PET! PET! PET! PET! PET! PET!
“They stalk the wilds of Tyria, trusting their keen eye, loyal pets, and the power of nature itself to win the day. Introducing the ranger, the most recently revealed Guild Wars 2 profession! A master of many skills, the ranger can lay traps, strikes foes from afar with his bow, or command fierce animal companions – and that’s just getting started!”
Here’s the info page for those who just don’t like to click on pix: click me instead!
Yeah, it sounds just like a WoW Hunter, but you know what? I don’t care! I loved my hunter back when I played WoW. I still love the class, for all the vitriol that’s been spat at it by all the other classes and all the nerfs the class has supposedly been hit with in the last few years.
You get a pet. You get to sneak around and wear camo colours a lot. You get a freaking BOW AND ARROWS! What’s not to like?
When the Guild Wars 2 mailing came up in my inbox and I saw RANGER REVEALED!!!11oneone I got the same effect I always do. Part of me thought “oh boy oh boy oh boy I get to play a ranger again!”
Will the class match my expectations? Probably not. But the first tabletop RPG character I made was — you guessed it — a bow-toting, friend-to-beasts, red-in-tooth-and-claw-(and-with-cool-leather-boots) ranger.
Say what you like about how easy they are to play, or how they’re just too much fun (riiiight) — but they ARE fun. And I love em.