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EverQuest II: Get In On the Age of Discovery

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,619MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Everquest II devs and Sony Online Entertainment have announced that closed beta applications are being accepted for the upcoming expansion, Age of Discovery.

Applications are being accepted from now through October 27th. At that time, apps will be reviewed with the review process ending on November 14th. Players will be notified if accepted into the CBT.

Folks who attended this year's Fan Faire will automatically be accepted into the CBT but will still need to register via their Station account.

Read all of the details on the Everquest II site.

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  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    I would honestly play if they had a fresh server. A game this old is just so blown out via economy, guilds, and twinks. It makes me zero interest in doing so.

     

    They need to find some way to keep the servers with a fresh economy and population. Perhaps a server that works much like the Diablo 2 ladder system.

  • Angier2758Angier2758 Mt. Prospect, ILPosts: 1,011Member

    EQ2 just isn't fun in it's current state... you try to run a dungeon and higher levels are farming it :(

     

    I even have 2 accounts with 45 days free...

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member

    EQ2 fares way better than most games its age for new people to get into.

    Yes, the economy is somewhat an issue, but find a good guild and youll be set.  the mentoring system means people will be able to ehlp you even if they are level 90, and there are plenty that do.  Also there is the eq2x server, which with a gold membership plays exactly like the regular servers (with reduced race choices though, everything else is the exact same).  You really dont notice much of a difference

     

    And as for the high levels farming dungeons, there are plenty of instances they cant farm as well. 

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,645Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by precious328

    I would honestly play if they had a fresh server. A game this old is just so blown out via economy, guilds, and twinks. It makes me zero interest in doing so.

     

    They need to find some way to keep the servers with a fresh economy and population. Perhaps a server that works much like the Diablo 2 ladder system.

     

    Agreed.

    A fresh non F2P server would get me back in as well.

    It's so top heavy these days though on Live that it's an extremely lonely experience, and it dosen't help that the dungeon finder doesn't allow mentoring.

    A fresh server would pull me back in for the next few years though.

  • HedeonHedeon GraestedPosts: 954Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by vesavius

    Originally posted by precious328

    I would honestly play if they had a fresh server. A game this old is just so blown out via economy, guilds, and twinks. It makes me zero interest in doing so.

     

    They need to find some way to keep the servers with a fresh economy and population. Perhaps a server that works much like the Diablo 2 ladder system.

     

    Agreed.

    A fresh non F2P server would get me back in as well.

    It's so top heavy these days though on Live that it's an extremely lonely experience, and it dosen't help that the dungeon finder doesn't allow mentoring.

    A fresh server would pull me back in for the next few years though.


     

    top heavy yep but doesnt take alot of time to get there, ofc not  sure if that is a good thing, but if just intrested in raiding there is absolutely no reason to not play it....the top aint far away

  • Angier2758Angier2758 Mt. Prospect, ILPosts: 1,011Member
    The top is what sucks in eq2... That's where its the same ol grind. So yeah its easier to get there... But its like rushing through a vacation. Problem is the vacation is a bit marred these days. Which lowbie dungeons are high level proof? Honestly thats what made me stop playing. That and the clunky feel (and i have great computer).
  • jwelshingerjwelshinger Eagan, MNPosts: 2Member

    Originally posted by Angier2758

     Which lowbie dungeons are high level proof?

     

    Splitpaw has a few scalable (lvl 20-50) private instances solo, heroic, and epic.

    You can find a guide here: http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/54824

  • NovusodNovusod Lakewood, NJPosts: 892Member Uncommon

    Agreed.

    A fresh non F2P server would get me back in as well.

    It's so top heavy these days though on Live that it's an extremely lonely experience, and it dosen't help that the dungeon finder doesn't allow mentoring.

    A fresh server would pull me back in for the next few years though.

    The Eq2 Exteneded server is only a year old and it is still very bottom heavy. You don't need a new server to come back. It took almost a year before there were a lot of high level players on the current server. Now the server is in really good shape with population at all levels. The best Eq2 experiance would be on the extended server. Avoid the live serves as they are 7 years old now and completely top heavy with no new players at all.

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member

    Originally posted by Angier2758

    The top is what sucks in eq2... That's where its the same ol grind. So yeah its easier to get there... But its like rushing through a vacation. Problem is the vacation is a bit marred these days. Which lowbie dungeons are high level proof? Honestly thats what made me stop playing. That and the clunky feel (and i have great computer).

     

    The instances, which unfortunately dont really kick in til around level 30 or so.

    DVinian Throne

    Nek Castle

    Deathfist Citadel

     

    and so on

    I play on AB and really the one lower dungeon I try to avoid is RE.  For the 20s Crushbone Keep is least farmed because its more out of the way, and RoV lately seems to be fairly empty.  Havent tried FG in a while.

     

    One thing you see a lot now, especially on AB, is progression guilds that look at a level and enjoy the content there.  There is an awful lot to enjoy, especially at level 70 (and level 80 was good too)

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member

    Originally posted by Novusod

    The Eq2 Exteneded server is only a year old and it is still very bottom heavy. You don't need a new server to come back. It took almost a year before there were a lot of high level players on the current server. Now the server is in really good shape with population at all levels. The best Eq2 experiance would be on the extended server. Avoid the live serves as they are 7 years old now and completely top heavy with no new players at all.


     

    I did check out extended, and I was surprised that its really almost identical to Live servers.  You dont really notice the item shop, silver accounts are more than vaiable up until the endgame but many seem to have gold anyway.  The item shop is still completely unnecessary to use, and the only big difference over the live servers is the heal pots, which no one really uses anyway.

     

    But I stayed on live because thats where my friends are.  Much like any MMORPG, the key is to find a guild you fit in.  theres plenty of em in EQ2.  Live servers arent all dead, AB has a very healthy population and CB isnt bad either.  About half the others are fairly well off too, and the rest still have plenty of guild on em.  AB is the only one youll find a semi-active low/midlevel game.   EQ2X is way more active though for those levels.

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