EverQuest is turning 10.  Man oh man that's a scary thought to think that a game I was playing back then is still going (maybe not strong but going all the same).  EQ is a very important game in my book of gaming history.  In fact I had a real hard time going back to console gaming after that.  Having that level of social interaction in a game changed all the rules for me. Plus, it was fun.  I lost a lot of weeks and months to it.  Not years like some people who got addicted for years though.  I could only play it in bursts of a month or two at a time, but those were pretty intense months.

I can still vividly remember my first day playing.  I had got it the night my then girlfriend was throwing a party for her retarded goth friends so I wasn't able to play it, but that night I was up all night in my room researching the game.  

So the next morning I kicked the last asshole out who had crashed at our place and booted up the PC.  I picked an Elven Enchanter and got started. . .  and quickly realized Enchanters sucked and moved on to another character.  Human SK for those of you wondering.

It was great experience.  That in-game world was like nothing I had seen.  It was this big living breathing experience rich with activity and it's own history and lore.  I loved it.  Truth be told I was never even that good at the game due to my inability to stick with one character for more than a few weeks.  But yeah I loved it.  I really wish there was a game that could grab me like that again.

Posted by robio Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:15:35 (comments: 9)
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:25:54
I posted that article. Thought no one would care.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:32:20
Oh hell I cared.  As I said before, I wish there was a game that could pull me into it to the degree that EQ did.  That's one of the Legendary 5 for me.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:41:26
I played it for a couple months back in the day. It was a cool game.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:22:46
Robio try searching EVE Online on this site. Even if you hate the game, the stories surrounding it are awesome. There was an epic betrayal of Greek proportions, EPIC!
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 03:07:28
When an MMO grabs you, it really is a fantastic experience.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 04:54:34
MMOs are games that I stare blankly at...like abstract art.
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 07:03:24

I honestly thought EQ was older than that.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:27:54
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 02:37:14

Hmmmm.... this also means I graduated college 14 years ago. EQ came out just before I graduated, and once I did the driving force to get a job was so I could afford a new PC to play this on. And for the record I had a job waiting for me before graduating. You see kids, back in the day jobs were easy to get.

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