I Guess I’m Playing EverQuest
Two days ago I sounded really hesitant and said I was 50/50 on whether or not I would play again. I told the K&G Community I’d play again if others played with me, and before I knew it there was a team of people assembling once again.
So unless something changes and everyone backs out, I’m playing a Dwarf Cleric. The rest of my team consists of a Monk, Enchanter, and Paladin. If you’re wanting to join us in 3 weeks, be sure to make yourself known in our Discord.
We’re pretty much casuals. Some of us are uber casuals with young kids and only play at night while others are casual but will play throughout the day. We’re not hardcore. We won’t be power-leveling like the pros — meaning we won’t be level 50 in less than a week. We won’t be raiding. Right from the start our plan is clear that unless we stumble bassackward into a raid, we won’t be aspiring to do any. I don’t even know if we’re forming a guild. We’re grouping and showing up to the fun.
I don’t feel like I have to justify why I keep going back. It’s fun, therefore I play. But when I told Graev I was going to play again he gave me the sourest look of disgust and said, “Isn’t it time to move on? After 20 years don’t you think it’s time to play something else?” I think I do a pretty good job of playing just about everything that comes out. I skip a few games here and there, but I try almost all of them.
I like EQ. I like leveling. I like grouping. Even in a group that doesn’t chat — which weirdly happens in modern EQ — I find myself liking the ‘hunker down and slay mobs’ gameplay. I don’t like running around and looking for things. I like sitting and hunting. EQ provides that experience.
Again, always looking for friends to play with in Norrath. We’ve met many great friends over the years during these forays.