Having read and re-read the U18 Iconics Developer Diary several Times (found here: http://www.ddo.com/en/articles/u18-i...eveloper-diary).
While I can understand the restrictions of not letting Iconics or any new class TR right away, I just can't seem to grasp any shred of logic behind the temporary restriction on Lesser Reincarnation on Iconics at their launch.
For years the community had been asking for a way to respect a character, without resorting to the "tried and true" Delete & Re-Roll method. After years of begging we received the Reincarnation system. Lesser & Greater Reincarnation were the Respec option we had been asking for.
So having fiddled around with my Bladeforged a little bit, I recognized a few things I wish I had done differently and which would help me really enjoy the character more, particularly re-allocating some of my attributes. Without going into the details, I do not wish to delete him now, especially since at some undetermined point in the future I will be able to LR him (at least according to the Dev Diary linked above. The problem is, I really wish I could LR him right now. In my particular case I don't need to switch any levels around, so I do not need a +X LR Heart of Wood, and Bladeforged are already 32 point builds, so I don't need to a Greater Heart of any kind. And as I said before, and the Dev's have made clear in their Diary, they would like people to "play and mess around" with the Iconics before they let us TR them. That part makes sense, as they would be easy first lives.
But what is wrong with letting Iconics and/or other New Classes use a plain old Lesser Heart, with no level swapping right out of the gate? Is the whole Reincarnation system an all or nothing proposition, meaning it is on or off? The Dev Diary comment leads me to believe that this is not the case. Are the Lesser/Greater Reincarnation systems all or nothing, meaning it is on or off, and you cannot seperate out the plain +0 level switching features from the +1, +3 or +5 level switching feature?
Unfortunately I do not remember all the specifics of the Reincarnation system imposed when Druids or Artificers first Launched, other than that you could not TR right away.