It has been while since I have looked back at this game.
The wife and myself really enjoyed our time there, and spent 8 months grinding levels.
But, we never made it past 50.
Luckily the new update offers faster progression, and this interests me. I have yet to 100% end game most of my MMO's due to the tedious level process and the derivative nature of the questing.
EQ2 held us thanks to the variety of things to do.
But, money ran out for us quite quickly, and we felt the long tedious grind to get cash.
People have stated over and over how easy cash is to get. But, I can only assume that they have found some easy button.
I harvested and sold a lot of mats, but that is what the game became for me after so long...Log on, harvest or craft, log off.
I needed more excitement.
Anyways, now with an easier level curve, this could really be the ticket to get maxed at least.
But, another issue was how the game ran. For such a "new age" engine, it became doggier as I upgraded my hardware.
When I got Age of Conan and saw that it ran BETTER than EQ2 (with the looks to boot) it became hard to continue playing.
Now, with GU 49 there is discussion of Dual Core support. This could really make the game run more efficiently.
So, two bonus items for EQ2 now. I may have to reload.
I am hoping another one of those cool "freebie" months comes along. So, I will try to hold off for now, but I will be keeping my eye on these changes.