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the pop expansion expands the graphics really nicely
uhm lets see...the armour and equipment now look badass, those old graphics were crap!
lots of new zones, lots of new things to do
i reccomend you try it out, if you don't like it, then don't play it
but definetly try it out
Totally depends on what you're looking for in a game. Why'd you quit?
The leveling treadmill is even worse than before, because the vast majority of characters are now 50+. Very few low or mid levels around. Those people are all busy in LDoN pocket dungeons or on planar raids, leaving the old zones almost completely empty all the time.
If you like having zones to yourself (I do) it's better. If you like soloing (I do) it's better. If you don't want to run like hell on the leveling treadmill to catch up (I don't), your enjoyment may quickly wear thin.
Try it out again! Could help ya get started if you wanted to, I'm on the Karana Sever
Contrary to what Murt said it was Luclin and NOT Planes of Power that improved the graphics.
There is also another expansion on the way which sound good even if it is not long after the Lost Dungeons of Norath expansion.
The game still has heaps going for it so yeah i would probably say make a comeback.
lol 0oh well
i wasnt sure...i just bought the whole evolution thing...so i didnt know which expansion did that
I would just keep on waiting until EQ2 comes out then. Since you have lived without it for so long, just wait a little while longer and get EQ2.
::Yordo::EQ2, UXO, Lineage 2, KO, Guild Wars, City of Heroes
Disclaimer: I don't really recommend going into EQ cold if you don't know anyone already playing. Some servers are friendlier and busier in the newbie zones than others, but if you don't know anyone at all, you may find yourself with a hard row to hoe.
It does depend to some extent on what server you play on. The "fast track" zones on my home server almost always have people of the appropriate levels in them, and my twinks have had pretty decent luck getting groups.
Zones You Might Check:
Hopefully you've made friends by the time you get to level 46. And hopefully they are higher level friends who will babysit you and your little pals in Plane of Justice for a few levels.
~*~ neschriaBludgeoner of Bunnies
...This is where I draw the line: __________________.
The current graphics in EQ are AMAZING!
Nice enough that EQ1 is definatly able to still able to be enjoyable right now.
Example of Middle-Old EQ graphics:
Notice how "blocky" and old game engine looking the dragon/wurm's claws are. There is no lighting, or textures, etc. This was taken on a 1.1 MHZ, 1 GIG memory, Pent 4 computer. With all settings turned on.
Example of current and new EQ graphics:
Look at the lighting and shading detail in the neck of the monster! NICE!
This was taken on the same computer, same system specs, with all options turned on.
Anarchy Online is the game with the best graphics of all 3rd generation MMORPGs. With DAoC a close second. SWG currently has the best ever graphics of a 4th generation MMORPG. (Might be a tie when EQ2 releases.)
Compare the current EQ1 graphics to the graphics in Anarchy Online:
Taken on the same computer, with game settings on above medium.
All of this shows EQ1's current graphics are still enjoyable enough for EQ1 to still be playable right now in current times. As long as EQ1 continues to recieve NEW game content, it could go on for more years and years and still be successfull!
I will say, I miss the old more scantilly clad female Wood-Elf LOL. In the newer EQ1 graphics and game engine update, they gave her slightly more .... ehhh... covering.
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