Relatively new to the game...45 days tops and I have managed to get a character up to level 80 w/out using a boost. (Human/Elementalist)
So tying HoT and it's a nightmare...pocket raptors swarm all over me and take me out before I can even launch an attack.
Then somebody suggests PoF..(much more fun to play)..ok the first event I do against the first she thing or what ever that is quickly becomes a disaster....even after 10 retries.
I am at a loss as to where to turn to even try to gain any entrainment value from the game at this point.
Two guilds have taken pity on me and sent me invites but I never see anybody from them and when I go to the halls there is never anybody there. I can't even figure out how to make a deposit to help out the cause.
I get that there is a learning curve but even if I find myself in much lower tier areas anytime I am up against more than one character its lights out for me.
I am a casual player with a career, kids, grandkids, and two ex-wifes so not a huge amount of time but I manage to get on every day for some stress relief and after walking away from World of Tanks after 8 years I was looking for something else.
I have heard I have taken a very difficult and "squishy" choice with my player but I still don't get how I am getting smoked so quickly in a lot of areas. It's not like I am walking headfirst into a champion with trash gear but c'mon there are times I am on the ground even before I see what the hell hit me.
Yeah yeah...I can see anyone who reads this (even tyblat leftpaw) posting all of the resources for new players and all the guides and all the other stuff...if reading and research is the only way for improvement then I am willing to just let Arenanet keep my 90 bucks and walk off into the sunset.
I have always been a learn by failing sort of person but I just feel at a point where the failure is inevitable and there is nothing to gain.
Living on the right side of the bell curve for over half a century.
Life to the feeling man is a tragedy....Life to the thinking man is a_ comedy._