So, we all know Lineage 2 classic is intended to be at least a little bit harder to play than regular modern MMORPGS, especially the part when a brand new player is getting started. The equipment is hard to find and definitely not affordable for the newcomers. Whit that being said, I was wondering what would be the best strategy for (any) newcomer at getting started with the grind and gear management. Obviously there is the mandatory questing while XPing for every bit of bonus adena. Even though a player may already have an arranged group of friends or CP, all characters must at least get to about level 16-17 before they meet up in Gludio or Gludin. A friend of mine did a test during the 3 day free trial on RU server and at level 17 he got low-ish NG weapon from quest, about 19k adena + about 24k adena if he sold his fists (from random drop). However grind is getting increasingly harder at this moment, I was thinking about the options: A1) Melee/Ranged DD class - That low NG weapon is clearly not going to cut it. So finish as many as the starting villages quests, sell old stuff and invest as much as you can in the best weapon you can afford. We are probably talking about close-to-top NG stuff here. This option suggests always playing with your dedicated group, as you simply dont have the armor to be hunting mobs all by yourself. A2) Melee/Ranged DD class - get a wooden/devotion set ASAP, stick with whatever weapon you got from quests or drops. Significantly limits damage output and party clearing speed, but allows solo play. B1) Knight classes - follow A1, A2, or focus on armour instead. Spend all your adena on armour, become dedicated tank for your constant party. Of course, soloing becomes very limited. B2) Support classes - follow A1 or A2 or help your friends/CP/canmates get better gear by loaning them all of your pathetic savings. So, guys, what would you do in this situation? Which is the best way to manage your adena/equipment problem? What is the meta on RU classic? What is the best time to become a party player instead of solo grinder. I will edit the post and add useful suggestions and links . Hopefully this thread is useful to many newcomers in L2 classic.