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glObalist
11-16-08, 03:09 AM
I do. And yes I played the game so I'm at least half-qualified to state my opinion on it. WOOT!

Post if you cannot stand it.

I once downloaded the free trial (some Island in the title), played for 15 minutes, then uninstalled. Coming from WoW, I couldn't stand the dreadful engine and artless graphics. It also ran like crap at the time and looked like a B title overall. I looked around very hard to find any fun in this game but just couldn't.

I will never play EQ2 again.

nrdstrm
11-16-08, 11:47 AM
I actually loved the game while I played. I think I played for 1 1/2 years or so (from launch, not counting beta)...

WoW I'm not a huge fan of, but it is pretty enjoyable. The cartoony graphics kill it for me to be honest...

jeffmd
11-16-08, 01:33 PM
I only hate that it wasn't the game it SHOULD have been. :( EQ2 should have been where Verant learned from their mistakes..and made a game that was fun to play.

I also think SoEs station is whoefully out of date with the times. Games with low user bases still getting charged full $15 a month.

Mullins1060
11-16-08, 01:53 PM
I do. And yes I played the game so I'm at least half-qualified to state my opinion on it. WOOT!

Post if you cannot stand it.

I once downloaded the free trial (some Island in the title), played for 15 minutes, then uninstalled. Coming from WoW, I couldn't stand the dreadful engine and artless graphics. It also ran like crap at the time and looked like a B title overall. I looked around very hard to find any fun in this game but just couldn't.

I will never play EQ2 again.

If you just played the trial of the island then you haven't really played EQ2. That is just one area, one of the oldest areas of the game at that, once you leave the starting island there is a wide variety of different zones that look amazing especially those from the newer expansions.

Can't deny that it used to run like crap because it did, CPU based engine is the cause of that.

Sgt_Pitt
11-18-08, 01:12 AM
New expansion should be fun

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42847.html

CaptnStubing
11-18-08, 03:38 PM
I do. And yes I played the game so I'm at least half-qualified to state my opinion on it. WOOT!

Post if you cannot stand it.

I once downloaded the free trial (some Island in the title), played for 15 minutes, then uninstalled. Coming from WoW, I couldn't stand the dreadful engine and artless graphics. It also ran like crap at the time and looked like a B title overall. I looked around very hard to find any fun in this game but just couldn't.

I will never play EQ2 again.

I played it for a month or so. I didn't hate it. I just found it boring and clunky. Now EQ I hated. What a PoS that game was. Only those who hate them selves and are into cutting them selves could love such a horribly abusive game. It has ALWAYS looked terrible even for its time and don't get me started on the "idea" of the game mechanics.

These are the type of people who play EQ.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh121/DwightSchrutte/Demotivational%20posters/GOTHOPOTAMUS.jpg

Reliquary
12-07-08, 06:08 PM
Deep game, deep lore, original NPC design and some very accomplished and quirky animation, multiple continents and islands (there's a whole other world up there in the sky), a wicked sense of humour, some of the best staged seasonal events in gaming, multiple races and multiple classes to suit every style, a sense that you can go your own way and have your own unique adventures...

The only problem with the game is the engine, which throws tasks that should go to the GPU onto the CPU, yet still produces striking images far beyond the cartoon world of WoW and makes you forgive the occasional judder.

I moved to EQ2 from WoW, and frankly it felt like I was moving on from kindergarten directly to adulthood.

Xav
12-13-08, 02:10 AM
EQ1 and 2 are both great games. Trial of the Isle is a horrid first impression of EQ2.


Also, one does not need to like pain to enjoy EQ1....one just has to not want everything handed to them on a silver platter nor to be able to solo 90% of the content. :)

It was a group game..period. Not sure how it is these days post-WoW.

deadplayer
12-15-08, 08:49 PM
I never tried the game. :captnkill:

Blacklash
12-18-08, 05:39 PM
I hated the Teir'Dal hair styles and to some extent the character models. Some characters had fine faces. I loathed the bodies though.

The game itself wasn't too bad and I bored of it to move on. I played it off and on for half a year.

Friends kept me logging in and finally that wasn't enough. Many of them did quit too.

Phillychuck
03-11-09, 09:54 AM
I'm about to try EQ2 again, I was a EQ1 addict who didn't like EQ2 at release and fell into WoW. I do like the EQ universe better, since I spent so much time in the original. My new goal is to play to 80, its easier now and the game still looks nice.

People compare the engines like thats all the game is about, seeing stuff in EQ2 gives me that shiver like when you hear a song you really liked and not heard in 10 years.

Anyone recommend a active (non-RP) server?

Badboy_12345
03-11-09, 10:08 AM
Does wanting to claw my eyes out qualify as I hate it? :bleh:

Hex
03-11-09, 02:21 PM
I loved the game while I played, just got tired of the same old same old (which is in every mmo but for some reason it felt more so in EQ2).
I even switched to a pvp server to try and spark an interest again but could not maintain the will to keep logging in.
Moved to LotRo and have not looked back since.

arioch21
03-11-09, 02:48 PM
couldnt stand the character designs and poor engine performance, I really tried to like it but couldnt get into it, found it very dull and barren, I tried it again 2yrs later and still couldnt get into it, WoW had spoiled me. I loved EQ1 and really wanted to like EQ2 but just didnt happen.

on another note, im tired of WoW, I quit after getting my death knight to 72, the game just isnt fun for me without friends im useto playing with, even though the quests are better in new expansion its just more of the same and got boring quick.

WTB new refreshing mmo, PST! :p

EciDemon
04-19-09, 08:40 AM
I used to love this game, but i quit after the first expansion came.

Today im activating my account again to give it a spin once more.

Tyr-Sog
04-19-09, 10:25 AM
I played on and off for the first 6 months of it's release. I liked it a lot but it just ran like complete ass. Plus it was missing PVP which I came to like(via wow) while playing mmos(wow and eq2 being the first two I ever played).

In all honesty though I think i'm done with mmo's. Just too much of a time sink.

Reliquary
04-24-09, 07:37 AM
There are full-on, and really quite vicious, PVP servers for EQ2.

Welcome back EciDemon. Don't let the frogloks bite!

EciDemon
05-17-09, 08:06 AM
There are full-on, and really quite vicious, PVP servers for EQ2.

Welcome back EciDemon. Don't let the frogloks bite!

Why thank you!

I must say im enjoying this more then i thought i would!

The game has changed and become more easy and I guess we have WoW to blame for that. Lvling is so fast, but its still fun when i lock the exp so i can enjoy the zones to the fullest

I went back to my old server and have met some of my old friends there again so it's been all good :)

Atomizer
05-24-09, 08:38 AM
I hated EQ2 at launch, but unlike EQ1, it actually started getting better as time went on, biggest noticable change for me was the removal of the "YOU MUST START IN THE SAME DAMN PLACE WITH EVERYONE ELSE, THEN MOVE INTO 1 OF 2 CITIES, RAWR!", now thankfully they have several starting locations, and other cities to enjoy a bit of variety, also, the quests in Kunark were brilliant, especially the luring lizards into maneater plants and collecting their remains, or the "chokemon" quest, gotta catch em all, and all that(btw there is only 1 chokemon...congratulations you've caught them all!)

ChrisRay
05-30-09, 09:08 AM
Considering how many MMORPGS there are out these days. EQ 2 really is one of the better ones. And it's engine has improved some. Its certainly not the best but its above AVG compared to alot of other games in its market.