I got chided the other day in Guild Wars 2 for using my skill point scrolls in lieu of the upcoming expansion, with new Revenant profession. When used they provide this flashy whirlwind-boom, which lets everybody know I gained a skill point. I politely asked if I should start, “yet another stack of skill points”. The response was a cat-face, my most hated emote ( :3), which makes no sense to me on any level. I could not punch through the internet.
Regardless, this is the vibe I have been seeing throughout the community. Gather Tomes of Knowledge to level, gather skill point scrolls for unlock all skills immediately, gather orichalcum and make mithrilium to get weapons and armor ASAP. I have not done any of that, at least not for the purposes of a revenant.
Bit of a poignant, on-point aside, I have hated alt’ing. I like “maining”. And in Guild Wars 2, I have 9 filled character slots, but they have been seen as tools. 3 non-main “alts” are level 80, and each one is a master chef, along with Mordremoth-knows what else I used to quickly level them. I just started an engineer, and I have decided to eschew all helpful devices except for the occasional XP buff. No tomes, no scrolls, just a nice walk through Tyria. I realize where I went wrong all those MMO’s ago in trying to alt.
Alternate characters created as tools will remain as tools.
I don’t want my revenant to be a mere tool. I plan on enjoying the curve as I head him towards the jungle. I see no reason to rush, especially seeing as how with the current pace of content updates, there seems to be no reason to rush things around.
A new reason has just emerged, in that Guild Wars 2 will be implementing first person POV camera on March 10. I have hated screenshot taking where I am either fiddling with my character or /sleep’ing with my character to get her out of the way. Running through the game with the revenant at a slower pace lets me go through in a more tourist fashion to re-see the sites, and take new pictures.
The camera stuff is a pretty big deal, and it makes me wonder what else is coming on March 10th? Usually ArenaNet likes to bundle.
Back to my revenant, it is going to be a hard balance for sure. New shiny jungle zones or enjoying the revenant. I can see how many want their cake, additionally in their mouths. If I knew the revenant was going to become my main, I might feel the same way. However, I am ready to fall all the more in love with my necromancer, to spite you all, when I have a greatsword. Given what I have seen of the revenant, it will likely be my second slot.
Now, it would be nice if I knew whether that slot is going to come with buying the expansion, eh, ArenaNet.