Posts Tagged Guild Wars 2 Profession


10 Tips to playing Guild Wars 2 better

I create the opportunity for learning, so that I can keep improving. I do that by seeking ways to challenge myself on specific gameplay skills. Here’s 10 ways you can use to keep learning too. 10 Trigger combos You can trigger combos by yourself on many professions by using a skill that creates a combo […]

6 Professions I Will Play in Guild Wars 2

I’m an alt-a-holic. But not just that, I do feel that professions in Guild Wars 2 are unique enough from each other that there is much replay value in playing multiple characters. So I narrowed down my list of personal must-play professions to 6. Quick math, that means I won’t play 2 professions. Spoiler: it’s […]

7 Unique Skill Types in Guild Wars 2

Every new MMORPG claims to re-invent the wheel to get new customers. But many have failed to live up to their own generated hype. Here I discuss 7 skill types that, while not entirely new to the MMORPG genre, have been considerably re-worked and re-tooled, making them feel fresh, fresh, exciting! Although I think the […]

The Mesmer Experience ™

I admit it, the Mesmer was not my favorite profession in Guild Wars. I had a love-hate relationship. I did love what the profession stood for, what it did, and how it did it. I just never really got into it, mainly because it had ways of making me feel useless. I had fun with […]
Previously, I wrote up an initial synthesis of what was known about the mesmer profession then. With the closed beta weekend, a lot of new information has emerged giving the community a much deeper inside look into the workings of the illusionist. Another round of synthesis is necessary. Now before we start, I just wanted […]
When the thief was announced, people originally thought it was a very similar profession to the ranger. Their combat styles do show similarities, but do not be mistaken, these are very different professions. In my opinion, the ranger is more similar to the necromancer, and the thief is more similar to the mesmer. Nevertheless, many […]

Traits: An Analysis

It seems that the trait system is complicated enough for the min-max crowd to sweat over it for a long time. Meanwhile, here’s a handy guide for the rest of us. The big 5: Each profession have 5 trait lines, which can be roughly described as pressure, criticals, defense, healing/support, and profession-specific. Each boosts 2 […]

Tapped | Profession Interview with Jon & Peter

  Another Profession Interview has emerged at Tapped-Repeatedly with Jon Peters and Jonathan Sharp! But in the tradition of Tapped, these are not your standard profession questions, rather this lengthy and detailled interview dwelves into the background and design decisions that went into designing each class. Make sure to check out another great interview from […]

Tap-Repeatadly | The 8th

On the forums, there is a long thread asking and discussing how the Mesmer class will have transformed with 250 years between GW1 and GW2. While waiting for any official news on Anet’s side, Tap-Repeatedly is taking the 8th by predicting and speculating how the Mesmer class will be like in GW2. Keep in mind […]

Engineer Profession Q&A with Eric Flannum

Another short Engineer Profession Q&A with Eric Flannum has emerged at Tentonhammer. Topics covered include technology in GW2 as it is embodied in the engineer profession, the wrench, compatibility of the profession to different races, and some insights into turrets. Source: Tentonhammer

Gamereactor | Interview-Part 2: The Engineer

  Media galore day! Gamereactor has released their second part of their interview to complement the release of the new Engineer profession. Many questions were asked to help flesh out more details about this new profession. Head on over to their site, read the interview and share your thoughts here! Source: Gamereactor Interview Part 2

Arenanet | Profession Release: Engineer Class

It’s Thursday and the long-awaited profession release has come. So it’s the Engineer, not the mesmer. Sad panda. In any event: The latest profession revealed for Guild Wars 2 is the engineer, a brand new profession. The engineer doesn’t have a large selection of weapons, but they make up for this in the diversity of […]