So it's been like 3.5 years since I last played. And for some reason, I pulled up the Achaea forums and thought wow, you need to start playing again.
Thing is, I have more or less zero interest in the class I am now (Tri-Trans Magi). I'm looking for some suggestions from people with experience with all of the changes that have happened.
Blademaster - Loved it, loved the skills and the flavor. Did not like how difficult it was to track limbs and try to pull off a Brokenstar. I'm sure BM's have other killpaths, but that's what I was working towards. Is the bashing still pretty weak? Is the limb counting still pretty difficult? I should mention I'm not against putting work into learning a class, I just had no luck with it back when I was a BM in the Ashura.
Infernal/Runewarden/Paladin - Just lumping the Knights together here. I haven't been an Infernal or Paladin, never really liked the classes that force you to adhere to a certain aspect or religion, though I kinda feel like I'd like some RP mixed in with my PvP/PvE. I haven't been a Knight since Weaponmastery changes, back when they all got Chivalry, Forging, and Necromancy/Runelore/Devotion. I had some decent success with Runewarden, runeblades, and artifact broadswords, and I enjoyed it. DWC/DWB seems interesting, not really into 2H/SnB. Is there a more or less "balanced" spec here? Good at everything, does not excel at anything?
Monk - So every few years I would come back to Achaea, decide I'd like to play, make a monk, absolutely trash people on par with me, but once I really got down to some serious PvP, I'd start getting my ass handed to me, and just lose interest. Shikudo looks interesting. Changes into Kaido look a lot more balanced (Kaichoke having a room radius, etc.). I *didn't* like how you could just roll a Troll/Horkval monk, and more or less out damage most of your enemies. Is this still the case or are things a little more balanced now? Is the bashing still SCS/SDK/UCP/UCP or is it a little more involved? Again, haven't played Monk since I was in the Ashura, way back when.
I do have some artifacts on Mithil; SoA, hunter's belt, a mayan ring, possibly something else.
Classes I'd be interesting in learning are Shaman and Serpent. I wouldn't be against playing an aligned class if the skills look interesting though.