12-23-2009, 10:13 AM
Tonight won't work for me as I have to get ready for my trip over to ye olde Vancouver Island where the family still lives. I figured the week of Christmas would be dicey.
I've also thought about arranging a night to play alts and/or mentor some of the others who have joined and not caught up yet with the main group. Although leveling is pretty speedy these days, it may start to look a bit daunting to have to get to level 32 or 33 to reach the main group. I've got alts as low as level 8 and a few sprinkled in the 20s.
12-25-2009, 05:06 AM
Uf da, do I have alts... Sounds like fun to me.
Originally Posted by Creole Ned
12-29-2009, 05:06 AM
Are we meeting this Thursday? I don't plan on going out and wouldn't mind playing some EQ2. As far as playing the alts, I'm all for that. Wouldn't mind having some people to level up my Templar with since its so slow to kill stuff.
12-29-2009, 05:59 AM
Does anyone have much experience with the RAF program? Is it exactly like WoW, or no?
I would also appreciate some suggestions for leveling late 30s through 40. I've played several characters that just simply die out at 40 because I run into horrible quests that involve ^^^ elites and whatnot, and trying to scrape through the handful of quests in each zone that I can do solo before moving to another.... well it's just not very fun, so I lose interest. I've read some of the free leveling guides but most don't seem to cater to soloing once I'm out of the first couple newbie zones.
I'm planning a leveling binge with a friend for January but we'll be playing on AB. :(
12-29-2009, 06:10 AM
If you want to avoid the older zones, in the late 30s you should go to Steamfont Mountains. This can see you through till 50 but the revamped Everfrost and Lavastorm are now great for soloing from 40 and 45 respectively.
12-29-2009, 07:29 AM
Thanks! Maybe I'll push past 40 this time.
12-29-2009, 10:14 AM
I will still be out of town. I'd be up for something (more HQing?) this weekend, though.
Originally Posted by Paladin
12-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Hey just thought this would be the best place to ask this, does the Shadow Odyssey pack on steam
include everything in the game so far? Or would I have to buy other things in addition to this?
12-29-2009, 10:55 AM
This is the latest expansion and does include everything so far. Quite a bargain.
Originally Posted by McKnight
Taking a rest from EQ2 after 2 years(!) solid playing and on and off before that since launch. Will be back for February expansion though.
12-29-2009, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the help Jonah, I have bought it and am downloading it now. Will let the group know when I create a character that I'm happy with and get him to a reasonable level.
Originally Posted by Jonah
Also is there any particular class that you are all short on? I'd hate to pick a class plough through a few levels and then find theres like a bazillion of us.
12-29-2009, 11:36 AM
I think there's about five of us currently active, although a couple more people have expressed a desire to catch up. I don't think there's been any class overlap to date - I'm playing a Coercer, Ned's a Bruiser, Fugitive's a Mystic, Clay's got tons of alts but I think is usually playing an Inquisitor for our sessions, and I don't remember offhand what Paladin's playing, but something tanky.
There are tons of options. I don't think we have an active Scout-category class, so if that appealed you'd have first call on Scout-specific loot.
12-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Paladin's main is, oddly, a paladin. :)
I will probably pop on with an alt on Thursday night if anyone wants to goof around as I don't have any plans (currently) for New Year's eve.
12-29-2009, 04:01 PM
I switch between a Paladin, Guardian, and Shadowknight depending on my mood. I also have a Templar but he's only level 7 at the moment.
Edit: Has anyone done any of the Diety quests? I went with Mithaniel Marr for my Paladin and my next quest is to hit Crushbone. If there is anyone else interested, we could hit that one of these days.
Last edited by Paladin; 12-29-2009 at 04:05 PM.
Reason: Added Diety question
12-29-2009, 04:15 PM
I've never done any of the deity quests but would be up for one. Crushbone is low 20s if I recall.
12-30-2009, 06:13 AM
12-30-2009, 11:07 AM
Miiight be up for deity questing but I don't remember how that all works.
12-30-2009, 01:24 PM
I just picked this up from the Steam holiday sale. I've never played EQ2 before, but I have a good bit of experience with LOTRO so I won't be a complete newb. I go to school at night so I won't be able to join in the evening, but I'd still like to join the guild and maybe play with some folks in the afternoons if there's still room for a new guy.
12-30-2009, 01:39 PM
This article gives some info about the various gods, how they benefit your character, and their quest lines.
12-30-2009, 01:45 PM
There's always room for more in the guild. Send a /tell to any of us regulars when you're in-game to get an invite.
(I should probably edit the first post with the names of the regulars, come to think of it.)
Not counting various alts, here's a few:
12-30-2009, 02:26 PM
It seems you can mail stuff cross-server? Hmm, maybe I'll make a new character over there.
12-31-2009, 03:32 PM
EQ2 from what I gather has a quite a few starting zones. Assuming I pick up the steam deal (which includes a month right?), which starting zone has a storyline that might mesh well with a summoner/necromancer character?
If I pick it up, I'm going to be doing a lot a soloing and I figure I might as well treat it like a single player RPG then heh.
12-31-2009, 03:44 PM
Of the possible starting cities, I'd say forget about Qeynos and Freeport because their associated questing areas (Antonica and Commonlands) have you running all over a huge area, and Kelethin is way too twee. Timorous Deep (for good* and evil) and Neriak (for evil) are much more focused, though there isn't really any particular class affiliation.
* - to be good in Timorous Deep, you have to actually start in either Qeynos (the easier route) or Kelethin and travel there.
12-31-2009, 03:46 PM
12-31-2009, 04:33 PM
I unfortunately will not be able to make it tonight. I was talked into going to see a movie by my friends. See you all next Thursday.
12-31-2009, 06:13 PM
The Commonlands were actually quite fun, I thought. But the more recent starting zones definitely have a more focused, progressive series of quests.
12-31-2009, 08:27 PM
Blargh, got caught up with stuff and wasn't able to get on. Will be ready for next week, though!
I may pop on occasionally with alts before then.
01-01-2010, 12:03 AM
For some reason I have failed to get my 30 days free, so I have let sony know and as soon as I get it sorted out I'll hopefully get my assasin going strong.
01-01-2010, 06:40 AM
Thanks for this tip. I've been chasing my tail more or less trying to find a series of quests that doesn't run into a brick wall at some point (started in Qeynos for the first time so it's really unfamiliar). For example I went to The Caves, did a handful of quests then when I turned everything in the next handful were all 3 levels higher than the first series. This really sums up the entirety of my experience in EQ2 more or less, its just so less intuitive and polished than its competition.
Originally Posted by Fugitive
But there is still a fun game in there somewhere, so I'll cross my fingers and head for Timorous Deep.
And for the giggle factor: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/...8f8e46b1_o.jpg
That map is both tragically useful and hilarious at once, illustrating what a steep curve there is to the travel in EQ2. But I'll keep plodding on.
01-01-2010, 04:11 PM
So I'm Niya, the Asaari Necromance on permafrost. If you see me, be sure to wave. It looks like they are doing some loading as you go thing like Guild Wars now. It's semi-annoying. Since it wasn't built up from the ground up for it.
01-01-2010, 05:10 PM
The streaming is still being tweaked but it works decently. At least you get into the game a lot sooner.