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New to EQ, should I go EQ1 or EQ2

darnapkindarnapkin chattanooga, TNPosts: 110Member Uncommon

mmo vet here, I was playing daoc while eq was out so I missed out on it.

 

I'm looking to play with a close group of friends if your guild will have me :)  just not sure which game I should try first.

 

Pretty sure I'll try EQ1, but I know nothing about it, if you would like to quickly teach me about the game, please let me know!

 

 

thanks

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  • voigtvoigt Austin, TXPosts: 23Member

    EQ1 is really really hard to get into if you are used to playing newer games, the graphics are by far the biggest detractor but its not really a questing game (it may have changed since I played) but its mostly just go exploring and kill stuff as you go, dungeon crawling.  The combat is very sit and wait style, turn auto attack on and maybe hit kick or bash every 10seconds.  The damage you deal as a melee is largely based on your gear and there are very little class skills that are not passives.

    I would honestly suggest going EQ2 as it is at least graphically more pleasing and has tons and tons of content you can do with friends.  It is more questing based like more modern games are with lots of spell/abilities to press as you fight.

  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    if you want an mmo like todays versions,then you'll want EQ2

     

    EQ1 today,is a shell of its former self,the official version anyway(the other version i have to keep hush hush on these forums about).

    If you want something unique,something out of the ordinary from todays standards,you'll want EQ1.

     

    It'll lead you back to the time when your hand wasnt held.

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    if you do try EQ2 - recommend Freeport or Antonia Bayle servers
  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 6,385Member Rare
    Originally posted by Nadia
    if you do try EQ2 - recommend Freeport or Antonia Bayle servers

     I agree with these recommended servers.

    Also, go for eq2.  EQ1 is past it's prime.

    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"



  • darnapkindarnapkin chattanooga, TNPosts: 110Member Uncommon

    graphics mean nothing to me, but I'll take everyones advice and go with EQ2 thank you

     

    I'll start a new post in the eq2 forum with some questions if you don't mind giving me a hand, thank you again

  • TelondarielTelondariel Ottawa, ONPosts: 1,001Member
    Originally posted by darnapkin
    graphics mean nothing to me, but I'll take everyones advice and go with EQ2 thank you   I'll start a new post in the eq2 forum with some questions if you don't mind giving me a hand, thank you again

    If you haven't already, I'd post in this forum.  The people that hang out there tend to be fairly helpful.

     

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 4,585Member Rare
    Personally I liked EQ1 better, but I started back in early 2000 when the game was in its heyday......EQ2 was always too quest oriented for me and felt like it was always trying to be WoW......I'd probably recommend Vanguard instead of EQ2 but it is crappy technology wise and Im not sure yo uand all your friends could run it without issues.
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