Way to take the wind out of my sails. I logged into EQ2X real quick to check on something and all was fine. I try logging back into because I I'd forgotten to mail something to an alt but an update starts. The update completes - EQ2X icon is gone, EQ2 launcher is there and patching.
When it's done it asks me to reset my password which I do but I'm still confused as to what's going on. I see a link to a posting about a New Launcher and New Launcher FAQs. BOTH LINKS GO TO DEAD LOCATIONS (505 errors). Great.
When the patcher allows me to log back into the game all my characters are gone? Uh??? I do a quick Google search to see that EQ2 has gone completely free to play and they are merging X and Live servers. An email to account holders would have been nice. Not everyone plays regularly enough to have seen it on the launcher in advance. I was in the game several nights in a row the week before last, trying to finish up a section in my new house before leaving town on business.
I'd say I could care less since I'm pissy that I wasted my lunch trying figure this out but I'd purchased 3 presetige homes a couple of weeks ago so yeah, I'd like them and the chars that own them back please without me having to chase down WTF is going on. I opened a ticket. Grrrrrrr.
P.S. I am a gold subscriber on EQ2x so I am less than a happy camper.