I agree with this part:
“The storyline in the game is lackluster at first, and by removing the initial base class content for the first nine levels, it feels like some of the class fantasy/identity and world-building elements are missing.”
I hope you bring those back. I played them in the alpha and enjoyed it.
I just want to say I agree with this 100%.
While I loved the game to bits anyway, staring at level 9 in the beta felt a bit jarring and I would like to be able to play the original class intros. Maybe add them with an option to skip (like the prologue) for those who want to go fast.