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Hello there forum dwellers!

I think will start out with mentioning that I started playing when the Orien server was the default and welp,I'm back...
I really enjoyed the game when I had tiem and lookingt oget back into it,some help please? :P
[Edit: I might just picked Orien on a whim now that I think about it...at any rate I joined quite a while ago for sure :P ]

So first issue :D
I don't really want to continue my old char,I feel like the build has my newbie mistakes and feels too alien anyway,eventhough I have some aniversary/ event rewards sitting there...
Now I'm not sure if I should stick to the server,I have some items/collectibles and around 50k platinum and some equipment from my old lvl8 char...so it feels like some grind would be negated if I start there,I'm just unsure if I will have other less experienced guys to play with as a GMT+1 Eu player...or if I will see only veteran players around xD Any recommendations?

Second issue...I was a free player but I checked out the shop and seemingly there are some sales going on especially on expansions and some other stuff like druid,starter pack etc...These also seem to give turbine points...and they have deluxe and normal versions...
Honestly it seems like a good deal,but the expansions are aimed at high level charsaccording to my understandings and I wouldn't really be using iconic heroes right of the bat...
Would it worth to buy the expansion packs ?Pay the extra for deluxe thingies?Starter pack is value? Seems like with current prices and the extra turbine points it would be value...but man buying late game when I never even got there before seems dangerous..

And on another note buying these discounted packs will lead to a "premium account"? Did some research and it seems its connected to making real money buys,but it kinda mainly mentions buying VIP or turbine points,so I'm unsure if I really get an upgraded account afterwards,eventhough it makes sense to me for that to be the case...

My budget is around 10-20 dollars and it seems the discount expansions on deluxe + special offers add up to ~20$ deal
Any other good deals I should be aware of?Any must get from bonus turbine points if I purchase?

Some feedback on buying/holding of/try to get through F2P and server pick would be much appretiated! Thanks in advance for any help :)

Greetings,
Merevis

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