Hi guys. New player here with a few questions.
I've done a reasonable amount of reading on the forums already, and I've found people saying in numerous places that affliction classes require a fair bit of automation to do well at here. Currently, I'm RPing a Templar, and while I could see myself potentially multiclassing or going Sentinel eventually, both seem to be based around afflictions - which is a playstyle I've enjoyed elsewhere. The thing is, the thrill I get from dynamically responding to stuff and entering my attacks one after another has always been my favorite part of PK. So while I will try to automate things in such a way that enough input is required from me to feel involved while still simultaneously feeling competitive, I had a question.
Which of the two classes would require or reward more potential player input in its affliction strategy? Is one of them more 1-2-3 - that's to say, necessarily linear - in its strategy than the other? Because that would help me get an idea of what direction I might want to try taking at first.