Sony treated their non-paying EQ2x subscribers to “gold” level subscription access for this past weekend, allowing them to experience the perks of the upgrade and perhaps tempt them with some of the gold-only classes.
Hoping to leverage interest this might have generated, they patched today to add a “Purchase More Character Slots” button and a “Shop Now” button to the character creation screen.
In a minor whoopsie, this patch apparently treats everyone as a free account and only lets them access 2 character slots.
For SOE/EQ2s sake, I hope that the resulting outrage of the paid subscribers doesn’t kill off any interest the weekend might have raised :)
Edit: As I suspected, it’s just the character select screen that’s borked :)