Hi, i was looking for a new class to play and have a closer look at all classes, i noticed something and consider it a good reason to start talking aboutbuild diversity.
So a little backstory:
I used started to play engi (my first char to hit 80) when PoF droped, mostly becouse i loved new holosmith and liked idea of scrapper (like playing tanks), but playing core engi i tried condi build and power, stuck with power, condi was too slow and noticed i have only one build option, i hoped holo will change it, and somewhat it did, but once again a saw only one possible build and get bored with usnig mostly same skills and traits and make a breake in game.
Then i've started to play guardian, mostly becouse i've heard it had most build diversity and i wasn't disapointed, even going just power i made so many builds and so many of them worked and were different in playsyle and feeling of controls (gs radiance, mace mistical rebuke, staff scepter ranged build, sw/focus/torch pover condi hybrid even (that was super cool having all that crits with focus burning everything around me, ut i'm getting sidetracked)); Recently i've hit 80 and started to play condi firebrand and thats even more diffence, can't wait to unlock full fb and dh.
BUT while having fun with guardian i have few problems with it, some weapons feel lacking, not in damage but in animations and feeling (scepter for example, 1 is SO boring, 2 is just circle on ground that deals dmg and buffs you (most boring symbol) and 3 immo + vun with mediocre animation... nothing about this weapon (exept for dmg) makes me wanna play it, no cool skills, no cool interactions, nothing, and scepter while my being for me most boring isn't only one, gs i feel like is just spin to win nad staff while super cool it 1 chain looks not that impactful, considering it fires huge balls that explode, some knockback animation would be welcome), mobility is a nightmare, all playstyles are rather slow and easy to play and some utiliies look boring (either animation (most signets, meditations and shouts) or effects (mostly shouts and meditations)) they are usefull, but i like it when spell that i can use once every miute done sothing more than give few boons or remove few conditions while making blue flash. (I don't say that all guardian animations are bad, he has some of best anims with torch, shield, sword, hammer, mace, spirit weapons, consecrations etc, but some that are lacking (mayby becouse contrast) are lacking alot and it hurts me)
While not abandoning my guardian i think it's graet time to start looking for a second toon, that while still having build diversity is mobile, has more ranged options and mayby has some better animations. As i looked into diffrent profeions i noticed that most look like they have huge problem with build diversity:
So there are my thoughts on the topic, I'm not expirienced player so could have bad first impression, i'd love to get your opinion about builds diversity, is it low, why and how to improve it.
tldr: In my (rather short) expirience with a game i noticed that most classes has some problems with build diversity (either boring or clearly better spec, weapon and utilities) I'm wondering is this feeling good, why diversity is so low, which class hes least problem with it and how to improve it.