Something I haven't seen anyone mention is the fact that you can't directly buy dots in Essence in this edition. Your essence rating is now a function of the amount of experience you have spent on your character. Gone are the days of hoarding your experience to then spend months in contemplation raise your current rating. This hopefully encourages the player to keep being an active agent in the world. Solars and Lunars follow the same progression, whereas dragon-blooded, with default character creation rules, start at essence 2, reach essence 3 sooner and then take longer to reach essence 4 and...