I've had my NL in Bera for the better part of seven years or so now (though I've never managed to reach 200 on it), though my desire to play it is definitely starting to wane due to the massive funding necessary to be competitive. On that same tact is the Beran community being lacking for what I look for in people with whom I like to play--most of my friends have quit or moved on.
I'm considering starting a new character in Khaini (birds of a feather flock together, etc.). With the anniversary events nearing, I think it could be a good time to get a new character in bossing range with the prospect of upgrading equipment during this coming month. @Takebacker, @Razmos, and @KhainiWest: How is the free market and community in Khaini? I saw another thread where it was skimmed over a bit, but how reasonable is acquiring funds and finding friends for a new player? Any advice you (or any other Khaini players here) can provide will be greatly appreciated. :)
Now, when I say my desire to play is starting to wane, I mostly direct that towards my Night Lord. I'm unaware as to if they receive any kind of boosts to enhance survivability in coming patches, but it seems as though my only option to really push this character forward is to pull together an immense amount of funding that, from my perspective at least, would go much further on several of the more recently-added classes (such as Hayato or the revamped Dual Blades).
If anyone can give me some suggestions for starting in a new world and getting a foothold, I'd greatly appreciate it. Admittedly, I've not remained current on quests and other things that allow players to get a bit of funding through the early levels.
Should anyone want me to post the stats of my NL for the purpose of helping me shape him up a bit, that'd also be appreciated, though I'm omitting it for the time being under the pretense that I really feel pretty bored with 'im.