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A comment in the "Economy" thread got me thinking:
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Other stuff was here...
Honestly... I know there aren't many that will be a fan of this, but I wish they'd make "expansion characters" like they did in LoD. You have to check the box to play with other expansion characters. Complete wipe. Maybe give some sort of boost if you have a lvl 60 non-expansion character of the same class and still keep the Plvl for the account, but a complete wipe would be great for the economy of the expansion imo.
It seems to me this is almost a requirement - not a "nice to have" but a straight up "can't be any other way" situation.
There is likely to be certain items/gems/crafting materials that will only be droppable in the expansion - and players with and without the expansion will not be compatible with one another (for example: I can't trade a diamond to someone without the xpac)
So the question of value of certain items may be entirely moot - you might be able to designate an existing character as a "xpac only" character but those items will be removed entire from the non-xpac economy.
I doubt you will allowed to have a blended (some vanilla, some expansion) character roster as it makes the stash situation a complicated mess.
I find it very plausible that the only thing transferred to the expansion will be your paragon xp and nothing else.
If you buy the xpac, all your chars SHOULD be converted.
The items, a non-issue. All items and para changes are being done via patch.
They've never changed the stats on already rolled items. They're redoing the Legendary items (again) with Loot 2.0
If they transfer all your characters with their loot in to the xpac you could conceivably have 3 versions of each Legendary floating around.
I only throw that out there as some of the things that make me think there have been serious arguments in design meetings in favor of a clean and segregated start of expansion characters. Perhaps your account keeps its gold, gems and crafting mats but that would be it if they wanted to clean up the eq database.