It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Release date is coming soon and im afraid we are going to see resurgence of one topic dear to this forum, that of difficulty levels. Anyone who has played BWE3 has noticed a steep decline in the mean difficulty of the game (Anet admitted it was due to a bug. Intended difficulty was meant to be similar to BWE2)
That means a lot of people who only played last beta event or who are new to the game are going to discover themselves eating the ground once and again.
I am among the ones who prefer the harsher difficulty levels of the first 2 BWE and dont want the game to be dumbed. GW2 just takes some time to learn the ropes and some concentration to what you are doing, but the first hours can be a bit frustrating if you go in expecting a walk in the park, specially if you choose certain classes.
If you are the kind of player that doesnt mind getting a bit battered till you learn the ropes, please ignore this advice, but if you think it can lessen the experience of the game (at least the starting one), id follow this advice:
1) Pick Guardian as a starting class. Its by far the most user friendly of the 8, and one of the most easy to survive with (many say second only to necro, which is just not as user friendly)
2) Necromancer , Ranger or Warrior are good alternatives to Guardian, and with good survival capacity as well.
3) Avoid Thief , Mesmer or Engineer. All 3 are insanely fun, in all 3 you die a lot till you learn to play them. If you absolutely have to pick one , choose engineer , as is a mostly ranged class and that helps a lot to survive.
Once you have some experience, any class is playable and any class is fun.
Just remember, once dumbed, it stays dumbed forever