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ACT I - OHH LOOK IMATHIEF
You see, I play GW2 almost solely for WvW these days. As I said many times, the quest-less PVE of GW2 is simply not my thing. Like at all. I do PVE *sometimes*, but rarely.
So, when I played my first char, a Warrior to max through PVE, I felt I had seen enough of GW2 PVE. I began to play WVW and really like it. The dynamics! The thrill! The adventure!! What's not to like! So, again and again, I had this experience you guys prolly know: I was regularly raped and gangbanged by THIEVES.
You know the drill. You walk some lonely road to find the zerg, and BLAMMO, some Thief kills you. Hell, I haven often enough seen Thieves keep 4-5 people busy for hours! It's both super annoying, but of course I was fascinated by the idea! So I shook my fist into the Tyrian sky and yelled, I CAN DO THAT TOO, ha!
So I rolled a thief and began to level him!
ACT II - TREADMILL LEVELLING
Levelling again was a chore for me, mostly disliking the PVE, and WvW levelling was... slow. Not much to see in this act, I made it up mostly for the dramatic effect. I mostly stuck to a survival built here, knowing I was weak in low levels, so I stuck with Zerg groups while levelling in WvW and as I said, it was an entire defensive survival built. Nothing to show off. Until I finally reached level 80! YEY ME! Now you all wait and see how I all gank yousa!
ACT III - OR SO I THOUGHT
Now see, this is where the woe (and questions) come. I read MANY built guides, I watched dozens of Youtube videos with advises. And I went to what was said to be the classic gank built, 0-30-30-10-0, all based on prolonging sneak and doing mucho damage from stealth, with Dagger and Pistol. You know the drill: spamming black powder and heartseeker.
Only - that it DOESNT THE FRACK WORK!
God. I swear I never ever died so much. I tried. I really tried. No matter how many times I kissed the mud, I always ran back over and over. The really bad time came, when out of curiosity I tried lv 80 mobs with that built. HELL DID I SUCK. As in the history of Tyria! As in the frigging history of sucking!! It wasn't pretty. Until some guildmate told me, hey you know why they rule in 1 VS 1? They have the expensive uber gear, and you casual gamer DON'T. Ha ha.
What a farce. What a letdown. Yeah, I hear you say, serves you right trying to be a ganker! But seriously. It's in the game. So even being victim, I never complained. It's part of the package. It's war. *shrug* But... damnation! I am so pissed at my sheer inability! How can they DO this?
So I come back, sobbing myself into sleep, wondering what to do? Any advise *besides* "go and farm uber gear", because... I dont do dungeon grinds. Sorry. But, repetitive grinding the same OVER AND OVER is not my thing.
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