Race, Gender and specializations
When choosing a class, your character will have one of three specializations: Magic, Combat or Stealth. You have ten starting points in what attributes favour your chosen class. As you choose gender and race for your character, these will also determine attribute points and values added to your original points.
Simply explained, take a Warrior class. It will have all of its major and minor skills in the Combat specialization, since he cannot cast magic. Being exactly the opposite, a Mage class will have all its major and minor skills in the Magic specialization, since a mage cant fight. There are of course classes which are less black and white, such as the Rogue who has major skills in both combat and stealth, and this is up to you to shape as a character.
In order to advance level, you must train in your major skills, and your character will advance much faster. Only 75% of experience points are necessary in order to increase a Major skill.
In the next part on classes, we will look at the specific classes available in the game, in detail.