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Originally posted by Chieftan
I liked that classes were mostly weak on their own, it formed a great community of players. I played both WoW and EQ and EQ by far had a better gaming audience and that is what MMORPGs are about. If I wanted to play a single player game, I would do so offline.
WoW takes too little time to reach the finish line and it encourages anti social behaviour because there is no consequences to being a jerk. In EQ you couldn't find groups if you were a jerk. It would be hard to do in WoW considering most you run into fit this category. I personally feel WoW has taken MMORPGs backwards in advancement. They turned MMORPGs into shallow games rather than living worlds. Same thing happened with all single player games in the past and now is making it's way to MMORPGs.
Look at how stupid and easy single player games are now, when they use to be great in the past. Turn base rpgs are gone in place of mindless diablo type games .... oh wait never thought about this but Blizzard has had it's hand in ruining both markets .
Enough rambling what killed EQ was time and Sony ruining the game with expansion after expansion ruining the original vision and ruining the game with so many mistakes starting at luclin. That is what killed EQ. EQ was a wonderful game and no not every game has to look like the shallow instant gratification that WoW is to be successful.
Originally posted by Shoal
I have to agree with this poster but I would change it to any server that has Luclin and up is dead to me. I want to play a classic server .. not the crapped up mess EQ is today. I do not want to be grouped with Beastmasters, Bezerkers, Frogs, and Cats. I do not want a Bazaar in my game nor do I want to see the Books in each zone. I don't care to have instances in my game, I care for a game that builds community not isolation.
If I wanted all this garbage I would go play WoW where they have all this garbage designed in already .. not a 9 year old game that frankenstein's it in. Why turn a good game in it's own to an ugly old version of WoW with game mechanics that don't fit that type of game? That should illegal.
Give me old EQ to when it was really EQ.