digitalcraft, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
I only noticed a couple of mentions of Everquest II. On paper that game sounds really good, your own house, guild hall, complex crafting system, economy, dungeons, etc. But reading around it seems to be dying, why is that?
I have no idea if it's dying or not. I only stopped playing because I tend to get tired of playing the same game after a few years, even if it's really good. I always still recommend it to people who like fantasy MMOs.
Also, Everquest 2 is the kind of success story that gives me a sliver of hope for FFXIV. EQ2 pretty much bombed when it came out. You almost wouldn't recognize it from the refined product that's out there now. The developers took the initial negative feedback to heart, went back to the drawing board, and corrected literally every major gripe that people had.
The only change I've heard of so far that I don't like (and this was implemented after I left, so I'm going on hearsay) was that they made it a ton easier to defect between good and evil. I really liked how you used to have to be very careful not to get ganked in enemy territory while you laboriously performed quests and killed mobs to improve your faction with the goal of being just trusted enough not to be killed on sight. It should be tough, and you should have a long penance, in my opinion.
But yeah, overall great game and worth a look-see.