Monday, January 16, 2006

What To Play: WoW, EVE, or EQ2

I've been thinking recently of what MMORPG I should head back into for a bit. I have not had an active subscription for two months strong now. I've really felt no pull towards any of them to start playing them again. Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, and various Half Life 2 mods (Goldeneye Source, Dystopia, Counter Strike : Source) have kept me busy. But like Ogier steddings in the Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan, there is a longing to return.

World of Warcraft

I have an account and a level 60 Troll Shaman on Azgalor. There is a lot of new content from the 1.9 patch that may interest me. However, I doubt I would continue playing my Shaman. Most likely I would start a new character elsewhere to level up for the expansion (which I'm not sure I will be buying).

EVE Online

I love the trading and corporation aspects of EVE Online. I've tried to learn the game, but I've fallen flat on my face. I can't stand playing games that are painfully slow and confusing to learn. I know if I put the time in, I could be rewarded, but there are no guarantees in EVE Online.

Everquest 2 : Trial of the Isle

Ethic at the Kill Ten Rats blog has been trying out EQ2 and the Trial of the Isle. He has somewhat peaked my interest in picking it up again for a spin. It is doubtful I would play past the free 14 days, but giving it a try would satisfy my curiousity. I like the idea of play and forget without paying.

Update: 8 Jul, 2007 - Edited post and applied labels.


  1. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Well, not to burst your bubble, but the free 14 trial is a bit of a lie, Yes, its 14 days of playing, but if it takes you longer then 2 days to reach level 6 (max level on the island) you need to rethink playing a MMO.

    no, having been through everything your Thinking, I decided what the heck, its only 15$ for a new copy on Ebay.

    so, I plumped 15$ down, and was told I now have to pay 15$ for shipping! DOH!

    and then it turns our the edition I had bought was already used, the book is 1 year out of date, and the CD's are in bad need of patching. so after I got my 30$ back from complaining, I read on the forums about an offer from File planet / gamespy.

    Download a Digital edition for 19.99 and no shipping!! whoot.

    I have since activated a second account for both my son's and we are having a blast.

    The 14 day trial, will give you a fealing for the game, but only the first 4 classes, as you dont progress through them till level 10 and then 20 for your final class.

    Way I looked at it, if I re-subscribed to Wow for 14$ I wouldnt play because I was bored. and if I didnt like EQ, well its 19$ waisted.

    Month 2 and I am enjoying the change!

  2. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Oh and I should also mention,

    even if you want to buy it directly from Sony, its 19.99 and no digital download, so 15$ shipping!

    So go here®-II-Download

    and look at the bottom of the page.

    if that doesnt work, go too direct2drive and search for Everquest (not everquest 2)

  3. Ahhh well I was planning to do what Ethic @ Kill Ten Rats did and play every class up to 6 in that time period :P

    I wouldn't play it hardcore.... I just can't do that lately. I need 1 hour doses here and there.


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