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    Default I activated my account, and here's why

    I have been browsing this forum for a couple years now. And a lot more frequently the last couple weeks. I came across the sticky ‘I cancelled my account, and here's why’ post. After reading a lot of peoples complaints I decided to post this to give some insight from the other perspective.

    So here it is my first post:
    I activated my account, and here's why...
    I played EQ, DAOC, WOW, AOC, WAR and currently playing EQ2. Why I started up EQ2 and my MMO experience thus far:
    -EQ though still fun…requires too much time investment, old graphics and out of date gameplay and obviously a lacking player population.
    -DAOC some of the best PvP…however boring PvE
    -WOW very entertaining game…however too repeative, too easy and crappy community
    -AOC very addictive combat…lacking content and unbalanced gameplay.
    -WAR newness…lacking content and unbalanced gameplay.

    Out of all listed above...my most time investment was WOW. WOW had it! WOW was new and took MMO's to the next
    level. In fact I even tried EQ2 during the first release prior to WoW and still WoW had it. EQ2 during it's first
    month of Go Live was something I wasn't ready for at the time. Even EQ1 players who were anti-WOW stayed put for some time. WOW was where a mass majority of my friends were going. So I went and had fun for 4 years. I enjoyed the 5/10 man dungeons, the purple gear. However over time the game became very repeative. Quests were too easy. Risk vs Reward factor was dead, and to top it WOW isnt immersive at all. The current community is filled with immature kids that constantly talk about Chuck Norris, poop and erections. They constantly disconnect from groups stating their parents need them to do chores, etc. I got fed up and quit MMORPG's in general. I tried AOC, WAR, and even went back to WOW to try the new expansion and still was shunned away from Online games.

    Months later the craving to play another MMORPG. The damn needle won't stay out!!! Friends who still played WOW said "Come back and run end game with us!"...Pfft I was done with it...at this time I remembered EQ2...I loved EQ1 why not give EQ2 another try. So here I am. Ya it's only been a couple weeks and it's that newness feeling. I may leave I may not but for now this is my new MMO home. I am only a level 17 Dirge and I am sure later down the leveling road things will change for the worst especially after reading the post "I cancelled my account, and here's why". I have my opinions about EQ2. So far I am enjoying how the spells work: apprentice, adepts, masters! The crafting is friggen amazing! The community is mature and the game is immersive. On the flip side: the zones feel different (I don't know how to explain it) and the combat feels scripted. For now it brings back those EQ1 memories that I enjoyed.

    TLDR version (Sorry for the Wall of Text) :
    I am sure I am not the only ex-WOW player here and I am sure the EQ2 community is starting to see a huge influx of subscribers who are coming from WOW. Either to resubscribe or to try something new.

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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    I'm tempted to re-activate and roll a character, gives my gf and I something to do, however I remember how awful the current high level game is, and it just puts us off.

    Some of the newbie areas are pretty fun, getting your first AA points is nice, and watching your progression from level to level. Even the solo quests in ROK aren't *that* awful (granted, not *that* great either), but once you hit max level, the game turns into a crapfest imo. Grind instances over and over just so you can get better gear which really doesn't matter most of the time because the instances just require you to pay attention, so one person can ruin a group completely. It's not like that in the newbie zones, which is probably why you're still having fun.
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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    I feel the same way about EVE online after 5 years of eq2
    Probably only a temporary feeling though, just like a new drug.
    I must be a saddist, but i love the learning curve in EVE.
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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    welcome .
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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by Luceus View Post
    gives my gf and I something to do

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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by Saosin View Post
    The current [WOW] community is filled with immature kids that constantly talk about Chuck Norris, poop and erections.
    Really??? I am OUT of here!!
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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    I re-activated my accounts last week after a two year break. The game has changed a lot but it is far better then anything else out there now. I didn't care for WoW. It is way to dumbed down and to many fuckin' kids. The only thing is now damn near impossible to find groups pre-80(I'm 74 now).
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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    I played EvE as well...for an hour...*blah*...I can see how some can like it though. It's just not my cup of tea.

    I guess end game has always been a problem for current MMO's. With grind fests, gear, etc. EQ1 end game was challenging! Because there was sooo much to explore and do. Key progression was rewarding however you were lucky if you could be involved in TRUE end game. I guess for now EQ2 is just nostalgic but still incorprating some of the designs that I liked in WOW.

    I was curious if others from the WOW community felt the same way?

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    Default Re: I activated my account, and here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by Holymoly View Post
    Really??? I am OUT of here!!
    What's sad is I am starting to see 1-9 channel chat look like Barrens chat. Oh well.../ignore is my true friend!

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