Around level 11 our group of players got smaller and my Warlock with a Cleric multiclass feat wasn't cutting it for support anymore, so I rolled a Shaman. I played a Shaman to level 5 for Living Forgotten Realms a few years ago, and I was looking forward to playing this class again, but at level 11 I found it too difficult to control the character and its Spirit Companion. I am not too bright when it comes to positon & tactics in a turn based game. I am more fond of strategy in video games, it is easier to follow when a video game represents combat faster and more literally than a turn-based system.
I replaced the Shaman with a lazy Warlord. I thought that giving my attack rolls to the strikers would make things much easier on me, but now I realize that it is the healing and buffing that is difficult, I am having trouble keeping track of opprotunities to buff the other player characters and I cannot remember my healing bonuses and the circumstances that trigger my special abilities. I have a learning disorder, this is probably afffecting my ability to manage these details.
The group will run smoother if I can manage to continue playing a Leader class. The other players are a Shielding Swordmage and a Wizard. The wizard and swordmage have strong basic attacks. We are getting two new players, one will probably be a rogue and the other is undecided.
For those of you who play paragon and epic leaders, how do you keep track of the status of the other players? I could replace my Warlord with another leader if necessary, but I'd prefer to continue roll-playing the same character. I don't know what to do, I've learned to dread playing these characters, I either need a strategy to learn better skills for playing high level leaders or I need simpler character to play.
My other Paragon character is a rogue at level 20...I am doing well with this one. I don't have much expirience with any other classes.