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How many people play Everquest?
I can only have so many time-sinks.
08 Jan 04, 14:21
Nope. I play Quake III (Urban Terror mod) at work during lunch. We get up to six players at a time playing over the work network, with all of us on speaker phone conference call. Usually Team Surviver.
The one thing I'll miss when I leave this job. :-)
What is everquest? Never heard of it.
08 Jan 04, 17:47
In my 24 hour/day life, Evercrack comes in between hours 48 and 52.
Essentially, it don't happen.
EDIT: I've already spent enough of my time on Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
I stopped playing again a few months ago, but still upkeep my accounts. I have some characters in the 60's so waiting on the new expansion to see how much that adds to the game.
09 Jan 04, 11:43
Well, Curt Schilling plays Everquest (or, at least, he used to).
09 Jan 04, 18:40
I play Everquest on and off. Right now though, I'm playing a lot of Diablo II, and a TON of Combat Mission. 4 PBEM at a time.
What is everquest? Never heard of it.
EverQuest is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). EQ is the grand-daddy of them all, being the oldest and most popular MMORPG around. It's a lot of fun to play if you're into computer RPGs, but it's also a huge time sink. It's not uncommon to hear of people playing on average, 6-8 hours a day.
If you play that much though, it is one of the cheapest hobbies around. A friend of mine figures EQ has cost him about 0.10$ (CND) an hour.
09 Jan 04, 22:42
but it's also a huge time sink. It's not uncommon to hear of people playing on average, 6-8 hours a day.
And thats how it got the nickname Evercrack.
My time sink is Counter Strike, a multiplayer first person online shooter.
09 Jan 04, 23:56
my time sink is Operation Flashpoint,Im on 56k so ittook me 20 hrs to download the FDF mod(which rocks!)and about 8 to download the the WW2 mod.This game is brilliant!
27 Feb 04, 00:27
I played Everquest for 2.5 years and gave it up after it nearly destroyed my marriage. Now I am older and wiser and I love ASL as much as I did Everquest but I have it under control and only spend 20 hrs tops a month playing ASL.
Anyway I had
and many other chars.
27 Feb 04, 00:36
You can always get another wife. But ASL is Forever.
I don't understand the allure of EQ.
And yes I am quite familiar with it. I have a buddy that routinely raids with a roommate and a couple of others, and between 4 people, they can actually represent 40 online characters at the same time (having several bitch machines in their rooms helps).
But hearing phrases like, "gee wish I could do something else tonight, I'm beat, but have to do a raid", sounds way to odd.
I mean I have never sat here and said "man I am beat, but I have to play a few turns of (insert wargame here)".
I play games when I feel like it only.
I am quite capable of firing up Steel Panthers and playing a turn of a more involved scenario, then turning it off after a single turn.
To me wargames are like snacks.
But I have looked at EQ for more than a few minutes while it is played. Excuse me for saying it guys, but the graphics ain't that awesome. And the attack routines look both boringly repeatative and artificial to the point of flaky.
When you consider people have to pay to play, I think it's funny anyone actually does. I fail to see how it gets addictive.
Now if I could go online, and just find a person at the drop of a hat to play Steel Panthers live not through PBEM, yes that would be something near impossible to resist in a lot of cases.
I would love to play Strategic Command as easily as the guys go online and fire up EQ.
I personally can see the fun in Battlefield 1942, but the graphics look a lot more satisfying at least. You don't have to pay to play Battlefield either which is nice.
I practically lost a friend to EQ. He basically became a hermit in his apartment. I couldn't get him to do anything or even go outside. It was sad. I played it for a couple of hours, but found it less interesting than Might & Magic (which wasn't that exciting either).
Some will do anything for a MUD experience hehe.
I had two buddies they signed up for a college course to get access to online accounts to play on a MUD.
Here is the funny part, the college course cost less than the internet fee to get the online service at the time (was not like it is today).
So they never had any interest in the course in the first place, it was to get onto the college computer system to play all day on their computers heheh.
They were essentially gone for 6 months with this stupidity. And it was just a friggin text based MUD hehe, not even the common graphical experience we consider common now.
I am trying to imagine those 4 guys each 10 boxing to get 40 toons on line at the same time. I hope none of them were bards. My hands hurt just thinking about it.
I played from June of 2000 to January of 2004. My highest character was a 56 Necro. The next highest was a 55 cleric. The cleric was leveled pre-Luclin and Planes of Power when the game was actually still hard (hell levels, long travel time, dieing actaully happened and was a problem, no real rezz until 39, etc). Obviously, I was not a power gamer.
The Necro is what kept me playing through 2003. You can actually log on, kill for 30 or 40 minutes and log off. He could also kill most things other people needed a group to kill. I found this very cool after plaing a cleric for so long.
Why did I quit? Most of my friends either out grew me or left the game. Combine that with all the cheating and it really did seem pointless.
Yes, the graphics suck. The core components of the graphics engine date back to 1999 (really before since that is when it was released) so what do you expect. Of course, I still drag out X-COM every now and then so I do not mind really bad graphics. :o
Nure 56 Necro
Andav 55 Cleric
plus a bunch of other guys
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