I know this review has a little info about the game as I have only played a warden as my third character and have not looked back. I feel the story belongs here, as the warden is my main and I wanted to describe my thoughts and how I came about choosing to create a warden. Now that is out of the way.
I started this game about a month ago. I should say I created my account last year before F2P but for some reason I got interrupted and my trial ran out. I didn't actually sit down and start playing until about four weeks ago. I reinstalled and while it was installing my wife asked about the game. She wanted to play also, so after getting it all set up we decided to create a pair of hunters. Immediately we both fell in love with the atmosphere. I am one of those nerds as a story writer and game designer myself that loves to get immersed into the game. The immersion is there for sure.
The problem, I was having fun leveling with her but she doesn't have as much time to play as I do. Solution, I created a guardian. All the while getting my guardian to level 26 I kept seeing the loading screen talking about trying something new with a warden and gambit skills. Finally I figured I love the game so far and see myself playing for a while. I pre-ordered ROI and then got some TP to purchase the MoM expansion(I believe it was MoM that unlocked it). I have not looked back other than to abuse my hunter and guardian's trade skills.
I am now level 35 and loving every minute of throwing javelins at goblins and shoving spears into trolls. I also love the ability to do skirmishes solo which in turn I use those as a practice area to perfect my gambit skills. Other than the occasional clunkyness of the UI with ability queuing, I love the gambit skills. Need some defense, bam! Need some HoTs, bam! Need a DoT, Bam! This is how I feel I got the undying deed done. Sadly I have been demoralized since. Was trying to 3 man a fellowship dungeon. Got up to the boss, but could not take him down.
I love the story, and the warden feels like my class. Nothing like being on the front lines stopping your buddies from getting mutilated. The atmosphere is great, I love having to be more alert at nighttime because you cannot see as well, the community also seems great so far with some friendly nice players. I have only ran into a few jerks but they don't seem to continue talking long. The game is also great at night with only a couple candles lit on your desk, really draws you in, at least for me.
I just thought I would share my experience and why I chose a warden and that I am having a blast playing the class.