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So after completely destroying SWToR and everything it has to offer currently in roughly 40 days, I decided I needed to pick up an older game with more content, higher difficulty and something that I'm not going to "complete" in a month or two.
Vanguard having slipped my grasp over the years simply because of all the bad press it got on release is now in my sights and I've decided to give it a whirl.
I'll be playing a Gnome Necro ( a tribute throw back to my vanilla pre-Kunark EQ1 character, the first MMO and character I ever played ) so that portion of my decision making is already done. That being said I'm curious as to what help any veterans (or knowledgable forum goers) have to give a Vanguard "newb". Starting from scratch are there any tricks/tips to help me flesh out a good character in terms of gear/money/etcetcetc?
In terms of leveling speed is the questing faster or is grinding mob after mob faster if its possible? Also; crafting/diplomacy... is it worth getting my hands dirty with this on my first character (IE: will it pay off in the short term, personally?) or would it be better to leave it alone for now and just grab stuff off the already established crafters?
The low population of the game doesn't really phase me as I always find ways to make my gameplay interesting (hell I solo grinded my eq1 gnome necro to max level and enjoyed it and I'm pretty sure that game was more difficult then this one) but being a largely group focused game am I going to miss out on a lot of content if I cannot find a group? IE: Is there still stuff to do as a solo at max level?
Also; if I con my friend into joining with me what would you suggest a good complementing duo class would be for a necro? Perhaps a healer/buffer?
Any help/tricks/tips/info/advice/etc is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.