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03-10-2003, 12:08 PM
I've now been EQ-free for nearly 2 months (7 weeks, 2 days actually :) ) This is the 3rd time I've cancelled my accounts, but this time it feels permanent. I have no desire to go back, even after 7 weeks.

I have lots of fond memories of EQ and lots of things I'd rather forget. Here's a few of each:

The good:
1 - My first char was a DE Wizard. I remember logging in the first time with absolutely no clue what to do or where to go. Hailed a vendor but forgot to hit 'enter' first and promptly died. Respawned in Nektulos with no idea where I was from town (back then you couldn't see the entrance from the newbie log as you couldn't adjust the clip plane). Bumbled through my first 3 levels before ever finding my guild... it was a blast :)

2 - Forming a guild with friends and leading that guild for 18 months. We never got that uber, but we could take down some big mobs (pre-Velious era "big" mobs anyway) and we had a hell of a good time.

3 - Pre-Kunark: At level 30, saving the life of a level 50 paladin. I was level 30 and camping the Icy Orcs in Everfrost. He got an Ice Giant on his tail after leaving Permafrost and had no sow. I was low mana so I sat on a hill, he ran past and invited me to group. He kited the giant in a big circle as I medded enough for a port. I started casting - he ran into range - and I realized I'd memmed the self port (DOH!). He burned his LOH and was slowly dying as the giant got in range for a quick shot every now and then. Luckily I was bound at the orcs so I gated back, re-medded and got him out just in time. That was a blast :)

The bad:
1 - Never made 60, but don't really care. I don't mind retiring at level 58. I know I could have made 60 with a few more charm sessions in PoD so I know it was in reach. I don't need to prove it to myself by wasting the time to actually do it :)

2 - Never completed an epic quest, but Khieran got close. I feel bad about this as I was one of the ones helping solve it on these boards when the quest first came out. Would have been nice to complete it just for a sense of "doneness"

The ugly:
1 - taking faction hits from the treants due to some lamer dewd getting me to buff him while he was on their hate list :( Luckily I was nearly ally with them, so it didn't hurt that much, but it really p.o.'d me.

2 - having to kick a very close friend out of my guild (see 2 above) after some serious problems arose. That started a downhill trend and the guild broke up a couple months later. It was a very sad time and led to my first break from EQ.

All in all, I had a good time playing EQ. There's really nothing for me there anymore though. My friends and former guildmates have all gone to other games, or just simply disappeared. It's sad to log in and type /who all friends and nobody shows up.

I'm sure I'll play EQ2 or Horizons or some other MMORPG in the future, but I'll always remember EQ fondly (for the most part). It was the first MMORPG I ever played and you always remember your "first" :)

Ellendilh Silvermist
03-11-2003, 04:59 AM
Take care, Khieran.

03-11-2003, 05:27 AM
Bleh, everyone is leaving...


Nimphe Wildwood
03-11-2003, 12:53 PM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We wont forget ya. Good luck and take of yourself.


03-11-2003, 03:04 PM
Hugs, and thanks for all you've shared here with us.

03-12-2003, 12:20 PM
Welcome to the club =) I am enjoying life much more now. You won't regret it.

03-13-2003, 08:08 AM

03-13-2003, 09:46 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Welcome to the club =) I am enjoying life much more now.[/quote]

Me too :)

It's amazing how frustrated I was playing EQ and yet I kept playing... they don't call it EverCrack for nothing :)