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Someone mentioned GM events in this thread and it reminded me of one i saw in EQ. It must have been 2003ish and as i was heading back to Neriak ( i used to chill out there after dinging) and 5 or 6 GM's had taken control of some low level halfling mobs that were in the forest and were calling out that they were on there way to the Dark Elf capital to avenge their fallen brothers.
When i arrived on the scene there were poor dead Dark Elf Noobs everywhere. Being level 40 i thought i'd be able to help out. I got bitch slapped all the way back to my bind point and level 39.
I may have been pissed, but i certainly was not bored or apathetic. In fact i had a lot of fun, Dark Elf brothers from all over the world got the call and come home to defend our cities gates from the upstart midgets.
If i live for another 50 years i will still have a picture in my mind of one Halfling charging ahead and /shouting FOR GLORY! straight into 50 + Dark Elves.
I gave the game a run (free trial) the other day as it is always fun being around at the start of a game. While i just kept to myself and watched and excepted that i wasn't going to be owning a home or land anytime soon i enjoyed the experience to a degree. I did enjoy the main story line right up until it finished at lvl 27?.....seemed a bit short but there you go.
The trade routes were a good idea, running along a road and seeing people farm their land and load it up to take to the market (at the risk of getting ganked) was nice. Jury......i thought was a good idea, you can do the crime, but get caught and off to jail you go.
Standing on the docks at level 8 putting my row boat in the water and seeing a clan boat come around the corner full of reds, set me running like a noob. (The last i saw of them they were wiping out the docks) There did seem to be more going on than just the usual quest quest grind.
However, after the main story ended my interest did kinda dry up. I'd have to sub so i can do professions and its not likely ill be getting land to farm. I'm guessing i'd be left with becoming a pirate and ganking traders off to the market or griefing home owners by knocking their houses down.
But really for me it just came down to the fact i couldn't really make a class i wanted to play, Cloth armor and 1 hand + shield wins atm so no plate wearing mofo for me.
I've been back for a month after a good year away and i wish i had waited until the xpac was released. I am already worn out.
Lvl 90 pvp is garbage due to the gear gap, have fun getting smashed from 2 weeks while you get honour gear just to be average. Oh and cc it's everywhere....... nothing more to say there.
So i thought i'd try some low level pvp last night. My level 10 hunter topped damage in the lvl 15 bracket. Rogues 1 shot you with ambush, healers rejuv through any damage etc etc.
If you like raiding i guess you can use LFR to see the content (1 hour queues though) then when your geared from LFR you can do the same raids over again in Flex raiding, rinse and repeat in Normal raiding, then again in Herioc................
I wish i had some positives, but i don't.
I just resubbed a couple of weeks ago and was charged 16 bucks in Aussie dollars. Funny, because i don't remember the price going down when the Aussie was smashing the US a year ago.
EverQuest Next New Combat and Classes Video SOE Live 2014
General Discussion « EverQuest Next
8/17/14 4:46:43 PM
When i think back to my days in EQ one of the first things i remember is the spell sfx. SoW, Invisibility etc. It was haunting/eerie and sucked you right into the world.
Seems like EQ3 is just wack wack wack
What's happening with the game that it is trending?
General Discussion « Neverwinter
7/03/14 2:25:22 AM
Originally posted by holdenhamlet
Neverwinter has been a surprisingly good game. While it is not "the game" for me i am able to log in and .......... wait for it......... have fun.
And as someone who plays a Dark Elf whenever i can i have to say it is the best looking DE i've seen. He runs like someone who is light and fast, the animations all flow nicely and the armor looks great.
While that isn't the grounds for a good game in itself, jump into ESO and play their DE. Its just a human with darker skin.
It is the little things like that which help to immerse you into the game.
I only left Neverwinter because i wanted to be fresh for ESO, and i ended up with 3 characters at level 20 while in Neverwinter i have a 28 and a 56.
How the hell did i get to 56?
ps: i crested a hill last night in game and as i came over the rise i had the most excellent view of the sun coming through the clouds with the mountains in the background. And yes i stopped for a moment to enjoy the view.
Originally posted by baphamet
Phatnugz, as soon as i saw that name it rung a bell. I was a fairly new Shadowknight in that guild in the last few months before EQ2/WoW came along. Being from Australia i didn't get to hang out a whole lot with everyone.
But i'm sure i must've watched you Bear it up in a group a few times...... Maybe in PoH, or maybe it was few LDON's
Dougal? was that the leaders name?
I leveled up in a newbie Darkie guild called Obsidian Empire before joining Infectus at 65.
Darkie all the way..........Death to Aerist, DDW and X teamers.
I think some of the last things i did with Infectus was help a few guys with getting ready for Emp Ssra.
So lets talk about this LIMITED ACTON BAR OF 8 SKILLS!!!!!! Just freakin 8 skills!!!!
General Discussion « EverQuest Next
8/06/13 5:41:13 AM
What we really need to know is how many class abilities will we have. In EQ, sure i may have had only 8 abilities "memmed" but i had a whole lot more on my Shadowknight that could quickly be swapped in and out when it was required.
Sometimes i ran with 4 Dots or maybe i had 2 nukes, sometimes i had my low level Fear in for clearing tight spaces. Then there was Invis, Invis vs Undead, See Invis, See Invis vs Undead, Feign Death, Levitate, Lich, Summon my pet skellie, Shrink pet, Shadow Step for PvP, Buffs for when i wanted to protect against the dispelling of a needed buff, Oooops forgot to put dispel in there, did i even mention life taps and drains?.................
I'm sure i've forgotten many abilities.
All these abilities is what gave the world colour and depth (yes colour does have a u in it).
I voted NO btw.
Trolls (The warty green kind not the posters)
General Discussion « EverQuest Next
8/06/13 5:02:48 AM
3rd page an no responses?
All the Trolls must be busy scratching their backsides.
I don't understand how people can say they are appealing to the masses. The masses have been playing WoW and WoW has way more than 8 abilities that can be used at any one time.
So is it just the couple of million how bought GW2 (most of them don't play anymore because combat is boring with so few abilities) Or are they hoping to pick up millions on a console. My buddys who only play consoles play CoD, Battlefield or Forza. They are not interested in MMORPG's.
As it is quite clear they didn't target the EQ1 and 2 fans who exactly are they targeting?
This game is extremely early in development
General Discussion « EverQuest Next
8/04/13 6:30:04 AM
All we have seen is a Human Wizard and a Kerran Warrior. Plus 2 zones.
Everything else is concept art.
So much for getting our hands on the game this year as we were told. (yea yea, i think we all know he was talking about Landmark now.)
I'm not keen on being treated like a fool. There has already been to much of that in the mmo industry in the last few years.
Originally posted by FoeHammerJT
But that's the thing, once you become experienced you are able to focus on what is going on in front of you allowing you to plan and time your moves. Using the Death Knight example again i have all his runes and runic power stored in my brain. I know where i am at and what abilities are available at any given time.
Yes, i do occasionally take a very quick glance at my runes/runic power to confirm i am where i think i am. But how is that any different than checking your rearview mirror when driving a vehicle at 60 miles an hour.
Warcraft has done some things wrong imo but the way a class plays isn't really one of them.
I could of handled the graphics even though it wasn't what i was looking for. But how am i supposed to go from 25 hot keyed buttons (that doesnt't even include the rare abilities i occasionally click) on my Unholy Death Knight down to 8 buttons on a 2013/14/15 Everquest Shadowknight.
How is that not dumbing down?
There is a reason i am not playing GW2 even though i really wanted to like it.
I'm still not sure this will work for me.
On day 1 i start as a Shadowknight, but what will i be a year from then? What happens when me and a buddy cannot defeat a mob as our classes of choice, so just for an example say we switch to a Wizard/Rogue combo to take down that mob.
Then an hour later we do it again for another mob.......
Another hour after that i join a group and they say "We don't need a Shadowknight we need your Rogue/Wizard".
What is going to happen when i log off one night and realize i have not played my Shadowknight all day.
Am i just supposed to accept that i am now a Rogue/Wizard because it is a better min/max?
I don't think i see EQN targeting kids so much with this graphic style. But i do feel that they are targeting the WoW players and not the old EQ1 players.
I havn't played WoW since MoP came out and i was really hoping to get away from everything WoW related, even the community. It does look like if i want to get back to my roots i have to look at ESO. Morrowind was my first RPG and EQ1 my first MMO so i guess it was always going to come down to one of them anyway.
Former 65 Dark Elf Shadowknight.
Just voted exp loss and corpse run.
EQ death, NOOOoooooooooooooooo
Rez at spawn, sit and med and think about my actions and what i did wrong.
WoW death, FFS! now i've got to run back to my body.......... and why the @#$! am i always facing the wrong direction at the GY and why is there always a mountain in my way!
The lack of consequences in WoW actually made it more of an annoying hinderance where as the EQ death meant i had to sit down and get my $@!% together first.
What i wouldn't do to play a Dark Elf Shadowknight again........
Not that one from EQ2 either, i want Invis, FD, Levitate and Shadow Step.
And get rid of those stupid cooldowns from EQ2 while your at it. 20 to 30 secs on nearly every ability is just plain retarded.
[Column] General: Stereotyping Men in Videogames
News & Features Discussion « General Discussion
6/01/13 12:19:20 PM
"Anger! Anger and revenge! Grr! Grief? Subvert it into anger! Love? Never heard of it! Fear? Only the weak feel fear! Happiness? Happiness is when I revel in my anger!
The problem is, that’s all crap. Human beings feel emotion, it’s hardwired into all of us before birth."
Have you ever considered that it is you that is wrong? Why should i feel negative emotions such as fear or sadness? Thats just silly. Deliberately converting feelings to anger is much smarter. It gives you the strength and motivation to face anything.
I am old enough to have faced many of those emotions you mentioned, and i have stared everyone of them down.
Until you have done that, you will never understand the inner strength you gain from knowing nothing can harm you. It is both liberating and enlightening at the same time.
Anyway, it was interesting to get a females point of view. Even if she doesn't have a clue what it is to be a non sooky cry baby male of the species. ;)
One way to reduce the "zergs" or very large alliances would be to stick to the original plan of penalising multi race clans / alliances outside of the Human / Dwarf / Elf and the Ork / Mahirim combo (Alfar were by themselves).
For some reason after years of being told this is how it would be, they dropped the idea in the final hour because some hardcore pvprs cried about not being able to nutcup the boyfriends who played another race.
Having a really hard time with this game late at night
General Discussion « Guild Wars 2
9/25/12 6:39:05 AM
Have you tried the Sea of Sorrows server? It is the unofficial Aussie server. I play there and the pop is good, not sure if those hours work for you or not. But with the free and easy server transfers it is probably worth a shot.
8:36pm in Aus now and 5:36am in Houston now....that works right?