Everquest 2


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I scanned over this twice but didn't see any mention of Everquest 2.

... so I guess I have to ask if anyone plays? My wife and I are on Antonia Bayle now. We've tried a couple MMOs (WoW, D&D Online, and Warhammer) but none of them had the feel and fun that we felt EQ2 had. Granted we only first TRIED it ... hmmm ... like a year ago or something? Then we put it down after a few months to test other waters. We went back to it though recently as it's just more fun.

What's NOT fun is having to raid to get anywhere at the end game ... but that seems true for all MMOs now which is sad (minus Warhammer since you could do 6-man dungeons for great gear) but oh well. I guess what people say is true though, if you don't raid, you don't need raid gear heh.

Anyway, we decided to start our characters over and curious if any others are out there that still play (or starting to play) this gem.

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Both I and my Wife (Gamer Girrl) have played EverQuest II since before launch, and continue to do so, on the Crushbone server. :)

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I enjoyed my time playing eq2, specially with my partner on Antonya Bayle, the comunity was (and i hope still is) very nice. Some excellent rping was done on my times 2 years ago.

Actually we play AOC, after eq2 is perhaps the game that we felt more comfortable, sgreat rping on hyrkania.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Both I and my Wife (Gamer Girrl) have played EverQuest II since before launch, and continue to do so, on the Crushbone server. :)

Ah, we wanted to stay on RP servers to have a good chance at it since we like to try that in these games (even though 90% of the population on RP servers don't but oh well).

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Misery wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Both I and my Wife (Gamer Girrl) have played EverQuest II since before launch, and continue to do so, on the Crushbone server. :)
Ah, we wanted to stay on RP servers to have a good chance at it since we like to try that in these games (even though 90% of the population on RP servers don't but oh well).

It is true. The more I have played MMOs, the more I like Face-to-Face RPing.

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I play on Permafrost (was on Erollisi Marr in EQ1). Made an 80th Defiler over two or three years because the guild wanted one, only to have three others sign up, so now I'm back to my favorite class ever, the Necromancer. (These days, the hardcore guildies can get a character to 80 in three days or so. I don't get that.)

Back in EQ1, I was in a (much reviled) guild named Ebonlore, that was all Necromancers (with a few Rogues and Shadow Knights). I *love* the idea of groups consisting of all one class (I've heard of an all-Paladin raid!), and have done a bunch of that in City of Heroes (all Robot Masterminds, all Radiation Corrupters, all Fire Controllers, etc.).

I'm a chronic sufferer of alt-itis, and tend to get left behind by my guildmates as they advance their characters and / or flock to the next new game. (I stayed around in Dark Ages for over a year after they left for other games. I stayed in City of Heroes for almost two years after they fled that game, etc. I'd still be playing Warhammer Online and Dark Ages and City of Heroes/Villains, if I had unlimited time and money! Heck, if they hadn't borked those games over, I'd still be playing my Creature Handler in Star Wars Galaxies or my 8th level Cleric in DDO (who got deleted when they revamped the game)!)

Our guild is getting more heavily into raiding, three to five nights a week, which bores me. But, all my online friends (most of which are RL friends, since we've been having summer get-togethers for about five years now) are there, so there I stay.

At least, until I can convince someone to try Champions Online with me. :)

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Misery wrote:


Ah, we wanted to stay on RP servers to have a good chance at it since we like to try that in these games (even though 90% of the population on RP servers don't but oh well).

Yeesh. I was on an RP server for Age of Conan two nights ago and someone was complaining about people RP-ing and not "playing the game".

Set wrote:

I'm a chronic sufferer of alt-itis,

City of Heroes

A damn dangerous combination. I can attest to that.

I have Everquest 2, but I've never installed and activated an account. I really should someday.

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Mikaze wrote:
Set wrote:

I'm a chronic sufferer of alt-itis,

City of Heroes
A damn dangerous combination. I can attest to that.

Yeah, I have a 50 Illusion/Empathy Controller in Paragon, and 50 Robotics/Force Field Mastermind, 50 Necromancy/Dark Mastermind and 50 Sonic/Kinetic Corrupter in the Rogue Isles. Plus, no joke, about *thirty* alts, ranging from 5th to 45th, scattered across every server (because I kept running out of room!).

Mikaze wrote:
I have Everquest 2, but I've never installed and activated an account. I really should someday.

If you've ever played EQ1, it's a whole new experience. They took instancing technology from Anarchy Online (your own private dungeons, for you and your group), fighting styles and combos from Dark Ages of Camelot (no more Warrior presses autoattack and goes off to make a sammich, coming back 15 minutes later to see if he won or died) and various other post-EQ1 developments and folded them in to a tweaked version of the EQ1 setting. Every race can be every class (very 3rd edition of them!), and there are 24 classes, paired off into a loose 'good / bad' or 'defensive / offensive' tradeoff, so you don't just play a Cleric, Druid or Shaman, you play a Templar (better healer), or Inquisitor (better debuffer), or a Warden (better healer) or Fury (better nuker), or a Mystic (better buffer) or a Defiler (better debuffer). Additionally, the class roles are separated out more. Each of those six healing classes can resurrect, it's no longer a Cleric-only feature (as well as Paladins, Necromancers and Dirges), and each healing subclass has it's own speciality, with the two sub-Clerics being best at direct heals, the two Druid sub-classes being the best at regenerative or heal-over-time effects (and group healing) and the two Shaman sub-classes being best at creating wards that block damage before it's taken. Each ends up having it's niche, and there are times when each envies the other. To someone like me, with that alt-problem, having 24 classes is a huge temptation, and I'm fortunate that I just plain don't enjoy some playstyles, and so can easily resist the urge to play the six fighter classes (Paladin, Shadow Knight, Guardian, Berserker, Monk, Bruiser) or the six rogue classes (Swashbuckler, Brigand, Troubador, Dirge, Ranger, Assassin).

They've also made it fairly do-able to quest your way to the highest levels (and, in Kunark especially, where the mob exp feels slower than normal, questing for exp is generally preferred), with enormous quest chains, and literally dozens (and sometimes hundreds!) of heritage quests (for 'famous' items from EQ1), mastery quests (to learn special tactics against a specific monster type), language quests, collection quests (find items from a collection, turn them in for a reward), etc. Unlike EQ1, where your starting city might have a dozen quests total, there are people who literally *turn off combat experience* so that they can experience more content, storylines, etc. (I don't get people who powerlevel to 80 in a week and skip all of the content, but I also don't get the ones who deliberately slow themselves down either!)

Unlike City of Heroes, where you might end up playing the same introductory missions over and over (especially if you, like me, prefer a particular Origin type!), you can start out in five different cities (Freeport, Qeynos, Gorowyn, Kelethin or Neriak), which makes the beginning play experience quite a bit different, depending on the choice. Freeport and Qeynos were the first introduced, and are the largest cities (each having ten or so internal zones, and ~ four sub-zones for low-level adventuring right off of them), while the other three are contained in a single zone (with Neriak being the only one of the new cities that is big enough to have a zone all to itself).


Misery wrote:

I scanned over this twice but didn't see any mention of Everquest 2.

... so I guess I have to ask if anyone plays? My wife and I are on Antonia Bayle now. We've tried a couple MMOs (WoW, D&D Online, and Warhammer) but none of them had the feel and fun that we felt EQ2 had. Granted we only first TRIED it ... hmmm ... like a year ago or something? Then we put it down after a few months to test other waters. We went back to it though recently as it's just more fun.

What's NOT fun is having to raid to get anywhere at the end game ... but that seems true for all MMOs now which is sad (minus Warhammer since you could do 6-man dungeons for great gear) but oh well. I guess what people say is true though, if you don't raid, you don't need raid gear heh.

Anyway, we decided to start our characters over and curious if any others are out there that still play (or starting to play) this gem.

I play on the same server as you, although im a very casual player. I would be no help as a group player...Ive soloed a Gnome Assassian up to 40....ugh....

Any way I love EQ2 it seems and this is just my opinion to attract more mature players....

Ive tried WoW and just couldnt get pass the old sckool graphics...

Eric

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onesickgnome wrote:
Any way I love EQ2 it seems and this is just my opinion to attract more mature players...

Every game has it's chodes. I put them on /ignore and go on with my business.

onesickgnome wrote:
I've tried WoW and just couldnt get pass the old skool graphics...

It's an acquired taste. Very stylized. I could stand it Horde side, but the Gnomes just look ridiculous.

Still, WoW's Hunter was interesting, allowing me to recapture some of the fun that went out of Star Wars Galaxies when they axed the Creature Handler profession. I *loved* to run around to distant planets and capture various rare beasties and then trade them to other Creature Handlers.

Obviously, I prefer EQ2. More choices. WoW was one of the few MMORPGs I've played where I didn't need to be on three or more servers just to accomodate my alt-itis. (Dark Ages? Oy. I had three different Bonedancers, and probably a dozen other Midgardians, a dozen Albionians and a half-dozen Hibernians! And City of Heroes/Villains was my kryptonite. When you can make five different Defenders or Controllers or Masterminds, and they all play very different? Yeesh. I'm late for an Alt-aholics Anonymous meeting...)

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I used to play a lot of EQ2. I think I got my coercer up into the low 40s, only because I was too alt-happy for my own good.

The game never ran right on my old computer, though. My processor was too slow to do it justice. I wound up switching to WoW because it was easier on my system.

My new computer could handle EQ2 very easily, but now I've invested a lot of time into WoW. I do miss the pretty EQ2 graphics, though.

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Celestial Healer wrote:

I used to play a lot of EQ2. I think I got my coercer up into the low 40s, only because I was too alt-happy for my own good.

The game never ran right on my old computer, though. My processor was too slow to do it justice. I wound up switching to WoW because it was easier on my system.

My new computer could handle EQ2 very easily, but now I've invested a lot of time into WoW. I do miss the pretty EQ2 graphics, though.

My wife and I enjoyed playing EQ2, but only got to just over lvl 20 when I lost my job and we had to cancel our account. If we ever get to playing again, our characters are on Antonio Bayle and I'd love to look up some Paizonians.


I am playing EQ2 now; on crushbone server; am playing a sarnak defiler; wow lot of fun. One thing though, the crafting at the forge and such takes an abysmally long time; and of course Sony irratates me all the time with all their issues; but the game when I get to play it is very cool.

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Valegrim wrote:
I am playing EQ2 now; on crushbone server; am playing a sarnak defiler; wow lot of fun. One thing though, the crafting at the forge and such takes an abysmally long time; and of course Sony irratates me all the time with all their issues; but the game when I get to play it is very cool.

Really?

My main is the Qeynosian Guardian Ceorl on Crushbone. :)

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Anytime you're in North Qeynos, be sure to stop at the Temple of Life and wave to Priest Ian Turner.

I have no idea what possessed the devs at Sony to name an NPC after me, but I'm all flattered and stuff. :)


That is so cool Set!

and Lord Fyre; my defiler is named Urdiths


Has anyone thought of getting everybody together on one server, then creating a set of 1st level characters and going from there. I know I would look forward to gaming with people who share a common interest.


we tried it in Wow; didnt work out to well as everyones playtimes were way off; only saw one other Paizo and we played together a lot; I spent a lot of time with my uber character making everyone bags too; was bit of dissappointment; but I would play a character with other Paizoians again if it came up.


In my opinion, the attempt to assemble paizonians in WoW failed due to the fact that the server was not chosen appropriately.
It was a normal server. Not RP, not even RPPVP.
Strange choice for players who are supposed to be roleplayers...


hmm that could have been it ;could have been my fault as I have characters all over the place on both side and on many servers; just suggested I could tailor and make huge bags for everyone; not sure; but might have been my fault.


No, no fingerpointing, Valegrim, it's nobody's fault.

This being said, if someone wanders on Argent Dawn (US RP server, EST), Alliance side, give a sign to Yago.
I'll help if I can :)


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Seldriss wrote:

No, no fingerpointing, Valegrim, it's nobody's fault.

This being said, if someone wanders on Argent Dawn (US RP server, EST), Alliance side, give a sign to Yago.
I'll help if I can :)

I have characters on Najena, as well as a guild/guildhall i have control over since everyone else went inactive. if anyone on that server is lonely i can play sometimes.


my character on Bonecrusher is Urdiths; I miss tells a lot; so I am told so dont be offended; when I am crafting I am bleeding eye stareing at that craft window so miss tells; probably because I havent filtered all the chatter.

The only reason I am playing on this server; same as when I played Wow; is because all my real life friends play on this server.

Was cool in wow; would log on my mage and take everybody to all the main cities with my group teleport so they could get the flight paths and stuff and then make food and drink then int buff then log on my cleric and buff and sometimes afterheal if I was helping someone grind level.

I just like to play; now that I am single and dont have a GF so I dont care what I do.

leveling seems really easy so far; got 21 in defiler class in no time; getting 21 in armorer class; that is a total eye bleeding time sink; sheesh; takes forever to make something; I went up 3 levels just trying to make a peice of chainmail; that is nuts; but oh well.


that is cool; how full is that server?

Seldriss wrote:

No, no fingerpointing, Valegrim, it's nobody's fault.

This being said, if someone wanders on Argent Dawn (US RP server, EST), Alliance side, give a sign to Yago.
I'll help if I can :)


What kind of server is Najena?

Rathendar wrote:
Seldriss wrote:

No, no fingerpointing, Valegrim, it's nobody's fault.

This being said, if someone wanders on Argent Dawn (US RP server, EST), Alliance side, give a sign to Yago.
I'll help if I can :)

I have characters on Najena, as well as a guild/guildhall i have control over since everyone else went inactive. if anyone on that server is lonely i can play sometimes.


hehe maybe we should get a paizo group going; I dont know much about the game; but we probably need to pick a side; but am not sure about that.

we might want to pick classes also; I like clerics; I dont mind warrior types; mages are fun but I get myself killed a lot playing them but the other classes are just kind of there for me.


I played EQ2 for about 6 months, but very quickly found it too repetative in its playstyle

so, i defected over to WoW

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