We have been doing quite a bit of commentary on the Guild Wars 2 open beta test this weekend, and now it’s time to look into something a little different than we are used to when it comes to classes, and that is dealing with social classes.
I have tried all three of the opening social class stories. One as a middle class elementalist, where we help out a friend whose father runs a tavern. One as a upper crust necromancer who helps out an rather arrogant friend that can’t seem to keep out of trouble. One I played as a former street rat engineer whose old friend kept getting into trouble with the leader of a notorious street gang. All of these classes, and professions have their pros and cons, but it was the engineer I seemed to have the most trouble with. Having steampunk-style weapons is great, but when certain bosses just keep taking your death penalty further and further down. I do know that if I had been able to stay in party with Clisair’s mesmer character, we might have had a better run at taking down that nasty skale boss.