I missed a couple of days ago the release of a FAQ detailing some more the forthcoming heroic characters in Everquest 2. When I first heard of this from the Sony Live announcement I was unaware of a couple of key points:
- It can be used to level up an existing character to level 85 OR to create a brand new level 85 character
- You can try a level 85 character for one level (85 to 86) before it locks, if you want to continue playing it you need to pay
- You can pay 3500 Station Cash to either unlock a trial character (see above) or to buy outright an unlocked level 85 character without the trial restrictions
- Heroic characters will be available from October 1st
So this is going to be available sooner than I had anticipated. It’s also possible to upgrade an existing character rather than starting from scratch.
That’s a major potential plus for me. I love playing my inquisitor so I had mixed feelings about replacing him with a new level 85 ‘main’. Admittedly I’ll skip a ton of content, but it will be boosting a character I’ve already played to level 54 so I’m pretty familiar with a lot of the class features and a basic combat rotation already. That said perhaps I should be leveling up a new or very low level character just to get the best ‘value’ out of this boost?
In any case the cost is ok since I have quite a pile of Station Cash banked at the moment. One character will get me much closer to taking part in regular guild activities, and besides I’ll still be able to return to alts to experience the rest of the lower-level content.
On a completely unrelated note I finished crafting my first appearance armour set from the Sootfoot template. I’m probably not going to do the helmet as I prefer to see my character properly rather than an anonymous suit of walking plate armour!