I am level 96 and looking to make it towards dragon. Currently Monk. I have not played since they nerfed (twerked) limb damage. I try to keep up with all the changes but I probably missed a lot. I am not a theorycraftor (er) nor understand the deep down and unders of PVP (nor probably the basics, lets be honest). Probably never will. Nor am I a coder. I use SVO along with some other scripted stuff to make life easier. I am looking at the newest changes and I really like them. I am trying to decide what class I want to go. I cruise through the forums and look at what other people think.
Un-biased as much as I can:
Monk: I understand how to do the standard break torso, doublebreak legs, bbt as many times as I can before they heal/tumble. This has given me some kills of midbies and lowbies. Never really on a top-tier pvper. I try to throw in Telepathy, but really never use it. Just in raids or if I get bored. Don't understand the potential that is there because I don't understand affliction combat really. In my experience of fighting top-tier people is one I don't last that long to someone who understand my class. On that off chance I do get in three BBT's in a row it never seems enough to kill them, probably because there is a lot of time between prep, doublebreak and BBT that I didn't build up enough damage. I did not take the time to figure it out. I just usually whined and moved on.
Mage: Seems a little complex for someone like me to understand. I probably would take the time to learn but I don't understand the whole concept right now.
Knight: Sounds amazing. I like prep-classes. Will take some time to understand the basic of Knights and get around parry and the lot. Then there is the decision of which knight to go. runie or Infernal
Current Arties: a Circlet of the Will, a Collar of Agatheis, a blood pendant, an earring of Sinope, a Logosian ring , a pair of eagle's wings, a pair of Ogre's Gauntlets , spiked knuckles, a pair of Logosian Bracelets, a Girdle of Aegis, an earring of Sinope, a golden band of Draconic vigour, a buckawn's amulet , an Aldar Diadem, a wyrmskin pack , a debonair white top hat, a Hood of the Sphinx, Gem of Transmutation, Gem of cloaking, Elephant (mount)
My gut says wait until Multiclass, monk isnt that bad, except my bashing. But I would love to hear from the community their ideas and thoughts. Even the trolls. I have enough to buy two level 3 artefacts for the knight class. Thanks for the support and help!