I've been debating on retiring my current main character for awhile now due to a number of reasons(dormancy, my current class makes me want to quit the game(why serpent so hard? :( and that I feel like I messed up my characters story in a few ways). With that said, I'd have about 3400 credits to play with and was wondering if I could get some advice.
A little about me - I've played off and on for years and even when I get burned out I always find my way back here, which must say something! My biggest focus is combat with hunting/gold accumulation a close second. Sad to say even after playing for so many years I haven't reached Dragonhood on any of my characters. (HOW DO YALL DO IT!?!?!?!) So this time around, I'd really like to dig my feet in and achieve things that I never did before. I.e Dragon, house/city leadership, etc.
I've played runewarden, paladin, and serpent in my time here and serpent has to be one of the hardest and most frustrating I've ever played(part of the reason why I am not liking my time here atm). Runewarden was probably my favorite due to being so tanky, multiple weapon specs and was the class that I achieved OG Achaean Knighthood with!(Why did they get rid of knight houses, these new knighthood clans are a joke!) Paladin was a close second due to damnation, but Targ makes me sad nowadays.
If I do re-roll, I'm debating between Apostate, Alchemist, Infernal, Shaman. I have 0 knowledge on any of the new classes(psion,pariah, and the elementals so I'm not sure if I should devote my time to something so new that might just end up changing entirely).
Since I've been away for nearly a year and a half, I'm not quite sure how the world is in Achaea. I'm essentially looking for a class that is good at hunting and a great duelist/skirmisher. How would I best use my 3400 credit pool to further my goals? If it's any help , I do not have the extra cash flow at the moment to buy the package deals Achaea has so I will just be using the 3400 credit pool on top of anything I get in game.