First just a little background on me. I played EQ for...5 years when it first came out. I left EQ to play WoW when WoW was in beta.
About a year ago I left WoW, it got a little too boring for me.
I'm interested in starting up EQ2 and give it a try but I had a quick question on class choice.
In EQ1 my favorite class was a Beastlord, dang I loved that class for some reason. I always had interest in a monk but the BL was perfect for me.
Now, because there isn't a Beastlord class in EQ2 I'm looking for suggestions for a class to start as, here are my interests currently:
Monk (uber dmg + fd?)
Assassin (Like a rogue from EQ1?, massive damage and stealth?)
Illusionist (are they as useful as Enchanters were in EQ1?)
Bard (are these anything like the ultimate bards were in EQ1?)
My usual likes of a class is usually a melee oriented class, but I have played casters as well (hence the illusionist). I really enjoy utility and being able to do *some* things solo. I can't stand playing an overplayed class (like SK but I'm not sure what other classes are overplayed atm). Any help would be appreciated!