition damage/support and have never looked back.

Well I like folks here and I like to gather other people opinion.  I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy.  I'm more addicted to this forum than the game itself.  That a compliment.

#19 Valkaire

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:05 AM

View Postthehotsung, on 25 September 2012 - 03:03 AM, said:

Well I like folks here and I like to gather other people opinion.  I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy.  I'm more addicted to this forum than the game itself.  That a compliment.

Valid, but I just don't see the point in staying on a forum dedicated to a game that you don't like =/ Seems like a waste of time to me but to each their own, carry on.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:07 AM

no, lvl 80 elem, full exotic like i want except for the skin ( i want CM light armor but doing the dungeon is just a waste of time so iam going ot wait till they make it more enjoyable) but some soulbound features to items and currency makes me feel is a waste to continue using it

#21 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:07 AM

View PostValkaire, on 25 September 2012 - 03:05 AM, said:

Valid, but I just don't see the point in staying on a forum dedicated to a game that you don't like =/ Seems like a waste of time to me but to each their own, carry on.

I like the game some of the time, it just wasn't what I expected.  I have a feeling I be playing it for a very long time and I don't regret my purchase.  I have faith that major improvement will happen just like in Guild Wars 1.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:13 AM

Slightly over 250 hours on my Human Guardian. Loving every second.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:14 AM

View PostShadowrose, on 25 September 2012 - 02:13 AM, said:

I like high skill cap stuff. Even if guardian was a blast to play I would still simply skip and ignore them, never creating one, just because they're so easy mode faceroll.

Funny, that's exactly why I've shelved my 80 Guardian after 200hrs and rolled an ele. Only thing I regret is spending the time getting 100% map completion.

Edited by Pirralla, 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM

Definitely regret my main. I didn't think being a mesmer would be the exact same skill combinations over and over again along with their sh!t damage.

I would've started out as a human guardian and then my alt would be a warrior.

#25 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM

View PostAlaroxr, on 25 September 2012 - 03:13 AM, said:

Slightly over 250 hours on my Human Guardian. Loving every second.

I would feel the same way if only my guardian was my main.  Guardian are so awesome and much less complex than my paladin in WoW.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM

View PostRed Intensity, on 25 September 2012 - 02:59 AM, said:

Oh yes. The mesmer can't kill for crap, and I can forget about tagging mobs in crowded DE's for any loot. And no one wants a mesmer in a dungeon group, as everyone is basically looking for either a soldier class or engineer. Kinda wish I stuck with the engineer on head start.

That's just not true, Mesmer can do all of those things REALLY well, especially dungeon, and I'm always wanted in every group, I don't stop getting compliments about my damage and support.

Enjoying my Power/CritDmg Mesmer a whole lot.

#27 thehotsung

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM

View PostI, on 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM, said:

Definitely regret my main. I didn't think being a mesmer would be the exact same skill combinations over and over again along with their sh!t damage.

I would've started out as a human guardian and then my alt would be a warrior.

True but Mesmer never die right?

#28 Pirralla

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:26 AM

View Postthehotsung, on 25 September 2012 - 03:15 AM, said:

much less complex than my paladin in WoW.

Why is that a good thing? It gets boring just using half a dozen abilities and completing everything with ease.

#29 hayley4394

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:30 AM

I am :/ i have a level 80 ranger asura, I actually love the way rangers feel though but i hate medium armor and i've tried out other classes but I can't get used to them. So idk i guess i'm stuck with my little guy.

#30 Domynic

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:31 AM

My main? No. My first character, yes. Engineer to level 32 before I deleted it.




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