Happy birthday retrommo blog

birthday cake
Happy birthday dear blog! Hard to believe but the retrommogamer blog turns a year old today. Granted, I have not always been consistent about updating this blog, but I did not want it to become just an online diary of my mmo gaming adventures, but wanted to offer some informative commentary, news and updates about retro mmos in general.

I have not always succeeded, but trying to align more to that purpose. One thing this blog has been for most of this time has been a creative outlet and my own little slice of the internet pie. It wasn’t always updated when I was going through dearths of time necessary to play in these engaging virtual worlds, either because of work, school or other real life interference.

Lately I have been having fun playing original Everquest. I know that o.g. EQ was super hard and nowhere near what we have now from Daybreak, but I do like the aesthetic and old school feel of the current game.

So what was original EQ like? Vareous did a great job of presenting what the game was like back in the good old days about three years ago.

What has made E.Q. truly enjoyable is that there are people playing the game now. The Vox server has been pretty busy this long weekend, probably because people tried to take advantage of the double xp weekend bonus. For me, it was more questing with my friend Maeru. We started a static group last week, and thus far she’s level 10 while my paladin Erolith is now up to level 8. I had fun crafting arrows and we compared notes about mmos we both like. She’s an old time player and was playing back in 1999. When you are wandering through unfamiliar lands, it helps to have a friend who knows the territory. Questing alone gets grindy and boring.

Looking forward to one final day of double xp.

questing in Everquest with my friend Maeru

Next month we are going to be questing in Dark Age of Camelot, but for now it is EQ. Dark Age also has bonuses going on until Tuesday:

The following RvR bonuses are now live for Labor Day weekend! Bonuses will run from now through Tuesday, September 6th.
Bonuses

On Ywain:

  • 25% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones

On Gaheris:

  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities

In each Capital City:

  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

In all Housing Zones:

  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

 

 

 

 

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