I last played DDO in 2007/2008, and returned to find my 28-point Rogue7/Fighter1 dual wielder right where I'd left him! My current plan is to continue playing him in free mode, without buying any adventure packs or the like, get him up to 20 and TR him (which after the expansion will require leveling to 25, I assume?), and then subscribe and level my 34-point build on the full spectrum of the game's content.
How doable is this? I don't care about being uber, just care about surviving to get to 20 and do that TR. If there are one-time purchases I need from the shop to make this happen (tree heart) I'm fine with that, main thing is I want to wait until I remort to experience the game's full content.
The ideal thing for me would be an explicit guide to which quests I should be doing at which levels to take a free player to level 20. I don't have a lot of spare time to play, and the 'wander around and see where my adventures take me' approach is something I'll have fun with once I remort and resub, not right now.
Will the fact that my character was created pre-F2P make any differences in terms of gating, etc.?