Any suggestions on how to survive when you start as a fighter? Starting as a wizard is much easier because fire magic will kill everything to start. But for a fighter......there aren't enough strong weapons to kill things like the large spiders to make progress. I try grinding but the monsters don't return often enough. I know once I have enough experience to "class" I can start to use magic, but until then....what is a budding fighter to do?
I designed the game so that the path you take will be easier/harder depending on the skills etc you choose. So if something is too hard for your character, perhaps another area would be more easy with that setup. Also often levels are designed to not be super easy to get through in one go, often it's easier to do some of it, go do other things, and come back later.
Hopefully you don't feel like you have to grind -- it takes 2 hours of gameplay to respawn, so often when you do come back to a level you didn't finish before, the enemies are back and slightly more difficult. Skeletons, however, some of them, come back after just one hour.