Hello everyone! I've recently picked up playing again on one of my older characters after being away for several years. My... how things have changed in that time span! I'm honestly looking to start over as a newer character, just to hopefully experience the newbie feeling and grow familiar with the game again. I've become acquainted with the retirement program, but my character sadly falls short of the 100 credit investment, so I'll be starting completely anew.
The biggest problem that I seem to be having is class selection. Honestly, I can see several classes that I think would be interesting to roleplay as, so I'm having a harder time than I thought of narrowing them down. So, I thought I'd bring my problems to the wise, wise folks of the forum in the hopes you might make my choice a bit easier. In general terms, I'm looking at the following classes: Runewarden, Depthswalker, Paladin, Infernal, Blademaster, and Apostate.
In general, I have a natural preference for physical classes with perhaps a bit of magical flair thrown in, ala Depthswalker, but Apostate seems rather interesting. I've done some poking around on the forums, and I eliminated Bard simply because I'm not that great of a coder, and I believe it requires a certain level to be successful? I've also eliminted Monk simply because my old character was one, and I'd like a bit more of a change. Ultimately, what I'm looking for is a class that can do a bit of everything. I'd prefer one that's at least decent at hunting and capable of performing well at mid-high tier combat, though I'm unsure if I'll ever reach that level of skill. I simply want the options to be there in case I should. As far as utility goes, that really isn't a huge concern for me. I can afford to take an extra bit of time doing things if I feel the class is a better fit for my other requirements. I'd like to again say that this class is likely going to be completely unfunded in terms of credits and artefacts, so I'll have to completely earn everything I get in game, at least for now.
tl;dr I'm a newb. Please help me choose a class from Runewarden, Infernal, Paladin, Blademaster, Apostate, and Depthswalker.