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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.74 news/2004/03/31/news_6092601.html

I wasn't sure I was gonna check this out, but I think I will now! It is a huge step for MMORPGs. It just gives it an edge up in realism. While it doesn't take away the whole Everquest "model", it should make SOME people spend more time interacting in the cities and with NPCs.
Only problem, when completing a quest you'll have to hear the person say the same damn thing over and over as you hand in the items. :)

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I'm getting progressively more and more worried about EQ2. SOE has been going all-out on hyping its graphics, its geography, and now its sound--and hasn't said one word about advances made in the gameplay.

What's the point if it's just going to be Everquest with prettier graphics?
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I"m going to go out on a limb (not really) and say that any gameplay changes will be of the "very minor" variety. As lame and dull as EQ's gameplay is, it's made them an assload of money. I think that "Everquest with better graphics" is all Sony/Verant thinks they'll need to sell this one, and they're probably right.

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EQ has a very limited shelf life after you max your level. Even before that, you've gotta mentally prepare yourself for weeks of "grinding" to gradually build up exp.

But after I hit the ceiling, there just wasn't much to do. Most high levels who stayed on would grind for better gear, but there was no player-vs.-player, so I never saw the point.

When the Frontiers update came out, I was just tired of it.

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