another505 wrote:The hiring adventurers in inn where you can make your own character definitely is a HUGE thing for me
They're not really necessary unless you are playing at the highest difficulties, and only three classes aren't represented in the main game: rogue, monk and barbarian. The Fighter, Wizard, Cleric, Druid, Cipher, Chanter, and Paladin are all covered by NPCs.
Also be sure to note how the stats work. Might ties into the damage a character will deal, even with spells. A blaster mage will need a high might score.