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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Killing in Kunark

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I've spent the last week having a lot of fun in the Rise of Kunark expansion for EQ2. It feels good to be levelling again after a month locked at level 70 whilst I finished of the majority of my tier 7 quests, and I always liked Kunark from the original Everquest. I'd not played any of this content before as the expansion was released after I originally stopped playing EQ2, so this has been my first opportunity to see how the zone has been updated from the original game.

The scale of the zones certainly impresses, especially compared to the relatively small zones of the previous expansion, Echoes of Faydwer. Of course the fact that Angur (Adurj's alt and my adventuring buddy for the Kunark content) and I have been gliding across the landscape on our komodos has helped highlight the size and scale of the area.

Merecraft and Angur gliding through the trees of Kunark
A quick word on the komodo gliders. Now that we've actually learned how to control the beasts properly Angur and I are having a lot of fun navigating with them. It's a blast to swoop around the zone like a couple of spitfires, dropping with unerring accuracy onto our targets (most of the time). We are still having the odd amusing incident with them, mainly caused by the fact that as soon as you step off a drop your speed increases to 200%, shooting you forwards like a bullet, often into the middle of a group of mobs.

The quest design and flow throughout the zones seems to have been honed to perfection with this content, and I'm finding it a vast improvement over the Faydwer zones. Of course there is great fun and enjoyment to be had seeing how places I loved to adventure in the past have been updated. My first trip to Karnor's Castle was a blast, and it was good to see that it remains as tough as the original (most EQ2 zones now seem to be easy mode for the most part). So far I've made it to level 74 and I'm now exploring the Fens of Nathasar, so I'm almost half way through the content. I've still got Chardok and Sebilis to explore as well, which will again be a blast of nostalgia.

Seafood chowder anyone?
I have to say so far this is by far my favourite part of the game. Prior to this it was the Desert of Flames expansion, but Kunark takes it to another level.

Right, that's all for now. Next week could be a busy one for Star Wars: The Old Republic updates as the game is being shown at San Diego Comic-Con. I'll be sure to have all the latest information from the con gathered and posted here (assuming the new baby doesn't arrive first!).

4 comments:

  1. I LOVED RoK, that was the most fun by far I've had in EQ2 & those pics look AWESOME Mere!

    Looking forward to the Comic-Con info as well & Cheers to the soon to be Bundle of Joy Bro!

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  2. I'm having SO much fun doing the Kunark content again with you. It's been a real blast hitting the questlines again.

    I must say I agree with both you and Jahf on this, RoK was some of the best fun I have had in EQ2 and it's down to the attention to detail. the wonderful flow of the zones and the interesting and varied content. Plenty more fun times ahead.

    One question, from the second screenie, can you recall why Angur was doing the Polka whislt you were working hard in a battle?

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  3. Thanks for the comments and the best wishes :)
    No idea why Angur is doing a weird dance - he seems to have lost the bottom half of his left leg too!

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  4. It looks like Angur is doing the dance the male Swedes do during their festivals with the overall short outfits & troubador hats :P

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