Players on standard EQ2 accounts with more than 7 characters in a region, or players on Station Access accounts with more than 12 characters in a region were locked out of accessing these “hidden” characters with a change in Game Update 57. Although intended to close an exploit, the primary motivation for this change has been to protect the monetization of character slots, which are for sale on EQ2 Extended servers.
Note: This change has been rolled back as of Tuesday, August 24th, to allow players to “get their house in order”. On Tuesday, August 31st, players who have more characters than are allowed by their account type will only have the option of deleting characters to access “hidden” characters. The /camp command will not load any character not visible on the character select screen, and changes to the character list INI file will be ignored.
If you have no more than 7 EQ2 characters on your EQ2 account, or no more than 12 EQ2 characters on your Station Account, you do not need to do anything.
This notice appeared on Friday, but I held it til today to coincide with the official start of the 1 week grace period.
We’ve been getting a lot of calls about the character slot change, so to try to let everyone know what we’re doing all at once, here’s an announcement about the subject.
First of all, there were lots of accounts out there that had extra character slots beyond the limits of their current subscription.
We made a recent change that fixed that issue and brought the limits back to where they were supposed to be.
However, we did that change without prewarning you folks…which was an error on our part.
So we’re going to do a one-week rollback on that change to allow you to shuffle stuff around on your characters and ensure that the characters you want are left in your remaining slots before we reimplement the change.
On Tuesday, August 24th, we’ll roll back the change. At that time, you’ll be able to access all your characters, regardless of our account slot limitations.
For one week (7 days) you can freely exchange stuff back and forth between your characters.
Then on Tuesday, August 31st, we’ll reimplement the fix and accounts will be restricted to their proper number of character slots.
BEFORE AUGUST 31st, just make sure that the last characters you log into the game are the ones that you want to keep. Then, when we reimplement the fix, you’ll be left with your most recently-logged characters, and you’ll be good to go.
We apologize for the inconvience we created by not pre-announcing this change. But this should let you do all the shuffling you need to do before the fix goes back in.
From Bunji, member of the crack EQ2 QA department:
This should be working now. You may need to restart your client.
If you are still not able to see all 12 characters slots and pay for Station Access, please be sure that you have sent in a ticket via /petition or the Knowledge Base.
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