First, we will determine the server. You can either pick a server you already play on, or choose one you think would be best for a new player to explore.%Poll-35423%
Next is the class. All of the classes in DDO are available to free accounts except the Monk and the Favored Soul. From here I will pick the path, since they branch off for each class, and a poll for that would be more like a flow chart.%Poll-35430%
The races of DDO are common to anyone familiar with the classic high fantasy setting. All races are available to free accounts except Warforged and Drow Elf.%Poll-35445%
Do you want me to play as a male or female? In the game, I mean.%Poll-35442%
What type of budget do you want me to maintain as a guideline throughout the game? This is very important because you could want me to play entirely free content only (in which case the races and classes with asterisks would be not applicable), or keep up with a precise budget of DDO store purchases to help me along. [Edit: Added in the 2-month sub option, which unlocks everything]%Poll-35453%
From here, I'll handle the look and name of the new character. Then on Wednesday, I will introduce you all to our newest adventurer as he or she prepares for battle. At that time, the real gameplay voting will begin and we'll start establishing groups of readers who may want to play along with me, exactly as we did in LotRO the last two months.