Summary: This is the umpteeth expansion for EverQuest II, which is still doing well some 7 years after launch. The game has recently gone "Free To Play" (with restrictions, of course) so now is a great time to jump in and check things out, or come back if you used to play. The servers are well populated, and both DoV and Age of Discovery, the latest expansion, have been full of great features and content.
Summary: Bought this game because did not want to download the 12GB this game takes, however when it did its update it needed another 4GB to make it current. So not really worth buying since there was nothing in the box to make it worth buying it for. Great game mind, helps if you have someone who also plays it, but download it as there are just too many updates and it makes no difference having the discs to make it worth buying them.
Summary: Okay, I can almost hear all of you asking me: "WHY? are you NUTS?" Firstly, my computer is just under the minimum recommended spec required for this game: AMD Duron 950 (100MHz FSB), 1GB 133MHz SDRAM (yes the old stuff), Radeon 9800Pro 128MB (Running at 4X AGP) - You get the idea. I have the game on low settings, except for the main texture quality, that is set to HIGH.
Summary: I've been playing MMORPGs (beta and released games) for over 5 years now, and I keep coming back to Sony Online Entertainment games. Both EverQuest and it seems now EverQuest II have staying power with me. I am finding the graphics and complexity of the world in EQ2 amazing, sometimes breathtaking. I will definitely find it hard deciding how to divide my game time between the two. The Collector's Edition adds things that chiefly make you have a nicer "home" in game.
Quite a bit of mis-information in some of these reviews
C. Morris, Amazon
5 November 2004
Summary: To those out there who are afraid this game will only only have 2 cities, I think that has been a misunderstanding. Although the main EQ2 page mentions only 2 STARTING cities that are at war, they seem to quite clear that they want the rest of the world to be somewhat of a mystery. ..
Summary: This game is better than the first, I've been in the beta for just under a week now and love the game a lot. It's really easy to get into and the graphics look amazing even on balanced settings. I look forward to this game should be great. Don't listen to the WoW fanboys this game is going to be just as good as the last. Don't get me wrong WoW is a good game too, I was in the stress test for that.
Summary: ..So much so that i ordered this edition. After the dreadful non rewarding drudgery that is FF Online and the grind heavy WOW (which i still play and enjoy,but i was looking for an alternative) i gave the EQ2 trial a try. I'm quite impressed,despite the game's age of how deep but not mind bogglingly complex the design is.I managed to craft some armor and weapons right away with minimal effort and leveled my tradeskill up on my 1st go!
Excerpt: "Everquest starts as your typical MMO; you get a level 1 character and start grinding. The grind never really stops. But it does continue in some interesting ways. Upon first connecting you'll find there are some large patches to download; I'd recommend leaving it overnight or while you're at work. On a 2mb connection it took me around 3 hours to download everything. When you can finally log in you first choose your race; some are good, some evil ...
Pros: Huge customisation, gold is actually worth something
Excerpt: "I would advise buying the Desert of Flames version, which you get the main game with. There is an expansion pack out now called Kingdom of Sky, (which has the main game in but doesn't include the Deserts of Flame area). Both versions have an area map + 1 month free game play included. Expand your mind to the possibilities and forget about the concept of time when you enter the world of everquest. After making your account, uploading the updates ...
Pros: Easy to Sign up, 1 month free game play with brand new game purchase .
Cons: Addictive, unable to use the SE selling/buying site if you live outside America