With Guild Wars: Eye of the North finally available for play, it's a good time for a new State of the Game. These articles are written presenting the opinions and insights of game observers and are personal in nature. It's important to note that they do not reflect the opinions of ArenaNet.
The latest State of the Game, called The Secondary Profession, is written by Nicolas Carpenter - a player of Guild Wars since early Beta Weekend Events. In this article, Nicolas takes a look at and analyzes all of the possible secondary professions a player should experiment with for the Ranger, Monk and Warrior professions - in addition to some of the more popular profession/secondary profession choices for flag runners.
Nicolas Carpenter wrote:
Many people argue that a character build shouldn't rely on a secondary profession to be efficient. I would argue that to a certain extent, that is exactly how it should be. By using skills from other professions, Guild Wars makes it unusually easy for characters to become hybrids in an RPG system. This paradigm has spawned thousands of builds in a game that still sees new ideas and creations all the time.
Personally, I love the concept of the secondary profession, with all of its benefits. It provides so many options to players that almost anything is possible with enough creativity, ingenuity, and experimentation. Certainly the future holds even more innovations, and I cannot wait to experience them.
It's a great read, so head over to State of the Game: The Secondary Profession to check it out!