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Sgt_Pitt
06-30-06, 09:05 AM
i dont think eq2 gets the praise it deserves, so for all you people in the dark heres some pictures, feel free to post your own

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/7867/26gd4.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9620/12sj3.jpg
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8070/44yl.jpg
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/6720/123fl.jpg
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1059/86ki1.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5042/96ut.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/922/66mi.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8116/209vu.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5542/105us.jpg

UDawg
07-10-06, 05:09 PM
While some of the texturing in EQ2 is very nice, I just don't like the style of the game graphically. When you get out into the world it looks pretty plane. WoW just has a better style to it. It may not be a eye shocker with its graphics but it suits the game well.

NrthnStar5
07-11-06, 09:48 AM
Thank You, about time this game gets some attention. I think the game is gorgeous. One thing i absolutely love, The Shadows! I know it's taxing on most systems, but the shadows in the game are gorgeous, and when you have the lighting turned up on high quality, with specular lighting enabled, at times it just blows my mind. Plus the game is 2 years old!

Sgt_Pitt
07-11-06, 12:40 PM
yep not only is there full environment shadows, which will tax any system, theres specular shadows, which look really nice:)

hell theres about 7 options for shadows alone

some of the screenies i took arent even on full detail, and shadows are off in most of them

edit: ok heres some more

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/5669/eq20003807qx.jpg
http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/533/eq20003879ff.jpg
http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/77/eq20004699gi.jpg
http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/457/eq20004733fw.jpg
http://img449.imageshack.us/img449/9088/untitled11wn.jpg

|MaguS|
07-11-06, 05:39 PM
The game got plenty of attention near its launch, do some searches and you will see plenty of times that I have posted screenshots, arguments supporting its graphics and even complaints about the BS SOE is pulling...

NrthnStar5
07-11-06, 05:56 PM
Your pictures are gorgeous Sgt_Pitt. They are very clear. I want to post some of mine, do you have any suggestions on free webspace i can upload them to post on?

Please post more pictures!

|MaguS|
07-11-06, 06:04 PM
imageshack.us

NrthnStar5
07-11-06, 11:09 PM
Here are a few i recently took. SgtPitt, how are your images so crisp looking?

http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3116/eq20000009wv.jpg
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4205/eq20000034zd.jpg

nutball
07-12-06, 09:51 AM
- the textures look like crap (see below... on noes, teh tilez!!1!)
- the engine is incredibly badly optimised (designed for next-gen cards my arse! So why does it chug so badly indoors then, eh?!)
- the shadow/lighting system is all hype and no substance
- zones? lol!

So overall, no I'm really not impressed.

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/8483/untitled3ih1.png

memmy
07-12-06, 11:01 AM
So whats the deal with this game,I have never played any eq games.
I bought kingdom of sky a while back but the servers would never work I tried connecting for a week straight then just decided to sell it.
So is it turn based or is it more like guild wars action?
Nowadays with all the awesome games out,is it worth buying and trying again?
It doesn't look like it can stack up against gwars,psobb,liniage2,ect..
but It looks pretty cool.

NrthnStar5
07-12-06, 05:50 PM
- the textures look like crap (see below... on noes, teh tilez!!1!)
- the engine is incredibly badly optimised (designed for next-gen cards my arse! So why does it chug so badly indoors then, eh?!)
- the shadow/lighting system is all hype and no substance
- zones? lol!

So overall, no I'm really not impressed.


Are you crazy? You must be delusional. The lighting and shadows are excellent, and it chugs so bad indoors because EVERY SINGLE THING casts a shadow, plus there is far more geometry than in outdoor zones. ZONES? OMG! That -10 seconds is simply unbearable

I also love turning on the Floral Displacement, because the grass will move like it's blowing in the breeze which looks really cool. Plus, the game has only IMPROVED in performance for me as time goes on... I have a 7600 GT overclocked and it handles the game very very well.

I think EQ2 should recieve an award for how well it's grown and improved by leaps and bounds from launch and has now become the premier MMO out there.

memmy
07-12-06, 06:41 PM
well if a 7600 handles it perfect then it can't look that great.Not to say it doesn't look good,but I mean it can't look jaw dropping.
Unless you are running it with a crappy framerate.

NrthnStar5
07-12-06, 06:56 PM
well if a 7600 handles it perfect then it can't look that great.Not to say it doesn't look good,but I mean it can't look jaw dropping.
Unless you are running it with a crappy framerate.


I didn't mean perfect in that sense, i have lighting on max, shadows on(not all of them, environment, & character shadows), flora displacement, all textures on high quality. Outdoor zones run smooth, city as expected are not completly smooth, depends on where i am, but i dont' mind because it looks good. I have a P4 3.0 ghz, so if i had a better cpu the performance would be even better.

slick
07-12-06, 07:10 PM
I think EQ2 should recieve an award for how well it's grown and improved by leaps and bounds from launch and has now become the premier MMO out there.

Premier MMO? Maybe if the game hasn't been loosing subscibers since its launch that would be true.

Sad but true, the industry is, and probably will be, dominated by WoW for a LONG time to come.

http://www.mmogchart.com/Chart1_files/Subscriptions_8846_image001.gif

I have put my trust in BioWare to make an MMO that doesn't, well, suck in so many ways that all of the MMO's today do.

nrdstrm
07-12-06, 08:30 PM
I always liked EQII's graphics. Even on my 3.0, 1GB, 6800GT. I played for a year (beta + launch), But I must say, Vanguard takes the graphics crown for MMO's atm. I'm not sure if it will when it's released, but right now imo it's substantially better than EQII...

|MaguS|
07-12-06, 08:34 PM
I always liked EQII's graphics. Even on my 3.0, 1GB, 6800GT. I played for a year (beta + launch), But I must say, Vanguard takes the graphics crown for MMO's atm. I'm not sure if it will when it's released, but right now imo it's substantially better than EQII...

I know, Vangaurds looks amazing and they haven't even put enviromental shadows in the game yet, hehe.

lognoronon
07-13-06, 12:01 AM
Premier MMO? Maybe if the game hasn't been loosing subscibers since its launch that would be true.

Lowering subs from the game does not always mean the game is bad but some just may not like the direction it has taken or players decided to move on ect ect. EQ2 is head and shoulders above what it was at release and it is a solid game now.

Sad but true, the industry is, and probably will be, dominated by WoW for a LONG time to come.

WOW is easy mode and is a good casual game and that's why so many people play it. EQ and EQ2 are the best MMORPG's out until Vanguard comes out (EQ has a rather large lead over EQ2 though).

NrthnStar5
07-13-06, 10:58 PM
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2254/eq20000051iv.jpg

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3371/eq20000061xd.jpg

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8641/eq20000093ib.jpg

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/691/eq20000104my.jpg

memmy
07-14-06, 02:19 AM
Sad that it is dominated by wow sure is true.
I hate wow. It has such a blah generic blurry texture overated feel.
I havn't played eq2 but it looks better than wow to me.
Also I say guild wars,liniage2,rf online phantasy star online bb,and even auto assualt though a different kind of mmo all CRRRUSH wow.
I bought into wow cause of the hype and subscribed for a couple months and boy did it suck
world of warcraft has to be the most overrated video game in all of video gaming history!
It sux! Yuck! Hate it!

Tyr-Sog
07-14-06, 10:52 AM
I'd like to play eq2 again but I just don;t wanna deal with the performance my pc will dish out for it. Unfortunally I can't afford to build a new one so I guess I'm stuck playing wow for a bit more while. It's an alright game but I tend to agree, it's graphically just blah and with the lack of different BG zones and new content it's just putting me to sleep.

I mean really, why can't they develope 15 BG zones. 5 for each of the diffent BG types. Can't tell me the funding isn't there, greedy lazy bitches.

Sgt_Pitt
07-14-06, 12:28 PM
oh im sorry you wanted instances ? :)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3171/zones6ci.jpg

Tyr-Sog
07-14-06, 02:05 PM
How is the pvp action in eq2? Is it still where only you can lock on to your target(like fighting the npcs when first realease) and no one can help you, heal you, etc? Is there world pvp. Can you post some pictures of pvp battles please..thanks :)

NrthnStar5
07-14-06, 06:45 PM
I just rolled a character on the pvp server... only level 12 and haven't had much action yet. From what I have heard though, the pvp is very good and very intense. Yes there is world pvp.

Sgt_Pitt
07-14-06, 10:56 PM
i dont play on pvp servers, it would be interesting though and tense im sure, always looking over your shoulder, but i raid a lot and dont have time for pvp.

memmy
07-15-06, 11:41 AM
Do you guys ever have any trouble conecting to eq2 servers?
I signed up a while back and tried over and over but couldnt connect,I don't know if they just had server troubles that week or what,But I have since sold my eq2 game,and am thinking about buying it again,But not if I am never going to be able to connect.