Hi, I used to play off and on from release and right up to around the Khitan expansion, which I looked at, but never really played. I originally leveled 1 character to 80 on a PvP server, my Tempest of Set. During one of the times I came back, I had all these ‘free’ levels to give to alts and raised two of my alts, a 50ish Guardian and a 20ish Demonologist both to 80. I have no idea how to relearn/play any of these characters though! lol
Logging into those characters was a bit overwhelming. They have lower level gear, lots of skills, items, quests, changes, and veteran rewards, etc that I am confused by so my plan is to start a new fresh character to re-familiarize myself with the game.
I am mainly coming back to play through the quests and explore all the zones and see what was added since I quit. What would be a good class for soloing through story/quest content? I have been reading the forums here and people say bear shamans and HoX are both really strong solo’ers. True? I would lean more towards HoX, it seems more my playstyle, but if shamans are just OP I would probably have fun with that too. I have 720+ day veteran rewards so it looks like I get ANOTHER free level 80 character but with free ‘rare’ gear so it would end up my best geared character. I think I will level either a bear shaman or HoX and then boost the other class to 80. Looking for suggestions
I am coming from Anarchy Online, where third party apps and custom GUIs really improve the experience. Are there any up to date, must have apps or popular GUI mods/addons I should bookmark and eventually look into?
Lasty: the item shop. it has a ton more stuff available than when I last played and I have ~15000 funcom points from various deals I’ve gotten over the year from AO subscriptions. What would be the best bang for my buck to spend that on? I see what looks like an expansion available “Hyborian Tales: Shadow of Vanaheim”. Is it an expansion? it says it is account wide so I figure I will buy that for sure, is there anything else really worth having?
Thanks in advance for any advice/tips/links. I am sifting through the forums here right now, but are there any other good resources for a returning player? thanks!