I am rather amazed at the moment as my Elementalist should be reaching 80 shortly to become my first ever max level alt. I have no idea why I play mains excessively above all others, it just feels right to play one character and be the best at it you possibly can be. It kind of feels like cheating on them I’m a way too.
I’ve also been falling a bit out of love with the Necromancer at the moment as well. It is not so much out of boredom, more disillusioned at the lack of updates and fixes to the class, skills and traits. When you play pvp you can’t help comparing yourself to others, it’s natural to be competitive and wanting to be better and the necro is just lacking compared to other classes. I’ll still play it from time to time while waiting, and it will remain my favourite class but now the new focus is on the Ele.
This entire last week I’ve been playing it and slowly leveling up to cap just to get more familiar with the class again. I caught the final days of the Southsun cove story and managed to knock out enough of the achievements to get the flower back pack. I think it will suit her nicely although I can’t quite equip it yet. I even received quite a few unique rare jewellery pieces during the event which definitely helps. All she will needs is a nice armor set bought with either karma, or gold and badges and then I’m ready to take on the zergs in WvW.
This weekend while farming the holographic points for dragon chests I even managed to get a jade weapon ticket. I was getting a bit annoyed farming these for a big chunk of the day and all I was getting was stupid candy. Originally I was hoping for the wings as a drop as there was no way I was going to farm up enough. I very nearly called if quits for the day of farming when I got the ticket. I would have to say that a half a days play to get one is rather reasonable but so frustrating not knowing when or even if I would get anything decent. I have farmed for days for an item, slowly but surely getting the required materials but this rng stuff never feels right. I would rather grind for an item than grind for a chance at one.
Loving the jade dragon staff though.. Awesome skin.
All this playing an alt though has started making me feel like playing other classes more often. The direction of Guild Wars with skins and the new gear is a little conflicted with playing more than one character but all the classes are so much fun and a big part of the enjoyment to the game seems to be trying them out. They did a wonderful job making them all feel rather unique in terms of the weapon skills, traits, utilities and mechanics, so much so that you want to have them all. I’ve played a fair few already in spvp but it never eventuated into leveling them… no time like the present. I really wish I could transfer some of the experience I’ve earned on my max level necro onto other characters. I have over 500 skill points not being used and I’ve already bought that big item for a legendary.
Oh, and to all those guild wars alters out there.. Why the hell are Laurels character bound.