My thoughts have been turning to Guild Wars 2 more often than not these days. Just this past weekend I logged back into Guild Wars for the first time in months in order to figure out a way to that 21st Hall of Monument point that I so desire (after that I’m done, however). I think I’m going to buy my way into it by purchasing 10 final minipets — unfortunately, there are far fewer ones that I haven’t obtained yet than ones I have.
But! Back to Guild Wars 2. Whether or not debate rages over its promise-to-possibility ratio, I’m feeling quite confident in what I’ve seen and heard (and, y’know, played), and thus the question isn’t “whether” for me but “when.” As in, when will this puppy come out? And since I can’t impact that, I’m going to turn my attention to something I can do, which is to make my pre-game picks for race and class.
Race is the easier one of the two. ArenaNet can say “plant people” until it’s blue in the face, but you and I both know that the Sylvari are elves in everything but name — and you know how I feel about those mudblood freaks. I think the Charr are probably the most vastly different race in the game and will certainly appeal to a certain type of gamer, but that type is not me. And humans… boring. So that leaves me with the equally attractive Norn and Asura. Asura are just flat-out awesome — I love short races with attitudes — but Norn are not too shabby either. I’m worried they might be a little too popular, what with the northern Viking archetype coming from Skyrim and Game of Thrones, but I definitely want to make me a giantess of a sort.
Now classes? That’s where I’m stumped. I really want to play most of them, but narrowing down to just one for an initial main is going to be brutal. My top-tier choices are Ranger (for the pet), Mesmer (which just looks awesome) and Engineer (for, well, everything), although Thief and Necromancer both have their appeal as well. Asura Engineer would be cool and fitting for the race, but will everyone be doing this combo? I mean, you think Asura and “engineer” isn’t too far behind. Kind of like Norn and Rangers, maybe. But dang it, give me a shotgun and turrets and bombs and a short dude from which to wield them, and I’m a happy gamer.
So I’m still dithering about on the class choice. I might need to do some additional research on the matter, see if something can tip me over into one camp or the other.
What about you? If you’re looking forward to GW2, what’s going to be your first race/class combo?