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I didn't have a chance to play during the beta. I am really looking forward to playing GW2 and trying to get my wife to play it as well. However, I am concerned that the weapon swapping and dodging might overwhelm my very inexperienced wife. So far, how newb friendly does the game seem to be for new to game people (for PvE content)? I just don't want her to become discouraged because of a steep learning curve.

I actually thought the game was pretty hard. I did tons of moving, dodging, and weapon swapping and there was still tons of unforgiving moments. I watched my gf struggle through the game when she was by herself. You really have to be ready to die sometimes because lots of stronger enemies (even the first tutorial boss!) will down you in a single hit. It's partly to teach you how downstate works, but still, that's a shock to some people.

However, if you can find a good group to play with, I think your wife would have a great time with a ranged weapon sitting safely away from danger and being only as mobile as she wants to. There are dozens of things this game does to be friendly to cooperation, so its not like most mmo's where she would constantly have to compete for resources or anger players around her by steal their mobs/resourcenodes/loot/quests/whatever. I always love having an extra person in the group because there is no penalty for it and I will GLADLY slow down my progress to help my gf along.
    
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Holy sweet God.
That was awesome!
I suppose it should have been, though.
Elementalists always were a little bit crazy...

Elementalists are the greatest class ever and anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves!! ..except for the fact that they're super squishy, somewhat hard to play and can be outdamaged by a ranger..but apart from that they're awesome!! ^_^
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^ lol this. so true. GW2 is NOT an easy game...solo PvE is close to impossible with elem (no henchmen!). Group PvE is pretty hard as well..but not impossible...and WAAAYYYYY more fun than solo.

BTW - I played ranger class to level 7 or so...and it was soooo freaking easy...but def. not as versatile...or spell crazy. It was much more controlled and paced...
Edited by malikq86 - 5/2/12 at 12:41pm
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So each elemental attunement gave different skills for every weapon? If so that's pretty awesome.
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So each elemental attunement gave different skills for every weapon? If so that's pretty awesome.

20 different skills, and then if you have conjure spells in 6-9 that is another 5 skills for you and someone else when you summon it.
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However, if you can find a good group to play with, I think your wife would have a great time with a ranged weapon sitting safely away from danger and being only as mobile as she wants to. There are dozens of things this game does to be friendly to cooperation, so its not like most mmo's where she would constantly have to compete for resources or anger players around her by steal their mobs/resourcenodes/loot/quests/whatever. I always love having an extra person in the group because there is no penalty for it and I will GLADLY slow down my progress to help my gf along.

She would only play when I played so I would be helping her out anytime she needed it. I figured ranged would be best for her. The less things she has to do at the same time (like dodging), the better off she will be. I guess really, I just hope she will have fun playing biggrin.gif.
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20 different skills, and then if you have conjure spells in 6-9 that is another 5 skills for you and someone else when you summon it.

Damn i can tell you what i'm rolling next beta weekend. Those attunements would help me get over the fact that i'm using the same 5 weapon skills over and over and over again.
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Damn i can tell you what i'm rolling next beta weekend. Those attunements would help me get over the fact that i'm using the same 5 weapon skills over and over and over again.

next thing you know you'll start complaining about using the same 20 skills over and over again tongue.gif

@malikq86

how is soloing in PvE with an elementalist impossible? i seemed to not have many issues with the one i made.
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next thing you know you'll start complaining about using the same 20 skills over and over again tongue.gif
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how is soloing in PvE with an elementalist impossible? i seemed to not have many issues with the one i made.

Possibly lol. It's just going to take me a while to get used to that fact. Coming from GW1, which gaining new skills and armor was my favorite thing about the game, along with testing builds. It's hard for me to not see it getting repetitive. I just want a selection for each weapon doesn't have to be huge, just more. All in all i might be upset about that one downer (IMO) but i'm still stoked for the game, i mean hell i was studying for finals and still put 20+ hours in lmao. It's that fun and i can't wait. Rolling Asura all the way too assuming they put them in the next BWE.

On a side note i hope they release the soundtrack of GW2 for purchase it's great IMO.
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Technically its possible for a Ele to have 40 skills but that requires your elite and all of your utility skills to be taken up by weapon summons thumb.gif
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