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Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 6:28AM (Unverified) said

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I beat the rush and returned to EQ1 a couple of months ago, just in time to miss all the sweet goodies :(

Posted: Jun 4th 2008 2:10PM mietha said

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Exactly the same, and I am quite pissed off about that. I returned during that last double xp weekend in april. Total BS to give this stuff to non-paying quitters and not their paying customers.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 8:43AM Boruk said

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Downloading Classic EQ now....will be fun to go back and see how my MMO career started and where the game is now.

I didn't realize it was for trial accounts too....might be time to go further in EQ2 also...

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 9:03AM Askgar said

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I've just logged into my station account and found my trail account from Jan 2002 has been activated.
I might actually have a play around, see what its like, I can't really remember it as it was so long ago, the first MMO I tried and I didn't go back to them for a couple of years.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 10:24AM (Unverified) said

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I've not played Everquest (Original Recipe) in over four years and I feel no need to go back now.

And twice have I played EQII on a trial basis, but neither the limited Trial of the Isle (What do you mean I can't go to Qeynos?) or Play The Fae (A fairy's life for me? No.) impressed me.

But I saw yesterday that Sony has not only reactivated my EQ account, but those EQII trials were enough to qualify. So I downloaded the Launcher last night, started patching around 6pm and ...

It was still patching this morning as I left for work.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 10:55AM (Unverified) said

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This came at a perfect time. WoW is starting to bore me (though I am sure WoTLK will bring me back), I am not interested in AoC... and Mythos is not as fun as it was.

So I loaded up EQ1 and logged in for the first time since 2004... and had no clue what to do with my 69 beastlord. I rolled a new character and went through the whole tutorial just to learn the ropes again lol... game has changed alot!

EQ2 is still patching as I type this, and I will admit that getting the whole Kunark expansion for free and being able to play a Sarnak is intriguing.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 11:03AM (Unverified) said

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I rolled a Sarnak Shadowknight (original, I know) last night and played til I hit 11. Fun times indeed.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 11:14AM (Unverified) said

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I'm also heading back to EQ2, I can still vaguely remember where I last logged out, o the memories.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 11:20AM (Unverified) said

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For those of you who are taking this opportunity up, please visit the official forums and ask questions as they arise. Both games have changed over the years, and asking questions is never a bad thing!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 2:54PM (Unverified) said

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My friends don't have ROk and started playing again last month. Does this free digital copy of ROK apply to them too or are they SOL because they came back too soon? If so that sucks.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 2:09PM (Unverified) said

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I cannot get away from EQ2! Every MMO I have tried leaves something to be desired when compared to the overall experience of EQ2. I guess it is because of the continuous involvment of the players with the developers into making the game challanging as well as player friendly.

Hopefully we will have many players revisit the game, enjoy it, and stay.

Disclaimer... I am still trying Conan, but not that impressed yet.

Posted: Jun 4th 2008 8:56AM (Unverified) said

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Twelve hours later ... still patching.

With six hours to go, according to the Launcher.

Not a good look, SOE.

Posted: Jun 4th 2008 7:42PM (Unverified) said

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Seriously? Buy a better connection. I don't know what you are really thinking here, dling 20+gigs along with everyone else that was just reactivated. How long did you think it would take?
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Posted: Jun 6th 2008 4:00PM (Unverified) said

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Just a bit of info, from an SoE Fan Boy, see my posts on their website if you don't believe me. Don't use the standard patcher it stinks. It takes forever to download anything and it almost always hangs. Instead use the new unified BETA patcher they are working on, even in beta it is far superior to the old patcher. I was able to download Planetside, Vanguard, MxO, and EQlive simultaneously in about 3hours, that would have taken like 48+ with the old patcher. You can get it from the main SoE site http://www.station.sony.com/. Its on the right hand side under the game finder search.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2008 11:21PM (Unverified) said

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Twelve hours later ... still patching.

With six hours to go, according to the Launcher.

Not a good look, SOE.

Posted: Jun 4th 2008 2:13PM mietha said

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You're not just patching, you're downloading the expansions. Frigging deal or go buy the discs. You are getting it FOR FREE. STFU.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2008 11:33PM (Unverified) said

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I just downloaded the game again. Its been a long 2 years. I have very fond memories but I don't know how to access DoF, KoS, or the other expansions I never got when I was a regular. Game seems rather empty player wise but the achievements seem kool.

Posted: Jun 10th 2008 11:34PM (Unverified) said

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I meant to add it was for EQ2.

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