posted on May, 24 2005 @ 10:12 AM
I played EQ back in the beta days, and then for a year or so after release...
I built a guild, and it was pretty neat, as my character was well known and respected, despite not really being that high a level.
Of course, through my guildmates, I had gear that was really out there. I was one of the first dark elves walking around in purchased full plate,
hehe...(couldn't have the guild leader looking like a ragamuffin
) I was there more for the RP aspect, and we and some other guilds really had
some good storylines going. In real life, I'd be emailing and messaging other (enemy) guild leaders and we'd organize surprise strikes, guildwars,
quests, etc. It was a lot of fun. When it became about sitting around and killing the same thing over and over again, just to get some item...well,
it lost it's appeal to me, hehe.... (hence the "air" selling, selling virtual items, etc.)
This was all before being married of course...so I had a bit more free time. That guy's gotta be losing some money if he's in class hours each
but he's better off for it.
We've even got an ex-con in class, who's turned his life around and has one degree, going for another, and wants to mentor troubled kids, etc.
That's pretty inspiring to see.