I believe combining a level cap with only one character creation slot will create the perfect storm for griefing. Bored lvl 32s, who can't make alts, will make potential customers gaming experience a living hell. If open beta is a chance to expose them to the game, this is a bad way to do so.
Give us 2 -3 character slots for OBT. That way we could level a few different characters to 32 and have them ready for launch. It will allow players to experiences different play-styles without having to delete their characters or switch to another server.
I see... 6 PvE server on that list. +1 with the RP-PvE. If they can't handle the exrtremely easy to dodge and almost no existent away from lumbertown's bridge ganking in this game, they can use those.
And I'm sure those who would want to try out a few alts can handle pressing a few buttons to switch servers for 4 days.
In the end, the smarter customers who know griefing is going to happen in any game that allows any semblance of PvP whatsoever and is NOT the responsability of the developper or publisher to provide or not provide should be able to make their desicion based on other factors like the combat, the challenge, the graphics, etc. Some will get hooked, some will not and a lot of immature crybabies will have been repelled forever by some griefer's sword. It about the only positive thing griefers can provide us. May they slay as many softies as possible!
I believe the character cap is in place to keep free accounts from taking up too many names. Though there are plans to wipe free accounts, it will be quite a period after launch. I think at the very least, pre order accounts should have no character caps.
2 chars total rather then 1 per server seems fair to me.
I agree this is the most stupid part of all imo, should have 2 slots at least
I also agree 2 slots minimum total per account would be nice. I mean who really needs more than that for OBT/Headstart anyways?