yeah, but whiners love to whine. nerd rage power! The Dev's calculations on # of comms you will get going to level 28 are way, way off though. they are probably off by at least 100%-200%.I'm surprised that people are really taking this negative stance still. Turbine has actually done right by their design intention for the first time in a while. They've satisfied all angles of their goals with this system.
1st, if they wanted players to automatically have everything they needed in order to ER/ITR the moment they hit cap, they would not need Hearts and Comms; you'd simply be able to talk to the Reinc trainer the moment you hit cap and had at least one capped ED. No, they want to sell Hearts, and they are correct in wanting that. On top of that they've provided an F2P method of grinding the Hearts if we choose. This is also correct, and complies with how they've been doing the F2P model all this time.
2nd, they've reduced the relative amount of time you're running in off-Destinies. You'll very quickly cap your off-EDs, and be able to play at cap in your ON destiny while grinding your free Heart. This makes sense, it's what we've asked for, and still satisfies point 1.
3rd, by slowing down the TR train, the disparity between Epic 1 and Epic 8 (soon 10) decreases. Right now LFMs/PUGs suffer at endgame because of the 6Mxp chasm between Epic characters. As more characters clump up at 28(30), the LFM panel gets healthier. Granted, endgame play still needs work in the form of Raids (or other, new, endgame play mechanics), Loot, Fun in general. Let's look at what they do in the next 6mo and see if it attempts to address this.
4th, EPL feats don't require a feat slot. What we asked for - Check. EPL feats are not so OP that they contribute to the hated power creep. What we asked for - Check. EPL feats stack in a really meaningful way. What we asked for - Check.
5th, WHILE satisfying the needs of Reincarnation, the new currency ALSO grants benefits to players with no intention or desire to ER/ITR, in the form of CoV Trader goodies. We didn't ask for this, but it's a great side effect and certainly nothing to complain about. Yes, the rewards could use a tweak here and there, but all-in-all a pretty nice 1st blush.
So how about we actually TRY working/playing within the system as designed for a bit, before condemning Turbine on the 1st day?