Category Archives: SOE

I know I know….

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!

http://yourenotinterested.wordpress.com

 

Thanks for the awesome times!!!

 

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Umm HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wow guys what can I say…. I have seriously been slacking and the blog has faded. My apologies for that.

What have I been up to you ask ? Well EQ2 got put down after my friends started to migrate back to WoW. I do enjoy EQ2 but no fun when you can’t play with your real life friends. As well as my fiancée does not have the computer power to run EQ2 so it was back to wow where I picked up my level 70 raiding rogue again. I am back casually raiding for the time. I recently went to a sword build from a life time dagger fiend I am enjoying it!

In other news I am going to start something new for the time being. See how this fits me. Due to SOE giving you a “Holiday Pass” to Vanguard: Saga of heroes I am gonna try it out and document my journeys(Note: put in bold to help you remember).

BEHOLD!!!! Jordio Emptybelly the level 5 Halfling Druid- He on the smaller size of the Halfling race, but don’t let the size full you. He can tear up some baddies and has a appetite the size of a Half Ogre to boot!

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So far I have been really liking what SOE has done to the game. I picked up Diplomacy and think it is a neat twist to a MMORPG, as well as a good way to flesh out the story and lore of the Telon World.

Through Diplomacy I have learned a lot of interesting things going on in my little Halfling village. Here Jordio is trying to calm down a Angry Dwarf who isn’t happy with the fact that the Halflings are not shipping their agreed amount of food to the Dwarf out post.

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I was able to calm him down and send him on his way! Thats pretty much it for now. Stay tuned I will be adding more Adventures of Raiding in WoW and adventuring in Vanguard!

Random Stuff.

Let’s see. In my Random Stuff bag I am pulling out a picture of my gaming set up. Nothing spectacular obviously, I have a budget to maintain.

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Old Wood desk, ugly BUT comfy green chair, Lego Star wars toys, Front and side spears for the 7.1 surround set up, a corona straw hat, light up lounge sign, and obviously I am a LogiTech fan. That about sums that pic up.

The Free Ride Ends tomorrow which is when my Everquest2 subscription finally renews. I have to give it to SOEs marketing department. Back in July I got a flyer in my postal mail box saying they have re-established my subscription to EQ2 until sept. 15th as well as enabled all the adventure packs and expansions on my account. I already had all three expansions due to the EOF box but the adventure packs was a nice touch. I believe it was for having a canceled subscription to EQ2 and Vanguard.

Any rate it was a nice gesture and they got me back in to EQ2 . I am having a blast!!!! Gotta keep that pesky Vanguard at bay for right now though.

Not allowed to play my Fury. Since yesterday when I try to log in my Fury who is camped in North FreePort it tries to log in, and goes back to the character select screen. All other characters on same server or diffrent server have no issues. I have deleted all my Frprt files in the PAK folder and done a full file scan, same results.

Other than that I hope I can get the Fury situation fix because I have not had a chance to mess with the new things int he patch.

EQ2: Game update #38 going live today.

Yay!!! GU#38 going live today, I am looking forward to the changes coming out with this update, details below.

Here are a few Highlights

  • Dual Wield Weapon Changes
  • Trivial Loot Code no longer applies to quest items
  • Bloodlines Chronicles spell Changes
  • Some Fighter group buffs have become raid buffs
  • Sort Quest Journal by Quest Level
  • Bristlebane has Returned

For more detail check out EQ2 Players

Crossing the Threshhold………. Again?

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 Go Live!

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!!!!

Did World of Warcraft make you a Dumb Gamer, or lazy?

When I first stepped into Azeroth I was blown away by the content, the environment and the easy way to pick the game up and just go. This was the best gaming experience in my entire life or at least I thought it was. I will elaborate but first some back ground.
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