Going for the Gold
I’m enjoying myself on EQ2 Extended while the kids and my nephew roll their eyes as they pass by. I’m New Halas aligned but questing in Greater Faydark on a Warden. Obviously, I opted to subscribe Gold in order to have access to the only class I was interested in playing. I also purchased two Station Cash Tokens in order to copy over my 36 Illusionist / 39 Provisioner from Antonia Bayle and my 27 Conjurer / 29 Carpenter from Nagafen. As much as I dislike snowy zones, I’m operating out of Halas because of the excellent player housing.
Greatly Simplified Travel
It’s immediately evident to someone who hasn’t played EQ2 in many months, that some ease-of-use love has gone into the game. The two most obvious changes are simplified travel and an increase in adventure XP. The first time I noticed the travel globes that allow you to instantly travel to any continent, I was a very pleased person. I find it funny that people, even veterans, forget the globes are available when players ask how they can get their low character to some far away destination. I don’t know how anyone can forget, given how time consuming travel had been previously. Rented (auto traveling) mounts have been pepper throughout every zone allowing for convenient hands-free travel. And in cities like Kelethin – big and circuitous, they’ve added Warden-like travel rings that will port you to commonly used areas. I realize some players feel fast travel makes a virtual world seem smaller. I’m sure it can at times. However, in games like EQ2 where each zone is very large, the world doesn’t feel smaller, just less annoying. *smile*