New, Old WorldJune 15, 2009
As Spinks has been posting quite eloquently, we’re in the process of sneaking onto Everquest 2 to check out a game we always wanted to take a look at. It’s an interesting game for us, because it came out at just the wrong time to get us hooked and every time we’ve tried the trials separately, we’ve ended up unimpressed. Perhaps making a gnome monk my last time didn’t help!
So this time around, we mostly decided to give it a shot because of the length of trial and then the refer-a-friend programme, which we got started on thanks to Ysharros. And, of course, the ability to play on US servers and say hi to some of the people we’ve met through our time blogging!
For me there’s another side to it all though, after hearing about numerous groups that play a game once per week, I wanted to see if I can do that. It sounds appealing. Have a main game, and then another escapist hang-out that hits a few different buttons, or allows me to explore another world. And Everquest 2 has a huge world, and one I’m completely new to. Tonight will be out first ‘fixed night’ foray. We’re on Lucan D’Lere and char names can be supplied on request!
We’re still ironing out which classes we’ll gel with and have started with Shadowknight (me) and Fury (Spinks), which is amusing cos normally we’d default to the other way around – but sometimes even that’s good to challenge, and Spinks has played many many healers… I’ve just not played many/ANY tanks, but I’m guessing she’ll give me some pointers. We made Sarnak and the starting area has already got me smitten by collection ‘stuff’ for collections, given me a ‘chokemon’ pet, and let me explore my inner dragon-lady!
Of course, we’ve also been making other classes a bit in other areas. Last night we both spent 10 mins staring at how cute our rat-girls were, so I’m sure they’ll get an outing once the Sarnak get to 20. Finding the classes we’ll love is half the fun, and it’s very cool to be completely lost in a world, lost with a UI and overwhelmed by the number of abilities we have.
In other news, I’m holding off on resubbing to WAR till I get back from my Comic Con trip. If I pay by the month I want to do it in a month I’m not away for 2.5 weeks. And LotRO is about to hit Book 8, an update that will bring us plenty more content and perhaps some other changes for me and my playing. I’ve read very little about it, because I’d like a little more discovery this time, and less expectation!