Charting The Ways To Earn Past Life Feats
Reincarnation is getting a facelift. In some cases, severe, in others a light touch, but either way when it comes out in Update 20 it will be pretty different.
Producer Glin has posted a detail-filled description of the new Reincarnation in this post here. It is long and meandering, he and the developer Vargouille have already had to pop back into the thread to answer questions six times but the questions just keep coming.
To be fair, it is a complicated topic with a lot of edge cases. Most of the edge cases will not matter to most people but will matter very much to those affected.
I’ve mapped out the main brunt of the message and encapsulated it as best I can in the diagram above. But here are the highlights:
There will be three different kinds of past lives
Heroic PL is earned by Reincarnating a heroic character any time at level 20 or higher and starting over again. You may start over as another heroic character, or as an iconic character.
Iconic PL is earned by Reincarnating an iconic character that is at the level cap (currently level 28 but subject to change) and starting over again. You may start over as another iconic character, or as an heroic character. If you do this you earn an Epic PL too, you get both!
Epic PL is earned by Reincarnating any character at the level cap and restarting your Epic levels by returning to level 20.
There is more to the announcement than just the types of past lives and how to earn them. Some highlights:
- There won’t be Greater Reincarnation anymore and any Greater Hearts of Wood you possess will turn into Lesser Hearts
- Kruz the Orc reincarnator is going away and will be replaced by a new UI
- Epic Past lives will come with a passive bonus and also an active bonus that can be toggled on or off
- Fate Points are earned at the same time as Epic PLs. I think. The description of that seems unnecessarily complex
Strangely, I can find no word on how they intend to address people who have already earned a bunch of Epic Destinies and Fate Points, even though that is the issue that caused such an uproar the last time they announced changes to Reincarnation.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
🙂 😀 🙂
Update: Forum user Urist has since posted a different reincarnation chart that developer Vargouille said was correct. You can find that chart here