While I can understand you wish to help new/returned players to catch-up, I feel all AAs auto-granted is not so good. As some passive AAs, Spell Casting Subtlety or Twincast, can cause problems in certain situation. Some ideas about auto-grant AA change: Each Gold Account player can buy manually "essential AAs for their class" for free (up to Underfoot). If some AAs are useful, but not so important for that class, the AA cost is same/reduced. So different class gets diferrent AAs for free, and can "customize" your character. As your character gain more Achievements, you can "unlock" more free AAs.