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Return to Norrath

My school schedule has not proved quite as time-intensive as I was worried it was, so I decided to return to EverQuest 2. It's been about an eight month absence since I last played the game. I actually had several hundred megabytes worth of patching to do after reinstalling the Echoes of Faydwer release. Yowsa, the rest of SOE's troupe of MMORPG developers should take lessons from these guys: EQ2's development team is content producing maniacs!

A crappy-quality video of the upcoming "Legends of Norrath: Oathbound" expansion enhancement.

Most recently on the table is apparently a game-within-a-game being developed for EQ and EQ2 called "Legends of Norrath: Oathbound." This is, interestingly enough, an electronic collectable card game that is built into the two games. Through playing EQ1 and EQ2, you can earn cards that you can play Oathbound with. Currently, Oathbound is in beta, with everybody able to access the control panel for the game but only random players able to enter it. Are you in the beta? Apparently you have to actually attempt to login to find out. I, it seems, am not.

Speaking of me, not to plunge this Blog back into the depths of my continual alt-a-holicism, but I'm going to make a pledge right now: I'm going to stick to playing the 29th level Illusionist, not the 26th level Monk, not the 31st level Swashbuckler. Why? Simply because he has the most uniquely acting moves. About 12-15 of the Swashbuckler and Monk's 35ish skill lines are "hit this button to do more damage" skills. The Illusionist has about 5, and I prefer the greater variety this brings. Besides, the Illusionist most closely resembles my controller I made level 50 in City of Heroes with.

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