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#31 Mordachai1977


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

View PostLady Rhonwyn, on 14 January 2013 - 03:04 PM, said:

I have 3 sylvari, and only two armour classes.  I have a female thief and a male ranger.  Eventually, I think I'll end up with 30 characters, one for each armour class per race per gender...

I'm already planning two more slots. One for that charr with light armor and one empty slot just to play with character creation...for now

#32 LavaSquid


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

The only reason I will do it because I want to get them dress in different cultural armor.

And of course different weapon skins.

#33 beadnbutter32


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:58 AM

If it were not for alts I would have left this game ages ago.

I have done a level 80 warrior first, then a level 80 Mesmer followed by a level 80 Elementalist.

I have started a thief, and an engineer and got them to the 30s.  While I found I could manage the thief's different mechanic and playstyle, it just did not appeal to me, so I deleted it and started a Guardian.  The engineer was a disappointment.  I had expectations from some other sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online where engineers built these huge deadly bots they commanded, so I found GW2's grenades and turrets underwhelming. I may play him some more, but unless things improve past level 30, I may be deleting him next to make room for either a Necromancer or a Ranger.

I tried leveling all five slots for a while but found that too distracting and found I prefer to level one at a time so I can concentrate my leveling loot income resources on one toon, The only way I could outfit 5 at once would be to cash shop gems to get gold to get TP gear.

I am currently enjoying leveling up a Guardian.  

To get back to the topic, I can see that I may want to roll another Warrior at some point, just to build it and level it differently. Since it was my first GW toon, I made plenty of mistakes at first.  Now after leveling some other GW professions, I am aware of various aspects of skills, traits, gear, sigils, etc. that I can think of a bunch of things I would do differently while leveling, gearing up for leveling and then gearing up for endgame.  

I tolerated the Elementalist.  I liked the flexibility of so many atunements and nuking in general, but the squishy kite all the time combat I did not really enjoy. As an elementalist I was always mentally planning escape routes and schemes, so I doubt I will ever roll another.

I can also see that so far I really enjoy the Guardian and can see the possibility for several distinct build routes to follow.

GW2 does not really support convenient build switching in PVE and since I don't PVP, that means no build switching for me.

I also enjoyed the Mesmer  but I am not sure if I see that much flexibility in PVE build choices with that class. I think the class is too rigidly defined by it's dependence on pumping out illusions as fast as possible.

So I agree multiple alts of the same profession have an appeal and potential fun factor.  I don't think I will find it attractive enough until I have exhausted trying all the classes at least once, which at the rate I go will take some time.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

how many character slots are allowed in game?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

View PostI, on 12 January 2013 - 01:31 AM, said:

Nah, wouldn't do this. I would give it a second thought though if we had unlimited character slots. But seeing as we only have five free ones, it's too much of a waste when theres five races and eight professions to choose from.

Yeah, this pretty much sums up my thoughts on the issue... I would say that for me, the reason to have more than one character of the same profession would be to have a different race. And yeah I would probably spec them differently, if only for variety's sake.

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