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  Wakygreek

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OP  5/09/13 1:23:38 PM#1

Hey,

 

Just wondering what  did EQ do right that you feel is missing from modern MMO's?

 

  RussMac316

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5/10/13 9:29:35 AM#2

To me...the fact that it forced exploration and didn't hold your hand to the max level. If you didn't know what you were doing you'd get you and your entire group killed.

 

Modern MMOs do not really have those consequences anymore...they're essentially all on "easy" mode to appease the kids of today.

  Nadia

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5/10/13 9:37:58 AM#3

EQ also had a richer class interdependence

 

In EQ - classes were not restricted to  tank, healer, dps

 

EQ had utility classes like Enchanters and Bards

whos primary role was utility - not dps    (buffing / debuffing / crowd control)

 

I also liked EQs group size of 6  (in WOW its 5)

 

a restriction that EQ had (that i liked)

you could only load 8 active skills at once

 

you could swap them anytime if you sat down

 

there were no maps to rely upon (altho those were added later w the LOY expansion)

  Darkarai79

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5/10/13 9:41:31 AM#4
Originally posted by RussMac316

To me...the fact that it forced exploration and didn't hold your hand to the max level. If you didn't know what you were doing you'd get you and your entire group killed.

 

Modern MMOs do not really have those consequences anymore...they're essentially all on "easy" mode to appease the kids of today.

totally agree, i love it. EQ will never get old, ive been playing it since before Kunark and ill tell you its still got some kick in it lol 

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  Darkarai79

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5/10/13 9:43:45 AM#5
Originally posted by Nadia

EQ also had a richer class interdependence

 

In EQ - classes were not restricted to  tank, healer, dps

 

EQ had utility classes like Enchanters and Bards

whos primary role was utility - not dps    (buffing / debuffing / crowd control)

 

I also liked EQs group size of 6  (in WOW its 5)

 

a restriction that EQ had (that i liked)

you could only load 8 active skills at once

 

you could swap them anytime if you sat down

 

there were no maps to rely upon (altho those were added later w the LOY expansion)

With AA's they added a line that lets you have up to 2? more gem spell slots. the AA's are a little out of hand but i don't think they have changed the game drastically.

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  sirphobos

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5/10/13 9:50:03 AM#6

The classes

Alternate Advancement

Non linear world design

Rare items that were actually rare

  Zeymere

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5/10/13 9:54:22 AM#7

One thing I really liked was how the same armor looked different depending on what race you played.  I am not sure if it is still like this, but i recall having my DE wear some plate armor and it looked racially different.  When my human wore the same type of armor it looked different than what the DE had.

 

I really liked this aspect!

 

Z.

  SavageHorizon

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5/10/13 9:54:36 AM#8
Originally posted by Wakygreek

Hey,

 

Just wondering what  did EQ do right that you feel is missing from modern MMO's?

 

Play Vanguard and you will get as close a feel of EQ as possible.

Open dungeons up until LDON

Wide range of classes, utility classes like Bards,  Psionicist( vanguards enchanter) imo.

Massive world

Group PVE

Many races EQ 16- Vanguard 19

Classes EQ 16 Vanguard 15

Then you have things like dropping items which devs seem to think is to hard to do these days. Take TESO saying their will not be any pick pocketing, tell that to an EQ rogue.

Seems to me that certain feature you found in the old mmo's are not found in today's MMO's, they have gone backwards.

Take levitation, EQ had it and so does Vanguard but how many mmo's have it today, i'm not talking about flying like you get in DC Heroes.

Then you look at things like seeing in the dark and some of the skills EQ had like all the buffs, vanguard is a buffers game as well.

The list goes on.

 

 

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  Arakazi

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5/10/13 10:03:21 AM#9

I liked the class interdependence. It made grouping a must even outside the dungeons, plus it meant classes outside healers and tanks actually felt like they mattered.  Plus it was a hard, hard game at times too hard for most that would quit before lvl 30.

However, we shouldn't look at it through rose tinted glasses. It was a gem of a game for it time, but the corpse runs and the death trains and the crafting was horrible.

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  Vonatar

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5/10/13 10:03:42 AM#10

A sense of wonder. That's what EQ did for me that no other game has matched.

 

The world was massive, mysterious, uncharted, and as you stumbled around in it you had one hell of an adventure. Stories from my days in EQ of stuff that happened to me beat any crap Bioware or Funcom or ANet try to write into their games.

  Nadia

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5/10/13 10:07:39 AM#11
Originally posted by Arakazi

However, we shouldn't look at it through rose tinted glasses. It was a gem of a game for it time, but the corpse runs and the death trains and the crafting was horrible.

the corpse runs and deathtrains i have fond memories of -- I think those challenges enhanced the game

but i agree w you -- they were a turn off to many players

 

EQ crafting did suck

  FlawSGI

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5/10/13 10:07:58 AM#12
 For me personally, it was their classes and what the different classes brought to a group. I felt WoW captured this in it's earlier years and the game was fun for me. But as the game started homogenize the classes for the sake of PvP balance, they lost their identities. When I think back to EQ, this makes me realize that I loved that the game didn't destroy their classes for the PvP crowd. 

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  SavageHorizon

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5/10/13 10:14:20 AM#13
Originally posted by Arakazi

I liked the class interdependence. It made grouping a must even outside the dungeons, plus it meant classes outside healers and tanks actually felt like they mattered.  Plus it was a hard, hard game at times too hard for most that would quit before lvl 30.

However, we shouldn't look at it through rose tinted glasses. It was a gem of a game for it time, but the corpse runs and the death trains and the crafting was horrible.

Speak for yourself, relying on other players was a big part of EQ. Trains were fun, you had to watch yourself and crafting was early day crafting but i like it for what it was.

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Before POP you needed to catch a lift from a druid or a wizard, you needed other players. How about trading in common lands before Luclin and the bazaar.

Karnor's castle was great for trains lol.

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  Dillig

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5/10/13 10:21:27 AM#14
Originally posted by Vonatar

A sense of wonder. That's what EQ did for me that no other game has matched.

 

The world was massive, mysterious, uncharted, and as you stumbled around in it you had one hell of an adventure. Stories from my days in EQ of stuff that happened to me beat any crap Bioware or Funcom or ANet try to write into their games.

I would agree totally with this.

 

I would also add EQ was a very scarey place. No other MMO to this day scared you like EQ did. You didn't just go rushing into combat in EQ. That got you dead fast.

 

 

  KaylanB

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5/10/13 10:24:07 AM#15

Loved the class diversity and just the amount of skills you got. EQ was really good at making the class feel unique even if it was just with fluff spells. As another poster mentioned when was the last time you saw a class with levitation or ultravision etc.

On top of that the game wasn't afraid to let the player be powerful. i.e. bards mass kiting, druids/wizards quad kiting, enchanter aoe stun groups. It was a blast. One thing I have noticed in all mmo's since is the diluting of player power! Snares being weak and lasting short durations, buffs being low duration and not being able to cast on others outside your group. Part of the charm of EQ for me was just logging on and buffing folk a bit, or hanging out in newbie zones and helping the lowbies out.

Now its a world of locked encounters, self buffs and gimped abilities :/

  SavageHorizon

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5/10/13 10:24:31 AM#16
Originally posted by Dillig
Originally posted by Vonatar

A sense of wonder. That's what EQ did for me that no other game has matched.

 

The world was massive, mysterious, uncharted, and as you stumbled around in it you had one hell of an adventure. Stories from my days in EQ of stuff that happened to me beat any crap Bioware or Funcom or ANet try to write into their games.

I would agree totally with this.

 

I would also add EQ was a very scarey place. No other MMO to this day scared you like EQ did. You didn't just go rushing into combat in EQ. That got you dead fast.

 

 

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5/10/13 10:34:22 AM#17
Originally posted by Nadia

 I also liked EQs group size of 6  (in WOW its 5)

 

It was the same in FFXI, which was pretty much an EQ clone.

I'm not sure why newer MMO's keep implementing group sizes smaller than 6, when that's the perfect size.  I'd even say 6-8 would be fantastic.  Getting more players into groups instead of waiting for a tank or healer should be a priority.

 

A loss of actual fear is what's really missing.  I recall never going out of town at night without a full group since undead would come out and destroy you.  Hell, even with a full group it was rough.

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5/10/13 10:35:15 AM#18
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I do now and again.

I want modern graphics but a game with an old eq feel, hopefully EQN can do that especially if we get a hardcore eq type server.

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  Rhoklaw

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5/10/13 10:40:52 AM#20

Things that EQ did that very few MMOs do right today is create immersion. Immersion is a hard thing to replicate cause sometimes it equates to a higher difficulty rating. Now a days with the insta gratification crowd, you can't get away with making difficult MMOs anymore.

That being said, here are some things that I feel EQ did right

1) Racial abilities that mattered ( Night vision was nice cause if you didn't have a lightstone, you were going to need that infra-red or ultravision to see in the dark and yes, night time in EQ was basically pitch black )

2) Racial language barrier with the option to learn other languages over time when partied with said race.

3) Encumberance which was a direct result to how strong you were. This included coin weight at first too, but that was later removed. Boy, did I ever make fast coin doing bank runs for people farming Ice Giants in Perma Frost.

4) No maps, a compass skill that required a lot of usage just to even get it to work and zones that were not friendly.

5) Class skills that made them fun to play, but not OPed, such as Rangers being able to track NPC's and certain mobs, specifically rare mobs needed for important quests or drops.

6) Day / Night cycle specific mobs, such as wisps and werewolves that only came out at night.

7) EQ was definitely all about exploring and talking to EVERY NPC, not just following yellow " ! " or " ? " around.

8) As someone else stated, true player economy and a true player driven trade system, now known as Auction Houses. East Commons was a blast and buying and selling gear and items took a lot of patience.

9) The class system in EQ was superb and pretty much second to none, even to this day. Nothing like being able to port people to different zones, provide mana regen, corpse retrieval and rezzes for a fee.

10 ) Faction system that made you think, before you started going around killing everything.

 

I'm sure I could go on and on, but those are the first 10 things that popped into my head.

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