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Old 05-11-05, 11:53 AM   #25
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I don't see how you can justify grinding through 30+ levels before the game gets "fun." In WoW, I have a blast even with low level new characters, especially if I haven't played that class or race before.

Guilds or clans or any cooperative play in any game will make it a much more enjoyable experience.

I think this is a to-each-their-own sorta thing. I enjoy WoW becuase I can level at a decent rate, play with a ton of real life friends who have it, and it runs with no problems on my system.

I never said EQ2 was better then WoW or vice versa...was just saying there are different parts of the game just like it was in EQ1 at different levels. ..and people keep using the word grind...confusing it with EQ1...if you get into a guild and make friends...and do heritage quests and guild events..it not a grind....but some people prefer to play it that way. I guess each its own. me if i am just killing things without a reason I am bored I like the quest system in EQ2 and only do quests.
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Old 05-11-05, 12:27 PM   #26
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I never said EQ2 was better then WoW or vice versa...was just saying there are different parts of the game just like it was in EQ1 at different levels. ..and people keep using the word grind...confusing it with EQ1...if you get into a guild and make friends...and do heritage quests and guild events..it not a grind....but some people prefer to play it that way. I guess each its own. me if i am just killing things without a reason I am bored I like the quest system in EQ2 and only do quests.
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unfortunately you have not seen any of the high level zones, so your review is kind of not fair IMO Your highest level is 32? 32 IMO is when the game really opens up and when I really started to enjoy my wizard. If you made it to 45+ you would see what I mean.
Well, I'm not saying one is better than the other either, but you did say that you didn't enjoy your wizard until 32. Personally, I have never played EQ2 and I wouldn't deal with it if I didn't enjoy myself for 32 levels. I do find WoW enjoyable from begining til end, especially doing quests with my guildmates or real life friends.

The games are so much alike in the general aspect of things and that's why I say to each their own.

slightly off topic: I wonder if we could make threads based solely on grouping in game? Like start a MMORPG section under games and post to see what servers we are on.
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Old 05-11-05, 01:04 PM   #27
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Great review Chris. I can not comment on WOW as much, because I only played the beta and didn't level very high. I can say that my 2 favorite (and most varied) zones are Everfrost and Lavastorm. I havn't been to Soulsek's Eye yet (spelling?), but I hear its amazing. I am currently a 45 zerker, and the content is seriously kicking ass...And PVP is coming
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Old 05-11-05, 01:54 PM   #28
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Old 05-11-05, 06:18 PM   #29
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No they still can't GW only allows you in the mission areas if you are part taking in a mission/quest. You can randomly walk around in one and kill monsters without having a quest/mission. You are limited severly also to amount of poeple onscreen at a single time. If you want to compare GW to anything compare it to Diablo and Sacred... they are literally identical in the gameplay aspect...


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Watch out Blizzard, Guild Wars is a worthy contender to WoW's throne......... An excellent MMORPG and one that easily sits alongside Blizzard’s World of Warcraft at the top of the genre. A streamlined experience and excellent blend between PvP and RPG are the largest strengths of Guild Wars; if you have any interest in the genre make sure to check it out...
As a matter is of fact IS an MMORPG game.. MASSIVE Multi Online ROLE PLAYING GAME .. its massive because can play with thousand of people in the same server and you can contact anyone or teamup with anyone at any time you want .. however the game limits for obvious reasons the quantity of people that can be physically in the same place..its have Multiplayer and "Single player" and only can be played Online . and its also an RPG game.. So yes its a MMORPG game.. but not a standar one , it doesnt play exactly like WOW or EQ2.. neither EQ2 plays exactly like WOW or viceversa... there are key diferences and thats because their developers want some originality in their games and have diferent goals, for example Guildwars was made as massive as possible for free online play. And the diferences in the gameplay are because they have diferent opinions about what is fun in a MMORPG game. Some people might call it CCORPG and even call it MSORPG (massive Single player online RPG) but that can be played also as a MMORPG game. Really there arent rules set in stone that says which is the correct way MMORpgs should be played. The fact that the game competes in the same WOW and EQ2 genre.. and its being compared already in many reviews not with the -sims online- but with the same World of Warcraft for nothing. thanks your help .

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Old 05-11-05, 08:37 PM   #30
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You know guys.. I havent seen all of WoW either.. I havent experience the high end zones or any of the "Raid" Content which supposively what makes the better part of WoW. Honestly. I was just handing out my opinions of both games.I have played them both rather extensively. Alot more than most reviewers have to actually give a remotely objective comparison of the two. I was just mustering up my thoughts about the 2 games and I thought I'd share them with you all... I was never trying to promote my opinion as gospel here.

Oh and on a second note. I think EQ 2 has a better quest system than WoW. Unfortunately EQ 2's reward per quests makes alot of people not want to do them. As the rewards are poor experience and money/item wise.
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Old 05-11-05, 09:56 PM   #31
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My First MMORPG was WoW. I bought into the hype, and wanted to try it for something different. It made me fall in love with the mmo genre. WoW opened the doors for a whole new computer gaming world. I loved WoW. I was following EQ2 mildly around the same time, it intrigued me quite a bit. I got wow first because of all the "praise" going around. I was captivated by it. Then i got EQ2 for christmas. I started it a bit, but didn't get into it right away because i was captivated by WoW. But then around level 18ish i got bored with WoW. I started to explore EQ2. I got really into it and now i love it. I'm only a level 17 Erudite summoner, but i've been loving the game. There is just something about it that i can't fully describe. The world and it's history, and just it's look and feel. However I've only grouped a couple of times, and I am not a member of a good guild. I'd love to find some good online friends to play with, but i've been having a blast soloing as well. WoW is a great game, but there is something about EQ2 that is special, that WoW doesn't have. Both games are really good, And I play both because they offer different experiences. I like to see good honest comparisons, and not bashes against one or the other.

Oh... and if anyone wants to invite little ole' me into their guild, i'm on the Everfrost server =-)
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Old 05-12-05, 02:55 AM   #32
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some quests give good/great rewards - the 2 weapons i use at level 50.. quested, my belt, my boots, my earrings, my bow, 4 of my bags.. quested - still working on a few other quests for new gear (1 group quests still).. there are plenty of good quests out there - there are quests that just give a small %xp and a few gold sure, but they are of the kill 20 so and so kind (the sort you just happen to do without meaning to as you play)

oh and I appreciate your mini-review - not trying to bash that.. just giving my point of view too!
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Old 05-12-05, 07:53 AM   #33
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lol chris you havent even seen half of EQ2 yet, you been to Sol eye in lavastorm, or feerott, or everfrost ? huge levels with so much high level content. sharks the size of whales, and in lavastorm the volcano is something to behold.
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Oh for pete sakes Pitt. I havent seen half of WoW yet either. Jeez. The whole idea that I havent experienced enough of EQ 2 to get a good idea of it plays/feels and the content layout in general is ridiculous. EQ 2 feels small compared to WoW and EQ 1. The way the world is designed has a compacting feel to it. There may be some large zones but the overall diversity and size of the world is small. Compared to EQ 1 and WoW.
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Chris is right, the zone in EQ2 compared to EQ1 are tiny feeling even though they are not sometimes. I think its due to every zone in EQ2 having mountains as barriers (atleast from what I have seen) and when the zones meet they don't meet as fluid as they did in EQ1. When traveling the Karana's in EQ1 it would feel endless since the only time you knew the current zone ended was either by a landmark or you got the "Please Wait, Loading" msg. EQ2 always has a door or a gate... the barriers are pretty defined making it feel closed in.
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Chris is right, the zone in EQ2 compared to EQ1 are tiny feeling even though they are not sometimes. I think its due to every zone in EQ2 having mountains as barriers (atleast from what I have seen) and when the zones meet they don't meet as fluid as they did in EQ1. When traveling the Karana's in EQ1 it would feel endless since the only time you knew the current zone ended was either by a landmark or you got the "Please Wait, Loading" msg. EQ2 always has a door or a gate... the barriers are pretty defined making it feel closed in.
Yup. This is exactly what I mean. EQ 1 and WOW zones blend together well. EQ 2 zones do not. The way EQ 2 is designed is you could connect any zone to each other and it would fit because there really is no pattern. In EQ 1 and WoW, The zone connections have to make sense to what they are connecting too because of the way landscapes connect to each zone.
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