I think i was more excited for elimination of the terribly restrictive gear unlocks than the levels themselves to be honest. Not only did they give us a full set of legendary quality armor, accessories, and weapons but we also got a flying mount! While I’m not normally fond of them in newer games, i think they have their place in games as old as this. Hell, some of the zones are a pain without them. The journey for the final 10 levels begins.
Today’s the day that SoE allowed everyone to start or upgrade one EQ2 character to level 85 for free. I took advantage of this by upgrading my Shadowknight, which was level 75 at the time. While it only gave me 10 levels in total, it did provide me with a much needed gear upgrade as well.