I am relatively new to Gaiscioch and to Guild Wars 2 as well. I have tried Guild Wars 2 in the past but I could never find the class for me. I am returning because it is the game for me (due to its emphasis on exploration) especially if I can find a class I enjoy.
I have always liked melee/caster (ranged) hybrids or classes that are more involved to play. Most people immediately suggest the Ranger for this reason except I do not care for pet based classes. now if the ranger can be effective without using the pet, that sounds wonderful.
After hours on research and looking into it, I do think the Engineer, Elementalist and Warrior fit my playstyle. I figured the Elementalist would lean more towards ranged and the Warrior more towards melee with the Engineer a perfect blend of the two.
I know many of you have high level characters and a lot of experience with the game so I just thought I would ask for some general input and suggestion. I have some `10 level characters on another server so I will be starting anew on Sanctum of Rall.
I appreciate any thoughts, suggestions, warnings, concerns you might have. Class choice is very important to me and my longevity in games is tied to my happiness with my class choice. My longest-played games (DAOC and WOW) were the games where I was happiest with my choice (Thane, Skald, Shaman). I find classes in GW2 very different as a whole so it has been quite the challenge for me.
Thanks so much!