Question on seasonal characters

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Hi, I joined in October, and rolled seasonal characters for every slot.  At the end of last season, all of my characters changed from seasonal -> regular, and contents of my seasonal stash appeared in a new tab, allowing me to move it to my regular stash.  So for so good.

Now that season 4 has started, I'd assumed my regular characters would have a "rebirth" option like you see in D3, where they become lvl 1 seasonal characters, and their regular gear / progress / etc. is put on hold for the duration of the new season.

As far as I can see however, once a character has reverted from seasonal -> regular, the only way to get them back into the next season is to actually delete them and recreate as seasonal (thereby perma-discarding all gear / progress).  Is this correct, or am I missing something?

Also, when I first logged in and got the season 4 popup, it included an option to create a new seasonal character, however I first clicked on the "compendium" button to research season details, and once I closed that, the option was gone.

Not sure if that would have helped, since all of my slots are taken (maybe it would have just said I needed to free up a slot first?), but it seemed a bit odd.

Anyway, if someone could please let me know if there is any kind of rebirth option or if deleting / recreating is the only way to join a new season after your slots are filled up, I would appreciate the input!

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154 days ago
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Distemper

Yes, I am starting to see what you mean about class backgrounds becoming less meaningful at higher levels, but to a large extent I am also finding that as I level and class backgrounds become less meaningful, the increasing selection of gear / perks / passives starts providing me more playstyles to choose from, so that it seems to more or less equal out over time (e.g. I can usually find a ranged, melee or "other" style for a given class, that is fun to play).


Not always - so far I've only found 2 styles I enjoy playing for psykers and AD, but I'm sure any "saved" slots will get used up when Battle Sisters comes out (unless it includes extra slots that is).


And technically I could just have 1 of each class, and switch out gear / perks / passives to try different styles, but I think it would be kind of a hassle.


If they keep adding slots (started at 6 and is now up to 11 IIRC), at some point I will end up with 1-2 that I don't "need", which I may use for seasonal recycles, but we'll see - would definitely prefer a rebirth option.

154 days ago
Worba

Wow, that's admirable :) 


I have simiar passion in my early days in this game. However, after you spent more time in the game, you may be surprised to find that the 3 backgrounds have almost no impact in end-game builds.... (only minor differences in attribute points. The unique perk of each background?  They seldom go into end-game builds, at least never a must-to-do)


On the other hand, the Morality system has much stronger impact on end-game builds.


I would say , in current version, 3 factors decide the playstyle of a character:

1. Choice of main weapon. 

2. Relic system(enraged/berserk etc.).

3. Morality system (puritan/radical) 


Items can be changed/rerolled and skill/attributes can be redistributed. 

However since morality is important and very hard to reverse, for old gamers it is common to have at least 2 characters for each class: one puritan and one radical. (4*2 = 8 characters)


If you are determined to experience the full diversity of characters, 4*2*3 = 24 slots are what you are needed :( 



This comment was edited 154 days ago by Distemper
155 days ago
Marcopolocs

Thanks for the response.  I think I'll stick with regular + mission events until a rebirth option is added.  It's just my own preference.


One of my favorite things about a good ARPG / MMORPG is the way classes are designed and balanced, and so I like to try them all (or as many as possible - 4 classes x 3 backgrounds ea. already exceeds the available slots, but that's not a problem as I'm not into the pistol psyker).  Hence why I maxed out my character slots right away, for anyone who is curious.


I do have one character that I'm willing to delete (melee AD), but I'm saving that slot for the battle sisters xpac, when I can create something I don't have to later delete.



155 days ago

1. As far as I can see however, once a character has reverted from seasonal -> regular, the only way to get them back into the next season is to actually delete them and recreate as seasonal (thereby perma-discarding all gear / progress).  Is this correct, or am I missing something?


It depends on your decision. You can keep it and create a new one if you have enough slots. But if you don't then it is recommended to delete one which is not that precious to you so as to create a new seasonal character.

2. Also, when I first logged in and got the season 4 popup, it included an option to create a new seasonal character, however I first clicked on the "compendium" button to research season details, and once I closed that, the option was gone.

You can see the option in the lower left corner when creating a character. Just tick it and you are good to go.

155 days ago
Yes, it is the only option (delete and recreate).


It's rather extreme to create so many characters in just 2 months, are you using them for storage? 


If so, then you are even a greater hoarder than me :)......Maybe you could try to just keep 1+5 , LV 90+ items with useful main enchants. Trust me, you won't need anything lower if you keep playing.