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I got curious and logged into live EQ and this is what I saw ...
Hogcaller Inn (General) « Everquest
12/18/08 1:52:35 PM
Originally posted by krenalor
You wouldn't have to play it if you enjoy the current games. I believe there are plenty of players out there that would enjoy it, at least enough for one server. The unbalances were there but this led to class variety that is missing from newer games today such as WoW. Only way to remove imbalances for the most part has been to give everyone everything. You are making assumptions about how long others have played. You don't know how much or how little anyone has played. Yes there was some issues with the original EQ but you leave out all the positives. All games can be picked apart and the negatives pointed out.
I will tell you some things I personally miss about EQ. I miss having different characters than my friends. Leveling was a slow process and most everyone I knew only had one class .. not all of them. We enjoyed being different than our friends. This leads to the next point, we enjoyed the classes having such different abilities. In WoW classes have some different abilities but nothing that was so drastic that made you such a part of the puzzle to a good group. No Quest, I loved this. You made you adventure. You stated that it was ironic that it was called Everquest but very little quest. YOU made your own quest with your friends. Every time you set out to do things it was a quest that you were in control of not some npc. I like the freedom. I think quest make games too linear. I am smart enough to explore and find named monsters that I want to kill to get it's loot.
I like the player interaction required in EQ. You really made some friends in EQ. These games now you don't need anyone to do hardly anything. I like alot about EQ that would have me subscribed today. You talk about the issues of the original game, bugs, inbalances etc. Wouldn't it be fun to have a trilogy server that the developers could work with the "modernize" with input from the players. A game not ruined by expansions with bad lore and content that does not fit in.
I like the original graphics but it would be neat to see them redo them but not change them drastically like they did with luclin and this time they should change all the graphics not just parts here and there. Not change them from what they original looked like just more detailed, polygons, just updated.
Next they could instance some of those encounters with the technology today so there would not be long waits. Maybe like WoW did with their dungeons.
How about a lessened xp curve? There are things they could do to enhance old Everquest without taking away from what it is. Sure I enjoyed the original but I would play "Everquest Classic Enhanced" if it was offered today. I would play the original as well if it was offered.