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When did you last play this game?

filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
edited October 2015 in Everquest II
Just to see if this game has a playerbase when was the last time you logged into this game?
Are you onto something or just on something?


  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,826
    I have a character on the TLE server and also my main on AB. AB is always busy. People everywhere. Just bought the preorder for the new expansion =) Best MMO on the market in my humble.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,182
    2004 was the last time I played it. Somehow I (foolishly) thought that this was a replacement for eq1, once I realized that none of the deep mechanics that made EQ1 great were there i quit and and never looked back.

    I hated this game due to my own wrong expectations.

    I still have no desire to play it though. 
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,560
    I always want to, but there's always something else too. /shrug

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,182
    Also the OP is missing - never played it/have no desire to play it
  • flizzerflizzer Member RarePosts: 2,408
    I never played at launch; however, Ive tried it a few times and never lasted long.  Despite having a decent rig the game seems to play horribly. Remember hating combat and character movement. Really wanted to like also since this seems like it could be an awesome PvE game, which is what I was looking for.
  • LyrianLyrian Member UncommonPosts: 412
    I had spurts where I played EQ2 for good lengths of time...the major thing that sort of turned me off was the forcing of archetypes into roles. Ideally I wanted a top tier DPS warrior, or a top tier DPS monk, but unfortunately those roles were somewhat artificially gated to be 'Tank types'.

    I'm sure that those who are more into the game can tell me "But you can do that to some extent" and I can recognize that. But it just wasn't what I truly 'wanted', EQ2 felt more restrictive in that regard than what I had personally envisioned (right or wrong as it maybe).

    It may be a bizarre line to draw, but I personally feel that FF14 is a better successor to EQ than EQ2 was.
  • SeriphinXSeriphinX Member UncommonPosts: 19
    I know this thread is over a week old.  I am installing it now.  I've played off and on before.  I always get nostalgic for it when the holidays from Halloween to Christmas begin as I always enjoyed the events.  
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,454
    edited October 2015
    I tried hard yesterday but almost immediately got bored.I was logged in about an hour and all i did was harvest ,the entire time my mind was constantly thinking of where i would rather be.

    I restarted on the time lock feeling a fresh new start would be fun and it was for about a month.Had a great guild leader but he seemed all emotional and stuff and quit the game,it sort of made me lose interest at the same time.It does open your mind up because my guild leader seemed about as passionate about the game as anyone i have ever seen,so for him to just up and quit it really says something.

    IMO a LOT centers around grouping/raiding more so than people realize.The solo aspect of gaming is always boring or gets to be boring rather quickly,so then you have to rely solely on what grouping and raiding you take part in.It is a nice way to bring people together but Raiding imo needs too many players,it can have a negative effect on the guild leader if not enough participate.The entire guild structure cna have a negative effect if it is not done well so that everyone feels a part of that guild and remains happy that they are in that guild.The leader alone cannot accomplish that,it is the game's structure that does most of it or lacks most of it.

    To make it clear,the problem with EQ2 is it is just way too much exactly like WOW or Wow is too much like EQ2,the game design is just not good enough,it is just a simple template and nothing more.

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  • ThourneThourne Member RarePosts: 757
    It has been around 2 years for me at this point since I've even logged into EQ2.
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    I played it for two weeks a year after it came out, got bored and returned to WOW.
  • SwiftrevoirSwiftrevoir Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I will say this for EQ2; It provided one of the most immersive MMO experiences I've had the honor of being a part of.  In particular I remember the haunted house that is a part of the quest The Haunting.  It was such an involved little scare romp that really did some things with dungeon crawling and triggered events that I've yet to see in any other MMO.  Story telling, the Mithaniel Marr questline for Paladins in this case, really made you feel like the beacon of light that would be necessary to defeat Cthulu. 

    Anyway, basically saying EQ2=awesome, other games=awesome too but its definitely a different kind of awesome you won't see elsewhere. No EQ2 is not perfect but if you haven't tried it before definitely do.  Granted our preferred cups of tea all vary but for sure its taste will appeal to a percentage of you out there. 
  • LivedeffloLivedefflo Member UncommonPosts: 23
    I reinstalled a couple days ago. I've played every mmo under the sun at this point since 1999. I'd like to play  EQ-2 starting from scratch and reach max level and experience some high end stuff. Would anyone be interested? I can do All Access if needs be. Just shoot me a message or comment.
  • ArChWindArChWind Member UncommonPosts: 1,313
    edited November 2015

    March or maybe it was April? Can't remember exactly.

    After completing  the last expansion questline I just lost interest .

    Played this game from day one so that makes it almost 11 years? The direction it has gone is not what I wanted over the last 5 years.

    In the end I was grinding to 100 in a few days on 10 (level 90)  char slots mentored down to 65 doing KC just to do it out of pure boredom.

    I found it so fixed on rails I just couldn't handle it anymore.

  • SyndromofaDownSyndromofaDown Member UncommonPosts: 325
    My first experience playing this game was in 2009 when it went free to play. I played it on and off until Chains of Eternity thats when i think i had "seen it all" and the game experience was never the same. I bought Altar of Malice for shits and giggles and am attempting to get my character to that level, right now im at level 83. I wanted to make a raid character for both Everquest games that's my goal but i guess i havent really played EQ2 in a short while been absorbed by Everquest mostly. Still a good game and to me it was better than my experience in World of Warcraft.WoW is the better game but nothing special to me. I like walking through nektolus forest and being completely enchanted by it. I like the commonlands i just like the Everquest universe. People like to say immersion but i like to think of it as a relationship. How the game treats you. You can pick up shinies, loot botany supplies from mobs to give to vendors that give you rare collections which you turn in for titles, gear, house items. Stuff like that, certain aspects of the game are pretty sweet.  You can harvest rare materials that have sparkles in the icon so you know you can make something special out of it or give or sell it to someone who can. The quest updates are interesting where inanimate items are turned into inter-actable pixels and questlines could be EPIC. Its really a great game overall i think everyone who hasnt tried it should, its f2p, probably the best f2p game out there. anyway, im rambling. This is one where it gotten better every year its been out since 2004.
  • UruketoUruketo Member UncommonPosts: 55
    I logged in roughly 3 months ago. I like to log in periodically to check in with friends still playing and to complete spell research.

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  • GolelornGolelorn Member RarePosts: 1,391
    Been a few years. I hate the mechanics.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,069
    I've played it within the month but have since taken it off the computer. I think I love the classes but never liked the world or aesthetics.  It's always been love/hate.

    And now that I've made Black Desert my main game I don't really feel like playing other mmo's until Pantheon releases or Dragon's Dogma Online comes to the West.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,960
    DMKano said:
    Also the OP is missing - never played it/have no desire to play it
    Thats on there, its called Just see the Results. ;)

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,743
    It's been a few years. This is the only game I have ever played where I feel guilty, like I never gave it enough of a chance or stuck with it long enough. 

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  • Tabloid42Tabloid42 Member UncommonPosts: 200
    Years .

    around the time those mini-pay to play content packages came out.  The Vampire one I think. 

    I remember I did the whole faction betrayal quest too,..was cool.

  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,663
    I played last night and I'll play again tonight. I'm leveling up my conjy along with his hireling Gonok Shieldmaul. I'm currently working through Butcherblock and Kaladim.
    take back the hobby:

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,826
    Torval said:
     Gonok Shieldmaul.
    That is a great name right there lol

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  • MwahahaMwahaha Member UncommonPosts: 126
    I started 2 weeks after launch and loved it.  I have characters on Nagafen and Antonia Bayle.  The last time I played was during the TLE server launch.  I got bored after a month and haven't played since then.
    EQ2 has always been one of those games that I always come back to eventually, but for now I'm burned out.  

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  • rubydragon5rubydragon5 Member UncommonPosts: 687
    I tried getting into the TLE servers but just couldn't get into it, a shame because I know the game is good

  • LuidenLuiden Member UncommonPosts: 261
    EQ2 was a fantastic MMORPG and if approached a certain way one of the best MMORPGs of all time.  It's important to note that the later expansions really did the game a disservice and were not even close to the quality that the old player base use to expect.  If you focus on expansions content from level 60's to 80's it's a fantastic game.  If you rush to the current end game than you have a shell of a game that isn't worth playing.

    Comparing it to WoW I would say that EQ2 is far superior to WoW based on it's level 60 to 80 content.. after that it's like SOE/Daybreak gave up on the game and threw in the towel.  I've played both EQ2 and WoW extensively and I think that's a far assessment of it.  Note my first MMORPG was DAOC so that's my bread and butter and where my bias is, I don't feel that I have a bias for EQ2.  Also note that EQ2 going to a hybrid F2P model really hurt the game, very poor decision by the developers.

    So to sum it up, do your research on EQ2 and set goals (from the past), such as raiding Veeshan's Peak and going through the Timelines, Signature and Heritage quests of those expansions.. that can be a very rewarding experience especially if you can group with some people or get a guild that is also focused on that content.  If you try to rush to the end game you will be disappointed. 
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