Here’s another thing I just don’t get.
A few of the former EQ guildies have moved on to EQ2; they’ve been there since launch. They’ve loved it and hated it, just like everyone else with their game of choice.
So yesterday, EQ2’s Kingdom of Sky expansion launches, and there’s a few delays, rollbacks, crashes, digital downloads that won’t — typical Launch Day crap — and the EQ guildies are livid. No noobs they to the woes of a Launch Day, but to hear them tell it, I should just shut the fuck up about Warcraft queues and shittorent patches, they’re living a nightmare here!
Thought I, there should be some good rant reading on Wednesday, probably a LOT of good rant reading. (MMO Truth #3: Players hate rollbacks. To actually have something in your hands — levels, loots, whatev’s — only to have it snatched away in a few minutes time, that’s hated.)
I know there were rollbacks, I know there were crashes, I know there were problems with downloads, I want to know how bad; gimme an anecdote, figures, something someone heard from a friend of a friend of a RL GM, anything.
Which brings me to what I don’t get: is everything so wonderful in EQ2 that there’s no bullshit to report? Where’s the guys to tell us what’s REALLY going on over there? I’m not trying to bang on EQ2’s population figures because all’s not so well in Warcraft-land either, but is this game so off the radar that no one cares?
At any rate, next time I talk to the EQ guildies, I’m going to straighten them out: they need to stfu about the KoS launch, I’m living a nightmare here with queues and shittorent patches!