Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lost in Everquest 2

And when I say lost I don't mean that suddenly all I can play is EQ2, I mean that I am literally lost when I log in. I haven't played EQ2 since June so I have no idea what I was doing, where I am and what I am to do. This would be my one and only complaint about EQ2, it is very overwhelming because of it's plethora of content. At least it's overwhelming for me.

I had forgotten that I had so many characters and that my highest actually made it to level 28. It's hard to believe that my account was created a couple of weeks after launch, and the highest level I have made is 28. But none of these characters are from that long ago, I deleted them after on of the GU's, not sure which.

Because I am terrible with my spare time I think that two MMO's are the most I can run at any one time. I just recently paid for a six month sub for LOTRO, so I am locked into that for awhile, but I don't know if having two fantasy MMO's is a good idea. I could see myself playing EQ2, there is a lot to do, but I wonder if I will burn out on the fantasy setting. There's always the Station Access which would allow me to play Pirates of the Burning Sea so that might be something I look into.

But if anyone playing EQ2 has any hints and tips to help with the overwhelmingness, if that's even a word, then I am all ears.


Stabs said...

I would just play through the Timorous Deep questline. You may need to make a new character, it's a starter area that wasn't in the original game.

But it's beautifully done, the music is haunting and reminiscent of traditional Japanese music and the gear is good. When you've done all the quests there's a quest giver who will point you over to Butcherblock Mountains.

At that time maybe take stock and see if you want to keep going with the new one or play a bit with an old one.

It is very like Lotro. I can see being maxxed out and playing end game Lotro working well with exploring EQ2 but I'm not sure they'll go too well side by side if you're in explorer/level-up mode in both. It's a lot to process (not that I can talk :-) )

Jayedub said...

Thanks for the tip. I have played though TD a few times, but it's been awhile so that might be a great idea to refresh my memory and get the hang of the game again.