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Duskscythe
12-28-2011, 10:50 PM
<p>Hello, all.  I had played EQ2 a while back, then tried EQ2X.  With the merger of the two, I planned to come back and play an old character.  Unfortunately, since the old character had been on the original Live account, it is now locked behind the characters I'd created on EQ2X as well as some other characters that were on Live.  The one I'd like to get at is near the top of the merged list, so even buying a single character slot would not work, since it would just unlock the next one up rather than give me a choice.</p><p>I am looking for options other than a) delete multiple characters b) buy multiple character slots or c) subscribe to Gold for a month and make sure I play the characters in the order I'd like them locked/unlocked.  I do have a post in Account Support that lists out all the details, but I'm not sure if that is the correct location for it (http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=512444). </p><p>Maybe someone here can provide additional advice or suggestions?</p><p>Thanks for your help.</p>

Lithran
12-28-2011, 10:56 PM
<p>You can always log into a character you can and do /camp charactername. used to work before.</p>

Te'ana
12-28-2011, 11:00 PM
<p>They disabled that as an exploit a while back. I would call CS and ask them to help you with something this complicated.</p>

Duskscythe
12-28-2011, 11:10 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>They disabled that as an exploit a while back. I would call CS and ask them to help you with something this complicated.</p></blockquote><p>I tried that.  It has been three weeks of back and forth with no resolution.  The reps I have gotten on the phone have been very nice, but they could only refer me up the chain to someone in account administration who had the helpful suggestion to buy station cash during the double promotion "so character slots would essentially cost half as much".  I think maybe he missed the point.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Thank you for the response, though.</p>

Seasiren
12-29-2011, 07:35 PM
<p>Honestly, they should just take a page from LOTRO  and let people choose which characters they want unlocked when they downgrade. As I can attest from Lotro, even after having the choice I still bought an unlocker since not having access to all my toons made me nuts. ( Let that subcription run out to sub to EQ2 lol).) So I am sure SOE would still get thier character slot unlock money and it would be a sensible and good will gesture <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Duskscythe
12-29-2011, 11:17 PM
<p><cite>Seasiren wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Honestly, they should just take a page from LOTRO  and let people choose which characters they want unlocked when they downgrade. As I can attest from Lotro, even after having the choice I still bought an unlocker since not having access to all my toons made me nuts. ( Let that subcription run out to sub to EQ2 lol).) So I am sure SOE would still get thier character slot unlock money and it would be a sensible and good will gesture <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Not only LOTRO.  Age of Conan let you choose which to unlock as well.  I should have looked closer into how it was being done here rather than assuming I'd be able to play my old characters, but I still have hope that there will be a resolution for the situation.  If I'm really lucky, it may even be soon enough for me to get in and see some of the events I've been missing over the past three weeks while waiting on customer service.</p>

Gladiolus
12-30-2011, 05:58 AM
<p>As I understand <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2x/posts/list.m?topic_id=11111">this</a> post by Smokejumper, you should have access to all your characters.</p>

Duskscythe
12-30-2011, 06:27 AM
<p><cite>Gladiolus wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>As I understand <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2x/posts/list.m?topic_id=11111">this</a> post by Smokejumper, you should have access to all your characters.</p></blockquote><p>Much of that post is assuming someone who had a current subscription plan to one or both of the services (was actively subscribed to Live and had a Gold sub in EQ2X).  For someone who had not purchased any additional character slots, did not have an active Live account, and was Silver in EQ2X, the number of open slots after the merge remained 4.</p><p>Had I never been a subscriber in the past, nothing much would have changed for me and I could continue on with my EQ2X characters.  Had I never tried EQ2X, I could have returned to my old characters now with an automatic Silver membership for being a past subscriber (I only had 4 characters on my old account, so they would all be unlocked).</p><p>Because I had both an old subscription (4 characters) and an EQ2X Silver account (3 characters), I ended up with more characters than character slots following the merge.  Since they were put in order of last use, all my EQ2X characters were first in line, followed by the ones from my old account.  Also, if you buy or free up a slot, it does not let you choose which to unlock, it just unlocks the next in line.</p><p>Worst case scenario: If I had  had 7 characters on the old account and 4 on EQ2X and now wanted to play that orginal 7th character, I'd have to do one of the following:</p><ul><li>delete 7 characters (cost: ahhhh! my characters!)</li><li>buy 7 character slots (cost: 7000 Station Cash)</li><li>subscribe to Gold and buy 4 character slots (cost: monthly fee + 4000 Station Cash)</li></ul><p>I am luckier than that.  I only had 4 on my old account and 3 on EQ2X.  Still, after buying the collector's edition of the expansion along with some Station Cash, coming back to find another obstacle between me and the characters I want to play is not a very pleasant experience.  I am left with the choice of deletion or spending more money on unlocks.</p><p>My hope is that someone in SOE has the power to rearrange the characters for me.  I am not asking for more than the 4 slots available to Silver accounts, I just want to come back to play the characters of my choosing.  Either way, it will leave me with 3 locked characters that, if I want to play in the future, I'll need to pay in some manner to unlock.  I'm fine with that.</p><p>Edit: Hmm, rereading that post, am I correct in thinking that, had I filled all my character slots in the past (7 on Live and 4 on EQ2X), I'd have potentially ended up with more than the default 4 slots for Silver ((7+4)-7=4 potential additional slots)?  If so, that seems a bit odd, no?  My lack of altalolism in the past reducing my number of character slots now?  I have to be reading that wrong.  That's what I get for trying to make my brain function at 5am.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p>

Duskscythe
01-02-2012, 11:32 AM
<p>Well, new year, new possibilities, right? </p><p>Question: if customer service could up my account to Gold for 1 day, just long enough for me to "rearrange" my characters, would that have any lasting effects on my account?  I would not be using any of the other Gold perks that day and don't want to end up with more than the rearranging itself.</p><p>Not saying they can do this, I'm just looking for solutions that will get me playing.  I have already (voluntarily, I know) given up quite a bit by not logging in to any characters at all this past month.</p><p>Thanks</p>