Here's a rather interesting question:
Let's say that the epic destiny system was NOT in place for DDO. Instead, epic levels were treated as such in the d20srd open source book, which, to sum it up, would mean that Epic levels would be like heroic levels, but with a bit of spice. More details below:
- While your advancement of BaB's, saves, ability score increases, feats, and HP would remain as it is in-game, you'd still have limited skill points.
- You don't gain a 'generic' epic level; instead, it remains the same as before: Talk to a trainer to level up when you get enough XP.
- All classes would gain a bonus feat if they hit the right epic level for their class. Some are shared, while others are unique to that class.
- You would gain action points as usual for your enhancements; not sure about the XP curve.
- Spellcasters would be capable of learning spells beyond their class levels (I.E.: Wizards could learn 10th level spells, paladins 5th, bard's 7th, exc.)
Would it be better overall than the current Epic Destiny system we have in place? Or worse?