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  Johnhost

Novice Member

Joined: 1/16/07
Posts: 146

Always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)

 
OP  8/04/07 9:53:05 AM#1

Destiny Awaits

My first glimpse of the ship filled me with awe. I'd seen boats before, of course; small craft that would cautiously cling to the safety of the coastline. But this was a tall ship, the kind built to travel across dangerous oceans that were only now becoming navigable. Vessels like this hadn't dared to journey across the seas since the cataclysms began, so to see one for the first time made my heart leap inside my chest.

Though I'd never ventured very far beyond the outskirts of my home village, I knew the tales of the great war, the Rending, and of course the Shattering. The eldest among us taught this dark history to the young ones, telling of a time when our world was a vastly different place. Some of them were afraid of what existed beyond the confines of our village, but not me.

I?d always felt a calling, as if something was out there waiting for me. I had grown up with no idea what my future would hold or how I was to find it, but I could never shake the feeling that my life wasn't meant to be spent in a small seaside village. So when the ship arrived and the crew came ashore looking for volunteers, I knew it was my chance.

Saying goodbye was difficult. I didn't know if I would ever see my friends and family again, but this was something I had to do. I joined the crew of the merchant ship and met some of the other recruits who, like me, had chosen this new life. There was Geredo, a clever gnome; Valik, the strong and agile kerra; and Anikra and Balen, a married half elf couple. While I didn't intend to spend my life as a seafaring merchant, it seemed like a gateway to the sort of excitement I was looking for.

Little did I know that excitement was about to come looking for me.

The brigands attacked without warning. It all happened so fast, it's still a blur. There was a brief battle, but we were ill-prepared to fight against such seasoned pirates. They threw some of us, like poor Balen, overboard. I either jumped or was knocked off the deck; I can't be sure which. The last thing I remember is grabbing hold of Anikra and clinging to a piece of wreckage as the brigands sailed away. Then the darkness overtook me and I blacked out.

I awoke on board an even bigger ship, with markings on its sails I didn't recognize. I stood slowly and looked out across the rolling seas.

I suddenly realized that there was a whole new world out there beyond the waves, and it didn't belong to gods or dragons or the armies of the past; it belonged to me, and to others who longed to explore the mysteries of the unknown. This was our time, a time of destiny, and I knew that I would soon become part of a world that I had never dared imagine.

The captain is calling out. I think the adventure is about to begin...


You will start your adventures in several starting areas...

  • Isle of Refuge - Good:  This is where followers of Qeynos will start.  Pledging to server Queen Antonia Bayle you will gain strength and treasure to prepare yourself for the wider world.
  • Isle of Refuge - Evil:  This is where followers of Freeport will start.  Under the banner of the Overlord Lucan D'lere you seek to crush your enemies and pillage the spoils of war.
  • Greater Faydark - Nursery:  This is where you can choose to start if your a Fae, Elf, Gnome or Dwarf.  Returning to Faydwer you seek to reclaim your home before the shattering.
  • Darklight Woods - Hate's Envy:  Evil races including the new Ariasi may find they wish to serve Queen Christanos instead of Lucan D'lere where you will grow in power as a citizen of the famous dark elf city of Neriak.
  • Timorious Deep -  The Sarnak are reclaiming their homeland in Kunark in search of their past.  This zone is designed for level 1-20.

Game Manual

Official Everquest II Manual (PDF)

 

Game Trial

Everquest II free trial


Where to buy?

You have THREE options to purchase Everquest II: All in One Pack

  1. Digital download from Sony Station Store
  2. Digital download from Direct2Drive
  3. Retail copy in your local game store.

Click here for more information



Everquest II

EverQuest II is an online universe that exists parallel to the hugely successful gaming phenomenon EverQuest. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful game world to explore, EverQuest II sets new standards in graphical realism as players are immersed in the game's powerful epic storyline with thousands of players online.

Set 500 years after EverQuest, EverQuest II is a new and different game experience in a world marred by a series of massive cataclysms. Players enter this world by creating their own unique character from 18 races and 24 classes, using a powerful customization system for unprecedented player individuality.

Players will encounter hundreds of creatures as they travel across the majestic landscape of rolling hills, barren deserts, dense forests, and bustling cities. Thousands of new items, hundreds of new spells, and unparalleled adventures await all who enter the world of EverQuest II.

EverQuest II also features:

  • A massive online world for thousands of players to explore, filled with danger, adventure and mystery
  • Voices for almost every non-player character (NPC) in the game, a huge project encompassing nearly 100,000 lines and 130 hours of dialog (the equivalent of more than 65 feature films worth of content)
  • Unparalleled character customization capabilities. In addition to thousands of pieces of armor, weapons and items users can equip, players will be able to customize their character's facial appearance to an incredible level of detail and personalization
  • No race/class limitations, allowing players to truly choose who they want to be
  • In game Player-owned real estate (such as apartments, homes, and guild houses)
  • State-of-the art combat, spell and skill systems
  • New, user-friendly game mechanics with reduced learning curve for both new and seasoned players Trade skills available to all player classes
  • More than 160 unique creature types, from Orcs and Goblins to huge dragons and menacing Living Statues
  • A state-of-the-art, cinematic quality 3D graphics engine capable of improving as hardware technology advances
Everquest II Collectors Edition Tin

The Collector’s Edition includes a number of in-game items, including "paintings" of EverQuest II scenery to be hung on the walls of a player's house, magical talking statues of Antonia and Lucan (voiced by Hollywood talent Heather Graham and Christopher Lee), and an exclusive pet baby dragon. The Collector's Edition also includes an exclusive art book, bonus DVD with trailers, gameplay videos and behind-the-scenes footage, a soundtrack CD, a collector's coin with a velvet pouch, a cloth map of Norrath, and two posters.

For Collectors of Everquest II game boxes and items check out this website.






Expansion Pack 1 – Desert of Flames

  • Arena Champions: Take the form of exotic creatures or fight as yourself in battles for glory against other creatures or players.
  • New movement: Search for treasure and find adventure in new areas by climbing up and down cliffs and walls.
  • Voice-over emotes: Express yourself in a battle or expand your social circle with new voice emotes.
  • Guild vaults: Share the loot of a hard won battle with the rest of your guild members.
  • Level range increase: Now play up to level 60 as both an Adventurer and Artisan!
  • New land: Discover over a dozen new zones and epic encounters.
  • New creatures: Test your combat skills in battles with over 30 new fearsome creatures.
Pickup EverQuest II Desert of Flames at a retailer near you and get a special genie bottle and gazing orb for your character! Your genie bottle will carry you to a magical place where genies spin tales and reveal secrets of the Desert of Ro and their kind, while your gazing orb will offer visions and guidance in answering questions that confound you.  Also an in-game pet monkey.

Expansion Pack 2 – Kingdom of Sky
  • Higher Level Advancement - Now reach level 70 as an Adventurer or Artisan 
  • All-new Achievement System to further specialize your character’s abilities
  • Guild Advancement Expanded to Level 50
  • Brand New Pieces of Armor, such as Profession Hats, Helmets and Pauldrons, will make your character look more distinct!
  • Four New Arena Champions and Two New Arenas
  • New Heritage Quests allow players to gain amazingly powerful items, personal status, adventure experience and even a reward made famous in the original EverQuest or EverQuest Online Adventures!
  • Signature Quests which reward large experience bonuses, personal status, entirely new items, and advance the lore of EverQuest II!
If you purchase Kingdom of Sky at a store near you or an online retailer you’ll receive a full-color poster sized map of the Dragon Isles, the third limited edition collectible EverQuest II coin, and a special in-game carnivorous plant for your house that’ll reward you with potions in return for edible items.

Expansion Pack 3 – Echoes of Faydwer
  • New playable race - The Fae
  • New starting location - Kelethin
  • Over 350 all-new quests
  • Content and zones available for players of all levels (1 - 70)
  • Cloaks that can be worn by your player character
  • All-new Profession Hats and Armor
  • Over 20 new adventure zones
  • Over 40 new types of creatures
  • New rewards for PvP (Player vs. Player) combat
  • New player housing, items, equipment, spells and tradeskill recipes
  • Levels for Guilds raised from 50 to 60
Retail version includes all expansions and in-game rewards and a new mechanical whirly-gig pet for your house.

Expansion Pack 4 - Rise of Kunark
  • All-New Player Race – Start up a brand new Sarnak – the classic dragon-like humanoid creature that now inhabits Timorous Deep. Exiled from your homeland and magically altered, discover how your new breed came to be, and eventually return home to help your race triumph over the evil Iksar.
  • New Starting Area – Begin your adventure from the new starting area in the islands of Timorous Deep. Conclude your day of epic quests and retire to new housing within the Village of Gorowyn.
  • Level Cap Raised – Continue your adventures on your existing character in Kunark, expanding on your achievements as Adventure, Tradeskill and Guild levels all increase to 80.
  • More Unique Zones – Advance your way through new massive regions, containing many zones filled with nostalgia and danger, such as The Emerald Jungle, Skyfire Mountains, Sebilis, and Karnor’s Castle.
  • Hundreds of New Quests – The tale of Kunark is told through hundreds of new quests, aimed at gameplay of all types: solo, group, and raid.
  • More Weapons & Armor – New Epic Weapon quests for all 24 classes, with new weapons for both those who raid and those who choose not to. Battle through the opposition and acquire additional fabled and legendary armor sets as well.
  • New Mount – Explore the world on the shoulders of a new rampaging beast - The Kunarkian Rhinoceros.
  • New Deities – Recent activities on Norrath have again attracted the attention of the gods. Bertoxxulous The Plaguebringer, Karana The Rain Keeper, and the mysterious Tribunal return to exert their influences on planet. As with the existing gods of Norrath, players may pledge to these new deities to gain access to their Blessings and Miracles.
  • Dozens of New NPCs – Encounter and engage a wide variety of new enemies that inhabit the menacing lands of Kunark.

Adventure Packs


New City
and Race
  • The lost city of Neriak has been rediscovered.
  • A new playable race, the Arasai, are now available for players who have Echoes of Faydwer.
  • New characters created for Neriak will start in Hate's Envy, an outpost in the Darklight Wood.
  • A whole new LFG system is available. Find friends, slaughter foes!
  • House moves just became less of a chore!
  • PvP players can no longer use zoning to escape combat!
  • An additional character slot has been added to all accounts & two for Station Access subscribers!

Veteran Rewards


Account active at least 1 day:
  • 12 slot bag
Account active at least 1 week:
  • Adventure XP bonus potion (28% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Tradeskill XP bonus potion (28% XP bonus - Temporary)
Account active at least 1 month:
  • Wand of debt removal
  • Field Repair Kit
  • House Decoration: Weapon Rack
Account active at least 3 months:
  • Reforming stone that gives you a single respect to change your
    traits, traditions, tactics, and training choices
  • House Decoration: Tombstone
  • Fireworks
Account active at least 6 months:
  • Adventure XP bonus potion (39% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Tradeskill XP bonus potion (39% XP bonus - Temporary)
Account active at least 12 months:
  • Suffix title: the Loyal
  • Adventure XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Tradeskill XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
Account active at least 18 months:
  • Fireworks
  • House Decoration: Pirate Flag
  • Account active at least 24 months:
  • Suffix title: the Dedicated
  • Magic Makeover Mirror
  • Adventure XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Tradeskill XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
Account active at least 36 months:
  • Suffix title: the Distinguished
  • Adventure XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Tradeskill XP bonus potion (55% XP bonus - Temporary)
  • Veteran’s Display Case - 50% Broker Commission reduction
  • EQ1 Heritage Title

 

Titles

I have read allot of reviews for Lord of the Rings online and they rave about how they have lot’s of titles.  Everquest 2 has LOADS of titles.  Titles can come in different forms; some are for killing great numbers of monsters.  Some come with your veteran rewards.  Some come through completing an Alternate Advancement line.  Titles are everywhere and you can work towards getting a title from level 1.



Alternate Advancement


After level 10 you receive AA experience for completing quests and killing named monsters.  Through the game as you explore you will usually receive exploration experience which goes towards your adventuring levels, AND AA exp which goes towards AA points.  After you collect a point you can spend it in a number of AA trees.  There is usually a class tab and a specialist tab.  For example:  one tab might say Druid and the other might be a Warden which is a specialist druid.  These power-up your spells and abilities and as you spend more AA points.  One AA line will resurrect my druid automatically if killed.
 

Player Housing

Everyone get’s a player house from start.  You can invite friends over to visit your instanced house.  Unfortunately SOE never implemented sitting and lying in furniture.  However when you collect furniture and pets it’s a nice place to chill with your friends.  Guilds also can have housing that is much larger and more expensive.  You can find pictures and facts about Norrathian housing in the Norrathian Homeshow Thread.

Coming soon Guild Halls.  Currently EQ2 has large Guild Houses, but no specific massive hall.

Lore and Legend Quests

As the name says Everquest 2 it is the sequel in the Norath universe.  Many long time EQ1 players remember the NPC’s and places of EQ1.  And EQ2 does allot to remember those NPC’s.  Lore and Legend Quests give you an opportunity to collect items from certain kinds of monsters like gnolls.  The earliest L&L quest is gnolls.  After collecting items off gnolls you receive an item for your house.  The gnoll quest gives you a huge axe to hang on your wall in your player house.  Plus it comes with a book that explains the history and lore of gnolls.  There are loads of others as well.  You will also receive a Master Strike spell against the monster you completed.  Find a complete guide here.


Holiday’s


Everquest has created unique Norathian holidays that mirror major US holidays.  These include:


  • Frostfell – You take the wardrobe to a winter wonderland of dancing fawns and rainbow slides.  A greedy gnome named McScoogle will give you a quest to meet up with three ghosts.  Frostfell comes with unique Christmas themed clothing, Norathian city snow globes and a host of other Frostfell themed items. 
  • Halloween – Halloween events include changing the heads of NPC’s into pumpkins or black cats.  Halloween trick or treat quests and loads of unique mobs to fight.  Players can collect items to reflect the Halloween spirit and there is even a haunted house!
  • Brew Day (Saint Patrick's Day) - It’s a time of drinking and quests.
  • Erollisi Day (Valentine's) - unique items and quests, as well as heart shaped candy to give to a bearded dwarf woman your sweet on.   These holiday’s and GM events are times to gain special rewards.  

Robust Guild Tools


With the implementation of cloaks you can now have your own unique guild emblem shown on your cloak.  The range of design possibilities is huge.  In the game guilds can advertise their guild in a special screen helping guilds and players connect.  And the guild tool tracks all the various activities of your guildies.  If you pay an additional $0.99 you can have a tool to chat with guildies when you’re not in game.
 

Status Points


In the game you can do certain quests and earn status.  Status gives you the ability to buy certain items like horses and housing cheaper.  It’s also required for certain high level items to purchase.  When you do these quests you gain status for you and your guild.  Guilds themselves will level up and new rewards will be available to them.  Guilds level based on status gained.
 

C
ollection Quests


Out in the world are scattered glowing question marks.  These items are collection items.  If you manage to complete a collection you can turn it in for an in game item.  At lower level’s these are usually not very good.  Later on it can be very cool items like pets or unique house items.



Mounts

There are several varieties of mounts in the game
  • Horses (range from simple to parade)
  • Flying Carpets
  • Overclocked Gnomish Hovering Device (gas cloud type mount you stand on)
  • Ghost (Spirit) Steeds (translucent horses)
  • Nightmare Horse (flames shooting out it’s nose and hooves)
  • Glorious Horse (glowing light from nose and hooves)
  • Warg (dog like mount from Lord of the Rings)
  • The Kunarkian Rhinoceros

SOGA Models

These character models were created as part of the EverQuest II East project, in which Sony Online Entertainment partnered with Gamania to form SOGA and truly localize EQII for the Asian market. Not only did we create new character models, but user interface modifications have been made (such as click to move) along with other changes to make EQII East appeal to the markets in China, Korea, and Taiwan.

Arena

There is a player vs player, group vs group arena in several of the major cities.  These arena battles can be with your base character or as equal levels.  You can also do monster battles where you change into a monster form and battle.  There is more then one type of area instance, and more then one type of game.  The arena is a great place for guild events and just kicking it with friends.
  You can read an Arena guide here.


Fan Faire


For all you Renaissance Festival, Convention types SOE holds fan fairs every year or so in a major US city.  This year is in Las Vegas.  It’s your typical meet and greet along with live quest, swag and costumes.  Usually there is a lot of eating and alcohol as well.



Station Exchange

Station Exchange is the official Sony Online Entertainment service that provides players a secure method of buying and selling the right to use in-game coin, items and characters in accordance with SOE’s license agreement, rules and guidelines.

This service provides players a way to take part in this growing secondary market in a more secure manner.


Station Players


Station Players™ is the official online service that connects players to the EverQuest® and EverQuest II community. This web-based suite offers an array of features that give players incredible access to their characters and guilds by merging the game world with the world wide web.

Many of the features that are part of the Station Players functionality are already included with your subscription!

Guild Web sites, Basic Character Profiles, Personal Image/Screenshot Galleries and more may be available for our Station Player enabled games at no additional cost!

If you want to get access to even more in depth information about the game, see where your character ranks or communicate directly with your guild from the web (currently EverQuest II only), then you should consider the premium features that Station Players offers. From as little as $0.99 a month you can add a whole new dimension to playing our online games.


Legends of Norrath Card Game

Legends of Norrath is an online-only trading card game, based on the richly-detailed sword-and-sorcery world of Norrath from the massively multiplayer online role-playing games EverQuest and EverQuest II. Playable from within the MMOs and separately, Oathbound, the first set for Legends of Norrath features over 375 digital cards and is available in both a 55-card digital starter deck and 15-card digital booster packs. Play as one of many Oathbound avatars and decide your own fate as you choose between the paths of good or evil.

Decks include:

  • Oathbound
  • Foresworn


Rich History and Lore



Classes

Races

Artisans

Variety of Monsters

Screenshots

 


Herein lies the collected works of Articles about Everquest II as the game as developed.  It contains history, lore, monsters of noteworthiness and places of interest.

Game Features

Mail a Friend using the Norrathian Express!

Food and Drink Basics

Dynamic Adventure Camps

New Mentoring System

The Latest Gameplay Enhancements

Hit it Big with the Gigglegibber Goblin Gamblin' Game!

Did You Know?

New Server-Side Spam Filtering

Blackguard's Botany Secrets

Places

Featured Zones: Blackburrow & Wailing Caves

The Solo Adventurer (Levels 20 to 25)

News Zones: The Condemned Catacomb and Gobblerock Added!

Featured Zones: Stormhold and Fallen Gate

Interesting Quests

Lore

Cogglesworth's Comprehensive Compendium of Legendary Figures


Cogglesworth’s Comprehensive Compendium, Part 2

Cogglesworth’s Comprehensive Compendium, Part 3

Cogglesworth’s Comprehensive Compendium, Part 4

The Scrying Stones

A Light in the Forest

New Lore: James and the Far Talon


Sabotage!

Celebrate Erollisi Day!


The Plague!

Frogloks – ‘Hunted’

Frogloks – ‘Lost’

Frogloks: The Long Journey Home

The Froglok Spirit Has Been Freed!

Shore Leave

The Will of the Overlord

Live Event: New Griffon Towers

The Rise of the Orcs

  RonnyRulz

Novice Member

Joined: 9/14/06
Posts: 488

This forum''s opinion is worth less than a stray dog crapping in a forest that no one cares about.

8/04/07 10:46:36 AM#2

You are great!

Thanks!

  Moirae

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/19/06
Posts: 2575

8/04/07 12:10:47 PM#3

That is simply fantastic.

  DemonPyro

Novice Member

Joined: 8/02/07
Posts: 14

_Kill of be Killed_

8/04/07 1:28:24 PM#4

!!wonderful!!

  Jeff44

Novice Member

Joined: 1/03/06
Posts: 466

8/04/07 4:04:00 PM#5

Yeah, what he said.

Great job! This should help a lot of folks.

"There goes the neighhboorhood! Hey! All you darn kids! Go on! Get offa my game!

  Flem

Lore Seeker

Joined: 6/24/02
Posts: 2790

Come Get Some!!

8/04/07 8:37:52 PM#6

Nice info, now we just need to get it stickied.

  felspar

Novice Member

Joined: 6/29/06
Posts: 61

8/04/07 8:47:21 PM#7

Awesome post great info.

Great job! and i agree with Flem to get it stickied

  mlbslugger

Novice Member

Joined: 11/04/04
Posts: 49

8/04/07 8:56:59 PM#8

Woot!  We have the best game of course!  Fantastic rundown

  User Deleted
8/05/07 2:33:35 AM#9

One thing I particulary liked with EQ2 was the fact that it gave you those little goodies along with the game.

When I ordered the compilation it had also a map inside and some in game goodies.

It's a good example I think for other companies to follow since they usually just add a manual with anorexia and a couple cd's

  Distiler

Novice Member

Joined: 11/03/04
Posts: 424

8/05/07 2:36:22 AM#10

You know what, I would love to play this game but it is damn hard to get it :(

Yes I also tried direct2drive all in one compilation but it says I can't complete de order because "Your order has been temporarily placed on hold, pending additional verification." Noone contacted me even I opened two tikets at their support page. I won't buy it from SOE page because I'll have to pay triple for the same and there are no stores in Spain with Echoes of Faydwer (box version with other expansions in it).

 

Anyway good informative post. Thanks.

  kb4blu

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/10/03
Posts: 653

8/06/07 8:06:36 AM#11

Ok I will admit I am an old cynic.

But really the OP's post and another one he made here sure seem like a commercial to me.  I guess this is "viral marketing".

Oh yes before you start flaming me I do play EQ II.  I have serveral characters on the AB server.

 

  Johnhost

Novice Member

Joined: 1/16/07
Posts: 146

Always look on the bright side of life. (whistle)

 
OP  8/06/07 1:09:49 PM#12

Originally posted by kb4blu

Ok I will admit I am an old cynic.

But really the OP's post and another one he made here sure seem like a commercial to me.  I guess this is "viral marketing".

Oh yes before you start flaming me I do play EQ II.  I have serveral characters on the AB server.

 

It is marketing, but not from SOE.  I am trying to get people to play EQ2 and to play on SOE games.  Why?  Because I play on them and the more players the more people to group with.  And when I went to try other games I found really SOE games are pretty good.  Most people moan or whine because of NGE and because SOE changed one thing or another.  But yet every MMORPG changes, it's how it goes.

Listen play SOE games or not.  But EQ2 is here, it's got loads of fun things.  The only reason it isn't bigger and have more players is because SOE doesn't market really.  So I decided to do what I could.

If you're enjoying a company and a game you want to tell people.  I want to get out of the politics of being an armchair game designer and be an excited gamer who loves to immerse myself in the game universe.

I think back when, before I started reading MMO forums gamers used to be excited and in awe of the wide open never ending world.  I want to be again, and I want people to join in the fun!

  smartkidz

Novice Member

Joined: 4/23/05
Posts: 252

WTF is a pocket monster?!? Think about it for a while.

8/06/07 8:03:59 PM#13

This thread is a perfect "newbie" resource, you have alot of things here. Soem things i didn't know. Can't let this go to waste. This needs a definite sticky.

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Curt teh Juggler: it was quite possibly the most amazing thing ever.

  shattyfattma

Novice Member

Joined: 7/26/06
Posts: 17

8/06/07 8:28:19 PM#14

EQ2 really does seem awsome, and I love the graphics. I bought and tried the game about 2 years ago, and I left only after a month becasue I couldnt run the game well enough. I've upped my ram since then, but I'm not sure howd It'd run nowadays. Could anyone help me out? Game really is appealing to me.

My pcs specs are:

3.2 P4 processor

1.5G of ram

Nvidia Geforce 5500 (I know its very old by todays standards but I dont  have much money to put into my pc right now)

One annoying thing for me was that the character models hair wouldnt load unless I was right up to them, so everyone was bald 95& of the time. Also, loads took 2+ minutes between zones which really slowed it down.

  Moirae

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/19/06
Posts: 2575

8/06/07 8:55:10 PM#15

Your computer is fine but you'll have an issue with such an old card. You can get a geforce 7600GT for only about $150 now, you know. Thats what mine cost.

  JK-Kanosi

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/15/06
Posts: 1359

8/06/07 9:15:41 PM#16

You definitely have a nice game here. However, that long list of things I am behind on is exactly why I won't play EQ2. I've tried to get into it after Kingdom and then once again after Fae, but both times I felt way behind on the power curve and my daily responsibilities doesn't allow for me to play catch up on what I've missed for the past few years.

This is why I am playing LoTRO. I have a chance to start while the game is still new and there is still an abundance of players to group with at lower levels. Plus, I can grow with the game vs having to catch up with the game on top of the constant release of expansions and adventure packs that SOE releases. That's another thing that irks me about SOE, they nickel and dime you for every bit of content they put in the game. Turbine is know for giving free content upgrades. You may argue that EQ2 has a lot more to do in LoTRO, but you don't hear any LoTRO players complaining about a lack of things to do while leveling up.

Anyhow, I wish I would have played this game from the start. Good luck to you guys and happy adventuring.

MMORPG's w/ Max level characters: DAoC, SWG, & WoW

Currently Playing: WAR
Preferred Playstyle: Roleplay/adventurous, in a sandbox game.

  Moirae

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/19/06
Posts: 2575

8/07/07 2:31:02 AM#17

JK, what are you talking about? We get free stuff constantly in EQ2. Less than two months ago, they litterally gave us all an entire expansion for free (Neriak). We get constant FREE upgrades and content.

 

I don't know what game you were playing but it definately isn't the EQ2 that I've been playing since it opened up.

  JK-Kanosi

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8/07/07 12:34:52 PM#18

Originally posted by Moirae

JK, what are you talking about? We get free stuff constantly in EQ2. Less than two months ago, they litterally gave us all an entire expansion for free (Neriak). We get constant FREE upgrades and content.

 

I don't know what game you were playing but it definately isn't the EQ2 that I've been playing since it opened up.

Hi Moirae,

I haven't played EQ2 since the Fae expansion was released. I've never made it past one month each time I have subscribed, so if they do add free content, I haven't heard about it. However, I have heard and seen every single piece of content they have charged for. Regardless, I couldn't get into the game because of their overuse of instances and because there was so much I was behind on, that I would never experience everything and catch up to the majority of the community. I play games to experience everything and more importantly, to experience everything with a community. I found the earlier areas a little barren of players (except Fae). Whenever I would ask to group, just for fun, I would get told that I can solo that content and to do so. Maybe if they had some group quests that people actually were active in doing before level 10, I would have had a better time.

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8/07/07 2:45:17 PM#19

Nice resource thread. You should, however, mention that the list of PvP title bonuses you linked (this one) is complete fiction and meant as a fun thread.

The names of the titles are right, but there are NO special perks or whatsoever linked to those titles. They are just for showing off.

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8/07/07 2:52:21 PM#20


Originally posted by Moirae

That is simply fantastic.



 QFT!!!!

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