EQ2 Adventure Pack

SOE talks EverQuest II updates on GameSpot has advance word on an upcoming announcement of plans for an Adventure Pack for EverQuest II, a hybrid free/paid expansion for the MMORPG sequel:
The first part of the adventure pack will come as a free download. All of the game's subscribers will be able to sink their swords into a new zone, fight new enemies, and so on. There will also be some new quests in this area for all players. Some of these quests will flesh out the lore behind the game's dark elf race and at least partially explain what has transpired in the 500 years that lie between the original EverQuest and EverQuest II. If players want to continue down this story path, they will have to pay what's been described as a "small fee" to download the rest of the adventure pack's content and continue on. Players that choose not to participate will still be allowed to adventure in this new zone and experience at least some of the new content. If the idea's a hit, SOE will likely follow with more adventure packs in the same vein. Some may continue where an existing adventure pack leaves off, though it's also possible that future content offerings may tell an entirely different story. If the price is right, EQII's adventure packs could be a cool solution to provide small chunks of more involving content on a more regular basis than you'd expect from the previous model of occasional expansion packs. That said, SOE certainly hasn't completely eliminated the concept of a retail expansion for EQII, either.
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As for WoW, looks like a poorly drawn cartoon, but I hear it plays better than EQ2.

I wouldn't say "poorly drawn", but it is very cartoonish. The art is based on the Warcraft games, which is cartoonish in nature, but I still think it looks awesome. And the animations of players and NPC's alike are amazingly detailed. Even lions on the prarie will stop, stretch and yawn every now and then, then plop down on the ground and take a nap.

And the lower detail allows you to take part in huge battles without lag. I play on the PvP server, so I take part in many raids. I've been in raids with around 50 people on each side fighting it out in the same place with NO lag. I'd like to see the EQ2 engine do that.

I haven't played EQ2 yet, so I can't say that WoW is better, only from what I've heard. I did play EQ for about a year, and it wasn't even close to as good as WoW. In WoW you're ALWAYS doing a quest, you never go out and slaughter creatures just for the xp and ph4t l3wt. You always have a reason to be killing stuff, assassinating someone, finding an object, talking to an NPC, etc.

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