|One Happy Barbarian|
I leveled a character this morning.
“Wait”, I hear you saying, “you mean you re-leveled a character after a TR”.
“You improved a character by acquiring better gear”
“Your crafting level improved?”
Nope, it was an actual, honest-to-God new level that I have never acquired before. Level 21. Epic Level 21!
I had forgotten how much fun leveling can be. It took me by surprise, hey look, I get to pick a feat! There are some new epic feats (+1 to any stat is pretty nice!) but not for Knicker, no, there is one feat she has been envying for her entire virtual life, and now there it is, surprisingly, intoxicatingly, hanging in front of her like a ripe apple on a low branch.
Finally! Her build was just one feat short and she’s made do with sub-par hit points all this time. But no more! Thanks to the magic of her new level, Toughness is acquired! Hit points abound!
This makes up for all the balancings and nerfs and UI changes and system reworks. This makes up for the years of playing when the only way to grow a character was to hunt gear. This even makes up for all the bugs.
This is why DDO needed the epic levels.
One halfling barbarian happily clutching her new level to her chest like a lover back from the war.
I remember you
leveling with joy and hope
XP meant something
And now it means something again.
🙂 😀 🙂