What is Guild Wars 2?
First of all it is a game where we spend a lot of time in and on being Guild-Leaders of Ordo Ab[Chao].
Therefor I want to warn you for long posts regarding Guild Wars 2. I will split them up a bit though.
It is an MMORPG that has been released slighty over 5 years ago now. Which is still very popular and often played by “friend groups”. There are 3 typical game-modes. PVE ( Player vs Enviroment ), PVP ( Player vs Player ) and WvW ( World vs World ).
The basics of the game are pretty straight forward like in most MMORPG's. You choose a race, gender and profession. After that you can fiddle around with the basics on how you would look like in the amazing world that is called
These alchemagical inventors may be short in stature, but they're intellectual giants. Among the asura, it's not the strong who survive, but the clever. Other races believe they should rule by virtue of their power and strength, but they're deluding themselves. In due time, all will serve the asura.
The charr race was forged in the merciless crucible of war. It is all they know. War defines them, and their quest for dominion drives them ever onward. The weak and the foolish have no place among the charr. Victory is all that matters, and it must be achieved by any means and at any cost.
Humans have lost their homeland, their security, and their former glory. Even their gods have withdrawn. And yet, the human spirit remains unshaken. These brave defenders of Kryta continue to fight with every ounce of their strength.
The race of towering hunters experienced a great defeat when the Ice Dragon drove them from their glacial homeland. Nevertheless, they won't let one lost battle - however punishing - dampen their enthusiasm for life and the hunt. They know that only the ultimate victor achieves legendary rewards.
Sylvari are not born. They awaken beneath the Pale Tree with knowledge gleaned in their pre-life Dream. These noble beings travel, seeking adventure and pursuing quests. They struggle to balance curiosity with duty, eagerness with chivalry, and warfare with honor. Magic and mystery entwine to shape the future of this race that has so recently appeared.
Well ermm......female or male. Not much to say here......
Currently there are 9 professions to choose from. Divided in 3 groups.
Heavy armored frontliners with both damage and sustainability.
Master of protection due to special virtue traitlines. Giving boons to allies, healing and a lot of damage output as well.
Released in the first real expansion of the game. Channeling Legendary stances to buff up allies, damage enemies and to withstand a lot of damage too.
Pure power class, loads of damage with the benefits of heavy armor a very very welcome and often seen profession in all game-modes.
Medium armored mid-liners. Mixing ranged and melee weapons with usually a lot of evassive skills.
Masster of mechanical mayhem. Turrets, toolkits, flamethrowers etc!! Quick on their feet and very powerful when played correctly.
Leaning backwards against a tree, using the natural surroundings to the fullest to withstand and deal damage. Accompanied with a huge range of different pets.
Stealthy damage monsters! Stealing skills from others, stealthing away and using crazy bursts to kill enemies.
Light armored caster classes, with a huge variety in options on how to be played.
Attuning the four elements, which gives them an incredible amount of different skills and options to go into battle and to survive those battles too.
Illusions, clones, phantasms are the hiding place for a real mesmer. Hiding in the middle of the crazy numbers of clones. Confusing enemies to madness. Killing them off with shattering the clones!
Life force! Extra healthpool! Minions! Using wells, corruptions, shroud skills to spread insane condition damage which 'fears' a lot of people.
Done preparing! Ready for battle!
Now it starts with leveling your character up to the max level which is 80. You can level up through doing the storyline which is very beautiful if you pay attention to the cut-scenes and such. And you can also go through the huge amount of world-maps. They are filled with quests, Vista's ( places that show you a part of the map with a small story ), hero-points and point of interests.
Throughout the way of leveling, gaining experience and learning the characters way to play you will get a lot of loot. Armor, weapons, random bags with goodies etc.
Which will eventually help you gearing up your character for the real challenges that awaits you when you reach level 80.
This is it for today!! More tomorrow or the day after. Depending on the WvW raid I will command.