I've read some negatives about GW2, particularly that one can't really play the role of "healer". That would be frustrating to me, as I enjoy that role moreso than being the attacker in MMOs. Is this true?
Don't belittle the SUPPORT role by calling it heal. Healing is the least dynamic kind of support there is. It is reactive instead of proactive. Healing is for when you are already losing. In Guild Wars 2 we prefer that you support your allies before they take a beating.
I feel like the only person in the world disappointed in this game. I really wish I hadn't gotten into the betas early.
For what it's worth, Brian, I spend a lot of time running around reviving downed players so they can get back in the fight. It's a lot of fun for me, and they're always grateful. It may not be dedicated, exactly, but it's there and it's always helpful.
My only complaint so far is the pet is pretty wimpy and worthless so i have been using him as a follower, buffer, debuff remover. Kind of a light support tank.
For anyone who is just getting into it, I'm on the Yak's Bend server. I'll play with you.
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