Learn it in time? With their weight on my shoulders, you mean.
I must've had the same conversation with hundreds of engineers over the past 18 months since I began writing guides to the class. I've grown tired of it to the point where I don't update them anymore. I just watch Guanglai and Wolfineer do all the talking. I've grown tired of explaining even the basest elements of this game because the game itself fails to teach them. Because players run around with a condi rifle build all the way to 80 because, why not? The game never forced them into doing anything that shows them that it's a shitty ♥♥♥♥ing setup. They just pick flowers and stare at cliffs to 80.
Tell me: are you an officer of a guild? Do you manage events?
Because from my experience if I tell 150 people to read up a guide on how to do Tequatl that I and other people helped put together, maybe 50 will look at it. Only 25 will probably make it to the end of the page. People play games to play them. Most don't care enough to look at outside literature. You think the majority of people read that kind of stuff, or take the work of others seriously enough? Wurm is a very basic fight at the end of the day, but so many people refuse to actually read up on how to do the fight that you're always set back at square one because someone who didn't bother to read up on the fight chose to afk at a merchant and drew the head away from the wall.
You know how WvW commanders are mocked for yelling and repeating themselves all the time? But if they only said it once people wouldn't do it right. Players individually have poor reading and listening habits, and as a crowd they have the intellectual capacity of a group of fifth graders.
The status quo just is not acceptable, and is driving some of my best players into fatigue constantly teaching people how to just use a fire field. Some of the best players I've had the opportunity to play with have quit the game, not because they were frustrated by a lack of permanent content, but because the average player just is so clueless about how to play the game properly.
But the thing is, it's not their fault. The game just failed to institute a system that teaches them.
This is that system being put into place.
Spoken like a true, ignorant "hardcore WvWer."