I must report that a lot has happened in the past year.. creation of a new guild success in the new guild and ultimately it’s down fall due to a bunch of losers… sad really…. Any ways I have put my gaming of MMORPGs down for now.. I need to re-evaluate my life and priorities… I appreciate my readers and those who have stumbled accross this blog…
I have created a new blog centered on more REAL LIFE activies as I try on my new life change for size…… I encourge you to check it out!
Thanks for the awesome times!!!
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A lot of Massive multiplayer online games don’t condone trading real world cash for in game items. There are a few who do, one of these are SOE’s Everquest 2 with their Exchange service.
However has SOE taken it to a new level with their new Trading card game?
If you have not been reading about Legends of Norrath, it is SOE’s online only trading card game. It is based on the world of Norrath playable with in EQ, EQ2 or in its own client. You get a free random card starter deck and you also have the possibility to loot cards/decks off of MOBs you kill in either EQ or EQ2. You can also buy 55 card themed starter decks for 9.99 or 15 card booster packs for 2.99.
Make no mistake, these are digital only. Meaning these cards you buy, you will not be physically holding them.
A real life friend I talk to about this brought this to my attention. Will you spend the money on booster packs or themed starter decks if you can’t hold them?
Let’s look at another aspect of this. Part of card games is collecting valuable cards. Who doesn’t get excited when they open their booster pack of Magic: The Gathering or some other card game and get their hands on a rare card that could it’s self potentially sell for a lot more than buying 10 booster packs at once?
If you happen to get your hands on a highly sought after card in Legends of Norrath, and want to sell it, what deems how much it is worth? Since it is digital, and can be traded like items in game, will it be worth more in plat or real cash? I am not going to wrap my brain around the possible figures that also factor in the cash to plat/gold ratio. But one thing is for certain, valuable cards will come and there will be a market in game and out of the game for them. Will these digital cards be on the same level as a valuable card from a non-digital card game, or will they be less for the simple fact you can not hold this card in your hand?
I look forward to see how this plays out. Share your thoughts.
Legends of Norrath is now live! A nice write up about it can be read here
Legends of Norrath™: Oathbound is now live in EverQuest® and EverQuest II®!
Legends of Norrath is an online-only trading card game, based on the richly-detailed sword-and-sorcery world of Norrath from the massively multiplayer online role-playing games EverQuest and EverQuest II. Playable from within the two MMOs, Oath bound, the first set for Legends of Norrath features over 375 digital cards and is available in both a 55-card digital starter deck and 15-card digital booster packs. Play as one of many Oath bound avatars and decide your own fate as you choose between the paths of good or evil.
If you are like me, then you have not played it yet. In the above link there is a brief write up about how to play as well. I am really excited to learn, and this is yet another thing that cuts directly into my EQ2 leveling time. See you in game!!!!