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Unpacking my bags in Norrath

After much intensive debate about whether I want to subscribe to EverQuest 2 or City of Heroes, I eventually decided EverQuest 2 it was. I suspect that the main tiebreaker was simply because I've no EverQuest 2 entries on this blog yet. So far, it's looking like I may have chosen poorly.

I'm not sure how I pulled it off, but I spent somewhere between 2 to 3 hours just trying to figure out which of my preexisting characters to pick up. The main contenders were a level 27 Ratonga Swashbuckler Armorcrafter, a level 27 Erudite Illusionist Sage, and a level 20 Half-Elf Monk Woodworker. The Monk was soon weeded out when I remembered my complaint with having too much abilities dedicated to attacks instead of more of a variety of effects.

This left the Swashbuckler and Illusionist, who were pretty much tied in terms of time investment and quest completion. I waffled between those two a lot before deciding that the Illusionist was simply a more effective choice - if I can play one of those competently I can do things Swashbucklers would never dream of... or so I tell myself. Really, SOE has balanced and rebalanced EQ2 to the point where it would be surprising if there really was a clearly identifiable benefit to playing one class over another.

Unfortunately, at about the point where I had finally managed to decide on where to pick up, I ran out of time for the night. Tomorrow, I'll see about getting Egarim to work on completing some quests. Wish I could say with conviction that I was completely satisfied with my choice, but time will tell. I probably would have actually made some experience points with the 3 hours I had to play tonight if I had subscribed to City of Heroes. Oh well, at least I got my auctions and housing in order, and that's a progress of sorts.


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