Hello, I thought I'd never do a fractal or dungeon, but while I'm cleaning up my inventory I found items that I collectied in PoF/HoT open world. Some of these items are used to create Mawdry II (it can eat Bloodstone dust). Unfortunately Mawdry II needs something from a fractal to create it, so I have a few items that I cannot use because of the fractal item.
Does that mean T1 fractals are something I really should give a try? I love GW2 (and it's expansions), and been playing it since shortly after release (2012?). But the lack of a clear role (Tank/healer/3dps) refrained me from trying. I used to love healing in (heroic) dungeons in WoW.
But if ArenaNet gives me these items in the open world, is it an invitation to at least try a fractal? I'd hate to throw away these items for good and I'm worried more of these items will come with next LW chapter/expansions. I have a feeling that I'm missing alot of extra fun (I'm already having fun though) and items I could create if I'd get the final parts needed to create the item.
I talked about it in in-game chat and people say things like 'Just try T1, what bad could possibly happen'? 'Fights in HoT open world are sometimes tougher than T1 fractal'. I don't know...
The point is that I could focus on my role in WoW, I've never been kicked or criticized for being a terrible healer. I took my healing role very serious.
Then pugs happened and unmotivated people joined, some misbehaved and pug got a bad reputation (in WoW at least).
In GW2 I feel empty handed when it's about dungeons or T1 fractal. I have my gear, my profession skills, but no role, and I'm very worried that because of my inexperience people will think 'Sheesh there's another lazy/troll player who doesn't care about being usefull in the group'.
But I'm motivated, I simply feel empty handed by lack of a role. I can do the same as the rest in the group, follow them to where they stand (in case of a boss AoE attacks) and attack the same target as the rest does while I learn the fractal zone/fights. Would that be enough for a newbie in a T1 fractal (or maybe early dungeons)?