First, I'd like to thank the community for having a place where New Players like myself can come and ask questions. It is very nice to have. In the past, I have played WoW and LOTRO on the MMO side of things. But I've always had a soft side for the D&D-verse. Things like NWN2, Planescape, BG2, and the like have always appealed to me. Gave the community around here a look and I was impressed in general.
I played a very basic character through the DDO tutorial last night and I really like the game thus far. I think I'd like to play more.
That said, I've done a good bit of forum searching and haven't found yet a character build that suits what I'd like to do, and I thought I would ask to maybe get some confirmation.
Type of Play
I am wanting a character that can explore the whole game entirely solo. I'd kind of like to explore the game similar to how I might go through NWN2, or some such game. (Yes, I do know that DDO will make for a very different experience.) I'm not interested in raiding or grouping. I love the feel of being able to go through the game alone and exploring the areas at my own pace and on my own schedule. I also like being able to be self-sufficient and not need a lot of things.
Keep in mind that I'm also new to DDO so preferably I'd like to have a character that doesn't necessitate lightning fast reflexes or multiple sets of gear for different situations always on hand.
Amount of money available to spend
$25-$40. I haven't bought any Turbine points yet, but I am willing to so that I can make a more ideal build. I just don't want to totally break the bank to do it so $40 would be my high end on the money side for now.
Unimportant. I'm looking for what is ideal for soloing through the game as a newer player and am open to suggestions. It would be cool to have a main character that is a little magical, but I'm not wedded to that because I would rather not be frustrated later when I can't do things or am dying all the time.
Thank you very much for all the advice in advance. I appreciate this community for the help. Feel free to also point me towards a pre-existing build if you like. I've looked a bunch but had a hard time finding something suitable.