I still like...
Warriors specialize in spears and two-handed swords, but can also wield one-handed swords and shields. They have moderate defensive capabilities, however, Warriors excel at dealing high amounts of physical damage. At level 80, they can advance into Warlords or Bladers.
I have no idea about the pursuit stuff, it doesn't really seem all that major to me, but I guess I don't have any experience with it so I don't really know.