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Anyone still playing EQ2? What's the status?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,362
Are any of you guys still playing EQ2?  If so, what's your opinion of the state of the game?  Still going strong, or about to be put on life support or even cancelled?  From what I've read in Discord and on the forums, it sounds like the number of concurrent players on the most populated server is most likely in the hundreds.

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  • frostymugfrostymug Member RarePosts: 643
    I play some. Even subscribe to it. I don't play progression servers though and that seems to be where the most pop is at. I deleted my higher level characters when I went back since I was so far out of the loop I didn't feel like trying to relearn them so I can't really comment on that population. I can say lower level areas are pretty sparse though. Handful here and there. I have most of my xp going to AA so I don't level very fast.

    Wouldn't say it is completely dead or going to be cancelled, but it also probably isn't going to be too fun until end game if you want to do a bunch of group content prior to end game. I've done /who all throughout the day after I saw your post and it always hit the 100 cap. Most of the zones I've been in aside from cities /who brought up 2-20. More single digits than not. That's with various characters from lvl 10-70.
  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 3,164
    I tried going back but the skill bloat in end game is so bad....like five hotbars of skills you have to macro into one or two bars if you want to be able to function. I love having a lot of skills to choose from, but this is insane.
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  • frostymugfrostymug Member RarePosts: 643
    Viper482 said:
    I tried going back but the skill bloat in end game is so bad....like five hotbars of skills you have to macro into one or two bars if you want to be able to function. I love having a lot of skills to choose from, but this is insane.
    Exactly why I deleted my old higher level characters. Rather start from scratch than try to figure all that shit out again. They do at least now offer a generic AA template depending on whether your solo, group, or end game though. The continuous AA resets every time I tried to go back used to be the killer.



  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,987
    edited June 9
    IMO the only good grouping game you can truly solo until end game is FFXi.The simple reason is you can form your own party with solid npc's and pets in FFXI are VERY strong.

    You will not be able to do a lot of content you want to do in EQ2 and most of the content that is doable solo will be done as blue/green.

    Then because vet players accumulated a LOT of currency the auction house prices are out of this world INSANE.You will not be able to afford the prices climbing as a new player.Like simple low level books are PLATS and of course the game is designed around MASTER books which have insane prices.

    There is a reason i played FFXI,b4 end game gear doesn't really matter,a decent weapon sure but that is all.In EQ2/Wow your gear matters a lot and in EQ2 the quality of your spells matters a LOT.I never liked the idea of TIERS because the game is designed for the best TIER of spell "Master" and gear meaning anything less and your struggling.Your only recourse would be to spend a ton of real money to get properly tiered to do tougher content but still only  doing the greens.OR hope to get lucky on drops.

    Awhile back when still SOE they added the crafting trainers,they sort of half assed it but for the most part was a good idea.The problem was that i am sure Smedley was thinking $$$ because the crafting trainers take TOO LONG to get your gear.You can speed it up "instant results" via  real money....sigh.

    Long winded point,you will not enjoy EQ2 without a static group.The game is so big now and i am not even sure i could remember the path course needed to get the gear in proper progression.The one positive is of course "if subbed"you can turn the xp off to play around anywhere you want without worries of diminishing your content.

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 8,778
    I did go back to EQ2. Wife and I leveled a character to max level. The community was so happy to help us level, give us gear and give advice. Guilds fought over having us join but in the end everyone had their scheduled raids and fun nights with set people. We tried for months to try and get into the game but they were too cliquish to make room for new players. It was to bad, we had a blast with the content. 
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  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 7,317
    Nanfoodle said:
    I did go back to EQ2. Wife and I leveled a character to max level. The community was so happy to help us level, give us gear and give advice. Guilds fought over having us join but in the end everyone had their scheduled raids and fun nights with set people. We tried for months to try and get into the game but they were too cliquish to make room for new players. It was to bad, we had a blast with the content. 
    I think that is such a sad thing that they made no room for you. I wish there were more choices in terms of guilds but sadly that simply isn't the case. I had a brief time where having joined one of those time locked servers I was in a good guild from the very start and got to do some good stuff with them.
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