Hello all. I'm a refugee from WoW. I started in beta, played non-stop for a year, then checked into a methadone clinic to break my addiction. Well, not really, but real life smacked me out of WoW. The high-end WoW game is all about spending obscene amounts of time trying to get an item that is just a little better than what you already have. Anyway, I wasn't new to mmorpgs even before my WoW stint... EQ, DAoC, Anarchy Online, EVE, CoH... I picked up Guild Wars because the graphics looked good, supposedly there isn't much grinding, and it had a good PvP system. So far I haven't been dissapointed, but I've just started and have a few questions for the experienced Guild Warriors. So here goes....
1) I'm looking to do a lot of soloing (no more 300 person guilds for me ) I'm really not sure what secondary profession to choose. Hmm this probably shouldn't be my first question, but what's the best, or top two, secondary professions for a solo warrior? From what I've read on these boards so far I'm guessing Monk or Necro? I'm open to all suggestions though.
2) Do people PvP with there main PvE characters? Seems like everyone has a main PvE character and they don't PvP with them. I was hoping to PvE my way up to 20 then start PvPing with that same character.
3) I've read about Trojan Fury's W/N Tactics build. That seems like it would work well for PvP and solo PvE. Would it?
4) Looks can/will alter my build. I've gone through a ton of screenshots and have decided that the Plate Mail + Axe + Shield look is for me. I like the old Plate Mail look better than the new 15K stuff, but then they are all new to me. Would using Plate Mail hinder a build like Trojan Fury's or a typical W/Mo PvP set up? ie. Is the added energy from Gladiator's or the damage absorbtion from Knight's really important, or does it just make a minor difference?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can lend. Guild Wars looks like a fun game without being a colossal time sink. I can't wait to start splitting skulls with my warrior! Hmm, but w/m, w/n, w/r, etc.... Please help me decide :)