I was playing DAoC Ywain (streaming) "for only like my 2nd day after being gone since the closing of Mordred PvP" when an old arch rival from Mordred popped in (we hugged and made up lol) and he started promoting Phoenix server to me in my chat. After a time of trying to convince me I decided to give it a try. I'm actually glad i did. The server has a ton of friendly folks, even had people show up in game from my stream helping me a little (very surprising).
The main time I played DAoC was day 1 of Mordred PvP server until the final day when they shut it down. Some might remember me by my old online name Damaja (I was the owner of the DAoC Video Database) I've never experienced RvR, did a lot of small mans and soloing on Mordred "for the most part" so this RvR thing is going to be a challenge for me. I'm 54 years .... old/young and I am not as quick with my reaction times as I used to be which is why I don't much play shooters any more.
This will be my first experience with RvR "mostly" and I have not played since Mordred so I think my best approach is to play a "safe" class to get my feet wet. I'll be 100% Midgard, no realm hopping for me. So Lemme ask some questions so I can stop rambling here haha ....
1) For someone in my situation, jumping into actual RvR for the very first time, what would you suggest as a first character for an old man being out of the game since "forever"? Currently I have been level a (22) Bonedancer up and a (19) Healer on the side (thinking a Healer will be too big of a job for me starting out) and was considering a Cave Shaman for soloing in NF but I want to see what suggestions I get here as well.
2) i am starting from scratch so was thinking of diving into a tradeskill (possibly Alchemy) to make my money with. Is Alchemy the way to go or should I be looking in another direction? Is farming a thing for Midgard on this server as a money maker? If so I would like to hear about it.
3) Where is the best place for this server to find "current" templates at with prices and such?
4) I could use any tips, suggestions, opinions etc etc one might give to a basically brand new player all over again. It's possible that I need to simply go with what I know (Albion). I can farm with a Necro and then roll something like a Cleric for RvR. At least for starting out so I dunno atm.
In closing, this post is not me trying to get attention or anything, I'm simply trying to find the correct path i need to follow with the best class choices for me personally to relearn this game with. Any help would be appreciated. So far I'm enjoying the server, alot of fun.