So. I've been kind of popping up around the realms lately. Have a couple level 65-70 characters with single/bi trans kicking around that are like 250 years old and never had much footing in any city/org and I am not feeling really adventurous with them. On a whim I started up a newbie Troll Sentinel. Always loved the idea of sentinels and made an alt or two years ago and had lots of fun bashing and using voyria traps/swoop to surprise the Horkval Monk newbie griefers and stuff that would pop up from time to time. I notice they've changed their skillsets up and was wondering how they stack up to Druids now.
Here's my thing. I like the idea of PvP, but I know I'll never have the time or dedication to become anywhere near elite. So any sort of min/maxing and ultimate PvP class doesn't hold much weight, though I'd like to be able to scuffle and do group combat. I also don't like being dependent on buying a ton of stuff to be able to hold my own, and have heard some about sentinel combatants going through venom like crazy, and now it looks like they don't get access to concoctions(I think they used to, right?) anymore.
I've also heard grove skills are much more portable now, balancing druids in/out of their grove instead of being pretty weak out, and decently tanky inside.
So, it seems like early on I should be focusing on Meta anyways on either of these. And as the lessons come in, I'm just not sure if I'd enjoy woodlore/skirmishing over being a little more independent/utility oriented with groves/concoctions?? I must admit woodlore/skirmishing kind of pique my fancy a bit more, but the druid route has always seemed a bit mysterious to me and ultimately seemed like it might suit my actual playstyle more than my imagined playstyle.
Thoughts on the dependence on comms versus combat ability. Tankiness? Group Combat? I really want to stay Troll as well, and I love races aren't really chosen for pure min/maxing now.