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Antonican Isolation Trauma

My romance with Neverwinter Nights 2 and Phantasy Star Universe has come to an end. Thus, I fled with open-arms to a familiar flame, EverQuest 2, and started a subscription yesterday.

I canceled my subscription already.

Why? Because most of the player base is off on vacation in Feydwer via the new Echoes of Faydwer expansion. I don't have that expansion and so the active players at my level range are cut randomly between 33% - 66% of being in EoF versus not. MMORPGs make or break themselves on their grouping opportunities - without which, they're just RPGs (usually crappy ones). Echoes of Faydwer is yet another expansion just pushes EverQuest 2, often a game with too much terrain and too little players, further past the breaking point.

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Drew Falconeer said…
mh. too bad. Of course, now the new lands are the buzz, but there's usually people spread everywhere inall level ranges.
Plus, I don't know what server did you choose, maybe you landed on an unlucky one.

I'd suggest you to reroll on Lucan D'Lere, a pretty healthy server (although a RP one, that doesn't hurt in EQ to keep off wowtards), and maybe give me a tell.. I'd love to mentor or just juggle around with a new char for a while :)

It's a waste to quit on your premises, as the world is anything but empty.
I'm feeling much the same way, actually. I'll give it another shot. I'm on the Antonia Bayle server, which is about as populated as they get, but I haven't been able to find a group in about four hours of looking. It's been discouraging, to say the least. I guess Illusionists aren't in demand at level 27, but I suspect the main problem is that there's a healthy share of the players over on Echoes and Faydwer I can't reach.
cyan said…
Everyone IS in Faydwer. The late 20s and early 30s are fiarly hard to find a group with regardless of a new expansion coming out or not. During those levels I played through the splitpaw adventure pack (pretty much built for soloing and it will tailor to your level). But to be honest, EOF is the cat's scratch and I am sure everyone is over on the other continent. Still solo is viable.

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