I absolutely love my Hunters. I've got two... and likely will make more over time. I just really like the skills, and the "skulking through the land, shooting before the baddies see you" thing. Maybe I was a sniper in another life.
I do have other classes in my "stable". I originally built different characters to be able to have one in each crafting guild, to become self-sufficient for gear and consumables (I am in a pretty small Kinship). My Hunters are an Explorer (Tailor Guild), and a Woodsman (Woodworker Guild). I have a Champion Armourer (Metalsmith), a Rune-Keeper Tinker (Cook), a Guard Historian (Weaponsmith), a Burglar Tinker (Jeweler), and a Lore-Master Historian (Scholar).
I never took the Burglar or LM past level 15, just not getting into the mechanics. They've now reached level 20, off of crafting, but remain "parked" at their guildhall locations. My Champ Armourer was my first character, but I discovered the Hunter when he was about level 40 (now 43 from crafting) and parked him at the forges. I am really enjoying the RK, and have been playing her far more often lately, reaching 54 and Moria just this last week. The Guardian, he's okay, but has become sort of a "fall back" character for mid-level stuff when I need a 40-something to participate in something.
My "main", Cynnabon, was started as a joke for a kin-mate, but has become my favorite. I did something in her development that my other Hunter (who is actually older, but lower level) missed. I'm not enough of a mechanics guru to know what, exactly, but Cynnabon is great. She packs a wallop and survives well.
As time goes on, I will likely retire some of the crafting alts for Hunters, just because I like the play. Not the RK, though, as I really enjoy giving orcs a static-electricity wedgie. ;-)
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