Ill start by saying I played EQ from beta up to the beginning of PoP. Was in the top raiding guild on the server at the time, so when i left, I gave the character to the guild. Three days ago I decided I was tired of the kiddie lands of other games and come back. I am enjoying the crap out of it.Theres just one problem... Mercenary upkeep cost. Now hear me out. I am a totally new account starting from scratch. At lvl 20 the mercenary began to have a cost and by lvl 30(which i made last night) it is up to 3p/15 mins. Thats 12p an hour. For a new account that is barely breaking even with drops at that lvl. This sum may not be a big deal to most people. To a true newbie, this doesnt leave anything for shopping and you are left with whatever drops you get that you can use for gear. I would suggest maybe cutting merc upkeep in half or instead of lvl 20 when they start costing anything, make it lvl 30. This in both cases would allow a true newbie to amass at least a little more pp for gear upgrades and/or pad the wallet for when the merc start to cost.