Hey all, just thought I would post some updates to what I've learned since my return a few weeks ago.....
I finally turned on Gold membership on one of my accounts the other day. It's nice to have a shared bank again!
Some things of note, for those who've been gone a while:
- Aug distillers have been slashed in price by about 90%!! So moving augs when you upgrade gear as you level is now a very minor consideration
- Pretty much ALL spells up to about 80-90 are now available in the PoK library, with VERY few exceptions. On my necro, I had to go to Blightfire for one spell (vendor), and another (Kunark quest spell) is not in PoK.
- For Prestige items, none of my chars had any primary equipment which was prestige (all defiant/T1 tradables from the newer expacs). I did have some Prestige augs, and this is the basic pattern: All DoN augs (bought with crystals) appear to be Prestige. Also, zone drop augs which are not "hot zone" related, or defiant, appear to be Prestige. However, long quest augs (Dagmire, etc) are NOT Prestige.
Now regarding some other info. If you just take the useful AA's at each level, you can probably get to the lower 70s before you run into the 1000 AA limit. My Necro returned at 58 with 196 AAs, and is now 63 with 473 AAs. I'm taking every AA worth having, and skipping the tradeskill/stat related ones.
However, I noticed in the Station shop the other night, that there are some things that can be bought with SC to alleviate some of the Silver restrictions:
For 250 SC (or 83 cents, if you get triple SC), you can raise the AA cap on one char by 100.
For 250 SC, you can raise the base inventory slot cap for a char (so 1000 SC gets you back to 10 inventory slots)
For 750 SC, you can remove the rank 2 spell restriction for a char (rank 3 still not allowed)
So if you have just one higher level char you want to play on an account, you can do some creative things with SC, and remove most of the inconvenient caps.
The only really bad one left is the "no shared bank". Of course, if you put your toons in a guild, then you can just use the guild bank to get around that.
Hope this helps!
Tatankaa (90 Inquis)/Urkell (26 Conj)/ Seanthornton (24 Pally), <Inisfree> Freeport server
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