I'm a long time dormant player who has played a ton on the other games since their release, and haven't played for the past 7 or so years at all. I'm completely out of the loop.
I've retired a bunch of characters and expect to have around 8-9000 credits available to put into a new character. I've asked a bunch of people advice and gotten some solid suggestions, but I'd like to float ideas here before I commit.
I'd like a class that is:
- Not awful at bashing, preferably great with bashing with the kind of credits I have on hand. I prefer bashing to pvp and would like to have a run at dragon.
- Has combat that isn't heinously complicated (so probably no Serpent). Something that can be straightforward but also has strategy and options would be ideal (like Knight can, for instance)
- Preferably has some personal utility, and some group/general utility for others for social reasons
For reference in the other games I have been successful with knights, vampire classes, and wardancer. I was a fairly mediocre hunter,
I've done a bunch of reading and talking and the number 1 suggestion is runewarden for the following reasons:
- Can be a part of every city/council
- Flexible with 4 specs to change between
- Very tanky and solid basher
- Good utility for groups
I just feel though that it is a bit... boring. I've been looking at Sylvan which looks interesting, but it seems to be tied very heavily to Eleusis. I'm not crazy about that because from experiences with forest councils in other realms the RP can get a little... My Little Ponyish, and it's not what I'd like to pursue. I know I
don't have to be that way, but yeah. I'll start a character there to explore and see how I like it.
Here are my thoughts class by class:
|Alchemist||Don't know much about this class and can't figure out much from the wiki.|
|Apostate||Played in Imperian, I like it but not interested right now. |
|Bard||I hear it bashes well. Looks like it plays like M|
|Blademaster||Completely ignorant here but I hear it bashes like crap. |
|Druid||Don't know anything - how does it compare to Sylvan?|
|Infernal||Very interested, probably #2 after runewarden in choice. |
|Jester||Don't know anything about it, but the RP turns me off a bit. |
|Magi||Not interested. |
|Monk||Played extensively in Imperian and Aetolia, hear it was nerfed here bashing wise. Not really interested. |
|Occultist||Not really interested|
|Paladin||Probably priority #3 unless I find something more interesting in a non-knight class|
|Priest||Don't know much, I hear it tanks like a brick and got their bashing nerfed recently|
|Runewarden||#1 choice if I don't find anything better|
|Sentinel||Not really interested, played a lot in Imperian|
|Serpent||I expect that the combat is too complicated for what I'm looking for. I hear the bashing is the best in game. |
|Shaman||Don't know much about this. |
|Sylvan||Quite interested, will investigate|
At this point I think I'll just level a character to 80 and do some f2p PVP and see what I like the look of. But, if anyone can suggest places and classes that might suit it would help me on my way.