I'm a new guild wars player; I'd never tried it until I started last week. I'd heard great things about the game for years, and with GW2 on the horizon I thought I'd try GW1. I finally installed it, made a couple of characters in Prophecies, and discovered.... that it's incredibly boring.
The world thus far has been fairly lifeless, I can't really explore some areas because the world is so underpopulated that, for instance, I couldn't find anyone to open the gate for me to the Northlands in the pre-searing section. The post-searing area is pretty dull-looking. I get tired of killing the same stupid bugs that jump out at you right outside the gate every time I enter the zone. And again, I can't find anyone who actually wants to group up (not that I need to, but I thought it might make things more interesting).
I really want to make this work. When does the game get interesting? Is it just prophecies that's not so fun? Should I skip it and move on to one of the other expansions? It's not that the combat is particularly hard... I can complete whatever missions I have without too much trouble. There hasn't been much story to keep me interested.
So what should I do? I'm only level 9 or so. Is prophecies worth playing? I don't mean years ago when the world was full and you could group up, etc. I mean now. Are there places in GW that still have people interested in grouping? I'm playing on a european server.
I've tried ranger and necromancer so far... any advice before I uninstall would be nice.