So I'm sure there is a lot of this but searching give endless dead ends.
I'm a player that stopped playing around 2014/2015. I came back just a couple weeks ago, and I'm lost.
I did the lvl 80 boost on my ele and have the exotic gear. I've gotten raptor, springer and glider, and now I am not sure where to go. I need about 60 hero points to finish up weaver. But I am lost on gear and masteries and stuff in general. Some questions that may clarify where I am:
Boost gear has all "of the elementalist" runes? This seems bad? It used to be IIRC
Ascended gear? What is it and should I be working for it?
Is it worth getting masteries for heart of thorns stuff?
Same for path of fire, what masteries are useful?
What does it mean "the meta is up"? I understand that is a zone wide event but that is a shallow understanding.
I'm lvl 80, with boost gear (which seems to suck, but maybe it doesn't?). Where should I be going, what should I be aiming for? I am basically running around tryint to get mounts, gliding, masteries, hero points right now, but I've not changed a single piece of gear since I first logged back in with the boost gear. I feel like I am doing things without understanding why I am doing them.
Any help is appreciated