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Guild Wars 2 Forum » General Discussion » Guild Wars 2 - Mass info for the uninitiated

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  VengeSunsoar

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4/20/13 5:13:29 PM#181
Just loaded up the game for the free weekend.  I thought that there were no defined class roles?  To me that meant either skill based or multi-classing but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I am a ranger right now.  Is it just that I get abilities that let me do other things or is there multi-classing?

Quit worrying about other players in a game and just play.

  BeansnBread

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4/20/13 5:15:55 PM#182
Originally posted by VengeSunsoar
Just loaded up the game for the free weekend.  I thought that there were no defined class roles?  To me that meant either skill based or multi-classing but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I am a ranger right now.  Is it just that I get abilities that let me do other things or is there multi-classing?

There is no multi-classing like in GW1.

SWTOR is the greatest mmo ever!

  aesperus

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4/20/13 5:19:28 PM#183
Originally posted by VengeSunsoar
Just loaded up the game for the free weekend.  I thought that there were no defined class roles?  To me that meant either skill based or multi-classing but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I am a ranger right now.  Is it just that I get abilities that let me do other things or is there multi-classing?

There's no multi-classing, but every class can fulfill a variety of roles (support, damage, survivability, control), they just do it in different ways.

i.e. as a ranger you can try and go for pure direct damage (longbow/greatsword), you can try to go conditions heavy (shortbow/axe+torch & traps). You can support w/ spirits / healing spring. However, regardless of what traits / role you pick the class revolves around using a pet, and sustained attacks.

Other classes function differently, and have their own unique ways of handling those same roles.

- Just a heads up, though, Ranger is one of the weakest classes atm (balance wise). It's still playable, but it's one of the most limited compared to other classes. A large part of this is due to their minor traits being significantly better than most of their major ones, making them highly dependant on their weapon & pet choices for build composition.

  VengeSunsoar

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4/20/13 5:24:57 PM#184
Thanks for the info.

Quit worrying about other players in a game and just play.

  spikenog

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Joined: 3/03/04
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5/08/13 11:08:29 AM#185
Great article, thanks for this!
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