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Planned for a beta launch on August 17th is a version of EQ2 gone free to play.

It will have its own server and many limitations compared to the full game.

Check out out these answers to questions on the membership matrix.

I like this idea as I did not get the time to play to sub to the full game even though I liked it. I can see myself resubbing to the full game even with this out if I got the time for it again. However this might let me try the game, and understand the game a bit better for when that occurs.

To be honest though, if you think you will really love eq2, I would not bother with this.

It has its own server, but its really limited compared to the p2p version. Less classes, no support, less races, less content, less spell tiers (so harder game), less bags etc etc. I’m not sure how fun or enjoyable the cut down version will be.

EQ2 isnt a easy game, nor one thats quick to learn, with all the restrictions, it might make something tough to get into, a complete turn off.

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Why?
Many games advertise that as a feature?

No more mounted combat.
That’s it.
Course, it’s never that simple. My gut reaction is “WTF? I’m going to be hopping on and off my damn horse every time I have a fight?!”

Bonus xp weekend

Greetings Norrathians! Sharpen your swords and repair that armor. There will be bonus AA, tradeskill and adventure experience this weekend starting at 3:00pm PDT on Friday, April 23rd until 11:59pm Sunday, April 25th. Happy adventuring!

EQ2 said on their facebook page and on the EQ2 website

Bonus experience of all kinds!! Friday Feb 12th at 3pm PST until Monday Feb 15th at 11:59pm PST!

My Kerran in Gorowyn was doing the city rep quests to buy items for her Inn house. Not too difficult and easy xps. I bought the scroll stand which looks nice and the basket of raspberries.

I also claimed some of the pets that I get for free from having some of the expansions. I did the same on my fae so the pets are walking around my inn rooms now.

I finished a city collection (so many purple collectibles around i was vendoring them) also. Apparently when the city festival is in town more of them spawn. its good for low level money as each sell for about a silver to a vendor, or you can sell them in the auction house for more. I put 4 in the auction house for sale (I only have one bag there yet) and vendored the rest.

I get lost pretty often in Gorowyn, and I don’t find it super easy to kill mobs but I think I am begining to get comfortable with the game. I’m a lot less lost with the guild.

EQ2 is a very complex game, its taking a while to learn to walk the walk. I am begining to learn a bit about the queen of qeynos (the false queen) and the now defeated overlord Lucan D’lere.

One of my characters (Kerran) is in Gorowyn (“nice place to start off but you dont want to live there” -guildy). I just found out recently that good characters can visit it even though its an evil city.

My other character is in Kelethin and is a fae. Its a good city. Apparently the merchants will not talk to evil characters but they can walk around everywhere but the court. I accidently already found its betrayal quest, but I don’t want to betray so I am ignoring the quest giver.

My guild is helping me a lot with learning how to play the game and be less lost. They are super.

You can check out the list of City Festival Reward Items reward items on zam.

Currently its in the city of Gorowyn (feb 1-7) in the Timorous Deep. I have a toon there so I will take a look.


Playing this week

  • FFXIV
  • Guild Wars
  • Disgaia 3

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