Hello, new player here.
I'd like your input/opinions on my choices on class: Shaman, Apostate and Jester. I'd like to focus primarily on familiarizing and learning the 'complex' combat system, however, I don't plan to be buying any artefacts, at least not initially (but more than likely, enough credits to learn skills to be combat-viable.) If you have any other recommendations (preferably not any knight or monk classes -- they seem bland to me), I'd like to hear about them and their viability as well.
Regarding city choice, I'd rather be the underdog than the dominating force; assuming there aren't vast (population or otherwise) imbalances, I [i]think[/i] that this would be where I enjoy myself the most. I don't mind role-playing to be good, evil, peaceful, antagonistic or any archetype in-between. Would it be correct in assuming that Targossas/Mhaldor antagonizes several city-states while having small populations?
Speaking of buying credits, I was reading the announcements, are there any sorts of events that will happen in the Year650(?) celebrations that will encourage me to not buy credits 'till then? I dislike playing at a major disadvantage (yes, I've read the topics regarding the 'requirement' of artefacts to be competitive.)
Thanks for your responses.