Today, we kick off a new column as Adele Caelia travels the world of Norrath in EverQuest II, talking to players about their experiences. Today, she talks to folks about their fondest EQII memories, and shares some of her own.
With the upcoming third birthday of Everquest II it is not surprising that many players find themselves reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Just like in real life, as time goes by people look to the past, and think about what once was. A favorite topic that has been going around as of late is the “Remember when?”
This prompted a few guild mates and myself to play on our alts and visit one of our favorite old zones, The Ruins of Varsoon. As we made our way through the ruins we realized that we were doing more talking than fighting. Our past encounters were more on our minds than the golems currently pounding us into oblivion.
The Ruins of Varsoon were at one time “the place to be”, and there would always be players LFG standing in front of the ladder, or the grate that led into the zone. Remember when those LFG players would suddenly find themselves being massacred by the giant purple ape that lived in the very back of the zone? Players would draw aggro, and run for their lives, hoping that it would turn around and leave them be, but this was not the case, and the purple monkey would follow them all the way to the front forcing them to zone out. Did the monkey go home now that its prey was out of site? Oh no, he would stick around and snack on the poor players who stood there LFG! Of course this is no longer possible since this game mechanic has been changed, but it’s still pretty funny to think back on it. The zone holds so many memories for all of us. Remember when someone in the group wouldn’t make the jump into the tunnel? They would fall into the spider pit and aggro all the spiders down there. Remember when players would camp the golem room for enchanted shards? They went for 5g each after all! That was big money back then. How about the elevator to the mines in Zek? Players had to be careful to watch their step. Someone could be standing there, invisible, ready to pull the lever and watch them fall to their death.
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