I began playing a few days ago as a necromancer and really enjoyed myself. I decided to drop the $50 to upgrade to the full thing to get all the content and the level 80 boost was a nice bonus. Used the boost on a warrior since what I looked up said that they are some of the more tanky classes and are used in a lot of endgame content.
I used the boost and started to play around. I went to the Path of Fire expansion with my newly acquired gear and am getting smashed. Battles are taking forever and I have no survivability. I assume that I am unable to do this content without the appropriate gear, so I try to queue for a fractal as I expected them to be a group activity. Nope. I got placed in the tier 1 fractal by myself and promptly received my own kitten again.
I am confused and frustrated. I feel as though I cannot do any content because it is all too hard. I have searched for better gear with the measly 3 gold I have to my name, but everything that I can afford looks much worse than what I have equipped. I have played around with my skills a bit but nothing seems to make a big difference. I like what I hear about endgame (horizontal progression, no pressure to be ultra elite), but I'm starting to wonder if I will even get to there.
Does anyone have any tips for progression paths or something else that I can do to be capable to do even level 80 story content?
Thank you to all who reply with anything other than something about how I suck. I'm well aware. This is my first MMO. Be gentle.