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#1 Feb 08 2012 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone!

I quit EQ 2004 and i am thinking about returning. I don't have any expansion atm, so i have to buy new one(s).
What would you suggest?
My comp has Radion 9000 videocard.
Also i am hoping to get back my old toons - 64 shammy and 52 SK and start new char to relearn the game.

PS. I was in Fennin Ro server. Is any Arcane Phalanx player still out there?
#2 Feb 08 2012 at 5:05 AM Rating: Good
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How fast would you expect to be working on "current" in game content? By that I mean having characters who will be high enough level to access the current expansion and put it to use.

If you expect to spend your time relearning the game and not particularly rushing to be max level and all, I'd go with the House of Thule expansion, you can find it for $20 pretty easily (Amazon, likely Steam as well). That would give you access to all but the most recent expansion, level 90 cap, and all past expansions included. The one thing to note about this is that in March EQ will be going to its 'Free to Play' (F2P) options that will basically give you House of Thule as a default.

If you haven't seen the F2P news, the totally free option is rather limited on a lot of things and unappealing to most, though older accounts/characters will be getting grandfathered into slightly less restricted free version. F2P is set to go active March 16th.

Veil of Alaris (The current expansion) will probably cost you $40. A rough expectation is that you wouldn't really put this expansion to use until level 85+. It is a pretty difficult expansion overall, so you would also expect to need any character venturing out there to require lots of AA work. That being said, if the extra $20 is no big deal, VoA also has some added functionality to things like the UI mechanics that may be worth the purchase starting out.
#3 Feb 08 2012 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you, Saeel!

I am planning to take it slow and easy, because I can remember how addictive this game is ;) No rush, just pure fun and some raiding of course. Good old days...


Edited, Feb 8th 2012 7:55am by Surimuri

Edited, Feb 8th 2012 7:57am by Surimuri
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