Every so often I have a moment of clear realization that Guild Wars 2 is indeed coming this month. Like my approach to Christmas and other exciting events, I try to keep from thinking about it as much as possible so as to make the wait more bearable (it helps that there’s so much else to be playing right now, too).
But following today’s moment of “holy crap it’s only a few weeks away!”, I decided to get a little of this excitement out of my system by mapping out the characters I plan to roll. Might as well share, right?
Asura Engineer: I know, I know — this is hardly an original or unpopular combination. Asura are proving to be quite the popular race (far more so than the poster child of Charr), and the Engineer profession fits the race like a mechano-glove. Still, it’s what I want to play more than all else, so I’m going to not sweat what other people are doing. This character will be my main and probably the only character I’ll play until I hit the level cap. Steampunk and rifles, oh my.
Norn Mesmer: I went back and forth on rolling a Norn for my first character — they look to be the second least popular race according to my Massively poll — as I like their look and lifestyle. And the Mesmer kind of charmed me in the last beta weekend. The combination of the race and class seems to be off-beat, but it could definitely work for me.
Human Guardian: I typically shy away from straight-up melee and tank classes, but the guardian’s got some good press, and I should try to expand my boundaries somewhat. Plus, I like my Captain in LOTRO, and the look is definitely part of it.
Sylvari Necromancer: Listen, if I’m going to play one of the plant people, I’m going to go counter-culture. All death, all the time, baby!
Charr Ranger: Charr with guns are pretty cool, and I definitely want to squeeze a ranger into the lineup here (the other three classes I’ll leave for possible expansion races or whatnot).