Hello folks, I'm a new player and I wanted some feedback on general game progression and money making.
Basically, I'm trying to figure out how interested or uninterested I am with the whole gather-craft thing. Just from an activity standpoint, I'm more looking forward to PvE or eventually WvW content, mostly battle oriented. I'm not very interested in crafting as an activity in itself.
However, I'm not familiar with the game and I have no idea what I'll need Gold for in the end-game, or how much Gold I'd need, or what I could get with a lot of Gold, etc., so I don't really know if I SHOULD consider dabbling into gather-crafts in order to have a decent flow of gold end-game.
So my question, what's your personal experience? Do you think someone MUST do at least a bit of gather-craft in order to have enough gold to do what they need in end-game.
Do you think someone can totally opt-out of gathering-crafting and still make enough gold through combat and exploration to provide for themselves sufficiently?
What are the appeals of being especially rich, roughly? Is the game less enjoyable if you're struggling for gold?
Thanks for any feedback.