EQ2 Extended launch review impressions, hit or miss?
Well SOE, never wanting to miss a change to fuck things up (See NGE in SWG), have decided to limit free accounts to only the very basic classes, of mages , scouts, priests and fighters.
So for example no Warnden, or Necro, or hybrid classes of any type on the basic free to play account, this goes against what is being successfully offered elsewhere ie Runes of Magic, LotRo, and of course DDO.
Plan to wait at least 5 minutes just to check if your name is available.
On a positive note the new download installer streaming client is really good, you no longer have to download the huge 12 GB files before playing, it streams it down as you are playing.
On higher setting it looks better
I quit when I noticed Free to play players can not use OOC, hello EQ2 good bye EQ2 (UPDATE: this is not true, Im currently playing a Warlock on the freeport server, and having a blast)
With quality free to play games like DDO and Lotro out there now which dont have these class limitations for free players and stupid social controls, there is really no reason to play EQ2, it is really disappointing, perhaps SOE will change things but dont count on it.
There is a very good game in there somewhere, I know because I played it for the first 6 months after launch years ago
EQ2 Extended was officially launched on August the 20th 2010.
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