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August 7th, 2008
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Mister Pengo rates Everquest 2
Pros: Has the most solid fundamentals of any major MMO. Broad diversity of classes that each manage to perform in a distinct manner, while at the same time allowing each to fit into 1 of 4 'major roles' that every party needs (Tank, healer, dps, scout). Tradeskilling is actually useful, which is a rare feat. Consistent content updates and quality tuning. Game is tremendously solo-friendly. Tertiary link to a fun CCG. Game has truly improved with age.

Cons: The WNBA also has extremely solid fundamentals, and is about as popular as EQ2. Scenery is beautiful, while PCs and NPCs have a distinct 'Poser 2.0' appearance to them. Population consists primarily of housewives and the children of housewives, leading to a distinct impression you're exploring a fantasy world located inside of a suburban K-mart. Soloing too much makes you feel like a creep. Native UI stinks, though it can be replaced.

Overall: Hey, they're letting you play the game for free until the end of September, so go for it. They're trying like crazy to get people to play, and it shows.

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Date:August 7th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
"They're trying like crazy to get people to play"

I misread this as "They're trying to get crazy people to play"

I believe this to be true.
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Date:August 7th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Free as in, "It was free up until September" or "They made it free for right now to get people to play"?
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Date:August 7th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
It's free until the end of September. They recently had it free until the end of August, but that apparently didn't do the trick.

Give it a shot, Kaeru plays.
Date:August 7th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
If I didn't have to study for the PTCB, I would have considered it :(
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