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    Hello, once upon a time I raided consistently in EQ2 as a Guardian and I loved the game, RoK came out and things well.. fell apart. I was greatly dissatisfied when the solo leveling at the time and frankly had no desire to continue.

    What I'm curious about now after having missed a ton of expansions and content, and with a new group of friends who have never played the game, is just how is the content past RoK?

    Take into account that generally speaking we raid currently in FFXIV but after blowing through their "amazingly" difficult content in no time, and with nothing knew on the horizon we are frankly bored out of our skulls.

    What we generally like are open dungeons (none instanced) group grinding and named farming. We don't mind the instanced dungeons for a change of pace and some fresh loot, but mostly the good old school dungeon crawl in search of XP and loot, and maybe watching Netflix for hours in the back ground.

    Is EQ2 still like this or has it followed into the path of "Solo to cap and then do instances" that seem to be every single other MMO in existence now?

    Thanks ahead of time for your answers.

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    So you like the contested zone grinding, but you quit in the expansion that had two of the biggest contested zones ever in Chardok and Sebilis, but only like 4 heroic zones? Makes sense.

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    Aren't new raid zones coming to ffxiv soon?

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    In RoK we solo leveled to the new cap in a few days via questing because at the time it was silly fast. But that wasn't the reason I left. It simply started a trend for the game I didn't like at the time in that expansion. And of course personally reasons always throw their hat into the ring.. So yes, in fact it does make sense. :P

    FFXIV is going to patch, to add lower tier raids not higher. The producer stated that it has a purpose for everyone that has finished Coil... in appearance slot gear... Not my idea of a reason to raid. The NEXT patch is supposed to add at least one more Turn to Coil (The Top raid zone.) But considering people do speed runs and clear all raid content in the game in 1.5 hours and have nothing to do the rest of the week... I'm not exactly holding my breath.

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    Solo-leveling is still a joke and always will be. In fact, if you thought it was bad in ROK, you'll really be wasting your time and money coming back for what they have now. Considering you're coming from FFXIV which is a lot like how EQ2 was in terms of time/challenge of leveling at launch, you might cut yourself just to remember what pain is supposed to feel like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denor View Post
    In RoK we solo leveled to the new cap in a few days via questing because at the time it was silly fast. But that wasn't the reason I left. It simply started a trend for the game I didn't like at the time in that expansion. And of course personally reasons always throw their hat into the ring.. So yes, in fact it does make sense. :P

    FFXIV is going to patch, to add lower tier raids not higher. The producer stated that it has a purpose for everyone that has finished Coil... in appearance slot gear... Not my idea of a reason to raid. The NEXT patch is supposed to add at least one more Turn to Coil (The Top raid zone.) But considering people do speed runs and clear all raid content in the game in 1.5 hours and have nothing to do the rest of the week... I'm not exactly holding my breath.
    FFXIV is going to have primal extreme modes in 2.1 ...although crystal tower will be a step below Coil, Coil is not done yet, there are more turns coming out.

    You missed out on some of EQ2's best raiding if you quit right as RoK came out. EQ2 still has the best mechanics and combat system of any mmo out there, if you don't mind a dying population and dated game. Raiding on EQ2 is still better than any other game.


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