View Full Version : Some thoughts on lore of EQ and what it seems to be....please pardon the length.

03-25-2005, 05:14 AM
I want to start off saying that I read this particular forum every day. I read all the questions and some well thought out answers or links to places that have the answers. However one thing that actually makes me smile, and feel that I am not the only one to feel the way I do, which for awhile I thought i was. Is the fact that I see alot of people wanting or wondering about places that existed in EQ 1. I played EQ 1 from release until right before Luclin came out. I was in a very competitive "uber" guild if you will, and so I got to see and enjoy a large part of what EQ1 had to offer as far as late game goes, and one of my favorite things to do in my spare time was seek out as much game lore as possible in game. That was part of why I became an enchanter, as the illusions made it easy for me to explore as I wanted. When I left EQ1 I swore I would never play it again, or any SOE game for that matter, I was completly done with it. That was years ago now, and as time went on and I would read about EQ2 I would wonder what it would be like in norrath again. What would change, what would stay the same. Finally curiosity killed the cat, I got eq2 a few months ago and must say, that I got that "feeling" all over again. Mind you I have played daoc, WoW, and a few others since my departure from norrath. None of them ever had that feel to it that I had once. Anyhow, I think its wierd how we all like EQ2 and yet...still we want some of our favorite places from EQ1 to return, and the places seem to be pretty much unanimous through out this community by the sounds of the posts. We all want to re-discover Guk, and Sebilis...kunark as a whole even. We want to run across the Desert of Ro again. Even the hand ful of palces I jsut named doesnt cover the whole list that people speak of here and ask about. I think its fascinating that here we are over half a decade later, still finding ourselves remembering those places that really made us like EQ1. So I will ask you guys, fellow lore seekers. Why is it that we want alot of those places and things back...why do we want to revisit somewhere we have been for years and why do we want or think that SOE will accomodate us by putting in the "best" pieces and places of eq 1 into their sequal? While the new places in eq2 are just fine and have stories of their own already, why do we yearn for the places of the past? I think it's because it takes us back to the time when the experience of it all was something that cant be duplicated by any other game, nor ever will be. Thus the next best thing is to relive it, in this time of new lands and technology (computer graphics wise) we want it because we loved it. I think its a good thing, and Im glad to see that others besides myself seem to feel this way. Perhaps noone has came out and said it as I have, but if you read the posts on this board, take a step back and you can see it all over the place, we miss the "older" parts of EQ the places that kept us going for hours and hours and days. We want those places back <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> I would love to hear your feedback on this, as its a discussion that I think cant help but bring back good memmories, and who knows with enough interest maybe SOE will release us into those places...because its a place we all loved. It was Everquest. It was our world. <div></div>

03-25-2005, 11:44 AM
<DIV>I think you couldn't be more right.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I remember my very first character in EQ1, a human monk.  I remember trying to run from Qeynos to Freeport, getting hopelessly lost in the Karanas, nighttime came and I couldn't see two feet in front of my face, or that lion that was three feet in front of me. I was only 6th level I think, and I don't think I ever found that corpse, but I was hooked.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>My first trip to Unrest, Befallen.  The fist Dark Elf Shadowknight and seeing how beautiful Neriak was.  For some reason, I'll never forget those things and I do want to see them again.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I don't want this game to turn into EQ1 anymore than anyone else, but I do want to see what happened to those places that meant so much to me the first time through.  I hope that the lore writers over at SOE have great plans for these places, and even more stories to tell.  I keep thinking of the possibilities for these locations, and hope to not be dissapointed.</DIV>

03-25-2005, 09:18 PM
<DIV>What's funny is that even through all the expansions my favorite places in EQ (1 and 2) are Qeynos Hills and East Commons in EQ1. That is where the thrill started of venturing into a big (back then) and unknown region with your newbie gear and feeling the thrill and exhiliration of the game. Every time I go back to those places I get nostalgic. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Just don't tell my shadowknight guildmaster. I'll be disowned in a second.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV>