Trending Games | Guild Wars 2 | Firefall | H1Z1 | World of Warcraft

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,852,173 Users Online:0
Games:733  Posts:6,227,032
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

EverQuest II

Everquest II 

The Tavern (General)  » Worth playing again? A few questions.

11 posts found
  Lionexx

Novice Member

Joined: 5/18/04
Posts: 690

Alphen arms dealer rijin? No one can pronounce that Kyle! I can''t speak African..
-Jeremy,PP

 
OP  10/10/12 12:36:48 AM#1

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

Playing: Everthing
Played: DAoC,AC2,EvE,SWG,WAR,MXO,CoX,EQ2,L2,LOTRO,SB,UO,WoW.
I have played every MMO that has ever come out.

  Aeolron

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/24/11
Posts: 664

Everyones a mmo vet these days :P

10/10/12 12:43:20 AM#2
Originally posted by lionexx

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

 Considering that the game is 8 years old and it was never properly optimized and it shows, even with a 8150 chip GTX 580 13 gigs of ram I have to run this game on low to medium which makes no sense , while I can run GW 2 on ultra and get 100 FPS instead in EQ 2 I get 20-30 , the game is decent with it's fair share of bugs , end game is similar to WoW but it is fun to craft your own dungeons ect.

Population doesn't seem to be much of a issue , not like rift atm. For your number 4 question either or , but just keep in mind , that EQ is not entirely about end game it's about the journey , pick one you want to play simple as that, PvP server is pretty decent howeve the PvE ones have a better population , and Age of discovery to me was worth it because of the beast lord class and the mercs you could hire , hope that helps ya out.

  Aeolron

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/24/11
Posts: 664

Everyones a mmo vet these days :P

10/10/12 12:45:12 AM#3
Originally posted by Aeolron
Originally posted by lionexx

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

 Considering that the game is 8 years old and it was never properly optimized and it shows, even with a 8150 chip GTX 580 13 gigs of ram I have to run this game on low to medium which makes no sense , while I can run GW 2 on ultra and get 100 FPS instead in EQ 2 I get 20-30 , the game is decent with it's fair share of bugs , end game is similar to WoW but it is fun to craft your own dungeons ect.

Population doesn't seem to be much of a issue , not like rift atm. For your number 4 question either or , but just keep in mind , that EQ is not entirely about end game it's about the journey , pick one you want to play simple as that, PvP server is pretty decent howeve the PvE ones have a better population , and Age of discovery to me was worth it because of the beast lord class and the mercs you could hire , hope that helps ya out.

 Oh almost forgot to mention , Destiny isn't woth it till your level 86! and if I were you I would subscibe, however , play it for free alittle bit and see about the game being optimized properly, for myself a 8 year old game better run flawlessly or I am not interested at all.

  Lukain

Novice Member

Joined: 4/23/06
Posts: 591

10/10/12 12:47:11 AM#4
Originally posted by lionexx

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

A: Simple answer is Yes " But if you come Back as a FTP member its frustration

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

A: Somewhat , its tough to find groups unless your in a guild .. but then again with Mercs you really don't need groups for anything but Raiding , I can solo even & below level dungeons with just me & my Merc - thats with the new Mastercrafted gear

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

A : Can't help you here I am on Crushbone ..

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

A: Necro's & SK both rock  but if you wan't a fun ride play a Beastlord  & if you can bear the gring level a trade before adventure ..  its so much fun being able to fly as a lvl 20 adv Beastlord - onle u hit 85 in any trade you can use flying mounts  for adventuring..

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

A: Since it went FTP it has increased

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

 

  Lionexx

Novice Member

Joined: 5/18/04
Posts: 690

Alphen arms dealer rijin? No one can pronounce that Kyle! I can''t speak African..
-Jeremy,PP

 
OP  10/10/12 12:53:47 AM#5
Originally posted by Aeolron
Originally posted by lionexx

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

 Considering that the game is 8 years old and it was never properly optimized and it shows, even with a 8150 chip GTX 580 13 gigs of ram I have to run this game on low to medium which makes no sense , while I can run GW 2 on ultra and get 100 FPS instead in EQ 2 I get 20-30 , the game is decent with it's fair share of bugs , end game is similar to WoW but it is fun to craft your own dungeons ect.

Population doesn't seem to be much of a issue , not like rift atm. For your number 4 question either or , but just keep in mind , that EQ is not entirely about end game it's about the journey , pick one you want to play simple as that, PvP server is pretty decent howeve the PvE ones have a better population , and Age of discovery to me was worth it because of the beast lord class and the mercs you could hire , hope that helps ya out.

It dose help of course, Keep in mind i will not be starting fresh; both my SK and Necro are 52 and 51;

 The bug's are fine with me(common when it comes to MMOs IMO) I personally have never ran into any bad framerate or problem's with the game Performance wise, When i did play year's ago that is.

 

You menitoned the end game is similar to WoW? I have an issuse with that being WoW end game content is not unique or "Fun" Anymore it's rehashed content and button mashing not fun like good ole MC, BWL Etc. No skill or thought just mob the boss move to the next box. Is it really like that in EQ2(At least now???) More details on raidign would be Fantastic.

Playing: Everthing
Played: DAoC,AC2,EvE,SWG,WAR,MXO,CoX,EQ2,L2,LOTRO,SB,UO,WoW.
I have played every MMO that has ever come out.

  Aelious

Elite Member

Joined: 9/27/11
Posts: 2409

World > Quest Progression

10/10/12 7:12:14 PM#6
Originally posted by Aeolron

/snip

 Oh almost forgot to mention , Destiny isn't woth it till your level 86! and if I were you I would subscibe, however , play it for free alittle bit and see about the game being optimized properly, for myself a 8 year old game better run flawlessly or I am not interested at all.

 

I would definitly try a game beforehand and luckily anyone can with EQ2 being F2P.  Just be warned if your toons have legendary or above gear it will be unequiped.

 

Until EQ2 gets a 64 bit client the performance will not improve to what you'd expect on a newer machine.  It's a 32 bit client which means it cannot benefit from more than 2G of ram.  The engine was built with the idea that CPU cores would get bigger, not segment into multiple cores.  Plus, there are additional features in the game, built into the engine, like wind direction that you can't turn off.

 

Over the years SoE has implemented features such as GPU shadows and dualcore support to make it better but if you ever see how smooth it is in a closed building you yearn for more.  I hope, greatly, that until EQN comes out (if it's the game I think it will be) they will release a 64 bit client and remove the performace fog.  I'm also frustrated with the performance but in most cases if you play with the settings (make sure to click "advanced" at the upper right of the window) you can adjust for an improvement.  The lowest I go is 15-20 in cities when passing by a lot of goings on and I built my computer in '08 and have only updated the graphics card.

 

I would check out this area of the official forums.  Deadcrickets2 helps a lot of people and seems to post almost daily.  In fact check this article out:

 

http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=506883

 

It's about setting your system to use another gig of virtual memory for 32 bit programs, for a total of 3g.  I read it wrong the first time and just looking now I'm going to try the 4GT setting and see if it helps, I'll update later this evening.

  Lionexx

Novice Member

Joined: 5/18/04
Posts: 690

Alphen arms dealer rijin? No one can pronounce that Kyle! I can''t speak African..
-Jeremy,PP

 
OP  10/10/12 8:14:27 PM#7
Originally posted by Aelious
Originally posted by Aeolron

/snip

 Oh almost forgot to mention , Destiny isn't woth it till your level 86! and if I were you I would subscibe, however , play it for free alittle bit and see about the game being optimized properly, for myself a 8 year old game better run flawlessly or I am not interested at all.

 

I would definitly try a game beforehand and luckily anyone can with EQ2 being F2P.  Just be warned if your toons have legendary or above gear it will be unequiped.

 

Until EQ2 gets a 64 bit client the performance will not improve to what you'd expect on a newer machine.  It's a 32 bit client which means it cannot benefit from more than 2G of ram.  The engine was built with the idea that CPU cores would get bigger, not segment into multiple cores.  Plus, there are additional features in the game, built into the engine, like wind direction that you can't turn off.

 

Over the years SoE has implemented features such as GPU shadows and dualcore support to make it better but if you ever see how smooth it is in a closed building you yearn for more.  I hope, greatly, that until EQN comes out (if it's the game I think it will be) they will release a 64 bit client and remove the performace fog.  I'm also frustrated with the performance but in most cases if you play with the settings (make sure to click "advanced" at the upper right of the window) you can adjust for an improvement.  The lowest I go is 15-20 in cities when passing by a lot of goings on and I built my computer in '08 and have only updated the graphics card.

 

I would check out this area of the official forums.  Deadcrickets2 helps a lot of people and seems to post almost daily.  In fact check this article out:

 

http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=506883

 

It's about setting your system to use another gig of virtual memory for 32 bit programs, for a total of 3g.  I read it wrong the first time and just looking now I'm going to try the 4GT setting and see if it helps, I'll update later this evening.

Thanks!

 

and thanks all who answered i resubbed. Most likly going to play my Shadowknight unsure if i should stay on Nagafen or move to a more populated server.

Playing: Everthing
Played: DAoC,AC2,EvE,SWG,WAR,MXO,CoX,EQ2,L2,LOTRO,SB,UO,WoW.
I have played every MMO that has ever come out.

  Yizle

Novice Member

Joined: 4/24/10
Posts: 528

10/10/12 8:24:05 PM#8
Originally posted by lionexx

Well i am looking to play again,

but i am unsure of a few thing's maybe someone can answer my questions?

1. If the last 2 expansions(Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery) are worth it?

AoD is definately worth it for the merc and the BL is a lot of fun. DoV is definately useful past lvl 85.

2. If the game is even populated anymore? and how populated honestly?

I am on Guk and it seems very populated at most hours. The guild I am in raids 2 nights a week and sometimes a 3rd.

3. I am on the Nagafen server but i would want to raid, is the pvp server okay with this? If not are the PvE servers more populated and which one?

Not sure about the pvp server as I love pvp but EQ 2 pvp is horrid. I do it some just to break the tedium of quests.

4. If i came back i would want to play either play my Shadowknight or Necro, Which one is a lot more fun end game?

Actually I just came back about 2 mos ago and those are my main 2 chars. I enjoy them both. If you get the AoD xpac use a SK merc for your necro and an Inquis merc for your SK.

5. Is the population in a decline? up turn? What would you say?

Not sure as I just came back a couple months ago.

I would also say due the F2P for a bit then decide but if you do choose to play you definitely want to subscribe because the F2P has way too many restrictions(gear being a huge one).

I would also say I am enjoying my time back in the game. Find a guild with some people you like. A lot of guilds recruiting at least on Guk and most people in gen 1-9 chat are helpful.

 

... That is all that i can think of right now.

Thanks!

 

  Aelious

Elite Member

Joined: 9/27/11
Posts: 2409

World > Quest Progression

10/11/12 4:19:16 AM#9
Originally posted by lionexx
/snip

Thanks!

 

and thanks all who answered i resubbed. Most likly going to play my Shadowknight unsure if i should stay on Nagafen or move to a more populated server.

 

A reasonable way to check pop is to select the community option from the main menu and search for players by level range.  I say reasonable because I'm not sure if there are ways a player can exclude themselves from the search thus making it less accurate.  Make sure to select "all zones" in the pulldown when searching since by default it's set to "this zone only" lol.  This method is also helpful for finding the population of a guild.  If you select guild from the main menu (which is really well done IMO) the top guild shown has the most players on I believe.  Go back to the player search and enter the name of the guild under name (which you would think was just for character names) and see the results.  Note that each word is a seperate factor so "Knights of Fire" would also net "Knights" of any other guilds name.  You'd have to look at the specific results in your chat which will list each result found individually.

 

Freeport and AB have the most players I believe but for your playtime who knows.  You may have great luck with Naggy.  Have fun!

  Aelious

Elite Member

Joined: 9/27/11
Posts: 2409

World > Quest Progression

10/11/12 6:53:53 AM#10
So the 4GT tweak didn't seem to do too much though it seems to have transitioned the jerky portion of the FPS drop. I'm using the Capitol district of Qeynos as a test site becuse there is an area around the Claymore monument that really dips FPS. I'm playing around with some other settings and I'll report back with anything significant.
  Lionexx

Novice Member

Joined: 5/18/04
Posts: 690

Alphen arms dealer rijin? No one can pronounce that Kyle! I can''t speak African..
-Jeremy,PP

 
OP  10/11/12 12:30:44 PM#11
Thanks who have all replyed :)

Playing: Everthing
Played: DAoC,AC2,EvE,SWG,WAR,MXO,CoX,EQ2,L2,LOTRO,SB,UO,WoW.
I have played every MMO that has ever come out.