One of the hardest parts in starting any RPG is deciding what kind of character you wish to play. Do you want to be a mage? What about a sword weilding warrior? Perhaps you can see yourself working over a hot forge as a blacksmith. You will find there are quite a few options for you in Ultima Online. Stratics has a forum dedicated to each profession (skill class). Below I have linked to the FAQ for each profession. Take the time to read through them if you are undecided on which type of character you want to play. You may also find some good information on improving your skills in that profession. UO Adventurer - Those that wish to see all they can. UO Alchemist - Throw those Purple Potions! UO Archer - There is something magical about an arrow in flight. UO Assassin - Those that live in shadows and poison their enemies. UO Bard - Who needs a sword when you have a lute? UO Beggar - Got any spare change? UO Carpenter - The joys of creating with wood. UO Chef - Somebody has to do all the cooking. UO Fisher - The sea, a ship, and a pole. Life is good. UO Gardener - Time to grow the plants everybody loves. UO Healer - You got a boo boo? Let me fix it. UO Mage - Cast a spell to heal or destroy. The choice is yours. UO Merchant - Come and Sell your wares. UO Miner - Pull the metal out of the mountain. Blacksmiths need it. UO Murderer - Because sometimes a guy has just gotta be whacked. UO Necromancer - Evil is your friend. Embrace it. UO Ninja - Stealthing off into the night. UO Paladin - You follow the virtues and are most noble. UO Rares Collector. There is only one of item X and you MUST have it. UO Samurai - We Honorably Execute everyone. UO Scribe - Where would a mage be without his spells? UO Smith - If it is made from metal, you are the one who makes it. UO Tailor - You can never have enough sewing kits. UO Tamer - The dragon is your pet and your weapon. UO Thief - They have it. You want it. Go steal it. UO Tinker - Need a golem? Need a trap? Need lockpicks? See your local tinker. UO Treasure Hunter - Keep digging and you will find a treasure chest. UO Warrior - You live by the blade. You die by the blade.