EQ2 - but LFPvP... (#MMO #Gaming #MMOGaming #EQ2)
Published on March 29th, 2010 @ 07:26:32 am , using 373 words, 12353 views
I haven't had a ton of gaming time lately, but what time I have had has been spent in EQ2. It really is a great game, with tons of things too do (too many sometimes - it's hard to decide what to do!). Quite a few friends are playing, and with the few random guild invites we've done, there's always quite a few on with the PM tag. So, I've been pretty happy playing EQ2. :)
I still miss LOTRO, a lot, actually, but without my original account, I can't really go back. I do have the second account, but all my years-old names, pre-release era characters and the like, I just really can't make a go of it. :/ Maybe someday Turbine will relent and unlock it.
The only thing I DO sometimes miss in gaming is some PvP. Sure EQ2 has PvP now, but honestly, the game was not designed from the ground up to have PvP and I can't imagine it's very good. The PvP I miss the most is the always available, "jump in and go for it" Scenarios and world PvP of Warhammer Online actually. I could always hit "join queue" and within a couple minutes be in a good PvP scenario and it was (almost) always a lot of fun! And the world PvP was fun too. Not sure how it is now as it's been many months since I played, but I think when the PvP itch gets too strong to resist, that's what I'll re-up. I don't have the reflexes for AoC PvP anymore, and EVE ... well, yeah, no.
The info on The Secret World that came out of GDC is very interesting. Interesting skill system, where you have 7 active and 7 passive skills you can slot in at any one time. Should avoid some of the "skill overload" that you get in other games, where you've got 3-4+ hotbars worth of skills to manage at all times. TSW's going to be very interesting!
Anyway - not much else to write about at the moment. EQ2's fun, but I haven't done anything "exciting" - mainly I'm just questing on my Necro and playing random alts now and then. I'm on Station Pass, so I've got seemingly endless character slots to mess with. ;)
PvP in EQ2 has gotten a lot better with the battlegrounds. Spells change based on being in them, and you queue up exactly like WoW / WAR and have a selection of three to choose from. The downside to this is that teams are hit and miss unless you go in with a pre-made group, and you’ve also got to be level 80+ which I find just pushes people to skip past the first 80 levels of the game.
If you’re into PvP it can certainly scratch that “itch” many feel - for those who rely heavily on PvE, it’s still just a mass of confusion and wasted resources.
Meh - I don’t have an 80+ character yet. Otherwise yeah I might try it. Warhammer’s (well, and WoW too) is nice in that you can do BG-style PvP at all levels from 1 right through the endgame.