Heroic Characters FAQ

sheena

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comincio dalla fine (l'annuncio ufficiale ve lo copio su un post in coda a questo con le FAQ :p)

allora due cose prima di ogni altra:

So there’s been some confusion on the EQ2 forums about this section of Holly’s initial announcement:
First, for a limited time, players can create a Heroic Character for free. Oct. 1 until Oct. 15 is our “Hero’s Call” event which invites new players to create one free new Heroic Character per household. Existing accounts can create or upgrade to a Heroic Character for free too!
This breaks down into two distinct things:

  • Existing accounts, which will each be entitled to create one Heroic character
  • New accounts will be entitled to create one Heroic character per household
Clearly, this only restricts new accounts, to prevent players from signing up dozens of accounts to create dozens of freebie characters.
Here’s the clarification from Holly:
To make it very clear…
Hero’s Call is a limited- time “create one free Heroic Character” promotion that will run from Oct. 1 to 15. During this time, the promotion allows the following:
1. New accounts created as of today (Sept. 23, 2013) and later can create 1 free Heroic Character per household, i.e. as of today, don’t expect to create 30 new accounts and expect each one to get a free Heroic Character during the promotion period.
2. All existing accounts created on or before yesterday’s date (Sept. 22, 2013) can create or upgrade to one fully unrestricted Heroic Character for free. For example, if a family has 5 accounts they play with that were created three months ago, each account will have access to one free Heroic Character from Oct. 1 to 15 only.
3.After Oct. 15, the free Hero’s Call promotional offer goes away and both new accounts and existing accounts will not have access to the “One Free Heroic Character Hero’s Call” offer.
4.After the promotion ends on Oct. 15, all new or upgraded free Heroic Characters created from Oct. 1 to 15 will remain fully unlocked and won’t lose any functionality or features.
Hope that helps.
Holly Longdale
Sr. Producer
EverQuest II

In poche parole: dal 1 al 15 di ottobre, per gli account creati prima del 22 settembre (intesi come vecchi account per la soe) ovvero prima dell'annuncio ufficiale, si avra' accesso alla creazione di 1 Heroic Character per account, mentre per gli account creati dopo il 23 settembre (dopo l'annuncio ufficiale), si avra' accesso alla creazione di UN SOLO Heroic Character - HC, per nucleo familiare (nn chiedetemi come stabiliranno l'appartenenza al nucleo familiare perche' nn si sa e cmq serve a prevenire che la gente crei un'infinita' di account fittizi per avere una serie illimitata di HC a disposizione senza pagare). dopo il 15 di ottobre si potranno creare tutti gli HC che si vogliono a patto che si paghino (3500 sc, nemmeno tanto visto che conosco persone disposte a pagere centinaia di euro e/o migliaia di plat, che' poi per alcuni e' lo stesso :p, per comprare char gia' livellati o power levelling... e l'Heroic Charcter include anche mount, armor, 280 AA e diverse pozze).

Se volete seguire il dibattito su wire, vi posto il link:

[h=1]Heroic Characters Addendum: One Per Existing Account or One Per Household[/h]
ritengo opportuno copiare l'intero file delle domande/risposte piu' frequenti (tipicamnte queste cose tendono a sparire dopo un po' di tempo dal sito ufficiale e bisogna ingegnarsi per recuperale eheh).

buona lettura e buon divertimento :)

copio dal sito ufficiale della SoE:

What are Heroic Characters?
Heroic characters are an exciting new feature for EverQuest II that will allow returning players quicker access to high level areas and existing players the ability to try out different classes or avoid content they’ve completed many times. Players may select any class to begin at level 85 with a full complement of gear, food, drink, and ammo to get you started.
What are my options for Heroic Characters?
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
“Try Before You Buy” characters start at Level 85 with a flying Pegasus mount, Level 85 armor, food, drink, ammo and a few potions. Beginning in Iceclad in Velious,there is a new quest which gives an update on the world storyline and prepares the hero for adventures ahead. To support this, EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious expansion content will be included free for all players when Heroic Characters launch.
These Characters start with 100 AAs already assigned using a Solo Character Advancement template. Also, each class will have many of its iconic buffs pre-cast upon arriving in Velious. Easy- peasy, lemon-squeezy.
There are a few restrictions however. After a full level of Try Before You Buy, these characters will stop earning combat experience when they reach level 86. Once they are logged off after reaching level 86, they are locked and can’t be logged in again unless they are upgraded to a full Heroic Character at the Character Select screen.
Some restrictions for the Try Before You Buy characters are in place to prevent issues for the community at large. These characters can’t trade, use shared banks, mentor, duel bet, send or receive attachments in emails, and a few other things, like combat experience being set at 100%. We are still defining some of those finer details to maintain a fun experience for everyone.
NEW HEROIC CHARACTER (3500 SC)
If you already know the class you want to play and want to bypass the Try Before you Buy option, you can acquire a Heroic Characterand start at Level 85 with 280AAs assigned through a Solo Character Advancement Template, the Pegasus flying mount, armor, food, drink, and potions, and start in Iceclad in Velious. Full Heroic Characters are not limited by level provided you have the expansions required to reach maximum level.
UPGRADING EXISTING CHARACTERS (3500 SC)
Existing characters can upgrade to a Heroic Character instantly no matter what their level or AA points and be set to Level 85 and 280AAs (unless the character is already above those). All upgraded characters will receive the mount, armor, food, drink, and potions in their inventory.
Can I upgrade an existing character?
You can absolutely upgrade an existing character. Once you’ve done so you’ll be granted level 85 and your AA’s will be raised to 280 not to mention receive handy items to help you along.
What equipment comes with the “Try Before you Buy” Heroic Character?
A lot more than a wooden training sword! Your level 85 character will be ready to go with the following:

  • A set of Level 85 weapons
  • Level 85 jewelry
  • Level 85 armor
  • 20 Food and Drink
  • Ammunition for Fighter and Scount Ranged Weapons
  • 6 24-slot bags
  • Variety of Potions
  • A Pegasus Mount
  • Renaming potion for your character, just in case!
How long can I play my Try Before You Buy character?
Your character can be played as much as you want until level 86 at which point it will become “locked” until the Heroic Character purchase is made. If you decide you don’t like the class, you can always start up a trial with a new class until you find one that fits your play style!
Are there limitations on AA’s?
With a “Try Before” you Buy Heroic Character your will have access immediately to 100 AA’s already assigned using the Solo Character Advancement template.
Once you purchase or upgrade an existing character to a Heroic character, you will have 280 AA available and the ability to earn a maximum of 320 AA.
How much do Heroic Characters cost?
You have the option to create a “Try Before you Buy” character at no cost. Creating a Heroic Character without any level or AA restrictions or upgrading an existing character is available for 3500 SC.
I have received a free Heroic Character as a new or existing customer. How does that work?
Players with a free Heroic Character will see all options to create or upgrade a full Heroic Character flagged with “free” text in the Character Select screen.
Do I get the same items when I upgrade as I would if I made a new Heroic Character?
When you upgrade an existing character to a Heroic Character you will receive all gear, abilities, and the flying mount.
Where can I access the Heroic Characters?
Access to the “Try Before You Buy” and full Heroic Characters can be found on the Character Select screen. There are new “Create Level 1” and “Create Level 85 Heroic” buttons available which will allow you to create your choice of character. You may also access the upgrade option for your existing character in the Select Character list or through buying a Heroic Character upgrade item from the Marketplace.
Why are you adding Heroic Characters to the game anyway?
In response to both former and current player feedback, we wanted to provide an opportunity for players to return to EQII without worrying about an overwhelming level gap. We’ve also been asked by all kinds of players for a way to try out high-level classes before committing valuable time to leveling one.
Ultimately we want a fun and easy option for everyone to play or experiment with our various classes and have immediate access to high-level content.
When will Heroic Characters be Available for Purchase?
You will be able to purchase a Heroic Character beginning October 1[SUP]st[/SUP].
Won’t a new or returning player be overwhelmed at 85?
This is certainly not our goal! To counter this potential issue, we’ve added “Heroic Hotbars” which will help returning players adjust to the number of combat arts/spells. It will start with one hotbar of core abilities and add more to help progress players into everything their class has to offer.
I know how to play EverQuest II Already. Do I have to use these Heroic Hotbars?
No you do not! You can disable the hotbars whenever you want and go into our standard UI by modifying the UI and confirming that you are ready to switch.
Will I be able to play the Channeler as a Heroic Character when Tears of Veeshan launches?
The Channeler will not be available as a Heroic Character when the expansion launches but will be made available at a later date.
How many Heroic Characters can I have?
You are not limited on how many Heroic Characters you can own on your account!
 

sheena

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EverQuest II Producer's Letter: Heroic Characters

ed ecco la lettera con cui si annunciano gli Heroic Character (ed altre novita')


Calling all heroes!

We are putting in the final touches for Heroic Characters and we’re excited to be able to give you some news about them.

Before we get to how Heroic Characters work, let’s talk about why we are doing it. Primarily, we created this new feature because you asked us for it! At SOE Live, on forums, in one-on-one conversations, and lots of other ways, we’ve heard variations on similar ideas.

Former players don’t want to play catch-up to Level 95, existing players don’t want to start over at Level 1 with their friends, and some players just want to get into high-end guilds and raids because that’s what they love to do. There’s been a lot of great feedback that led us to create Heroic Characters.

The goal is to provide a fun and easy option for existing and returning players to play or experiment with our characters and have immediate access to high-level content. And we think we’ve created a great program for everyone!

First, for a limited time, players can create a Heroic Character for free. Oct. 1 until Oct. 15 is our “Hero’s Call” event which invites new players to create one free new Heroic Character per household. Existing accounts can create or upgrade to a Heroic Character for free too!

Additionally, Heroic Characters can be purchased at any time from our store. The options include: Try Before You Buy, New Heroic Character, and Upgrade Existing Character.

1) Try Before You Buy: This option offers one full level of play from Level 85 to 86 – which takes a typical player several hours – with 100 Alternate Advancement (AA) points to test out a class of your choice at a high level. The Free Trial includes a flying mount, armor, consumables, and a few restrictions.

2) New Heroic Character: A full Heroic Character can be purchased at Character Select or while playing as a Free Trial character. It includes level 85, 280 AAs, all items included in the Free Trial, and is unrestricted.

3) Upgrade Existing Character: The Upgrade option allows you to select any existing character at any level and upgrade it to a Heroic Character. All upgraded characters receive level 85 and are increased to 280 AAs, but not beyond. If you are above level 85 and have more than 280 AAs, you won't receive additional levels or points, but will get a bundle of items that includes the flying mount, armor, and consumables.

For more details on each option, click here.

HOW TO ACCESS HEROIC CHARACTERS

Access to "Try Before You Buy" and new Heroic Characters can be found at the Character Select screen. The "Create Level 85 Heroic" button opens a window showing the benefits of the Free Trial and New Heroic Character options.

Existing characters, as well as Try Before You Buy ones, can be upgraded to a Heroic Character from the "Select Character" list by clicking on an upgrade icon next to each character. (I’d show you this, but we’re still putting the final UI together now!).

In addition to that, an in-game Marketplace item can be bought (and gifted) to upgrade an existing character to a Heroic Character. The Character window also has an icon you can use to upgrade too.

HEROIC HOTBARS!

We also have a new mode for Heroic Character hotbars to help returning players adjust to the number of combat arts/spells. It starts with one hotbar of core spells and/or combat arts to help you quickly learn and get into the swing of things. We add hotbars one at a time soon thereafter after to help you ramp up. Expert players can quickly get out of this mode at any time by modifying their UI.

MORE NEWS TO COME

So that’s the majority of the details for the Heroic Character feature. We’ve got a lot more to talk about too. Next week we’ll get into our Age of Discovery expansion changes as well as the 280AA bauble being available for sale on our marketplace for SC. Then, of course, we’ll jump into ToV details!
We hope to see you in game on Oct. 1! We will all be playing!

Holly Longdale
Sr. Producer
EverQuest II​

su Zam si mettono in evidenza anche le altre novita':

[h=2]EverQuest II Producer's Letter: Heroic Characters[/h]

EverQuest II players have been waiting for more information regarding Heroic Characters since their announcement back in July at SOE Live. Earlier this afternoon, Holly "Windstalker" Longdale posted a Producer's Letter that dishes out the scoop on this feature. Some brief points of this include:


  • A "full" Heroic Character is level 85 (current cap is 95) with 280 Alternate Advancement (AA) points (current cap is 320).
  • Existing and new players may create one free Heroic Character between October 1 and October 15, 2013. Existing accounts created on or before September 22, 2013 may create one per account; accounts created on or after September 23, 2013 are limited to one per household.
  • Existing characters can be "upgraded"
  • After the free period of Oct 1 - Oct 15, the cost of this feature is 3500 Station Cash (SC; valued at $35USD)
  • After the free period of Oct 1 - Oct 15, players can use a "free trial" which temporarily grants level 85 and 100 AAs. The trial lasts until you hit level 86 and may have other restrictions.
  • All Destiny of Velious (DoV) content will become free for all players when Heroic Characters launch. This includes the content from the DoV launch, the addition of the Fortress of Drunder in Game Update 60: Children of War, access to the Fae, Arasai, and Freeblood flight quests and the Game Update 61: The War of Zek adventuring quests, the Withered Lands and Skyshrine zones added in Game Update 63: Skyshrine, and more recently the Cobalt Scar and Siren's Grotto zones that were added in Game Update 66: Scars of the Awakened. All associated tradeskill content unlocked by these updates should be available as well.
  • The Age of Discovery and Chains of Eternity expansions and their associated content and features must still be purchased seperately.
 

Satara

Postatore
Mooolto interessante come cosa !
Pro e contro ovviamente, ma l'idea di farmi 2-3 classi nuove da provare non mi dispiace.. e magari porta un po' di gente.. (si, niubbi che non sapranno giocare la classe, ma tanto ci sono gia' lo stesso con il powerlevel, eheh)
 

Satara

Postatore
Si, ma direi anche giusto dai.. altrimenti uno si fa un account con tutti heroic 85 e non sarebbe bello per chi se li e' tirati su tutti normalmente.
Comunque vedo un po'.. alla fine bisognerebbe pagare due account, due espansioni, etc. etc. per portarli al 95... uhm...
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
Sull'account principale non ho idea di chi tirare su.

Su quello secondario, me faccio un pally per il pl, tanto un liv92 con mc, è adatto a far pl in sebilis.
 

Leoric

Super Postatore
non ho capito una cosa... io ho il mio main all' 57°..... pagando lo posso portare all'85? con tutte le spell maxate fino all'85?
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
Dal 1 al 15 è gratis, uno per account. Ma nessuno ha parlato di spell, anche perchè dall'85 si aggiornano.
 
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