Despite it's name "Everquest" 2, EQ2 is currently being "outquested" by WoW
by leaps and bounds. How can it happen? See here..
I have been cataloging 220 NPC's in 4 Zones of Freeport for eq2vault. Given
the fact that Freeport has 13 zones, i estimate the amount of NPC's at
Out of that 700, around every 10th will give you a Quest, that makes around
70 potential Questgivers. Apart from the loading time of zoning through 13
Zones (every Zone has a loading screen) there is one fact:
We have to double that number for Queynos and Freeport, so were up o 140.
Now since all quests are level based, we multiply that number by 10,
estimating SOE has done their job and added quests for every level (which
they havent by the way), and youre looking at 1400 quests for the full
Thats's just a little less then WOW and we only have proof of about 200
quests actually existing, the rest is speculation.
Well we also got the numbers from Allakhazam for WoW today, listed as >>
2,101 <<. In other words, WoW today has, before release, around 20% less
Quests then Everquest 1 after 5 years and 3 times as many quests as EQ2.
Is WoW going to invade EQ2 in its very own territory and beat it in PVE.
Sure looks like it to me.
In closing we can conclude that even though EQ2 is a purely PVE centered
game it still has less quests then the dual PVP/PVE created WoW, and the
accusations that WoW will lack in PVE content can be turned down easily. As
far as the facts go EQ2 does not have more PVE content then WoW. In fact, i
would go so far as to say that EQ2 features significantly less PVE content,
and just content in general then WoW.
Raiding is also not an issue, because WoW already has raid groups and around
20 raid dungeons, again EQ2 is left behind, although not by much.