Thats why I cancelled my EQ account after realising I'd spent in excess of $200 on a game where I spent a great deal of time sat on the ground looking at my spellbook.
Its for this reason I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Guild Wars.
Yeah... after playing Guild Wars, I'm done paying a monthly fee for games, too. There hasn't been a game really worth a monthly fee in ages, IMO.... and they keep raising the fee.
Guild Wars may not be a full fledged MMORPG... but I like it tons better. The funny thing is... it's the only game that I've tested that I would be willing to pay a monthly fee for, and it doesn't have one! LOL (Yes, I've been in both EQ2 and WoW beta's).
If SOE ever makes the EQ 2 as fun as The Isle of Refuge n00b areas, and the first few levels in one of the big cities... I'd buy it. But I don't think that will ever happen since they still pretty much on their "forced grouping" kick. (Yes, I know you can solo grind lobby mobs forever, but that's boring compared to constant
solo questing like you get in the 1st 8 levels or so. At least, to me.)This comment was edited on Nov 8, 19:15.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!