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A quick question about Vanguard n EQ2

ozerinxozerinx Irvine, CAPosts: 199Member

For people that are subscribed to both accounts which is more fun to play do you think. I've played both

and can't decide on which one I would like to stick to and resubscribe. EQ2 has better end game and raid

contents from the looks of things. And Vanguard has better system and overall gameplay?

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  • ozerinxozerinx Irvine, CAPosts: 199Member

    hmm anyone?

  • huntersamhuntersam OckleyPosts: 152Member

    well i play both and at the moment i am enjoying vanguard more . there seems to be the something there that keeps me playing , but again it would be a personal preferance but since both have free trials try both

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  • ozerinxozerinx Irvine, CAPosts: 199Member

    hehe that is where the dilema is, I have accounts in both and played both last month. Everquest 2, i am already end game and raiding a lot while vanguard i only got to 35ish. I heard from most people that Vanguard end game is super dead but I also heard there are new contents so I am stuck ! lol.

  • huntersamhuntersam OckleyPosts: 152Member

    well i have them on station pass so if i feel jaded on one i go play the other and vice versa , my problem is only one of my pc runs vanguard well so if im downstairs i will play eq II and if i am upstairs i tend to play vanguard

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  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,614Member Uncommon

    Vanguard is the better game , more to do, but it runs poorly so it gets frustrating.  Eq2 runs smoothly but feels a little bland to me. So if you can run vanguard with little or no hitching then that is the game to play

  • ozerinxozerinx Irvine, CAPosts: 199Member

    How about end game content wise? I am a pretty active raider so that is kinda important to me. Thanks for quick response :D

  • slowpoke68slowpoke68 Chicago, ILPosts: 413Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eddieg50


    Vanguard is the better game , more to do, but it runs poorly so it gets frustrating.  Eq2 runs smoothly but feels a little bland to me. So if you can run vanguard with little or no hitching then that is the game to play



     

    What this guy said.

  • NomadMorlockNomadMorlock N/A, VAPosts: 593Member Uncommon

    Agreed.  Vanguard has some amazing content and good re-play-ability.  There are starting areas for every race in addition to the Isle of Dawn.  I really enjoyed the various classes and group content.  If your machine can handle it well, play Vanguard.

  • shadout00shadout00 Aloha, ORPosts: 253Member
    Originally posted by ozerinx


    How about end game content wise? I am a pretty active raider so that is kinda important to me. Thanks for quick response :D

     

    EQ2 is your best pet. The raiding is one of the best I have ever played.

  • ozerinxozerinx Irvine, CAPosts: 199Member

    Ah thanks, I am not a type of person that makes a bunch of toons so I tend to perfect my main. When I played eq1 i spend so much time on my main i didn't have any time to play my toon. That is why I am really interested in what both game has to offer as end game content instead of early stuff. Thanks for the responses.

  • svannsvann san jose, CAPosts: 1,639Member Uncommon

    Personally, I think eq2 is great to start out.  Runs smooth, has good lore and reminders of eq1 throughout, but ultimately fails because of overly simple combat system.

  • drolkrad666drolkrad666 Omaha, NEPosts: 56Member

    I've played eq2 but I never was immersed into the game like I was EQ 1 or Vanguard.  I've done a lot of raiding in VG got my flying mount finally and working on POTA gear, its a great game really but sony is screwing this game.

  • ethionethion Clearwater, FlPosts: 2,878Member Uncommon

    I've played both games and am currently playing eq2.

    I think vanguard wins in many catagories and VG could be the most amazing game if it had the love and investment it deserves.  Today the game is pretty solid but still a little bit rough feeling.  Minor bugs and minor issues nothing game killing but they can be irritating.  High lvl content looks like it is good to keep people going for quite awhile who like raiding and grouping.  Lower levels are a bonanza of content exceeding just about any game. 

    VG strengths

    Combat system is great

    Crafting is very good

    Dungeons are very good.

    Great game for grouping.

    Everquest2 on the other hand is kinda a simpler game but gets a lot of love and resources from SoE.  The game has a huge world and at the end game a lot of group instances you can run to get gear or there is quite a bit of raid progression.   EQ2 gets frequent content updates and there is always something new around the corner.  It has a very solid community and the game is quite active.

    VG strengths

    An amazing housing system

    AA system for customization

    Mentoring

    Frequent content updates.

    I'm playing eq2 mainly because I see VG as the redheaded step child and SoE just doesn't want it to succeed so much as I love the game I find that disappointing.

     

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    Ethion

  • boojiboyboojiboy Hudson, WIPosts: 1,535Member
    Originally posted by ozerinx


    For people that are subscribed to both accounts which is more fun to play do you think. I've played both
    and can't decide on which one I would like to stick to and resubscribe. EQ2 has better end game and raid
    contents from the looks of things. And Vanguard has better system and overall gameplay?



     

    I've played both, and prefer Vanguard.  I no longer play EQ2, but have a number of guildies that like to play both.  A lot of the EQ2 folks I know stay with it because they've played it since launch and obviously like it.  However, they will plow through EQ2 expansion content pretty quickly and then return to Vanguard to play the end-game there.  At this point, they've fallen so far behind in Vanguard that they are having a tough time keeping both games going.  We'll see which they pick.

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