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Burdock2
06-04-2007, 08:37 AM
<p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient</p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature </p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</p><p>- 3 Months free playtime</p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters</p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p>

Hardain
06-04-2007, 11:10 AM
And costs 300$? Not very realistic bundle, it has too much stuff, 1 month of double exp is ridicilous, and DX10 won't happen, that's fpr sure. But they should tweak the engine, as it's quite heavy atm.

Cusashorn
06-04-2007, 12:23 PM
Why dont you just ask us to buy a Playstation 3 while you're at it? Why not waste an additional 600 dollars?

Finora
06-04-2007, 12:28 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient</p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature </p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</p><p>- 3 Months free playtime</p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters</p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote><p>LOL This made me giggle a bit, sorry I know you are trying, but you are trying WAY too hard. Everything past the lead dragon is pretty ridiculous honestly. Prima guides are a waste of cash =).</p><p>The word Kunark is going to be enough to pull back loads and loads of old EQers from all the other games they've been trying (already happening in my guild).</p><p>For others all they are going to need to do is actually advertise a little bit and make sure stores are actually stocking copies of the expansion.</p>

Taurus_WD
06-04-2007, 01:28 PM
<p>I agree that something gimicky would be pretty cool.  I think maybe you're going a bit overboard on what to put in the package.  I would like to see a cool packaging that if I had it on my desk people wouldn't think of me as a freak (beyond the normal freakishness of displaying what game you're playing).  I also really like the lead dragon miniature idea.  I have kept all my pewter figures that I have received in games except when they've been destroyed or my wife gave them away for me.  Last I'd love to see a return of the cloth map.  I still have 2 of the cloth maps from EQ1, they are some of my favorite game items that I always have up in my computer room.  </p><p>Even this shortened list may seem a bit excessive, I'm not sure, but it would be good to get another collector's edition box with extra goodies in the box and in the game.  (Maybe even a retro collector's, which would allow you to get the original Collector's dragon.)  My guess is the unique packaging would be the real marketing ploy to help gain attention to the EQ product on the store shelves.  </p>

troodon
06-04-2007, 01:53 PM
<cite>Finora wrote:</cite><blockquote><p> Prima guides are a waste of cash =).</p></blockquote>I won't speak for any other ones, but the EQ1 Kunark guide was amazing

OakravenDesade
06-04-2007, 03:44 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;<b><span style="color: #009900">Bad Idea number 1, Retailers realy are not fond of oddball packageing, and a lot of shiping is "by volume"</span></b></p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.<span style="color: #009900"><b><i>Good Idea number 1</i></b> </span></p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack. <b><span style="color: #006600">actualy its not to hard to get the soundtrack now</span></b></p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions. <b><span style="color: #006600">Why would I want to listen/watch three hours of them apologising for the sucage that was EQII and gloating over what they did right in EoF?</span></b></p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient <b><span style="color: #006600">I think I still have that oversized bandana from Kunark someplace. . .(ie no)</span></b></p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature <b><span style="color: #006600">only if it looks good</span></b></p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE. <b>yes and no in that order</b></p><p>- 3 Months free playtime <b>ROFLOL, you get what you pay for, you want 3 months, they will boost the price for three months.</b></p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house <b>No. earn your own big house.</b></p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters <b>all ready to easy to level, and odds are the new "vet" reward will contain a XP boost too</b></p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates! <b>oh look more dead trees</b></p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10. <b>Considering how long they estimated it would take them to convert zones to DX10 when all they had was the original at Launch zones, I would have to say no.</b></p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote>

Drewx
06-04-2007, 07:35 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p><span style="color: #ff3333">Were you drunk when this popped into your head? An egg? Maybe that would have fit KoS but not RoK. Also that would be a money sink for SOE. I'd feel dumb leaving a store with a big egg in a plastic bag.</span></p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Not a bad idea. Agreed.</span></p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">EQ II has a soundtrack worth buying? SOE has tried hard to have ood music in EQ II but the majority of the time it falls flat and its dull, too soft, and/or unexciting. Battle BGM downright sucks in this game, same with most of the zones. Thankfully they gave us the option to add our own music.</span></p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Honestly not bad. 3 hours? I can't see them going THAT in depth into DoF, KoS, and EoF. It'd be interesting to see/hear what they were thinking with them though.</span></p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Alot of SOE expansions have these....so why not?</span></p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature </p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Why is Kunark all about dragons? KoS was all about Dragons IMO....it's be nice but I don't see a reason for it.</span></p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">I don't see any harm in the items...but no Vet Rewards. Flyable dragon? I don't remember Kunark being nothing but dragons...also they won't implement flyig mounts in RoK. I don't see them redoing all the zones or pulling a blizzard and making flying mounts area/continent specific.</span></p><p>- 3 Months free playtime</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">LOL!!! Sorry if I'm being too harsh but um...are you high? SOE is WAY to money tight to even think of this!</span></p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">It costs like...what 2 or 3 gold for a 2 room house? about 1 or 2p for a 3 room. Seriously they are pretty cheap...</span></p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Disagree.</span></p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Every MMO guide I have read is pretty worthless. You see the items, and maps, but really they don't help with much else. Let the trees live!</span></p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</p><p><span style="color: #ff6666">Hmm not a bad idea. But I don't see RoK being a big game update expansion. They need to update the character skeletons (which may actually come in RoK), and update/change the game engine...make everything more fluid...clean, and etc.</span></p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote>

Josgar
06-04-2007, 08:00 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p> <span style="color: #990000">Errrr? How would EQ3 bring players back to EQ2? Heck everquest anything will kill people... it would have to be something like Lost Ages of Norrath... Heck... Sony should rename Everquest II to Norrath: Post Shattering or somthing.</span> </p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p><span style="color: #990000">It would have to be a rectangular egg.</span> </p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000">Wooo! Bring more people in... and shaft other players. I think that people who have already bought all of the above should get some huge perk... maybe a lounge that only we can use <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> So I half agree and disagree.</span> </p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p><span style="color: #cc0000">C:/program files/Sony/Everquest II/Music Right click and click burn to CD.</span> </p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000">No reason to go HD... but it might be cool to hear devs talk about expansions...</span><span style="color: #ff0000"> (/points to recent interviews online about Neriak and such)</span> </p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole <strike>contient</strike> <span style="color: #ff0000">world of Norrath</span> </p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature <span style="color: #ff0000"><make it plastic... or somthing cheaper but still high detailed... Maybe they should release another figure of Firiona Vie <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span> </p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new <strike>flyable dragon</strike>  <span style="color: #ff0000">special ridable lizard snake thingy that evil people could ride in EQ1</span> mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</p><p><strike>- 3 Months free playtime</strike> <span style="color: #ff0000"><That would kill EQ2!</span> </p><p><strike><u>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</u></strike> <span style="color: #ff0000">Maybe a house item that takes 50% of status points off of rent... but makes the house weird colors.</span> </p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters <span style="color: #ff0000"><ummmm you can go to neriak and hit 20 in like 4 days. It probabbly wont be different in the Timmerous Deep. </span> </p><p><strike>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</strike> <span style="color: #ff0000">How about a piece of paper or a desktop item that leads you to  www.eq2i.com www.tentonhammer.com and <a href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://eq2.allakhazam.com/.</a></span> </p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000">Cant force DX10 only... but maybe making more use of it would be good.</span> </p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote>

KerowynnKaotic
06-04-2007, 08:12 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>*snipped*</p></blockquote><p>LoTR.  Great Book(s).  Great Movie(s).  There was nothing else after that.  *pfft*.  </p><p>----- </p><p>On to the Suggestions:  </p><p>RoK METAL Lunch Box containing: </p><p>- Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole Continent (<i>or better yet .. the whole world up to RoK</i>)</p><p>- Lead Sarnak Minature + 1 Random Minature of all the races.  (<i> I still want my Wood Elf Ranger Doll SOE promised me in like 2000</i> )</p><p>- In game charm (optional) item that gives Sarnak Illusion.  (<i>which later will be available in quest form</i>)</p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions (<i>excluding Vet Items</i>).  Refreshes Use Count on existing players who purchase this package.  (ie: 1 per account/character becomes 2 per account/character)</p><p>- (1) set of 30% bonus to Adv / TS EXP  potions.  (<i>give new players a view into what's in store for them in the way of unique Vet rewards</i>)</p><p>- (1) Unique House Item from the Kunark Expansion.   (that won't be used as a Tradeskill item/Quest Reward!!!)</p><p>- Existing Player Reward (availabe only if pre-existing acct - 6months+) a Token to purchase the New Kitty Mount at 1/2 price. </p><p>--- </p><p>Though, the video idea would be neat (<i>I love reading/learning how they do the things they do</i>) I'd rather see them go ahead and do that and release it via eq2players in a monthly snippet.   *shrug*</p>

Celline-Layonaire
06-04-2007, 09:33 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient</p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature </p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</p><p>- 3 Months free playtime</p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters</p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote><p>Why the heck are people saying EQ3 will be using the Unreal engine(3.0 or advanced build & version anyway)while the rest of us simply don't know EQ3 is even exist? </p><p>Bad,,,bad idea. </p><p>'Everquest' title is the SOE's flagship and even if they're already making sequel of EQ, it's engine would probably be called the 'Everquest3' engine. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  </p>

AegisCrown
06-04-2007, 09:35 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack.</p><p><strike>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions.</strike></p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole contient</p><p>- Lead Dragon Minature </p><p><strike>-</strike><strike> All in game items to date from all expansions - including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE.</strike></p><p>- <strike>3</strike>  1 Months free playtime</p><p><strike>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house</strike></p><p><strike>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters</strike></p><p><strike>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</strike></p><p><strike>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.</strike></p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote> i agree with the CE idea, and i believe someone at soe said something about it as a poissibility. but heres the changes i would make. no one really wants the making of but a soundtrack would be nice, 1 month free could be possible but you know its just gonna cost 15$ more for it anyway then.  a 2 bedroom house costs nearly nothing to get anyway and its not like the 1 rooms are "free" anyway.  dont give all the ingame items from previous expansions jsut make the ROK CE's worthwhile ie another baby dragon or something similar, double xp gain would be too much for a month, prima strategy guide?  thosea re incomplete and outdated i would avoid the CE if it came with that, uase an online resourse like EQ2i.com.  they wont go to DX 10 not every pc capable of running eq2 is ready for dx10

Jal
06-05-2007, 05:21 AM
Ive always liked SOE's special rewards in SWG because they were game based and mostly useful. Varactyl Lava flee Bunker house Yaucht Barc speeder AT-RT SE Goggles ITV In EQ2 we have a baby dragon that whilst nice it plods around the house and does nothing much, server titles and painting which again are nice but dont do much and other house pets/items.  Give something for the real game even if its just for looks, a special mount (40% speed) or a new clothing item for your class or a special cloak something thats not needed but is fun to have.  Houses are great but dont get used enough to warrant all these expansion rewards.

troodon
06-05-2007, 05:41 AM
[email protected] wrote: <blockquote>Ive always liked SOE's special rewards in SWG because they were game based and mostly useful. Varactyl Lava flee Bunker house Yaucht Barc speeder AT-RT SE Goggles ITV In EQ2 we have a baby dragon that whilst nice it plods around the house and does nothing much, server titles and painting which again are nice but dont do much and other house pets/items.  Give something for the real game even if its just for looks, a special mount (40% speed) or a new clothing item for your class or a special cloak something thats not needed but is fun to have.  Houses are great but dont get used enough to warrant all these expansion rewards. </blockquote>I disagree on one point.  Players are supposed to earn their utility gear.  It's one thing to give away clothing that has no effect, or a pet that wanders around a house, it's entirely something different to give away things such as as 40% mount that have pronounced effects on gameplay.  Leave it to colorful stuff, stay away from things that affect how we play the game, like the no-repair kits and powerless harvester gimmicks a troubled game tossed at its dwindling consumers.... just before it destroyed itself (and my character **sniff**)

Sarkoris
06-05-2007, 07:40 AM
<p>I'd settle for a Collectors Edition being available here in Australia available at launch time. I don't think just about any of the boxed versions have been available here since the original game. Yes I have the bandwidth to download the digital version, but thats besides the point. And yes we occassionally get a few boxed sets, if we don't mind missing the first few days after launch.</p><p>So a collectors edition for me would be anything in a box available on the day of launch, anything inside the box after that would just be a bonus.</p><p>Sark.</p>

Ran
06-05-2007, 07:46 AM
at OP.. where you high when you wrote this post? Why not a 3 year free account with extra 20 charslots? Come on some ideas are good but the most.. where you high? <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

zavael
06-05-2007, 11:41 AM
<p><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sand">LOL......i have to agree with Sarkoris.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS">Actually seeing a boxed version here in Australia on release date would be enough for me.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Comic Sans MS">Btw...hows is going Sark? its Zed from the ol days <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span></p>

ke'la
06-05-2007, 06:32 PM
<cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>Everquest 2 needs to do something big.</p><p>Besides announcing Everquest 3 using the Unreal 3.1 engine, to win back some players that migrated to Lord of the Rings Online, they need something BIG and FLASHY. Sure, it might be gimmicky - but hey, I would BUY it! And what has been proven in the past, people LOVE collectors editions, here is my suggestions:</p><p>- Dragon Egg Packaging - Crack open the egg to find the game inside, including;</p><p> -Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.<span style="color: #ff0000"> the base game will already come with all prevouse Expaintions, however I would agree adding in the Adventure Packs to the CE would be cool. However, at best the CE will be in a Square Metal Tin that MIGHT be slightly larger then the standard box but not by much, and I think this would be the best way to go as it would lower shiping costs some and make it more likly that stores will stock it.</span></p><p>- Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack. <span style="color: #ff0000">While possable I don't think many would be interested in it but as it probly would not cost much to add it in the package I would go with that.</span></p><p>- Everquest 2 Making of DVD (Inlcuding Full HD widescreen version of Custscenes), and a three hour doco on the making of ALL the expansions. <span style="color: #ff0000">While HD-Widescreen is WAY over kill for a Making of AND as many of the devs that worked on expaintions prior to RoK are no longer with SoE I don't see getting a Making of Going back to EQ2: Classic Launch but it would be cool for say a 15-20 min RoK making of, included as one of the Tracks on the CD</span></p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole <strike>contient</strike><span style="color: #ff0000">World, to date, as close to proporly scaled as possable with a Flat map.</span></p><p>- Lead <strike>Dragon</strike> <span style="color: #ff0000">Sarmak</span> Minature  </p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions -<span style="color: #ff0000">this will be given in the standard version just like it was with EoF.</span>- including your new flyable dragon mount as a thankyou for purchasing the CE. <span style="color: #ff0000">I don't see SoE pulling a Blizzard and only letting you fly in New zones and as the old zones can't possably suport this, no flying mount, and if they did give a Mount in the CE it should be the planed new cat mount with a 10% runspeed(the same speed as the Pally/SK "fluff" mounts)</span></p><p>- 3 Months free playtime - <span style="color: #ff0000">like EVERY other game if it includes free game time it will be 1 month and it will be for new accounts only. Though a free 30days of station all access pass would be cool. </span></p><p>- Free upgrade to a 2 bed house - <span style="color: #cc0000">housing should be earned not given away, also where would you put it as it can't be near where current housing is...I would like to see them add 2 bedroom housing(at the same price as other convenant 2-bed housing) to the outer districts in Quenos and FP though, though again in most zones I don't know where you would put it.</span></p><p>- Double XP granted for the first month of play to kick start your characters - <span style="color: #ff0000">there is no need for this as the first few lvls flyby infact by the time you could use Bonus XP to help you chetch up, the Month would be over. Instead give CE buyers the bottom rung XP potions, that way the can save them until they need them, though this would be instead of some other in game iteam like the mount, or a house iteam.</span></p><p>- Free copy of the updated Prima Strategy guide featuring ALL the expansions with free download updates!</p><p><span style="color: #ff0000">this would make SoE have to pay Full Retail for each guide, also even at launch they are generally out of date and usless, an Atlas would be kinda cool but if its like EoF, they are going to give use in game maps for all the zones wich makes an Atlas next to worthless and with EQ2maps completly worthless.</span></p><p>- Updated graphics engine making use of Direct X 10.<span style="color: #ff0000"> It would a) be impossable to make this solely part of the CE, b) if they did upgrade to DX10 instruction(wich would have to wait until nearly all players have DX10 wich means everyone has Vista) it would be part of a free update, as you can not run an MMO on 2 differant game engines and if they made it part of a payed for expaintion then they would have to do just that. Besides EQlive just resontly upgraded to DX9 and it was a free update. Personally I would prefure thier engine designers to spend thier time Optimizing the current engine, such as the Model Skellital Project(wich will be a free update) and enabliling much more expansive zones. Then taking the time to upgrade EQ2 to DX10 as in reality EQ2 is plenty Pritty enough as it is and is getting prittier.</span></p><p>Any other suggestions guys?? Devs, please take note!!!</p></blockquote>

Taurus_WD
06-06-2007, 11:54 AM
<cite>KerowynnKaotic wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Burdock2 wrote:</cite><blockquote><p>*snipped*</p></blockquote><p>LoTR.  Great Book(s).  Great Movie(s).  There was nothing else after that.  *pfft*.  </p><p>----- </p><p>On to the Suggestions:  </p><p>RoK METAL Lunch Box containing: </p><p>- Everquest 2 full game with ALL expansions and Adventure packs(dont need to pay for them now) (including the latest RoK expansion) on 4 DVDROMS.</p><p>- Cloth Map of the whole Continent (<i>or better yet .. the whole world up to RoK</i>)</p><p>- Lead Sarnak Minature + 1 Random Minature of all the races.  (<i> I still want my Wood Elf Ranger Doll SOE promised me in like 2000</i> )</p><p>- In game charm (optional) item that gives Sarnak Illusion.  (<i>which later will be available in quest form</i>)</p><p>- All in game items to date from all expansions (<i>excluding Vet Items</i>).  Refreshes Use Count on existing players who purchase this package.  (ie: 1 per account/character becomes 2 per account/character)</p><p>- (1) set of 30% bonus to Adv / TS EXP  potions.  (<i>give new players a view into what's in store for them in the way of unique Vet rewards</i>)</p><p>- (1) Unique House Item from the Kunark Expansion.   (that won't be used as a Tradeskill item/Quest Reward!!!)</p><p>- Existing Player Reward (availabe only if pre-existing acct - 6months+) a Token to purchase the New Kitty Mount at 1/2 price. </p><p>--- </p><p>Though, the video idea would be neat (<i>I love reading/learning how they do the things they do</i>) I'd rather see them go ahead and do that and release it via eq2players in a monthly snippet.   *shrug*</p></blockquote><p> I'd like to veto my original post and say I really prefer this.  It's a lot closer to what I want, I always see the CE in stores around me, but since I can't get anything out of it on my current account (or at least I don't think I can) then I'm not going to spend the $10 on it.</p><p>I do see a good reason for making a CE of RoK because there's a good chance a lot of people will be coming back to the game, and giving the people that want to spend more a CE will hopefully increase the desire to make more CE boxes (if they're once a year I think I could stomach that).</p>

cidienboul
06-08-2007, 02:07 PM
<cite>troodon wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Finora wrote:</cite><blockquote><p> Prima guides are a waste of cash =).</p></blockquote>I won't speak for any other ones, but the EQ1 Kunark guide was amazing </blockquote>Riiiiight.  Back then I was a much bigger nerd.  That guide irritated the crap out of me.  I already knew more than the guide had in it.  I corrected about 70 grammer errors and things that the guide got completely wrong.  Some of them were just stupid.  For example it seriously stated that when running away gnomes (maybe it was halflings) would get hit less by mobs because they're shorter.  There were so many ridiculous things like that in there.

cidienboul
06-08-2007, 02:17 PM
That being said... I like the egg idea but I don't know if it's viable.  A tin collectors box would be fine.  The items listed I would want are as follows: - Everquest 2 Full CD Soundtrack. - Everquest 2 Making of DVD - Lead <span style="color: #ff0000">Sarnak</span> Minature And as to making the game DX10... i've got to laugh along with everyone else.  You would effectively cut an already fairly small userbase (compared to wow anyways) in 1/10.  I could do it myself, but just a month ago before my computer fried and I was forced to buy new parts... I couldn't.  If I wasn't forced to buy new parts I would have sooner quit eq.

DocFlareon
06-11-2007, 10:15 PM
I'd like to add that I would very much like to have a <b>hard copy</b> manual in the Collector's Edition package.  Manuals on dead trees are very handy to have.  A reference card with the various combat arts and spells listed by class and tier would also be a nice inclusion.

MadLordOfMilk
06-14-2007, 02:31 AM
<cite>cidienboulve wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>troodon wrote:</cite><blockquote><cite>Finora wrote:</cite><blockquote><p> Prima guides are a waste of cash =).</p></blockquote>I won't speak for any other ones, but the EQ1 Kunark guide was amazing </blockquote>Riiiiight.  Back then I was a much bigger nerd.  That guide irritated the crap out of me.  I already knew more than the guide had in it.  I corrected about 70 <strike>grammer</strike> <span style="color: #990000">grammar</span> errors and things that the guide got completely wrong.  Some of them were just stupid.  For example it seriously stated that when running away gnomes (maybe it was halflings) would get hit less by mobs because they're shorter.  There were so many ridiculous things like that in there. </blockquote>Fixed. =P