Ok so I played GW2 a bit after release. Had some decent items, killed a few dragons. Didn't quite make it through any of what are now the Chapters in the living story though. Had about 75% map completion across a couple of different classes before I got bored and kinda dropped out. I would not by any stretch of the imagination call myself good - I would say I'm your average casual player.
So, now, a few years later. Someone here reminded me there had been a few expansions released, and I haven't been playing anything except Factorio, so figured it would be a good time to jump back in.
Bought both XPacs. Decided to jump right in.
Holy Crap. HoT is utterly kicking my butt. What am I missing here?
Do I need to go back and catch up on the chapters first? Should I do PoF first? Half the time I feel like it's not even a fair fight. A tentacle knocks me down, and I'm gangbanged by 3 dinosaurs before I can move. Or a frog assassin just two shots me before I can't even get a hit in.
Is this a matter of just getting good, and I just haven't figured it out yet? Is it a gear disparity? Are the masteries/elite specs pretty much required? Is this just not solo content and I should be looking for a party?
If i go back to original content and work on map completion, that's still as easy as I recall. HoT though, utterly different level and right now it's mostly just die, WP, run back, repeat. THe content is interesting and I'm enjoying the exploration with gliding, but the story and combat it really discouraging, to say the least.