Cheats and Walkthroughs
With our complete Guild Wars 2 beginner's guide, you'll be equipped with everything you need to know to get a head start in the world of Tyria. While things will certainly feel familiar to MMO veterans, especially if you played the first Guild Wars, there's quite a bit of different nuances to Guild Wars 2 you may not be familiar with. Be sure to read through our whole list to make sure you know how to get the most out of Guild Wars 2.
Be whatever you want to be.
There are no racial bonuses or penalties in Guild Wars 2. Likewise, every race can play as every profession, or class. If you want to be a giant, musclebound, horned cat who wears pretty dresses and casts illusion spells, go ahead. If you want to be a plant person who summons the undead, you can do that. There are no limits or incentives beyond you doing what you want, and what you think looks fun.
This applies to professions too. Every profession can heal itself, and every profession can reliably deal damage, so the roles of tank, healer, and DPS no longer apply. Don't think in terms of what role you want to fill, think of how you want to play. If you want to shoot at things with a bow, choose the Ranger class. If you want to be sneaky, be a Thief. I personally like handling business up close and personal, so most of my characters are melee-oriented, as opposed to the distanced spellcasting of Elementalists or summoning of Necromancers.
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