I played GW2 since launch on and off. I did play at the start of POF (briefly) but had to stop due to me finishing up schooling and earning my degree. I have some spare time and would like to return to the game. I played Charr Engineer pretty much as my main for YEARS. Yes even during the period of time people ridiculed it and called it useless. I understand that isn't the case now with Scrapper and Holosmith. I put a lot of time and effort on that toon, especially in story and unlocks. It would be nice to try something else for a change. I do have a maxed out Mesmer and Necromancer.
I always did enjoy my Charr Mesmer (yes you heard me Charr, I know there aren't many Charr mesmers lol). It's quite hands on and always did feel very strong. Though when I returned, I noticed it feels very clunky now. Not sure if it's the abilities or what not but it feels like I'm striking with a wet noodle sometimes. Which is odd as I remember it playing a bit differently in the past. I also remember the shatters being a bit more engaging. So I looked it up on the web and apparently the class is absolute trash now? Something to do with patches or what not. Which is a shame because I was going to give it a try and unlock map completion on it and even story stuff. I don't know how viable it is in PVP and WVW and even in PVE stuff. So don't know if I should invest all my time into something that is extremely lackluster and doesn't play as I remember it. I totally don't know if I'd be wasting my time on this class and should just shelf it.
I also have a Charr Necromancer (see a pattern here lol?). I always did enjoy this class. It seemed pretty sturdy and DPS was okay but not great. I recall them being terrible in certain aspects of the game but this was ages ago. I don't know how they fair now and I remember there being a stigma with the class. People calling it a noob class or something and that it's garbage for PVE or was it PVP? Can't recall honestly but I do remember folks hating on the class. I cannot recall why I didn't put much effort into the class, I guess I was just more focused on my Engineer. Is the Necromancer garbage? Not entirely sure if its viable anywhere or that it's even wanted? I don't know if I would be just wasting my time and should just put more of it on the Engineer.
So my dilemma is, stick to the Engineer and just keep unlocking stuff and story related stuff and put more effort into him (He has a lot of completion stuff done). OR Try a different pace by switching it up with either Mesmer or Necromancer. Not knowing if I'm wasting my time in either of them as they viability endgame is wobbly at best. What suggestions or advice, would you give?