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Published on August 28th, 2009 @ 06:04:52 am , using 410 words, 536 views
- Alberic and Grace, Temple Street -
With PM active (and Guild Level 30), it's been a lot of fun roaming the world of Norrath lately. :D We (after a series of mishaps!) got the FBSS HQ done last night, which was a big upgrade for both of us - and a fun quest too!
Then we went back to the Freeport area and worked on some quests that had been in her log since the game opened, more or less. One of the really cool things about EQ2's quest log is that it tracks when you received a quest. So we've both got some quests in our logs that say "Received on: 11/10/2004" and similar. So the data's there, and we wonder if anyone at SOE is crunching it. If there'll be an achievement for "oldest quest completed" or something. We've finished some old ones lately! She even had one in her log that had gone through some revisions and was no longer valid! She was able to drop it and then immediately pick up the new version though, and then complete it.
Most of the old Freeport-area quests we have all involve Fallen Gate, the first "real" dungeon you'll encounter if you level naturally in the FP area. Sure there's Wailing Caves, but Fallen Gate was always more of a "dungeon." Back in the day there were 3+ instances of it running all the time. Heh. Yeah... EQ2 has old school public dungeons, but they have population caps. So, when it hits a certain number of people, another copy spawns and you choose between them. There also used to be a really cool access quest you had to do, to even be able to go into FG. Now it's not needed though.
Anyway, it used to be really, really active - and dangerous down there. Now, of course, with Alberic being L52 and Grace L41... not so much. But it was fun combing through it, finishing up old quests, and seeing the place in full finally after all these years! We never managed to get super good groups down there so never saw the whole thing. We'd been pretty deep, sure, but not to the end!
All in all, it's been awesome playing EQ2 again!