So I am a returning player, and as many have probably noticed I am having a hard time settling in. I really wish there were options for classes like Bard (which I adore) to join a guild early on in the game. Without a guild, new players are missing out on a great deal of training and emersion. At least this is my opinion. I find myself quickly getting bored without tasks to work on and the engagement of guild members. I know you can join a guild after a hefty lesson investment into your initial class skills, but I feel like this is a little unfair and isolating for anyone that wants to play an untethered class as their main class. Maybe I'm wrong- but I feel like the class-to-guild system in place could be much better.
My proposal is for each city/council to have a "class pool" of valid options that can be played from the start. At the end of the academy system, you would be prompted to choose a city/council-affiliated guild to join, regardless of your class, as long as it is from the approved pool.