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Starting at 10:00am PDT, Friday October 8 through October 11 at 10:00am PDT, we will be delivering the following:

1. All Accounts Closed (but in good standing) will be given access to the game!

2. Double Experience!!

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For some people 4 days might be all the EQ they need.
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Took a while to figure out where to download the game again from. I have had nothing but problems with the Station Launcher, and I refused to go that route. No idea what to expect when I log in. I know that the last time I was in-game, all I really did was wander around the CD guild hall and glance at the new UI elements.

Will probably log in for a few over the weekend at least.

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Haha, I might too, just for the hell of it. I don't think I've logged into my account in ~5 years.
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Note: Even after 10 years I'm sure EQ > FFXIV !
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/yawn

You better be ready for my leet bardness this weekend. The server will probably crash due to my greatness!
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Boogahz wrote:Took a while to figure out where to download the game again from. I have had nothing but problems with the Station Launcher, and I refused to go that route. No idea what to expect when I log in. I know that the last time I was in-game, all I really did was wander around the CD guild hall and glance at the new UI elements.

Will probably log in for a few over the weekend at least.

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There was an "alternate download" link in a help topic to get the regular patcher

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Last time there was a free weekend I DLed the entire game and couldn't figure out how the hell to log in anymore. I would be curious to check it out again, but not curious enough to put the effort into it!

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Logged in for a bit. Had finally been kicked from CD, so I couldn't wander the guild hall anymore. The game looked VERY dated compared to most anything I have played recently.

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Yeah I logged in and wandered a bit too, cracked me up. Tried to harass aslanna but was afk.

Funny seeing all those zones, havent been on that game forever.
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Popped on for a bit, seems pretty much the same as it was in 2004(?) when I stopped playing.

Couldn't think of anything I actually wanted to do so logged off again.
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Fairweather Pure wrote:I would be curious to check it out again, but not curious enough to put the effort into it!
That.

Only way I'd come back in any way would be if it went free to play (e.g. Runes of Magic) permanently.

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Ding 90!
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Aslanna wrote:Ding 90!

Gratz! im working thru HOT progression atm gotten to tier 3 so far, did OMGIAMRETARDEDCAUSEALOTISTWOWORDS of prereq's and about to hit 88 as a cleric.
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I signed in Aedari and had no idea wtf was going on. Grouped with a rogue who was proc'ing poison effects for like 9000 damage and I felt inferior.
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My only thing would be once again to slaughter Halas and Rivervale...alas, I would have no idea how to find them.

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The sad part is that I could probably still find my way through Blackburrow and Runnyeye. Who wants to race to the KFC in SK? :D
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Heh, I can still go through a lot of the dungeons in my minds eye. But I wouldn't install the game again. Best to leave the memories where they are rather than ruin them by loading it up and going "oh my god, how did I ever play this?".
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masteen wrote:The sad part is that I could probably still find my way through Blackburrow and Runnyeye. Who wants to race to the KFC in SK? :D

Yeah, I can picture so much of the original continents along with Kunark and Velious in my mind. (Some of PoP). I understand they changed some of the zones so that would suck though.

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Jarori Bloodletter wrote:
Aslanna wrote:Ding 90!

Gratz! im working thru HOT progression atm gotten to tier 3 so far, did a lot of prereq's and about to hit 88 as a cleric.
Tier 3! Yeah those tasks and missions are fairly good XP. 4% regular XP or 4 AA so they add up after awhile. Plus a chance at some decent loots. HoT seems better than UF so far. A bit too many see invis mobs though which gets annoying.
Xouqoa wrote:I signed in Aedari and had no idea wtf was going on. Grouped with a rogue who was proc'ing poison effects for like 9000 damage and I felt inferior.
Yeah things are crazy these days. As a Monk I'm about 50,000HP. I was looking through some old screen shots and I was 4,500HP on a Dain raid back in Velious.
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Dregor Thule wrote:Heh, I can still go through a lot of the dungeons in my minds eye. But I wouldn't install the game again. Best to leave the memories where they are rather than ruin them by loading it up and going "oh my god, how did I ever play this?".
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I wonder if we'll ever again see dungeons that feel as organic as those?
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I loaded it up again and I don't even know where to go or where people congregate or what to do since it's a grouping max level game where i'm nowhere near the max level. I also noticed one of my characters must have last logged off in misty thicket and was now unable to log in again.

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