Thanks for the reply Vlor. Thanks for the advice on the Burst II, Quake II, etc. spells. Since I haven't exactly been spamming Burst I, and then it looks like there are 3 levels of raising the level II spells. So, I'll wait to see how the game might morph.
My other jobs at 99: Brd, Bst, Pup, Thf, War. My time to play is chaotic and so I often solo. When in a party / alliance, probably Brd 40%, Bst 30%, Thf 30%.