I am a bit in a identity crisis with my engineer. It was always a pain in my eyes that holosmith doesnt seem to belong in guild wars nor in the engineers theme.
I explain why: i created my engi 8 years ago and i loved that this class uses raw and tinkered technology. With PoF we got holosmith as a elite spec, and there is my personal inner conflict. This doesnt seem logical to me, i use high technology weapons made of semi solid light, and some seconds later i use explosives made of steel, wood and blackpowder? How does this make sense from a technological and aesthetic view?
Now some lore thoughts, please correct me if i am wrong or missing some point.
I can not understand where the technology of holosmith came from? Yes, the lore tell us that elonians and zephyrites worked together and the result was to create constructs of semi solid light that can be used to damage foes. And this fact is creating a lot of questions.
As i understand correctly the zephyrites are nomads with airships, and using the magic of the four aspects. Their culture is to revere glint and live in peace. So why they would help to create a weapon technology? And they don't even use it themselves? On the other hand they doesnt seem to have the technological knowlegde to develop such a high-tech, if they are more tied to magic instead of technology?
Same goes for the elonian, they never seemed to me that they are technoloigical advanced enough to create holosmith technology.
And the next, holosmith and its light technology never see any other use in this game except engineers elite spec. The most technological advanced races seems to be asura with mostly magi-tech (portals, golemancy, waypoints...) and charr with steam-tech (tanks, cannons, weapons...).
Holosmith technology seems to be a lot more advanced as any other technology in this game. It is like hundreds of years ahead. And why other races dont use this technology? Light constructs could have a lot more other uses than just as weapon.
I hope you understand my point of view, holosmith doesnt belong to this game IMO because this technology seems to came out of nowhere with super high advanced technology, and nobody (except holosmith spec) uses it or takes refer to it.
I just want to enjoy my engineer again without feeling like holosmith doesnt belong to this game.
Maybe somebody can give me a new point of view?