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Posted: Sep 29th 2010 12:19PM Saker said

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$10.00 huh?...

$oE strikes again! (could these people be bigger whores?)

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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That is a lot of money for p2p servers. I would wait. The price will drop soon

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 12:41PM (Unverified) said

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Cha'ching...... sony.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 12:42PM rznkain said

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Amazing how they can overcome these "technical issues" when money is involved lol

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 12:51PM Celicynd said

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The technical issue was "We realized we could sell character slots to free players on the F2P server and make boatloads of money, but if we did that, the Live players would be angry, especially since we've been telling them we can't do it for 5 years."

Posted: Sep 30th 2010 12:21AM (Unverified) said

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Oh yeah! So true! But they will probably get at least another $10 from me.
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Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:27PM (Unverified) said

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It is about time. People have been asking for this option for *years*. Some people have been subscribing to Station Access (+$15/month) *just* for a few extra character slots so a one-time $10 fee will seem like a bargain to them. I expect the number of Station Access subscribers to plummet after this announcement. . .

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:30PM Jade Effect said

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If people are willing to pay for additional character slots, SOE would be foolish to give them away.

In any case, this practice has been around for awhile. Guild Wars charges $10 for additional character slot as well.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:32PM (Unverified) said

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Actually, this is an issue mentioned years ago. It was a DB issue that's been around since launch

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:47PM Celicynd said

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That's the comment they gave that I was referring to in my post.

I'm more inclined to believe that it was a money thing and that charging people for Station Access or second accounts was more beneficial when it was just the live servers, but now that they're doing EQ2X, they need to be able to sell slots to make profit on free players, hence the magical "we solved the database issue! (the same day EQ2X goes live)". They knew there was no way they could sell it there without a backlash from the Live playerbase (since people have been asking to purchase slots for years), otherwise I have no doubt they would have.
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Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:36PM Bhagpuss said

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I have a Station Access account. I'll be keeping it and buying some more character slots for my EQ2X Silver account.

If they'd just let me play EQ2X on my SA account but at Silver rather than Gold, I'd save a fortune.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 1:48PM Seffrid said

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Why do you want an inferior EQ2X package to the one you have?
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Posted: Sep 29th 2010 3:04PM Slob Zombie said

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On a related note, the newest expansion is on sale for $5 on D2D:

http://www.direct2drive.com/6/9235/product/Buy-EverQuest%C2%AE-II-Sentinel's-Fate%E2%84%A2-Download

Even if you're playing Extended, I think this raises your level cap from 80 to 90. Or something like that.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 3:12PM pcgneurotic said

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Awesome news, I for one am a very happy bunny indeed.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 4:07PM wjowski said

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If anyone's seriously paying for this nonsense they might as well just give all their money away to Nigerian royalty now and get it over with.

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 9:17PM Valdamar said

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SOE really do think they have a licence to print money, don't they?

Posted: Sep 29th 2010 10:54PM (Unverified) said

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Good lord, people, if you dont like EQ2X, dont play it for crying out loud. If people want to buy character slots for 10 bucks, let them. Is it really going to affect you in any way? Some of the stupid ass comments on here sound like they are coming from some of the most jaded people I have ever read. Get over it. And the reason a lot of people are picking the EQ2X server over a Live server is its a fresh start, and there are a ton of people to play with. If youd actually give it a shot, instead of whining and complaining, you might realize that it is pretty fun. And if anything, some of the restrictions could be viewed as an increased difficulty mode.
Anyway, TL;DR: Dont play it if you dont like it, but dont judge it until you havent tried it...And stop all the frikkin QQing...

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