I have two level 80 ding items in Guild Wars 2 stuck in one of the two shared inventory slots on my account. It seems there’s a few bugs with this system for sharing items conveniently between characters, one being that the stack of two level 80 items I put in there cannot be removed now. So I am constantly reminded, every time my character is in the middle of the Maguuma wilds with a full inventory and no vendor nearby, of the fact that I haven’t used these items that are blocking a valuable shared inventory slot.
The dilemma for me with using an instant level boost item is that I may come to regret the choice of character to boost. As a recent returnee to this current version of GW2 I’m not certain of what other professions I might want to raise up to the cap ready for Path of Fire. My previous beta weekend experience on a class I didn’t know wasn’t pleasant, so lack of experience playing any potential new profession is a factor. Though equally it is always nice to play something very different, just not in challenging solo-instanced content as a first session.
Thusfar I have a level 80 Mesmer, and now a level 80 Guardian as well (yay!). I’m already messing around with Chronomancer on my Mesmer and will certainly want to give Mirage a try once Path of Fire comes around. I’m not settled on what spec to play for my Guardian, though I really like the look of the Firebrand spec coming in Path of Fire.
Although I’ll certainly focus most of my time on Mesmer in Path of Fire initially, and will play my Guardian solo as time permits, that doesn’t resolve my inventory issue. I’m have five full character slots from way back at the launch of the game – I made sure to create characters and snag my preferred names at the time. So candidates for the insta-dings are:
This character is one I want to play a lot more of, both from an RP perspective and because Necromancer was my first ever character in Guild Wars 1. But as my husband pointed out, we probably need to keep one character low-level just to be able to do some low-level exploration gameplay on occasion as a contrast to the current end-game zones.
My Ranger is a good candidate for dinging as I fancy giving the Druid spec a go sometime. He was created as part of a human-centric leveling group to play with three other family members but that’s long-since defunct so I doubt it’ll matter if he’s out of step with them.
I created this character as a second solo-character alongside the Guardian. Elementalist is a very appealing profession stylistically, but I’ve found the gameplay to be less to my tastes – I like weapon-swapping and the variety that can bring.
I only have the basic five character slots still. So trying another class as an insta-ding 80 would require buying a slot or two. That’s a possibility, but I haven’t much to base decisions on what I would try. Although my intro experience of Revenant wasn’t the best, I do still find the profession interesting enough to consider making one at some point. Of the three remaining professions I would probably go for Warrior as, again, I liked playing Warrior in GW1 so there’s the nostalgia factor in wanting to give that profession a try in this game.
What professions are you most excited about playing in Path of Fire? Are the new elite specialisations encouraging you to switch what you play?