Something I've thought about in the past and was recently brought up in the forums by a couple people is the idea of granting some AA when you reach the level to use them. The idea being its very hard for a new player to catch up to become useful to relatively current content in any reasonable amount of time. So, without getting too wrapped up in the particulars just yet, I have this question:
Would people be against going back a few years and granting all AA previous to some milestone to anyone who reaches the required level for the AA?
There are some hangups to this question though.
* Milestone point selected for granting AA previous. I'm thinking anything prior to Secrets of Faydwer right now.
* Devaluation of time spent by people not affected by this change (IE - long term players who've earned the AA spent)
* Achievements for AA would be affected since you wouldn't be spending the same number.
* This would affect each class very differently and there would not be enough time to sift through and pick and choose which AA would be auto-granted.
As before, this is not something I'm already doing. This is a request for feedback on an IDEA.
-- Elidroth Renato (Doug Cronkhite), Game Designer, Sony Online Entertainment, LLC
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