Heirloom Tag in EQ2
There is a fairly big debate (and a few of them at that) going on in EQ2 about the new Heirloom tag that’s being tried out on the test server. You can read the 7 pages (and counting) of comments over on the official site here.
Basically this allows players to trade items tagged as heirloom between their accounts to their alts. A fine example of this (and the one in question) is the void shards that people can currently quest for. These items are no trade – and can be seen as completely useless if you’re a hard core raider. There’s no reason for you to collect void shards, the gear is of no use to you.
Allowing you to trade them between your own account, lets you have a purpose for those shards. You can trade them to alts and gear them up while your main does the instances.
I’m actually for this change (for now at least). I think giving people a purpose to do those instances is a good idea. I think that if people get any more bored with running them (lack of reason to go etc) then it could prove disastrous for those of us who NEED that gear upgrade.
Just my two thoughts for now. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about it as it gets tested and changes. It’ll be interesting to see what else is given the heirloom tag.
(As a note – these items can be placed in your shared bank)