Hello, I started a character but then realized it would be difficult to make a commitment to something unless I knew what I was getting into so I decided to start this thread to get advice on the type of character I would like to play.
Considerations: I would like this character most of all to be enjoyable to play in a general sense with both for rp and combat. I will probably focus on bashing and rp at first in order to get the hand of things then get heavy into combat once I understand the curing system, etc. I am not quite sure what kind of character I would like to play, but for now I am going with the idea of a noble/honorable, kind, tough as nails, stoic type. When I do get into combat I would be most interested in raiding/raid defence so pve while being able to hold my own 1v1.
Goals: I would definitely like to reach Dragon fairly quickly (this is just a personal goal because I like to challenge myself). However, I do not want to just get bored bashing and quit. I want this to be an enjoyable overall experience and interact with the world and perhaps even get involved in house/city politics or an order.
Classes: for some reasons the classes that most appeal to me are magi, monk, sylvan.
Cities: the cities that seem to appeal to me most are Cyrene, Ashtan, Eleusis, and Targossas. I am curious how important is city culture in terms of being willing to get involved in combat?
Races: not very important, but for some reason Atavian appeals to me also dwarf (if I went monk) or perhaps tsol'aa (if I went magi/sylvan).
RP: I like being in the role of defending the good and innocent/nature thus why targossas/eleusis/cyrene appeal to me while also pursuing personal excellence and being around members who are competitive (which sounds more like Ashtan?). I would eventually like to get into the lore of my class and whatever organization I choose to try to advance in. I would like to be useful to my organization and over time perhaps move to a position of leadership.
Credits: I would like to do this with no/little real life $$. I am willing to devote a lot of time to compensate. I would like to be effective and useful particularly while raiding/defending even if I am not in the top tiers and hold my own 1v1.
Magi concerns: getting jumped. Sylvan concerns: hard to tri-trans? Forestals seem to have a lot of writing/creativity requirements to rise in a house? Monk concerns: an rp environment that is too ascetic and not enjoyable in a somewhat casual way.
Eleusis concerns: Perhaps a bit too non-combative? Too sentimental? Targossas concerns: RP can be wooden if it attracts inexperienced players like Shallam used to. Ashtan concerns: too power focused? No cooperative influence?
Please feel free to suggest other classes, cities, etc as well. I have a general idea of what I'd like, but perhaps posting these ideas would give someone an "aha!" moment of inspiration that would be useful in guiding me to a good in game fit.
I am very interested in @locun
's opinion (I couldn't tell if that was a L or an i