The Good Old Days
Since we’d been talking about Everquest, I just had to share this when I stumbled upon it, though I didn’t use StumbleUpon, as it turns out.
I remember when this was bleeding-edge graphics. 🙂 And I remember people complaining this expansion “ruined” Everquest. As did the next one. And the one after that. And…
The rule is simple. The game — any game — is perfect when you start playing it. The first expansion after that is the one that “destroys” the game.
Hahah! Actually, I loved Velious. If you ask me, Planes of Power ruined Everquest. I mean, where do you go after you have killed your world’s GODS?!?! Depths of Darkhollow was the official nail in the coffin due to the massive “legal” XP exploits. You had really high level characters running around from the cheap, quick, easy powerleveling they got and they had NO CLUE how to play their classes. Turned the already stale, dying feel of the game to a complete morass of fecal matter.
Kudos for making me miss the hell out of that terrible game. Ah, the nostalgia. It was awesome in its time, but those graphics hurt to look at now, and it doesn’t take much of seeing it to remember how bad the controls and interface were.