posted on May, 16 2008 @ 02:23 PM
i've played eq2 off and on since release and so far it's my favorite. been playing solid for the last 2 years with no intention of leaving. i
usually have a little side game going too. currently it's lord of the rings (i'm quite bored with it), but i'll probably pick up conan tuesday.
i would definitely recommend eq2 though. they do a pretty good job of maintaining it and they manage not to piss people off with updates. everything
they've changed has been for the better. unlike SWG, for example... =)
i was once a fan too... RIP SWG.
guild wars is really good. i never bought the expansions, but i played the crap out of the first campaign.
i have also tried eve-online. i thought it was pretty cool, but it has a steep learning curve that i was JUST starting to overcome, but it didn't
seem like there was much social content. it's more of a raw economy-driven game - maybe that in itself provides opportunity for socialization later.
worth doing the trial though at least. you might like it.
i tried the beta for vanguard. i hear they fixed and added a lot of stuff, but my impression is that it's EQ1 - part 2. if that makes any sense...
EQ2 is basically a new game that happens to be based on eq1, vanguard to me is almost a direct upgrade of EQ1. maybe others will dispute that. i
won't argue. =)
tabula rasa is pretty cool too. another game i did the trial for but didn't purchase becase i was waiting for pirates of the burning sea. which is
also fun. you can read my reply to another member on that game here:
hope that helps. AoC does look like it will be pretty cool if you have a system that can run it. some people complain that it runs like crap on
their systems, but it's partially because the current beta client has some memory management issues that have already been fixed for the release
client. so take those stories with a grain of salt. if you meet the specs for it, you should be fine.
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