While other gaming companies are jumping into the free-to-play pool with both
feet, EverQuest II is taking a piece of the pie and clinging firmly to their
subscription model as well. Yes, it may be unorthodox but more options to play
is all win for players. Gamers now have more ways to spend their gaming time and
their gaming dollars with the EverQuest II Extended server and the original
EverQuest II servers. Whether you are new to the game or have tried it in the
past, the improved EQ2 makes it very easy and worth your while to come and check
it out. Is the free-to-play server for you? Have a look at our top reasons why
you'll want to revisit EQ2 on the Extended server!
The newest server offers players more options in how
they spend their money.
Top Reasons to Try the Extended Server
It's Free - Okay, so this is the most obvious of reasons but it is still a
compelling one. MMORPGs tend to be a big financial investment. Not only do you
usually have to buy the game and its expansions but then you also have to slap
money down every month if you want to log in. Economically, times are rough all
over and being able to get subscription quality gaming without the subscription
is pretty damned awesome. You also have the added benefit of guilt free time off
if you can't manage to find time to log in for a month or two.
Spend Where You Want - EQ2X isn't just a F2P server but it also has a full
micro-transaction marketplace. This means that you can buy what you want, when
you want, IF you want. From fluff items to doll up your character to utility
potions to boost your game, the marketplace has just about everything you could
need and new items are being added on a regular basis.
Tried and True - EverQuest II is simply one of the best games available. It
maintains a fairly solid mix of old school gaming combined with new generation
improvements. EQ2 boasts graphics that even the newest games can't compete with
and has a silly amount of content that could keep even the most prolific
altoholic busy. Nearly all of the expansive lands of Norrath is available to
free-to-play players and the lower levels have been beautifully revamped to
offer smooth progress and lots of excitement.
Players Everywhere - The EQ2 community is easily one of the best MMOG
communities I've had the pleasure of being a part of. Passionate players,
dedicated veterans, and fun SOE staff make the game more than just a game. Part
of enjoying this is being able to log onto your server and have plenty of people
around, and the EQ2X server is currently VERY populated, especially in the lower
levels. Groups are plentiful and a lot of action is happening and in addition,
because the F2P server is just one server, there is a wide range of player types
from all over the world which just makes things fun.
Check out the reinvigorated low level game with a
whole new population of players.
Casual Friendly - Unfortunately for most of us, we can't play games as much
as we'd like to. The little bit of time we do get to play needs to be quality
time and EQ2X offers that. If you played EQ2 in the past and found quests to be
too confusing, leveling to be too slow, and the UI to be too complicated then
you are definitely in for a treat! Many changes have been made recently to get
new players in quickly and allow gaming time to be spent more effectively. With
a streaming client, simplified UI, and quest helpers you will spend less of your
gaming time fiddling with mechanics and more time getting things done.
Try Before You Buy - You may find that EQ2 is your perfect game and decide to
make that investment which you can do easily. Choose to remain on the EQ2X
server with a gold or platinum membership to get more benefits or make more of a
commitment by rolling up on one of the existing Legacy servers with a monthly
subscription. If you end up playing more than you anticipated then footing the
bill for a standard subscription on a regular server is probably the better
option and you can enjoy the benefits of established guilds and everything the
game has to offer for one reasonably monthly price.
Bring Your Friends - My favorite thing about EQ2X is that I can convince my
less EQ2 fanatic friends to play a little here and there. Being a subscriber
gives you added benefits on the F2P server but the biggest benefit is that you
can freely play with non-subscribing players making it easy to have alts that can
enjoy a little bit of game time with some of your favorite non-EQ2 subscribers.
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