I get that A-Net want to cater to their audience, but it was way to boring and direct knowing that people wanted a sniper class.....The class itself is understandable.....thief=sniper girl from Overwatch.......I dont know, just shows that there is not that much imagination behind it, which might follow along the whole expansion to be honest, but I am not a Gw1 player, so I would only not know.
Personally thought they would take an alternative route. Thief becoming a Samurai-ish class, that would make the transformation story deeper. A thief finding out that snipers are a thing after they got a pistol seems kinda.....meeh, even with the order of shadows, but a already written story from reality transformed into the game would honestly not only totally transform thief in every place possible (PvE, SPvP, WvW) It would also make the story deeper, of how they defended against the forged and awakened for so long...etc etc.
I dont know, I literally just wanted everything but sniper, since it is boring going from 1 high melee dps class to 1 high ranged dps class. (not something just came up btw, always spoken about this, even before HoT classes where revealed)
and yeah...I get I can just play Guard or Warrior and that I got literally over 1000 lvl up scrolls if I havent already (I have), but its simply about expanding a class all around, it would have been more fun to explorer this path, it would benefit PvE, WvW greatly, I am not a big SPvP fan, but thiefs are currently jump around classes.....so maybe? Idk how much they are used.
And finally....yes I get I can just put tanky gear on and go wvw, or SPvP and role play.......But unless if the 80^2x opponents decides to do that as well, then it might not be a good idea
Just my 2 cents, but deadeye is currently OP, I cant be too mad I guess