Hello, forums! Sorry that my first correspondence with you is in the form of "another one of those class threads," but I'd like to settle on one before I reach the point of no return and switching over comes with lesson penalties. You could call me a returning player as I've dipped my toes into Achaean waters before, but it's been a while and I never managed to progress very far. As such, I kind of know what it is I'm after while at the same time having absolutely no idea. Paradoxes, yo.
Both the apostate and shaman classes look appealing to me and would fit the "witchy" sort of vibe I am going for. There are many other classes that sound fun (particularly jester, and serpent... even bard and magi to a lesser extent), but probably wouldn't mesh quite as well with what I hope to eventually accomplish with the character. My concerns therefore have more to do with utility/hunting/etc. rather than flavor.
I want to not absolutely suck hardcore at hunting, but I don't care if I'm just mediocre at it. More importantly, I want to be of at least some use in group combat and have enough "fun" (read: utility) skills to keep things interesting. I do NOT plan on participating in 1v1 combat and don't care about how viable I am in that area.
That said - apostate? Shaman? Throw it all to the wind and be a bard? Any opinion is appreciated! Thanks.