I want to play again, but I have a few hangups

Discussion in 'General Gameplay Discussion' started by feldwebel87, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. feldwebel87 Active Member

    I want to play EQ2 again because of the vast, open worlds and the amazing amount of content. I want to go to frostfang sea and get lost, or craft a bit and just relax.
    It appears this game in on its last legs, so it's really hard to commit. I like FFXIV, but that feeling of vastness isn't really there. I am playing XIV now, but I can't help but think of EQ2 and what fun times can be had.
    Level with me, everyone, is this game just about dead? I don't want to get into it just to feel alone and see my fun cut short if the servers shut down.
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  2. Melkior Well-Known Member

    People have been saying this game is about dead for a decade or so now. Has it lost players since its heyday? Sure. And while nothing can last forever, I don't think this game is in danger of them shutting the servers down any time soon. My two cents at least.
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  3. Breanna Well-Known Member

    Same here I don't see it shutting down anytime soon either.
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  4. Kittybock Well-Known Member

    Norrath is still a great place to be.

    That said, any MMO is only what you make of it.
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  5. Memuvil New Member

    Find an active guild, and you will have plenty of things to do.
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  6. Leed Active Member

    When it comes to game shutdowns you can only look at a company's past history. In that regard DBG has kept things running on games with far lower populations - and usually a game goes into maintenance mode (eg no more expansions or patches) a few years before a complete shutdown. That only leaves overall company health, and in that regard - Holly Longdale has said Everquest 1 is more profitable in 2019 than it was in 2015.
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  7. kingmob23 Well-Known Member

    They just gave news about the upcoming expansion with a 10 level cap increase, so no, it's not dead or being shut down anytime soon.
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  8. feldwebel87 Active Member

    That's actually very hopeful news.
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  9. feldwebel87 Active Member

    That's actually reassuring.
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  10. Geroblue Well-Known Member

    I have heard of the original EQ shutting down since I started playing. In 2004. Its still going and going.
  11. ttobey Developer

    Nobody told me the game is shutting down!
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  12. SgtPmpkn Well-Known Member

    "Hey! Welcome back from vacation.... umm, can you clean your desk?"
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  13. Leed Active Member

    I think their 20 year anniversary event actually brought back a lot of people too. I gave it a try after probably 10 years away and the starter area had people running all around like it was the launch of a new server (Firiona Vie). I saw a big burst of people over here on EQ2 the day experts launched too (~5-7 instances of Myrist on Maj'Dul)
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  14. feldwebel87 Active Member

    You've all convinced me to give it a shot. If nothing else, we should know a good time in advance when things are coming to an end considering no other reason beyond control stops the servers.
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  15. Bludd Well-Known Member

    yep seems like it, that's why you have to release that kraken mount asap TIME IS RUNNING OUT *mission impossible theme song*
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  16. Geroblue Well-Known Member

    Just don't hum the TwiLight Zone theme quietly to yourself upon entering darkly lit zones.
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  17. Prox Well-Known Member

    The guys writing code everyday are always the last to know.
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  18. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    if you been gone for years U suggest you try to get back into things on the new TLE server " Kaladim" we just got DoF today
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  19. ttobey Developer

    How dare you! I'm not a coder!
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  20. Obano Well-Known Member

    My bet is both EQ2 and original EverQuest will still be around in another 20 years. I doubt FFXIV will be still be going in 2039.
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