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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 7:56PM (Unverified) said

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Still not as sexy as Dominos

Posted: Feb 28th 2012 9:41PM Maseno said

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I downloaded this game, logged in, saw that you had to pay to unlock almost all the classes and uninstalled.

Not going to put time into a game that requires me to purchase classes before I can see how they even play.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 7:59AM Rheem said

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You're missing out.

EQ2's classes and race restrictions might be locked (they have to make money somehow) but there are 8 free classes and the game has more free content than pretty much any game on the market, free or subscription.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:33AM Annita said

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@Rheem

Not missing out on anything other than lack of customer support or care. Just look at the ProSiebenSat.1 fiasco going on now. I'm just glad after supporting this game for 7 years that I jumped ship with the horrid AoD expansion? Still waiting on all the free stuff promised a year ago if we bought DoV...nice sales ploy. I see what you did there..kinda like once you hit 80, you're forced to buy gear unlockers or go gold, since all gear rewards are legendary or better. If you don't, you won't progress with MC armor alone.

When all the vets are getting banned from the forums for voicing concerns and leaving the game in droves, do you really think there's anything to miss other than drama and gameplay bugs that haven't been fixed in years? It was a great game, but leave it to SOE to completely destroy it.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:28AM Rheem said

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While I agree with you on most points, most of that shouldn't concern a new player, 1-80 takes a long time to go through if you've never done it before. And that's just the adventuring side, let alone the crafting side, decorating and other 'casual' activities. Not everyone is interested in the endgame.

And I am certainly not defending SOE's actions, of late it seems like all the people we know have left the company or are working on other games for SOE. In the last few months its pretty much been an entire regime change and they keep putting people in charge who have no idea how the players feel or who have even played the game, while passing up experienced people like Domino who most of us though would be taking over from Smokejumper. On top of this latest fiasco, I feel like the company policy is now "Do stuff without consulting the community first, then announce it after its too late to change anything and apologize."
It doesn't help that the man behind it all hides from us and never engages us in conversations, even on a one on one level, which I think is critical whenever you rely on a large clientbase to sucessfully keep a business going.

Companies need to learn that talking isn't communication, listening is.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 10:44AM werewood said

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I bought
EQ2 way way back on release but did not connect. Since then I played most MMO titles. Skipped only a few really.
I made an EQ2 character 2 weeks ago out of boredom, and to my surprise this is a good game. And a free one.
I got to level 35 in 2 weeks of casual play and its nice. I recommend anyone to try it out.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:51PM Derf said

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Too little, too late. My sub has been cancelled. Not interested in more BS from EQ2, in fact have no interest in EQ Next due to the decisions of SOE.

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