I haven’t yet purchased this but I’m getting close. I was looking into party composition and I have to say I’m a bit confused.
I see advice to pick a premade origin story because they have some backstory and quests. I get that - you pick an origin character. I assume you can change their class so you start out with what you want.
First question: Can you change the gender of the origin characters? Or, if you pick Sebille are you using a female elf?
Second question: if you recruit the other premade characters, do you have the ability to choose their class, or do you get whatever their default classes are?
Third: how important are the classes the other characters start with? Is it possible to completely re-spec a character?
Fourth: if you don’t pick the pre-generated characters, can you create other characters to fill out your party? Are you losing out by not using the pre-made characters (i.e., is there special banter or whatever you miss out on by generating a custom character for your party)?
Fifth: I assume you control your party completely, so does it really matter what character you pick at the start? You’re pretty much just choosing an origin story/questline for that character, right?