Dual Boxing in #EQ2

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  1. I’m a bit unclear on whether the free promotion credit can also be used to upgrade an existing alt or not, but it seems a waste not to make something if you have the character slot for it – it’s completely free during the promotion, so you can always delete it later.

    Beastlord is the only melee I have never tried (including expansion beta premades), and is a tempting possibility. The other advantage here is I would not be closing the door on leveling one of the six alts I have abandoned at various levels from 20-37. That said, every time I try another melee class, I just leave disappointed that they’re not the Dirge I already have and love. If I was going to try a character who fights by casting, I’m strangely tempted to go Defiler (which I didn’t hate through level 20, though I hear the DPS is horrible later on). Only problem is, the new Channeler class next expansion will probably do what I want the Defiler to do, only better. If the option is there to upgrade an existing character, it might be tempting to bump up my 37 Warden/62 Tailor (highest level crafter of my alts). I’d be closing the door on adventuring progress but opening the door for some of that higher level crafting content on a second character.

    Free trial aside, one thing I really like about this feature is the “try before you buy” option. Anyone can take a level 85 of any class on a test drive for one level, completely free. Most subclasses feel very similar at low levels, and many don’t get significant combat abilities until much later in progression, so I could definitely see using this feature to preview alts that I plan to level the old fashioned way.

  2. Borgio says:

    There was a note in the producers letter that you CAN upgrade an existing character so thats good.

    I myself have no need for another heroic character but also will not turn my nose up at a free one. Pondering using my free one on my existing 85 Bruiser (to get him the AA) or using it to level another Coercer on my main account.

    In regards to the “higher level players with no idea how to play issue” It was also stated that they will be given heroic “hotbars” which add more and more abilities as you play, so that you arent overwhelmed straight away. You can toggle this off.

    Overall its a nice change, I cant see it pulling in tons of new players but it will allow people to try things out and go from there.