Some of the most interesting aspects to Guild Wars 2 are the various Guild Wars 2 classes that are available to players. I know that the graphics are important, just as the actual gameplay is important, but you cannot tell me that these various character classes are not very attractive aspects of this game! What I specifically enjoy about the various classes in this game is how diverse they are and, as a result, how they provide players with a very interesting selection. This is clearly not something that a lot of other games can say.
Basically, as the player, you can divide the Guild Wars 2 classes into the following groupings of both race and profession. The first group is made up of the humans, the asura, the charr, the norn and the sylvari, while the second group consists of the warrior, the ranger, the thief, the elementalist, the necromancer and the guardian. You have to know that you will not be able to pick among the above, various classes at the same time; you will only be able to pick the profession of your character after you have already picked its race! Let us look at the various classes in this sweet game a little bit more closely.
Let us have a peek at the races, first. The humans are favored by the gods, and they are also great at tactical fighting. Having battled in a lot of wars throughout the years, they have endured Ascalon’s invasion by the fierce charr race. The asura, on the other hand, have a reputation for being great builders of everything from shields to weapons. While this race is quite tiny, they are famed for their intellect, which is actually sharper than that of any other race. Now, the charr are the warlike race of all of the Guild Wars 2 classes, what with their penchant to brawl and to feature both an aggressive attack and defense. If you are playing as other races, beware of the ferocious claws and fangs of this race! The norn have a unique combination: They are known for shape-shifting as well as brute force, which you may not really expect in the same race. Shape-shifting for this race is particularly useful and interesting, as they can turn themselves into bears, wolves and snow leopards. Finally, the sylvari specialize in magic, and they possess deep connection to the land and to the animals.
As for the professions, first up are guardians. Guardians feature spirit weapons and wards, and they can wield a hammer or staff that defends their ally party. Rangers are skilled at setting traps and charming animals while warriors are known for strong armor and savage attacks, thanks to their adrenaline. Elementalists can control natural forces like water, air earth and fire (and, no, they are not Captain Planet!). Necromancers are highly intriguing since they can use dark magic to use the dead to kill their enemies! Finally, thieves are valued for both their surprise and stealth, being able to set traps and shadow-step.
Well, if this rundown of the various Guild Wars 2 classes is not enough to convince you to buy Guild Wars 2, nothing will! Because the release date for this game is sometime in 2012 (day and month not known yet), I have already preordered my copy, and I suggest you do the same. Click Here to Pre-Order Guild Wars 2! I am disappointed that Guild Wars 2 is not out right now, but I am heartened that it will eventually be out later on in 2012, and for that, I can’t wait.