Hey there. I am a newish player who's been playing Guild wars 2 seriously for about 1 and a half weeks so far. I say seriously, because I first bought the game when it was released in 2012 and played it for about 2 months before life got in the way and I never came back to it (until now). I created a new account this time; because the old account was useless without access to expansions, and because I didn't want to depend on my old Hotmail account that I don't use anymore. So, I committed and bought the game on my new account.
I've played all kinds of games in the past. What attracted me to Guild Wars 2 was how I can play something like a fantasy action RPG that is fluid and quick, but doesn't end up being like traditional action RPGs like path of exile, where you would only use 1 skill over and over to kill loads of monsters in just 1 hit over and over.
I love information and I read a bit too much about everything I can. I also prefer to play more complex classes, as I get bored if things feel too easy.
So, I'm currently focusing on 2 characters: A level 23 thief class focused on sword/dagger aiming to become daredevil, and a level 29 Mesmer who is playing with sword/sword and undecided weather to go Chronomancer or mirage later (I want to go power build but I also feel like Mirage might be more fun...).
So far I've convinced 1 friend to play the game (he's maining a level 26 thief with 2 pistols going into deadeye later) and another to start downloading the game last night.
I want to convert more people over to guild wars 2, but I'm having trouble explaining to them what classes they should try, being how different the classes here are.
We did play a lot of Dota 2 in the past, so I managed to explain that Mesmer is similar to phantom lancer there and Elementalist is like invoker, maybe.
So for my question: If I were to give a very brief overview of each class to someone opening the game for the first time, what would I say for each class?
EDIT: So would this be right?
Mesmer: Class that fights with illusions
Guardian: The Paladin class like in other games
Necromancer: Traditional necromancer like in other games
Ranger: Archer that plays with pets
Elementalist: Complex spellcaster that plays with 4 sets of skills all the time
Warrior: Basic class that can tank and throw banners?
Thief: Typical Rogue class like other games?
Engineer: Super complex class to stay away from as a new player.