Comparing Guild Wars with World of Warcraft
Below is a summarization of how to use the UI interface in Guild Wars 2. Going into more depth about how to use the skills in Guild Wars 2, I highly recommend the Guild Wars 2 strategy and leveling booklet, breaking down all the abilities possessed by each profession.
Only 5 skills in Guild Wars 2?
A lot of World of Warcraft people have a problem with Guild Wars 2’s entirety when they see the UI. They think, “What? You can only press five skills? This is dumb. In WOW I have a whole spellbook, but you don’t need to have access to an entire spellbook that you’re not going to even use most of the time. Pick whatever class you want. When you spec your character in World of Warcraft, into one of the three specs for any given class, you limit the use of your spellbook anyway. The UI is a put-off at first but you have to understand why it’s cool. It’s a lot of the reason why people don’t like League of Legends, because you only press four buttons. Well, you actually press six buttons and you click a lot, but that doesn’t matter. Sometimes you can hold space, but I’m not going to get into that. So the UI should not put you off at all to Guild Wars 2 guide. Yes, you have a lot more options with World of Warcraft, but don’t worry. It’ll make sense and you’ll understand why it’s important and why it’s exciting.
Let’s jump into the UI. In GW2, the UI looks like this. On the left side of your screen, one through five are your weapons skills. The weapons skills are comprised of whatever weapon you have in your possession at the time. One through three, if you’re dual-wielding, are your main hand weapon skills, four and five are your off-hand, unless you’re a guild wars 2 thief guide, then one and two are your main hand, four and five are your off-hand, and three is a combination of whatever you’re using, whether it’s dual pistols or dual daggers or a rifle like in this Fallout 4 Beginner Guide to Leveling. So remember that as we talk about weapons because weapons are more of a play style choice in Guild Wars II rather than having a better weapon that does more damage. Weapons do more damage in Guild Wars II, but they change up the play style that you choose to play as, and how you choose to counter certain people’s play styles in combat, or in certain dungeons and stuff like that. It really doesn’t matter what profession you decide to pick. These are choices that you’re going to have to make when you get into the game anyway, whether it’s PVE or PVP.