I am facing a dilemma. I refuse to play the Necromancer and Engineer during the beta weekends since those are going to be my main classes once the game goes live. I will be playing the Necro as my main when I play with my wife. I will be playing the Engineer when my wife and I play with our oldest son. However, if the game comes out in the next few months I will have quite a bit of time to play solo, and for that I need a third character.
I am thinking of reusing a name I first used in GW1 for my warrior, and then used as a captain in LOTRO. In GW he was my 2nd character, and LOTRO my main. He has always been a melee, heavy armor wearer. So it seems weird putting him in anything other then heavy armor. Yes I know that is odd and sort of geeky. I am writing a blog about MMOs after all. I want to use the BWEs to help find bugs, and also to find what class I am going to use for my 3rd character.
In the first BWE, I had very limited internet access. I did play the Guardian a little. I came to the Guardian thinking I wouldn’t like it based on my dislike of the LOTRO Guardian. I found the GW2 Guardian wasn’t bad to play. It does more damage then I expected and did some nice buffs and such. I just am not sure if I want to play a class like this. There is something that just doesn’t work for me, but I can’t put my finger on it.
I might try the warrior. The combination of ranged weapons in the Rifle and Bow with the melee weapons is very appealing. It does fit my characters history of being a warrior and captain. I just wonder if I am gravitation to this class to fit that history.
The Ranger also interests me. It seems like the ranger is pretty durable and if built correctly can go toe to toe in melee range. I like the idea of having a pet, but pets in MMOs usually seem to be pretty dumb with many pathing issues.
I also like the Mesmer and the illusions. However, I had bad memories of the “armor” that mesmers had in GW1. I don’t want to go around fighting monsters while dressed like I should be in a play.
I have no interest in the Elementalist or the Thief.
So I have 4 classes to choose from, and I have only a little time to try them out. From what I have read in blogs and from postings in my guilds forums it seems like every class is fun. Almost everybody seems like they play a class only for the BWE, but they find it is so good that they end up with more questions as to what they will play when the game goes live. That is a testament to the work that Anet has put into GW2. However, it has me confused and wondering what to play for the BWE.