So the new April feature pack is live and has made some changes to the trait system as well as introducing new traits.

I logged into my lv31 Thief who has 20 trait points to find that all my traits had been reset and I had 1 available trait point.

How have the changes to the trait system led to my losing 15 trait points?

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From the wiki,

Each level 80 character now has a total of 14 trait points, each equivalent to 5 trait points prior to the update.
Characters earn 1 trait point every 6 levels starting at level 30, and two trait points every 6 levels starting at level 66.

So it seems that my trait points have been adjusted to match this new system. Because I am lv31 I have only earnt 1 trait point and will need to level up to lv48 before I can get the same number of traits as I had before.

Level    Points earned   Total points
30          1               1  
36          1               2  
42          1               3  
48          1               4  
54          1               5  
60          1               6  
66          2               8  
72          2               10  
78          2               12  
80          2               14  
  • 1
    That seems pretty silly. Why they didn't just give out one every 5 levels starting at 15? The vagaries of developers.
    – Affine
    Apr 16, 2014 at 16:32
  • 1
    I agree @Affine, it's taken away the feeling of progression you got from levelling up.
    – Neon1024
    Apr 16, 2014 at 18:21
  • I assume it's because old players leveling up new characters can use one of those scrolls that levels you up to 20. New players however...
    – solarc
    Apr 22, 2014 at 20:15
  • @DavidYell I agree so much, I can't even describe it. I love to create new characters and now up to level 30 I have no feeling of progressing. Okay, I unlock weapon skills, but this is done in 5 minutes. After that, from 1 - 30 my character stays the same. Armor drops so rarely that I had to buy new armor every 5 levels from the trading post. The new trait system is the worst decision ArenaNet has made so far.
    – Exa
    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:53

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