Summary: First of all the game comes with all previous expansions so, unlike its MMORPG competitors, you do not have to buy the previous versions to have it all. Second, the graphics are much better, you can hire a mercenary to help you fight, rez you, and heal you if you can't find a group. The solo quest are amazing and there are tons of them.
Summary: Call me nostalgic, but I bought this collector's edition years after I started playing EQ2. It has a wonderful art book, an extremely outdated but fun to have manual, a collector's coin, a baby dragon in-game item and more. It was worth every penny. I'm a nerd. If you've never played EQ2 you're better off buying the most current (full) release of the game, as you'll be getting all of the current zone content at one price.
Summary: I played The origanal Everquest for years. When Everquest 2 came out I tried it, it was as good as most games out there but was not as good as the original. I played World of warcraft for a couple years and finally got bored with it. I came back to Everquest 2 in 2011, I was amazed. This is by far the best MMORPG available. The early bad reviews did not help, but it is now the top of the heap. It is a shame more people are not giving this game a fair chance.
Summary: This is an excellent game. Amazon made it easy to purchase and download. I was online and playing immediately after downloading. Excellent gameplay and content. All for cheaper than if I had of bought directly from Sony! Thanks Amazon!