I’ve said before that as much as I hold a grudge against Funcom, they do incorporate some innovative ideas. And now they are offering free offline levels for any post-level 30 character on accounts. While they aren’t the first to offer this kind of thing it is very intriguing. DAoC has a similar system in place, but its not as rapid, and basically is there to help keep the game alive and keep old hands interested in staying around.
The pace is a bit bewildering too. You get a free level every four days, which comes to 7 a month, or 15 in a 60 day cycle. That’s very nice.
I’m of two minds here basically. One is that I want free levels. Two is that this shamefully encourages racing through content to reach end game. Its like good angel/bad angel on my shoulders. Hopefully this won’t ever hit EQ2, and then I won’t have to have the internal debate with myself. (-:
H/T to Adventurer Historian for the link, who I also noticed for some reason, I don’t have on my blogroll. Shame on me. /fixed.