After my first character reached lvl 80, I didn't play much of GW2. Higher level areas are a bit boring, his personal quest was also buggy and thus unfinishable, and I didn't like Orr. So. Offline gaming.
Anyway, after finishing UFO:AL, I had a nagging little feeling that I should go back and play with one of the alts. The one I picked is my
midget asura thief with the witty name: Charreador.
Compared to the necromancer, the thief's playstyle is very different. I use evasion a lot more, and there are some skill synergies which may or may not be intended ones, but they work very well. For example, I learned a skill that can create a trap, and I have a sword skill that shadowsteps to the enemy, attacks it, and on a subsequent activation, it takes me back to the original point, behind the trap.. Lo and Behold, the monster is running straight into the trap, and I even have a short time to use a heal skill.
The only thing that I find a bit worrying is the lack of healing. With the necro life leech was acting almost as a constant healing effect, thus, especially on the higher levels, I didn't need to use my healing ability that much. I don't use it too often with Charreador either.. because it is on CD all the time. Ok, this is not exactly true, but I often find myself wishing for another source of healing.
As of now, I have no idea how to play this class effectively, which talents should I choose, etc. But I will find out soon, and will share my experiences. In the meantime, good advice is also welcome.