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How has everquest influenced your life?
« on: August 24, 2016, 12:15:48 AM »
If you'd have asked me this when I was 18 years old and EQ just came out in 1999, I'd have given you a different answer. However, now, I'm married, have a child and a new baby on the way.  However, this damn game has influenced me and my family.  My kid was at Toys R Us and saw a stuffed dragon that she liked that was orange. So, we name all of our stuffed animals, and the first thing out of my wife (wife had absolutely no f-ing input on this at all) was Nagafen (naggy) for the dragon's name.  She sleeps with it in her bed still and loves this damn thing. Every time I see her hug it, it makes me think of raiding SolB to kill Naggy and pray for a belt.

Anyone else?

PS my kid also has a lovey thing that she likes that looks like a jester that I named "Jack" after Shaco's Jack-n-the-box from LoL

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 12:28:11 AM »
This message board has impacted my life in many ways, moreso than the game itself but it all started with the game.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 12:41:47 AM »
My child will come to love "Nagefen" and "Jack" after "Jack-n-the-box" from shaco.  She'll never understand why it's important, but she will know it's important.  Any other toys that look similar to other EQ things (IE Black people Erudite's)

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 12:58:57 AM »
To the point where it's almost embarrassing.

Met (and lost) some of my best friends here, relationships, career, etc.

Could go into detail when I have more time. I wish I could have met ol' Brad McQuaid or Smedley at some point.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 01:17:46 AM »
I dreamed about it for years... Would rate #1 game all time. Often have had the thought... would I trade all the days to go back and play again... yes. Those were a good good five years. Lost a job and a girl. It was worth it. It never had an equal.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 02:29:05 AM »
the naggy story is cute A+

its hard to know really other than A leading to B leading to C really.

i mean typing quickly is definitely something that came about from EQ

met lots of great people and had a lot of fun. unfortunately now its 10+ years later i dont have a lot to do w/ the old EQ gang.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 11:58:24 AM »
Greatest thing to ever happen.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 05:10:56 PM »
I liked everquest a lot but also liked wow a lot when I played with kanmuk/gnorn/awsom/kors/searyx

think I mostly liked pvping with my pals more than anything, the game was less important

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 05:11:45 PM »
I probably enjoyed arenas in wow more than eq

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 05:12:50 PM »
however eq has stood the test of time a lot more than original wow. classic EQ servers are still super immersive, fun, and addifctive. when we tried that classic wow server, I found it incredibly boring.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 05:32:40 PM »
yeah EQ had a much stronger pull on me even in 2014 (or whenever it was that we played it last), despite it being severely underpopulated and full of hardcore players who only move as part of a zerg

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 05:51:37 PM »
The nerd wrangling skills I honed as part of the guild leadership of QR have been incredibly valuable in my daily life of IT middle management.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 11:32:56 PM »
Everything I am I owe to everquest

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2016, 12:07:07 AM »
I enjoyed Nostalrius, but I never played WoW in any form before that. I would still play it some now if it were around.

2008 garage box was way more fun than Red99, but something about old school EQ is always ingrained in me. Kunark and Velious would be fun if you could guarantee a 600+ pop server, but I think that's theoretically not feasible because in this day and age everyone would be getting max level and competing for the same content. Ultimately it would still just come down to 2 zerg guilds.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2016, 03:38:36 AM »
if you could recreate 1999 aka a bunch of nerds rather than a bunch of shitlers etc. EQ still holds up amazingly well. nobody has made a spiritual successor really. vanguard tried but was shit.

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Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 02:54:48 PM »
Dude I really wonder.

There's a few specific things in my life I can trace back to being influential in one way or another, UO and EQ are one of them but like with everything, what did I miss out on in life/development wise while I was playing those games?

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