So the question in the title has been eating away at me for a few years now, and even more so since it was announced we'd be heading to Cantha in EoD. I'm curious to explore this with other Thief/Assassin enthusiasts
I was an Assassin player in GW1, and to-date, I've always tried to play my thief as if it were an Assassin as much as possible. I've played it primarily with D/D, and then moved to S/D while I was in WvW, because I enjoyed the idea of porting in and out of combat with Sword 2 (Just like Aura of Displacement in Gw1).
I refrained from using any combination of pistol (despite it being a fairly strong PVE and PVP option) because of the role-play limits I've got on my character -- and that I didn't like that we had infinite ammo coming from front-loaded pistols. After having made HOPE, I became more comfortable using the pistol, but in the end it just didn't feel right. I felt I was betraying the idea of a true-to-form Tyrian Assassin.
To this end, I'm curious to see if other ex-Assassin players would think it reasonable that a Canthan trained Assassin in today's Tyria, would in fact use a pistol in their arsenal.
My thoughts are that for an Assassin (class wise), it'd make sense for them to adopt the pistol as it's a versatile weapon and they would try to get the kill as silently or at least as effectively as possible.
Idk, curious for discussion and thoughts!
(Also for EoD, I think it'd be pretty fun if we got axe/axe or main hand axe, which does aoe dmg and a 300 radius (like a magic-powered Kusarigama)).