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I used to play WoW for a few years but haven't played it or really any other game for the last year or so and just purchased GW2 last night and downloading it now.

I've never played GW1 and am looking for any input you guys can give a noobie like me.

I'm only about 50% downloaded now.

Well don't worry about playing GW1, GW2 is a very different game, the only reason why it is a '2' is that it is in the same world as 1 was.

As for being comparable to WoW, there is no holy-trinity in this game (ie. no tank/healer/dps setup). All classes have a heal, no real aggro per say (so no real tank), and the ability to actively dodge incoming damage makes this game much different than most previous MMOs. Also the fact that you dont tag mobs in this game makes it better to help out other players as you could get items from anything you kill even if someone else attacked it first.

BTW we are on Fort Aspenwood if you want to be where the majority of the guild is.
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For aggro, don't enemies tend to target people with (was it high or low?) toughness? Or am I way off base here?
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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

For aggro, don't enemies tend to target people with (was it high or low?) toughness? Or am I way off base here?

This is the closest thing I found to what I see for aggro

Aggro Mechanics (Simplified version)
One significant hurdle stands between me and my utopia: how does aggro work? After some testing and fact gathering, I believe the following factors come into play
1) First sight
2) Proximity
3) Damage
4) Shield
5) Support via healing/boon/res
6) Toughness
7) Remaining health
8) Luck (it's truly random sometimes)

Source: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/74664-the-aggro-magnet-guardian-how-to-be-a-tank/
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Who the hell knows? I think it just goes after the one they hate most for some reason.
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I think they target the prettiest which is why I am always getting aggroed by the Troll in Queensdale. smile.gif Nah but seriously, I think the troll loves me because he ALWAYS targets me and chases me even if like 15 people are hitting him
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I think they target the prettiest which is why I am always getting aggroed by the Troll in Queensdale. smile.gif Nah but seriously, I think the troll loves me because he ALWAYS targets me and chases me even if like 15 people are hitting him

This^ My ele is ALWAYS getting harassed in Cursed Shore, Arah and Fractals...it's like a brutal sexual assault targetted at one team member frown.gif

But no really i tend to find that whoever aggros first will get the aggro, but then SOME AI will switch to the person with the least overall survivability. I still think they put different AI mechanics into different mobs and bosses to honest.
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Pet mechanics with the Ranger insure that when I'm in a party I will gain aggro.
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Could I ask one more question? How do you guys recommend getting the best gear in this game? If I want the best pistols for my thief, am I best off crafting them or getting them some other way? And if what I have read so far is true, this isn't actually a gear-based game. But if it isn't gear based, what is the base? How do people get the best possible characters? (I realize there is a lot of skill involved too, but I'm not talking about only that).

Could I bump this? How do some of you other guys get gear?
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Craft it, farm it from dungeons or events, karma, or random drops. The trading post is your friend for cheap green gear.
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I'm saving up my Laurels to get some.
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