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EverQuest II Videos: Halas Reborn Trailer (0:46)

Halas has re-appeared in the world of EverQuest II, but things aren't all quite the same.

Halas has re-appeared in the world of EverQuest II, but things aren't all quite the same.
Duration: 0:46
Views: 7,206  15 comments
Game: EverQuest II
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Saryk writes:

This is going to be interesting to see since it will be a new area. I loved Halas in EQ1 and hope this does the area justice, even though it is New Halas.

Mon May 10 2010 11:07AM Report
gotha writes:

damn the graphics still look nice.

Mon May 10 2010 12:08PM Report
Shastra writes:

TIme to roll a new character ;)

Mon May 10 2010 1:40PM Report
QSatu writes:

Wow they were lagging at the beggining =P

I don't understand it..  newer engine the better textures and everything looks from close up.. but when you zoom out WoW, GW and all those "old engines" look better for me. it's the same with AoC. Awesome leafs ugly big rocks...

Mon May 10 2010 1:54PM Report
QSatu writes:

ok my mikstake.. watched the movie for the 3rd time and there wasn't any lag at the beggining. sorry =]

Mon May 10 2010 1:56PM Report
Complication writes:

i miss the old eq1 halas. this just wont feel the same...

Tue May 11 2010 2:44AM Report
Arioc writes:

Re: TwilightEdge

That is because stylized art uses softer strokes which generally are based on a simpler style. Wow's textures have less detail close up, and look best at mid-range, it's sort of a compromise. Up close they look stretched and blurred but not intollerably so.

Games like AoC and EQ2 use tiling materials and shaders which give detailed information up close but as you zoom out the tiling is exposed and the broader strokes are missing. Thats when the art falls apart. 

It's why styalized art games hold up so well over time, there's less detailed information to scrutinize in the textures, and just soft color and lighting. This does not mean the textures are lower quality just more cartoony then photo-realistic ones.

Tue May 11 2010 3:32AM Report
elusivex writes:

I got happy for a second ... and then i saw 'Sony Online Entertainment " and its logo.   Sorry not interested.

Wed May 12 2010 2:43AM Report
Warspine writes:

So, if Elusivex would see the same trailer, but another logo. The expantion would be ok?

I dont get it, It's like saying a car brand sucks. Even if you pick the most expensive modell.

That is lack of interest in knowing the product. And if you hated soe  5 years ago, i bet 85% of the people working there have left.

Soe only stands for what financial power the company has.

Some players also hates small fee's for alot of extra things in the game. But i rather see that then all the rat's setting up item shops and selling to the players for personal profit. Where nothing at all goes to back to the developing of the game.

I love micro transactions for adventure wings and extra furniture or a nicer horse blanket for exampel. The best thing would be to combine them with very special epic quests for the king of some city to gain faction and at the same time contribute to the game.

But that's just me, and my most personal opinion. If i fall in love with a game. I hate to see IGE get rich while a game slowly dies.

Wed May 12 2010 11:27AM Report
HitechLolife writes:

I was expecting to get hooked into comming back with the Halas update and related hype. The opposite has happened this just looks boring.

I understand wanting to link to old halas but compared to the Sarnak city, Neriak etc this just looks boring.

Thu May 13 2010 6:33PM Report
elusivex writes:

'warspine"  Sony ruins  mmorpgs.  Every mmo they have ever taken control of has gone to crap.  So you can bitch and moan about what I said but at the end of the day.   What I said  has merit.

 Get all happy go try it out go ahead!  They take something good and ruin it every time.  I'm over giving them the chance at destroying a game I enjoy.   Nor will I give them money to continue doing it.

Sat May 15 2010 3:45AM Report
Volgore writes:

I'm still in love with this game though i quit about 2 years ago. At that time, there was no population left on my server..doubt i got any better.

I wonder why the music in EQ2 gets so little credit. I think the main themes and ambiente music is up to the music in AoC.

Sat May 15 2010 11:12AM Report
alien1984 writes:

This game needs more expansions.

Sun May 16 2010 2:35AM Report
Hedeon writes:

new halas aint an expansion, it were supposed to have been part of the game update in December.  guess to fit with the holiday event in scenery, and elusivex SOE didnt take control of EQ2 they made it....not that they havent done some poor choices, tho mainly because of customer feedback.

havent seen new halas myself, but ppl have complainted about its size, them claim its a city - doesnt mean that there wont be a full quest line from lvl 1-20 (havent read what intended lvls its designed for...just said based on the newer starter area´s)

tho what ppl talk most about is that they close Freeport and Qeynos as starter city choices.

Sun May 16 2010 5:18AM Report
Hedeon writes:

alien1084 might be one of those happy about next expansion is velious? ;)

Sun May 16 2010 5:18AM Report