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EQ2 is better than ever!

SarykSaryk Tallulah, LAPosts: 476Member

 After playing SWTOR and beta testing TSW, my son and I decided to give EQ2 another chance. Got to admit the mercenaries are an awesome addition. We rolled two new characters Iksar Brusier and Iksar Defiler, leveled to 21 in a very short amount of time (which was shocking since I played the game since launch). Anyway my son always hated EQ2 but he played it because I liked it. Now he has fell in love with it with the new additions. We both bought the new expansion/service pack since we both had over 20 in Station Cash and with the rebates they had this weekend, made the expansion cheap! But I am glad we tried it again.

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  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member

    leveling fast in an mmo is the worst thing to happen to the genre. In everquest 2 you level so fast that you miss out on loads of content.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common

    it was also double exp last weeked  (Fri thru Monday) -- im sure that was large part of the speed :)

  • KeyloggerKeylogger Bumblefuck, TNPosts: 250Member

    EQ2 is a very good game.

    Too bad it took them so long to "step it up."

     

    The engine really needs to go too.

     

  • DanerilDaneril TromsøPosts: 41Member

    I also recently came back with all 3 of my accounts and i can now box a full group because of mercenaries :) Having the most fun i've had in a mmorpg in ages.

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon

    I also just came back and after month i bought a yrs sub, the only other game that comes close to EQ2 now is Vanguard. My guess it will soon be just as good if they add the item shop.

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  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonPosts: 409Member

    Glad your enjoying it. I have recently been going through some old games, trying them or thinking of. WoW seems to be the leader still, but Rift got me thinking it has most things wow does but better gfx.

    Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?

    (played many mmo's, not a wow/rift fan boi, just curious seen as these two seem to be the latest released leader)

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by coxyroxy

    Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?

    EQ2 has more content than RIFT

    but thats only because its an older game with 8 expansions

  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    to the OP, yes i agree with you it's surprising how good the game is now... though i miss the old newb island compared to kelethin//halas :S

     

    to the person who asked what eq2 has as opposed to rift...

     

    housing, vastly more in depth crafting, a much larger world and more depth overall, which is not a knock on trion but more a nod to a game that has been around forever.

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  • ZarriyaZarriya Long Island, NYPosts: 287Member Uncommon

    I went back to EQ2 and am very glad i did.

  • ArdwulfArdwulf Columbus, OHPosts: 281Member
    Originally posted by coxyroxy

    Glad your enjoying it. I have recently been going through some old games, trying them or thinking of. WoW seems to be the leader still, but Rift got me thinking it has most things wow does but better gfx.

    Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?

    (played many mmo's, not a wow/rift fan boi, just curious seen as these two seem to be the latest released leader)

    Quite a bit, really. A vastly larger world (albeit zoned,) best-in-class housing, one of the best crafting setups that lets you level in parallel as a crafter, or even instead of adventuring, with its own quests, storylines, even instances. Tons of lore, classes and races, etc. It's not really a fair comparison - Trion is doing a fantastic job supporting Rift, but their model for doing so comes directly from EQ2 - the head guy there was the head guy on EQ2. EQ2 has just been around a lot longer. Plus Rift's graphics are obviously more up to date, but EQ2 looks surprisingly good in places if you run it on high settings.

  • cerebrixcerebrix Orange, CAPosts: 566Member

    i got screwed and missed the sale.

     

    when moneys tight, hearing people brag about this shit is like nails on an effing chalkboard.

    Games i'm playing right now...
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  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Originally posted by Istavaan

    leveling fast in an mmo is the worst thing to happen to the genre. In everquest 2 you level so fast that you miss out on loads of content.

    Well, I guess it's a good thing you can turn your xp rate down whenever you want, eh?

     

     

  • centkincentkin Asbury, NJPosts: 943Member Uncommon

    Sometimes you just can't go back yet again.  I played everquest and everquest 2 enough times that going back would just mess up the memories.  Plus I am still kind of upset at them for a circumstance that emptied my station credits that they didnt help me with ....

    At any rate though.

    I am waiting on everquest next.  That will be when I give everquest another chance.  And I am sincerely hoping that it can rekindle the old magic.

  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by coxyroxy

    Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?

    EQ2 has more content than RIFT

    but thats only because its an older game with 8 expansions

    Not just more content but far, far more than just combat in the game but then it all depends in what you're looking for in a MMO- if all you're seeking is combat, raiding, and PvP then Rift is an excellent choice but EQ2 ofers a lot more than just that.

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member
    Originally posted by coxyroxy

     

    Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?

     

    Lore

    Interesting races

    Housing (yes, coming for Rift but likely not in as detail)

    Heritage quests

    Open dungeons (non instanced)

    Epic quests (for crafters too)

     

    You know how fast Trion puts out content?  EQ2 on an average year puts out more.  

  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Millersburg, INPosts: 803Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by teakbois
    Originally posted by coxyroxy   Trion certainly dish out the content. What does EQ2 have that Rift does not?  
    Lore

    Interesting races

    Housing (yes, coming for Rift but likely not in as detail)

    Heritage quests

    Open dungeons (non instanced)

    Epic quests (for crafters too)

     

    You know how fast Trion puts out content?  EQ2 on an average year puts out more.  


    You did not just say EQ2 puts out more content in a year then Rift does.. We will not even go into that train wreck.

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member
    Originally posted by Thomas2006

     

     

    You did not just say EQ2 puts out more content in a year then Rift does.. We will not even go into that train wreck.

    Not counting AoD, EQ2 in 7 full years has put out 7 expansions.  This along with typically 3 other patches per year with content of some kind.   So yes, based on what Rift has given us so far EQ2 is clearly ahead.  Maybe Storm Legion changes this, maybe it doesnt.  We shall see.  But for now, EQ2 is the winner in content and its not close.

  • KeyloggerKeylogger Bumblefuck, TNPosts: 250Member
    Originally posted by teakbois
    Originally posted by Thomas2006

     

     

    You did not just say EQ2 puts out more content in a year then Rift does.. We will not even go into that train wreck.

    Not counting AoD, EQ2 in 7 full years has put out 7 expansions.  This along with typically 3 other patches per year with content of some kind.   So yes, based on what Rift has given us so far EQ2 is clearly ahead.  Maybe Storm Legion changes this, maybe it doesnt.  We shall see.  But for now, EQ2 is the winner in content and its not close.

     

    EQ2 at the moment has more "time waste" potential or content than all the other "major" titles combined.

     

     

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by cerebrix

    i got screwed and missed the sale.

    soe usually has sales during July 4rth -- in 4 weeks

  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member

    i left the game when they introduced cash shop along with subscription model .if they give me some free days to test it out .  i might try it to see what the people saying here is true or not

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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon

    Didn't they give 500SC for free to all existing accounts due to some Facebook campaign sucess? Now you can basically upgrade to Silver for free.

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  • BloodyVikingBloodyViking TrondheimPosts: 132Member

    EQ2 is a great game! Enormous world and mindblowing amount of quests and dungeons. Characters are relatively customizable with the AA system (I have a dps paladin which I love :-).

    My biggest gripe with the game is the lvl 80-85 part in Stonebrunt Highlands etc with all the Fed-Ex type quests. That killed my fun bigtime.

  • inmysightsinmysights Houston, TXPosts: 271Member Uncommon

    By far still the best game out there right now! (Vanguard is close for sure) so many things to always do and never be bored!

    I am so good, I backstabbed your face!

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Methos12

    Didn't they give 500SC for free to all existing accounts due to some Facebook campaign sucess? Now you can basically upgrade to Silver for free.

    anyone who ever subbed to the game prior to Dec 2012 was upgraded to a silver account

     

    any characters that existed prior to Dec 2012, were grandfathered for Race/Class access

  • EvelknievelEvelknievel Ehrenfeld, PAPosts: 2,977Member

    I remember ole EQ2, superior graphics in it's day and loads of content, however the the hump I couldn't get over was too many loading screens and didn't like how they had multiple zones of the same area. It sure was different in its time.

    The original Evercrack will always be my game of choice over EQ2, but I did have fun in EQ2 while my fun lasted with it. I don't ever think I will go back since they got a F2P model, but as I told my friends that play mmo's like me, never say never to any mmo, you might end up in it.

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