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1-30-2012 @ 3:33PM
I think this is the first time I've ever heard of a WoW guild being killed by EQ2. Ever. Are you sure it was EQ2? Maybe it was Kingdom Hearts 2. The timing's about right.
1-30-2012 @ 4:19PM
Yep, it was EQ2 - they quit the original EQ to play WoW, and when EQ2 was in beta, they got passes for it. Decided they wanted to go back to playing Everquest. XD
1-30-2012 @ 4:26PM
I'm not trying to make this a gotcha or anything, but EQ2 came out a month (maybe less) before WoW. I quit EQ2 for WoW. By the time AQ was out, EQ2 was well on its way to being a dried-up has been. That's why the concept is so weird for me. That'd be like an entire guild quitting for Age of Conan today. It's also weird because EQ2 was terrible.
1-30-2012 @ 4:36PM
It was most definitely EQ2. We ALL got beta passes while we were doing BWL, courtesy of our guild leader. I remember trying it out, too! I made a little mouse chick, logged into the game itself, and promptly getting motion sick any time I had to walk anywhere. Totally not the game for me. But the guild leaders liked it, played the beta on their off nights, and finally decided to just quit WoW to start playing EQ2 again. Familiarity, I suppose!
1-30-2012 @ 5:34PM
I am completely unfamiliar with how betas work for EQ2, but EQ2 has had a lot of expansions over the years. Might have been a beta key for an expansion test server?Also, I may be completely botching this, but if I recall rightly, EQ2 when it first came out was panned pretty harshly. Over time it's become a much better game. Since it's now free to play, I recently rolled an elf mage and started playing around, and it's pretty darn good. I've messed around with a lot of other MMO's recently (mostly f2p ones, not swtor), and EQ2 was definitely the best one. Very nice graphics/beautiful environment, battle system seemed smooth. Took me a minute to get used to the way you interface with NPC's, and I wasn't a fan of the bag/inventory system, but overall the game reminded me of a very polished wow-type experience.I didn't really level up though so I have no idea what it's like at level-cap, and for any MMO to be successful, it has to be fun at level cap, so I couldn't grade the game overall, but I had a very good impression of it when just trying it out for a bit.
1-30-2012 @ 7:06PM
Apparently EQ2 came out about half a month before WoW: November 8, 2004http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EverQuest_III'm not siding with anyone here. Just linking the facts.
1-30-2012 @ 7:13PM
@Pyromelter -- It might have been an expansion or something along those lines. I'm not really certain, honestly. All I know is I definitely played a beta for EQ2, and it was pretty dreadful as far as I was concerned. I think a lot of that had to do with my graphics card though, it wasn't the top of the line, and while it played WoW smoothly and just dandy, EQ2 was not really playable at the 4-5 FPS it was giving me. Lurching around the landscape was just not fun in any way shape or form. But I did like my little mouse monk critter thing!
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