^^ You make some good points here. I had forgotten to consider there are only 11 ED's for 13 classes. Also, I haven't much DDO experience in multi-classing, particularly at epic levels. I will keep these in mind should a planned life prove difficult for a given ED.
Originally Posted by DDOForumAccount
Ad hominem statements embedded in even a good argument can weaken that argument by drawing attention away from the good points one makes.
so you are way off base in saying the player chooses
to grind the wrong destinies. But, I guess in your world everybody is a healer, a rogue or a fighter.
Anyway, back to the valid portion of your argument.
I still see my assertion as accurate; however, the points you make help me to see that its scope is narrower than I had thought. I now see that it applies only to planned characters. As such, I can see how the creators of spontaneous toons may feel as though I am criticizing their approach, and this is not my intent.
I sometimes like to create a toon without planning it out. It can feel more real, in a way, having to deal with "unforeseen" hiccups along the way.
Even so, a player makes a choice in either case. We are none of us "forced" to pick any given style of play, and this is why the "unfun" nature of grinding "off" ED's has no bearing on whether the XP Bank option is a good solution.