Every character starts out as a Beginner. There are three main classes to branch into, namely Warrior, Archer, and Mage. Each class can branch into two different subclasses later down the road. Furthermore, each class features unique talents and specializes in a skill, like mining, smithing, and choppin. There will be a total of 38 classes.
Each class gives a family bonus. If you have more than one character with the same class and/or subclass, only the highest level character will provide the bonus.