10 mistakes new players make (and how to avoid them)
Although it no longer has anything to do with warring guilds as the title suggests, Guild Wars 2 remains one of the most powerful contenders for the MMORPG today. With a third expansion looming on the horizon, the sequel to Guild Wars is bound to attract more attention and more players. After all, new content is always exciting and a good way to attract more people.
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Therefore, this kind of influx into the community is sure to attract more newbies. Newbies happen to make a lot of mistakes and while Guild Wars 2 is more user-friendly or forgiving than other MMORPGs, these certain mistakes should still be avoided if you want to have a good time or regret nothing later.
ten Choose random servers / worlds
This isn’t that important, especially if you don’t have friends who play Guild Wars 2. The game worlds or servers are merged for typical gameplay i.e. open world, quests, the general PVE. However, a Guild Wars 2 game mode, World versus World (WvW), separates players using their chosen world the first time they opened the game.
To change worlds you have to pay using gems or the premium currency of the game. If you have friends who play WvW you might want to ask them first which world they chose so you can join them. in this game mode, assuming you want to be on their side or vice versa. Otherwise, picking a random world shouldn’t hurt your non-WvW experience.
9 Kill mobs by experience
Speaking of experience, this is the most recognizable resource in MMORPGs because it is the only one needed to level up. Most MMORPGs subject players to the never-ending routine of killing hordes of mobs or groups of monsters for the experience. Guild Wars 2 handles this differently.
This grants little to no higher level experience for slaying monsters or enemies. Instead, players level up by completing hearts, events, quests, and map completions. It ensures more story-driven progression and allows players to become more familiar with the game world. So, no more brain-dead mob murder routine.
8 Buy gear before level 80
Besides the sense of accomplishment or power that comes with upgrading a digital insert of yourself in a fictional world, another motivation for MMORPG players would be fashion or gear. You would want the brightest, most optimal gear possible and many new players get impatient and buy them from merchants or worse, in the in-game trading store instead of relying on quest rewards.
This kind of mistake is not really too damaging as it is quite easy to earn gold in Guild Wars 2 from recent events. Nonetheless, those looking to maximize their gold, silver, or copper should refrain from purchasing items. Purchasing gear should only be done once you are level 80. Otherwise, you will only be replacing your weapons and armor every 10 minutes or so.
7 Rush to the maximum level
That’s not to say that rushing to level cap, which is 80, is advisable in Guild Wars 2. Unless it’s your idea to have fun or you’re on your second character, rushing to 80 gets you missing part of what the game has to do. to offer. These would be the excellent in-game world building and story events and quests.
Plus, you can learn a lot about the mechanics of the game and some great gear deals as you take your time and explore. It also gives you time to rack up a fair amount of the game’s many currencies if you don’t rush. So make sure you take part in plenty of active events or groups instead of rushing solo at 80.
6 Using the level 80 boost
For those players who purchased the game through expansions, they will likely be happy to have received an item called the level 80 Boost. It allows your newly created character to reach level 80 and the game also teleports them to an endgame area.
The problem is, most new players who do this have no idea what they need to do to enjoy the game or progress further. This is because Levels 1-80 are considered tutorial for Guild Wars 2 both mechanically and mentally (to familiarize you with the game world and how events work). Just ignore this level 80 boost if you’re new to the game. If you accidentally use one, just create a new character and start over from scratch.
5 Rely on healers, DPS or tanks
Anyone coming from other MMORPGs and even MOBAs will likely be confused with the combat mechanics of Guild Wars 2. Some will often rely on the group’s healing spell or resort to a specific role in the RPG Tank trinity, Healer / Support. and DPS.
This does not exist in Guild Wars 2 (at least not as clear as in others). Each class has a complete kit that allows them to maintain themselves. They can heal, deal damage, and avoid or absorb damage (thanks to the dodge mechanic). So unless you are playing Raids or Fractals, you don’t have to worry about your role in combat.
4 Choose something other than a Warrior, Ranger, or Necromancer
However, some classes in Guild Wars 2 are more complex than others. Sure, that Revenant looks really edgy and cool, or Mesmer looks radiantly flirty, but if you’re just starting out, it’s best to go with other classes. The most complicated are the Revenant, Mesmer, and Engineer mentioned above.
Classes for intermediate players are unofficially considered Guardian, Thief, and Elementalist. As for the friendliest noob classes, these would be Warriors, Rangers, and Necromancers. These three are your best bet if you don’t want to be overly challenged with your class or ruin your party utility.
3 Click on skills
Hitting keyboard shortcuts is a bit tricky at first, which is why many newbie players resort to clicking skills in Guild Wars 2. Before they know it, they’ve gotten used to clicking instead of memorizing their spins. class using the keyboard like an expert. pianist of death.
Clicking on skills is an unnecessary crutch that would only hamper your reaction time and finger dexterity. That’s why it’s important to learn to use keyboard shortcuts early on and avoid clicking. It may seem annoying at first, but you will be more effective in the long run.
2 Joining dungeon Explorable mode below level 80
Now here’s a confusing aspect of dungeons in Guild Wars 2, the famous Explorable mode. It has better rewards compared to story mode but has a slightly higher level requirement. Many new players waltz at the appropriate level indicated in the dungeon entrance to be cleared.
Ignore these level requirements. In truth, the optimal requirement for these explorable modes is level 80, preferably a team of five players of level 80. Indeed, only those familiar with the mechanics of Guild Wars 2 can go through such a mode. Unless you have some late-game gear or at least a decent understanding of your class, don’t join Explorable.
1 Treat Guild Wars 2 like any other MMORPG
Last but not least, this is a mistake that makes players impatient or bored with Guild Wars 2, treating it like everyone else. In most MMORPGs, competition or being richer / higher status than everyone else is the primary relationship between players instead of cooperation.
Despite its name, Guild Wars 2 is actually one of the coolest MMORPGs out there. There is however a separate section / game mode for PVP and WvW and does not rely on the PVE aspect of the game. So if you are new, sit back and relax in the PVE mode of Guild Wars 2 ( which is the meat of the game), there is no pressure to be the best. Be a noob for as long as you want.
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