EverQuest’s progression server unlocks the Scars of Velious expansion

    
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It's like there's a party on your hard drive and you need that party to accomplish anything.

If you’ve been watching the site over the past few weeks, we’ve been having lots of discussions about the future of the franchise started by EverQuest moving forward. If you’re playing on the game’s progression server Ragefire, though, who cares? The Scars of Velious expansion just got unlocked, and you can party like it’s the year 2000 for the first time all over again.

The Scars of Velious expansion was the second expansion for the original game, giving players a chance to ally with one of three factions while exploring an icy wasteland. You’ll need an all-access subscription to take part in the antics on Ragefire, but if you want to turn back time and you have that subscription already, you can jump right in and turn back the clock a decade and a half.

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Samizdat
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BoomBiddyBye Reht Samizdat “It’s magic, I ain’t gotta explain shit.”

Cramit
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Cramit

melissaheather cats on the moon…….?  I’m sorry….

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BoomBiddyBye

Dajhryne 22 expansions worth of piling new stuff on top of the old and that’s what you get, also 500+ zones and items with stat boxes that read like essays. Not to mention the economy.

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BoomBiddyBye

Reht Samizdat “Firiona Vie, we’re going to a new continent where everything is ice and snow maybe you should put a jacket on?”

BritoBruno
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pepinocantador Dajhryne EQ seems like the game that needs a good visual rework and a ability crunch, nothing besides that.
Make it easier to new people, but keep that oldschool feeling without making you need to play Chopin to actually be good.

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I’ve written a couple of essays on Keith. He is without a doubt my favorite artist and was taken from this world too soon. I think “The North Watch” may be my favorite all time painting. His skill and ability to tell stories through a single scene are just unreal.

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Dajhryne pepinocantador That’s another effect of my recent MMO conditioning too. I bought a mouse for WoW (G600) so that I would have quick access to 24 different hotkeys. I was used to it.

After changes to WoW, and releases of some other MMOs, they’re starting to get around to having far less buttons to press, and I’m finding that to be kind of awesome. I play something like EQ2, or even SWTOR more recently, and I’m starting to loathe having 2-4 hotbars filled with stuff.

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pepinocantador  Bah, You get shield bash too!
At some point they went a bit overboard in the opposite direction. My 105 warrior has around 40 hotkeys for all the discs and AA abilities now even with a number of keys that each have several actions bound to them. Not even counting clickie items. Sometimes I wonder if I’m playing a game or a piano…

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Reht Samizdat Most of the classic D&D posters from my childhood are all done my him. His death was a real loss for fantasy art lovers :(

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I logged in for a bit of a nostalgia trip. It was interesting to see just how much the evolution of WoW, and playing it over the last decade, has conditioned me as a player.

I’m sitting there in north Qeynos, beating some rat ass, teaching gnolls what’s up. I’m thinking man, I’ve killed easily over 9000 of these things, I’ve got to be near end game at this point with all this exp… WHAT?! I’M LEVEL 4?!

I have been subconsciously altered to have my expectations seriously deviate from what they once were. I tried a DE warrior too, but then I quickly remembered that having only auto attack and kick for like 40 levels wasn’t fun in 1999 either.

I’ll still login and futz around here and there, I just have to temper myself to realize I’ll hit the level cap sometime around when I start collecting Social Security.