How does this fit (or change) your playstyle? Read on for details, then let us know!
A few goals for Epic Destiny TR:
Extend Reincarnation system to allow for 38-point builds **GREAT**
Include Epic Destinies in the TR cycle (with Epic Destiny Past Life Feats) **Absolutely not, they're not included now and shouldn't be anyway, that just makes no sense at all and provides very little incentive or logic as to why anyone would ever bother in the first place to TR in the first place. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!**
Reward you for additional investment in Epic Destinies (with starting ranks after TR) **Meh. Again, integrating the Epic destiny system into heroic and epic XP is enormously wrong. Do you people go around punching baby kobolds in your spare time just for kicks?**
Adjust the XP curve in Epic levels for multi-life TR to avoid the dramatic escalating grind **Yes, the XP curve needs a little adjustment already and heaven forbid what it would look like down the road if the level cap continues. That is, unless your planning on doubling or tripling the number of staff pumping out high level content. Not likely.**
Include Iconics in the TR cycle (with Iconic Past Life Feats) **Yes, I couldn't agree more with this and thought this was a missive when they were introduced.**
Allow you to TR into and out of Iconics (if you own Iconics) **Ummm, sure I guess. This would open some alternate routes for builds.**
How does this system look in practice?
**Awful, horrible, morally wrong, akin to stealing time and money and don’t give me that “you signed the agreements” nonsense. I honestly believe that a high level bean counter solely came up with this system with only money in mind and nothing else at all. There is no way that a dev or any number of devs came up with this trainwreck. As far as I know they all play the game too and no one who plays this game would even dream of implementing this system….unless they were creating ideas based purely on making money and totally shafting their community.
I deleted all of the example info because it has FAIL written all over it and smacks of "Eff you customers! Gimme yer stinkin' money and shut up!!" I can't say thank you enough for warning us of this impending doom and now I know why one of my guild mates disappeared as he's probably sucking his thumb and crying for mommy in a corner of his house after reading this. I have a lot of toons, one of which is a completionist. He has 3 accounts and over a dozen completionist toons all with cap’ d destinies. It's a huge sense of accomplishment to finish a completionist much less dozens of them. The time and money investment is enough to make some folks hurl at the thought.
You sold us this as an option and now you want to completely change the rules, which you can, but for the love of Jesus Christopher Allen Christ of DDO please listen to the rants on this one and don't shaft the community like this. I believe 100% that you can implement a working TR system but it can't be one that includes resetting all destiny XP. Someone else already said it in another post; they're already separate so why combine them and complicate things and shaft a whole lot of people. We're all addicts of this game in the casual and power gamer sense but this whole idea of resetting all destiny XP is….I’ve ranted enough already; don’t even have the energy to continue.**
Iconic True Reincarnation
That’s right; Iconics will have their own form of True Reincarnation, earning their own unique set of past-life feats. You will also be able to TR from any character into an Iconic, which begins at level 15, like normal. Epic Advantage also works on both ends, as well, transferring ED XP earned in your Iconic life, and, if you TR into an Iconic, adding XP on top of your level 15 starting XP.Can be taken at Level Cap (Level 28 with Shadowfell Conspiracy) **Yay that's nice.**
Grants an Iconic Past Life Feat that can stack up to 3x **OK**
Adds 2 build points up a 36 point build **OK**
Earns ranks from Epic Advantage **OK**
Reincarnation cooldown timer reduced to 3 days. **What took so long? We needed that ages ago.**
Reincarnation XP curves smoothed to ease penalties for multiple lives. **Already overdue.**
Lesser Reincarnation will allow a Heroic character to reincarnate as a Champion. Greater Reincarnation will no longer be sold, in favor of an improved Lesser Reincarnation. **OK. I honestly don't know anyone that has ever greater reincarnated.**
Iconic characters will be able to Lesser Reincarnate **Makes sense.**
We are eager to begin production on this system and appreciate the many players that are eager to see us fulfill the end game potential that the TR system presents. With these changes we are also keeping a long-term view for TR, such as how to expand the Epic Destiny system and continue to support level cap growth in the future....
**Please throttle back the "eager" until all of you really think about this new system and what it means well into the future of DDO. I'm sure I'll be playing for a long time but I've already lost a huge amount of interest in playing as much as I used to due to the re-gearing and exploring new content. It turns in to a more work-like feeling to do all of that and I don't want to feel like that when I'm gettin' my fix, ya know?
I appreciate the opportunity to respond and can't thank you enough for allowing the community to at least have a voice. This is life altering change for some folks here and change doesn't sit well with everyone no matter how good or bad. I'm more of a casual gamer at this point as stated earlier, along with the reason, but I can truly understand the outcries of some folks. Anyone who feels that these folks are wrong for voicing their opinion, should have their own responses deleted and feel what it feels like to not have a voice imo.**