Nice to read all this
*bande de bourrins*
How come you all are so fast to clean content ? playing every evening or EQ went easier with mercenaries and faster XP ?
Mooore news !
On double WE exp (Saturday night, half Sunday and half monday) with standard merc, claimed exp potions, hot zones bonus and w/o any assistance of my others characters, i lvled my RNG from lvl 1 to 48-49.
Yes, exp. grinding is far more easier and faster nowadays.
They removed exp malus for class/race and hell lvl.
No more CR (you repop with your gear).
Each "olds" acounts got mercs Apprentice Rk 5 which basically trivialise all the exp/grp content till lvl 60+ (even if yu stay afk for a loooong period).
You can loot on random drop a very very very very better gear (defiant things) that make you very very very more powerful than you used to be, years ago.
You can /claim some extra gear (horse thing, fast speed potion, exp potion, mana pet, scroll of teleport to PoK and Crescent Reach, 20 slot 100% reduc weight bag, etc.) to help you further.
You have the "tutorial" adventure on start that lead you in the 1st 10 lvl and full gear you with some decent stuff.