Something that's been bothering me for a long time...
I recently got another idea for a character again. I have all the backstory stuff, designs, trivia etc. already done and concepted in my mind but there's a problem. I still don't know which class to give it. Allthough I play every profession already in multiple variations as I have 35+ characters which of course ends up in having multiples of a class I'm a very anxious and paranoid player who always tries to apply to the meta and what classes are wanted even if I rarely participate in group content like raids (Last time I raided was before wing 2 came out which was when my original group bisbanded and later completely abandoned the game).
So I'd consider myself solo most of the time as my current guild isn't as active as supposed to be and the few friends I have either become inactive for half a year or don't come back at all. I'm always afraid people could judge me based on the profession of the current character and I hate it. And trust me, I've been playing for years and know everything that I do very well. As for myself the enjoyment I had with the game once is gone for quite a long time now ever since HoT and raids came and I'm a bit sad that I can't play how I enjoy it the most. Hell, I can't even use certain skins which actually fit the character and their backstory but being forced to use all the flashy, shiny legendary stuff just to show off that I'm a veteran like everyone else does. It bothers me and makes me very sad for some reason what this game had become. My current three mained classes (Yes, three because I like diversity and because these are the three I'm unbeatable with) are one of each armor tier even though it can sometimes vary depending on which I use the most at certain moments or how I feel about it.
These are Guardian (even if I also tend to play a lot of Warrior but I like the mechanics for guards more most of the times. Warrior is the main I always use in WvW for example if Guardians are no problems atm in the squad which tends to happen rarely and only at certain hours), Ranger (Or Druid as I'd say simply because of the healing abillity and because it's the one I've used in raids mostly. I love to heal and help out my teammates no matter what game) and Necromancer (even if Mesmer seems to replace necro soon. I just love the whole theme for the class and I've always been either a tank, healer or necromancer in games).
The problem that I have is beeing labeled only because of my choices which makes creating new characters dreadful.
So this is why I made this post: Simply to express my concerns and to get insight of the community's opinions. And maybe to gain some confidence from some.
I could have made this a poll but I don't feel comfortable with this as I'd see it more like a discussion and as an exchange between people.
Thank you for your time. Have a nice day/evening.
I'm Hunter, he/him/they
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