With a lvl 80 Guardian with builds for both Dragonhunter and Firebrand, I had visions of finally breaking out of solo PVE. I joined a guild, thinking I would participate in guild missions, and the Raid Academy to train for raids. I worked on my keybinds so I could become more adept at moving and combat using just the keyboard, practiced endlessly on low-level NPCs to coordinate my finger movement, tried to memorize Snowcrow rotations, etc. It was an abject failure. After watching raid training videos and joining a guild mission for all of 20 seconds, I realized I can't play with others in such settings. Maybe it's my age (60-ish), maybe my brain is slowing down, maybe it's an issue with extreme visual overload, but I find I simply cannot press keys fast enough in a particular order nor can I figure out how to move and attack at the same time using just keys. Hell, I can't even keep up with a group. I can't wrap my brain around things like "when Sword of Justice is on cooldown, hit them with Whirling Blades followed by Mantra of Fire, then go back to Sword of Justice..." (this is a made-up example) while dodging and strafing. It's just too much.
So, I've decided to stick with solo PVE. It's my comfort zone, and I'd rather be able to relax and have fun than try to measure up to someone else's expectations. What a relief!
I did learn how to kill swarming pocket raptors with Firebrand AOE, so that's something...8 )