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Old 01-24-2005, 05:54 PM   #1
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This name is probably familiar to all of you. But I'm left with a feeling of.... betrayal.

I'm currently playing Everquest II. It's a very enjoyable game, with a lot of great people, etc etc etc. My rant is not about gameplay or any aspects of the game really... Other than its atrocious administration.

Recently, a new server was opened up. Announcements were sent on global chat to all existing servers inviting players to come and start fresh on this new server, and have a chance to discover things for the first time. (there is an actual "server discovery" stat on the player stats page). I resisted at first, but then decided it would be fun to start anew with other players, rising to the top with people who were serious about the game.... Until today, when they dumped hundreds of players in their 30-50 lvls (where the highest lvled people on the server prior to that were 25), but also all the tradeskillers and such. So not only is all the chance of discovery *gone*, but the economy will be ****** as the rich from these other servers will stay rich, and the people who gave it all up to reroll will stay relatively poor. I feel as if my time has been wasted. I feel duped.

Now my options are fewer because I chose to play a game I enjoy, but has the "powers that be" throwing monkey wrenches at the player base all the time without abandon. I can't jump on the WoW bandwagon, which is looking like less and less of a bandwagon as time rolls on, because Blizzard has pulled the game off all the shelves due to server overpopulation. There aren't any impressive MMOs coming out anytime soon, other than Guild Wars (which is NCSoft... I am leery of it). EQ2 is fun, but I don't like feeling like I've wasted time, which is certainly what has happened.

I suppose my option is to wait for some nice single player or free-multi player games, but I don't really have the money to shell out for a new game every few weeks.

Why have you made me come to this decision, SOE? Why do I feel like a pioneer, who toils to build up his farm from nothing, only to see his neighbour move in with 2 Diesel powered tractors, a 3-storey farm house, and completely tilled-plowed-engineered land? Why do I feel used?

**** video games. I don't know what to do now.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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Re-play some old favourites, borrow games from friends, watch anime, find a boyfriend, raid the library for books. But DON'T make decisions when you're pissed off. They'll probably end up coming back to bite you.

Any reasons given for the dump, BTW?
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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We have WoW at work, Laur... want me to hold one for you?

I'm playing WoW now.... Sorry to say THZ, I'm not on Mal'Ganis **YET** but I probably will be with an alt soon.
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Why do you people keep choosing servers we are not on!? It hurts my heart

BTW, this may give you some understanding to the WoW production hold, http://www.penny-arcade.com/news.php...-01-24#braying

I would try and sell you on the game some more, but you will probably play on another server
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No worries, Gryph... I want to play with you guys, but I don't know what server/side/class you need
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Mal'Ganis > Alliance

Play any class you want to play, it is pretty well covered. For an idea on the Class stats check here:
http://www.wowrankings.com/guild_pro...Forces&s_id=83
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bwahaha we are turning you to the dark side, your resistance is weakening, revel in the dark pleasure that is warcraft, and we can all actually play together as a clan

whats your other char's server KZ? i have a 45 Tauren Shaman on illidan, i just started up my dorf paladin alt a couple days ago on mal'ganis

oh and yes, SOE is the devil, typical corporate mofo stereotype
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #9
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OMG Your playing WoW? After all that talk about how you would never play? Well glad ya are though now get on the right server and come play with us!

That sucks though Laurelin thats just not right they doing that. I'd be so pissed after working so hard and have it wiped out like that.
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yeah cmon laur, WoW with me. i've already danced to one l52 troll shaman (axe to the head) and got knelt to within 10 seconds of gameplay with my new character simply 'cause of his name. i'm also on Mal'Ganis, i can set you up with some good leather armour, made by me it looks like shyte. but it's well made shyte

hopefully i can play again soon, havent played in a week and a half. oh well, i don't care, one of the sacrifices you make for success, happiness and love (a great combination with the right ingredients. and mine make a yummy cake)
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*Channels Goldaf and all my other Dwarven characters* YYYYAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR!
*Puts an axe in Gryphons head*
And ye'll not be the first gryphon I've hit wi' an axe either!
(If Laur won't let me express my brogue over teamspeak, I'll have to do it here )
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Heheheh... I'm torn between Mal'Ganis and Argent Dawn. I have a lvl 8 Priest on AD atm... and I like the thought of RPing. The open PvP of Mal'Ganis makes me afraid
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Yeah, it takes a bit to get used to, but it isn't too bad. Sometimes they keep you from doing what you want, but there are plenty of other places to go in the meantime.

What name did you choose?
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Or you call in for help and people come runnin to help kill the horde then you watch them run away while you chase them and kill them .
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