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    Default Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    Need a flying mount to resub

    Bring in a few subscriptions-piss off quite a few people.

    Discuss.

    Good idea Udoaka-should have done that.
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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokejumper
    Hey folks, the OPs comment about not wanting to level up to play in Velious and get a cool mount is a reasonable discussion. At the risk of laying foundation for a flamewar here, I'd like to propose an idea to you and see how you feel about it.

    Ready? Try not to judge until you've read it all. It's definitely going to make a few of you think about wearing a troll costume, but if so, please keep in mind that this is just an idea. It's a discussion. That's all. I am serious that I'm asking for feedback.

    A few points first:
    • We like Velious a lot and plan to release content for it for a long time. That's level 90 content and there's lots of it coming. We'll be adding other multi-level content also (Freeport/Qeynos and others) but there's still a lot of level 90 content coming.
    • Flying mounts are intended to stay as a level 90 perk. (We have other plans that will be announced soon that will make that seem like a good idea. Trust me for now.
    • We're looking at ways to boost popualation for EQII Live. (A new form of the free trial and other ideas.)
    So, to be honest, winback campaigns work well for us. Millions of people have played this game and remember it fondly. When we tell them about something new, they come back to check it out and a lot of them stay. Many people have subbed 2, 3, 4 or more times during the time EQII has been running.

    So...without further ado...here's the idea.

    What would you think about a winback campaign that lets people return to the game, and if they purchase DoV while playing during that winback period, they also get a level 90 character of their choice? (Assume mastercraft-level kit, modest AA amounts, and a modest coin amount.)

    Okay...have you stopped reading yet because you're too angry to think? If not, there's just a bit more.

    Pros: Lets the returning players play in the new cool content and have access to flying, as they desire, so that they get what had made the game attractive enough for them to want to return in the first place. That could help bring back lots of old friends to stay for a while and be good for the game.

    Cons: Probably makes some current players feel cheated because "they earned their lvl 90 (months of work) and these returning players just get one handed to them. Doesn't seem fair." (Completely understandable reaction.) Players might not want a bunch of new level 90s mixed in with current communities. (But fresh blood at that level might actually be a cool thing, the players returning are *not* raw newbs, and the returning players still have to itemize and get a bunch of AAs to "catch up" with current folks.)

    That's about as far as I've considered the idea. So what do you think? I guess there's two kinds of answers: 1) Do you think this would strengthen the game's community or not, and 2) Your personal feelings/reactions to the idea.
    Again, it's an *idea*. Thanks, in advance, for the feedback!

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    this ***** be on crack

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    so give the players a level 90 toon so they can get a flying mount? thats pretty crazy. I would say just give them a flying mount at level 1 and make them get xp to get to 90.

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    Who fucking cares. You can PL a toon to 90 with modest AA in a day or two anyway.

    IMO implement it with a new class/race also and give current active accounts 1 freebie as well.
    Chasse - 92 Warden
    Elanjar - 92 Berserker
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    Bandam - 92 Conjuror
    Josefe - 92 Swashbuckler
    Frothy - 92 Paladin

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    Flying mounts are dumb. Only useful function is ganking on Nagafen.

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Udoaka View Post
    Flying mounts are dumb. Only useful function is ganking on Nagafen.

    I thought Nagafen merged with the Bazaar?
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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    after thinking about it I think its just an elaborate plane to get everyone agreeing that flying mounts at level 1 is a good idea. as you can see now people on the official forums are already saying just give the mount instead. its a psychological experiment, introduce such a radical idea as auto level 90 that the low level flying mounts now sound like a great alternative.

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    The funny thing is, he knows what the response will be.

    Way back when he said he would keep them high level only. He never meant it. So now he is introducing such a terrible idea that the people will want them to be low level instead of giving everyone a free level 90. The fact that he is going to get away with it is awesome.

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    Default Re: Smokejumpers "idea" to give people a free level 90 toon.

    I beat you to it Udoaka

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