Archive for Everquest 2

It Begins

Posted in Gaming with tags on June 7, 2008 by James Prestridge

Installed and patched EQ2 with no problems earlier this week. Created a character, played through a couple of the intro quests and honestly, really enjoyed it.

Hello

Enter Keeras. Half-Elf Troubador, named after one of my favorite EQ1 toons.

The character creation process was great, loads of customization options. I really enjoy that you get to pick the class you want to play at level 1 instead of level 20, but at the same time I always throught the character maturing from a basic Scout into a Bard and finally into a Troubador was a very neat way to get people attached to their characters. Which way is better? Depends on how you define better. I would guess that SOE had a reason for changing the character specialization process, and that the change has been justified by their subscription numbers since making the change as it’s still in place.

As a Half-Elf, my toon started his life in Faydwer, the continent that most of my EQ1 toons started off (and spent much of their time) in. But instead of appearing on a random rise in the city of Kelethin as would have been the case in EQ1, I was placed in a small Fey village (safely on the ground, might I add. How many people were introduced to their first death in EQ1 before ever finding the main lift in Kelethin?) in need of some assistance with Grobins (Goblins) and shrillers (worms).

The few quests involving Grobins and shrillers got me up to level 4 in fairly short order, and that’s where I left off.

More to come as I have more time to play. I believe Karl has started a toon to monitor my progress, which is fine by me. Maybe he’ll actually play and I’ll be able to tell of more adventures than my own. We’ll see.

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Challenge Accepted

Posted in Gaming with tags on June 3, 2008 by James Prestridge

I’ve yet again become pretty bored with my game of choice (WoW). While looking around at different options yesterday, I came across an interesting idea.

Make a commitment to play 1 character in 1 MMO for 1 year, and blog about it. Knowing me, that will be a very difficult thing to do. I have a hard enough time just playing 1 game, let alone playing 1 character. And blogging on top of that, everyone who has this link knows how lazy I am about blogging.

But, I really like the idea. As I want to break into the gaming industry with my career, I had better start contributing to the community somehow.

As for picking the game, I thought that would be very, very difficult. I’ve played practically every MMO released, so picking a game that’s new to me doesn’t really work. This weekend I had dinner with a couple friends who are very active Everquest 2 players. Talking with people about an MMO is an easy way to get me interested in it, if only for a moment.

Yesterday, I was going through a list of MMO’s I would be interested in playing again. Everquest 2 is the game I am most interested in right now, that will run decently on my system. On top of that, the new living legacy promotion that they have going on seals the deal.

So, I’m going to start playing Everquest 2 again. I’ve never leveled a character into the 20’s in Everquest 2, so it’s practically new to me. I’m going to start blogging about my game experience on a weekly basis, for at least a year. I’ll make another post about my character and whatnot after logging in, but that may be a couple days away (stupid school). For the time being, that’s what this site is going to be used for.

That’s all I got. I’m excited about it.