hey here we go. Nerdiness has triumphed, and is now getting it's due respect and credit.
Regenerde has, officially, given me some resources for my desire to play a game that is fair, and challenging, and has content.
Actually, several games. A couple are b2p, and several f2p, all of which are good games in their own right. Off to investigate these resources, as a recent NW mod has nuked what I personally call challenge, and others seem to be a bit offended by due to their inability to build their characters right by the time they hit that level.
Thanks again Regenerde. I'll keep in contact here and there, you've been awesomely helpful.