I have been spending a lot of time playing EverQuest II again. I rediscovered it as I took about a year sabbatical from the game. I have 35 characters total, but I am only playing nine of them. The reason I play just nine is that there are only nine crafting skills, and I wanted one of each.
Each of my characters has a Race and Profession as well as a Crafting Trade. The current maximum level for both a Profession and a Trade is 110. My ultimate goal is to get each of my nine characters to a Level 110 in both categories. Each race and profession has their particular skill set and flaws, so I have to play the game differently every time I change characters. I have a pretty good mix of races, professions, and crafters.
The nine races I play are Arasai, Barbarian, Erudite, Iksar, Kerra, Ogre, Ratonga, Troll, and Wood Elf.
The nine professions I play are Beastlord, Bruiser, Dirge, Guardian, Illusionist, Monk, Ranger, Templar, Warden, and Wizard.
Finally, the nine different kinds of crafters are Alchemist, Armorer, Carpenter, Jeweler, Provisioner, Sage, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker.
What follows is a list of my active nine characters alphabetically by name:
Everk, Barbarian, Warden 68, Tailor 100
Kawki, Ratonga, Beastlord 110, Armorer 100
Mappyr, Wood Elf, Ranger 100, Carpenter 100
Noafo, Ogre, Templar 58, Woodworker 100
Orake, Erudite, Illusionist 69, Provisioner 100
Ucass, Arasai, Dirge 100, Jeweler 101
Ugoec, Iksar, Monk 71, Sage 100
Veup, Kerra, Guardian 84, Alchemist 105
Zobogg, Troll, Bruiser 100, Weaponsmith 100
I prefer crafting over adventuring, but fortunately, there are many ways to play this game, have fun doing your own thing. This is a never-ending game as just when you think you are at your best, they change the rules and add new things to explore and figure out.
I am going to set up an EverQuest II page on this site with its own
tab. I have a bunch of information to organize, I want hyperlinks to informative EQ2 articles. Like the game itself, it will be a never-ending process.
The game is like a magic theater, where you are the author, actor, director, and stage manager., You should never get bored as there is always something to do. If you find a certain task a bit tedious, just do something else for a while. You can decorate and construct your own virtual houses. You can quest by yourself, or group with players. You don’t even have to play the game if you just want to
socialize and can chat. You can open a virtual store where you sell things to other real-life players to earn EverQuest currency so you can buy stuff for your character or their houses. You either sell stuff your crafter make or stuff you find out in the boondocks while questing. Since this is a world community so your store is open 24/7 even while you are logged out and on holiday. Remember that old adage that goes – one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
There are no limitation in this game except for those times you must be in the real world and those limitations you self-impose by having negative thoughts.
Currently, I am primarily playing Noafo, trying to level him up to a Level 68 Templar so he will meet the prerequisites of a particular quest called “The Proof of the Pudding.” Noafo is my only active character that hasn’t completed this specific quest. Once he does, all my characters will get a beautiful master crafting cloak. The cloak has some magical powers, but I plan to wear it as an appearance item because it looks gorgeous.
All of my active characters are members of a guild called “Keepers of the Dark Crystal” on the Halls of Fate server. A guild is a voluntary social club of players worldwide that help each other meet their personal game goals. The guild is run my friend Maree Chandler, isn’t that a lovely way to spell Marie? She is an excellent high-level player, an Australian, living down under, and a professional artist who works in watercolors. She also has her own personal website.
I found that she and I have a mutual friend living in Arizona who plays several characters (one of which is BigTracks, a level 110 Dirge, Froglok race.) BigTracks actually joined the guild about a year before I did, but I introduced him to Everquest II many years ago when we were bboth computer programmers and coworkers. I lost track of him for a while when my wife and I moved to a suburb of Waco, Texas in 2017, small world isn’t it?
I have got to get busy putting together the EverQuest II page for this website.
Life is great when you are busy and having fun at 74 with the mind of a teenager.