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EQ2 will always have a place in my heart, despite i think that unfortunately it's graphics didn't age very well.
My favorite moment was when i entered the commonlands for the first time and it started to rain so hard that i moved my character into a tent and just watched the scenery.
One of the very games i've never uninstalled from my hdd.
My favorite EQ2 moments was the first Avatar kill with my guild back in EOF.
It's great to gather lots people to compete with the other guilds for a contested named mob.
As I don't have the time to do the hardcore raiding now, I miss that experience.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe
EQ2 is one of those games that's chock full of little details that really fleshes out the title. And to this day I am absolutely, hand to heart, convinced that the crafting system is the best. There's no beating it, you can't do it!
My favorite moment would have to be stepping out onto "dangerous" territory on Venekor. There wasn't that many people in the area I was in at that point (sometime after rise of kunark's release) so my husband and I were prime targets for a couple of rangers who, much to my newbie chagrin, had accumulated massive amounts of AA. They absolutely would not let up, I was getting frustrated and just wanted to stop playing the game altogether because this AA system really took the cake for lower levels - but you know what? We took the opportunity when they separated and in the end we both earned ourselves a nice, hefty headstart in terms of coinage for our characters that day.
Back in 2008 I think it was, before mercs and before you could set a meter to gain AA anyways. Me and a friend both played bruisers and entered Bloodskull Valley: The Training Grounds. We had to fight hard to get anywhere, because there were fairly large groups of mobs in there and we had no healer. Pulling and killing a few mobs at a time and then using Feign Death and go again. We learned to splitpull encounters that were intertwined within each other. Slowly we were making progress towards the end of the zone, and then we see this message "Servers coming down in 15 minutes". Oh noes, we are close now! We feel the pressure building up and try to hurry up so naturally mistakes begin to happen. In the end we had only a few groups of mobs between us and the last named, but then the world went black.
It's one of moments that were so frustrating when it happened, but it's a very fond memory and we often talk about it even today.
My favorite experience was back in 2004. Landing on the Isle of Refuge for first time.
Such a immediate challenging experience. People grouping up to face the Challenges.
Entering Qeynos for first time was so memorable, with NPC characters walking up to you and greet you with full voice over.
I was in the beta of Everquest 2, and had no clue what I was doing. I was roaming around Antonica when I saw someone go by me who was shape shifted into a cat. As soon as I saw that I was hooked, and became a Fury. I also remember in beta/early release, when you traveled on the griffon towers and you hear the message, GET OFF THE LANDING ZONE NOW, it was true, because if there was someone coming in after you, you were landed on and died lol. Then you had to go find you body
I would love to try out the latest expansion, I have many fond memories of this game. Thanks for the consideration.
the one thing that happend that made me hooked on MMOs all together, on the isle of refugee, had found an advanced recipe, spended a couple of hours to figure out what to gather other than a rare I already had found, and then sold it to another player for 10 silver.....the other player certainly have had a good laugh at the n00b being so happy
other than that have had alot of good experiences in the original EQ2 game, from a group that waited for me for 2 hours to reach them (low level going through Nektoulus forest to reach the commonlands, to a high level guildie who helped getting alot of spirits back in RoV, that I tried to recover solo...
Everquest and particularly everquest 2 have been filled with memorable and dramatic moments like no other game but I will settle for a few:
My first EQ2 raids going from wipefest with the Widow Mistress and feeling they were literally impossible to a months later the total high of looking at Trakanons corpse.
Moving from the toxic community of Wow back to EQ2 and finding it full of beautiful people, chatting to them daily and getting to know people from all backgrounds from all over the world.
Working on Epic quests with friends and guildies, feeling just as good about achieving stuff for friends as I did getting stuff myself
Attending a real life guild meet up for my EQ guild and laughing as we were all surprised how normal our guildies were. It was a pretty niche hobby at the time and everyone approached the meet up with great trepidation assuming they were going to be the only non drooling neck-beard present. 12 years later some of these people are still real life friends.
My favorite memories were running around the starter island for the very first time.
Also being chased by water monsters half way across the starter island after having gone for a swim.
It is very difficult to choose one specific experience to share as there has been so many over the years since I first stepped foot in the Baubbleshire as a young gnome, ten years ago.
From meeting new friends, joining my first guild, experiencing my first dungeon, having to complete access quests to gain entry to new areas, crafting and collections to end game raiding, it is really difficult to single out any one particular moment.
However, a special time for me personally was after the release of Kingdom of Sky. Together with a group of friends we were able to work our way through the Claymore quest line all the way to Deathtoll before anyone else not just on my server but all servers. I hadn’t ever experienced anything like this before in an mmorpg, the way the epic quest line progressed and made you think and work as a team, the challenges and problems you overcame gave you a feeling you had actually achieved something.
Without doubt the introduction of KoS and the Claymore quest line was my best experience not only in EQ2 but in any MMORPG I have ever played, WELL DONE SOE.