I am not a hardcore MMORPG player though I have played Anarchy Online, EQ, and DoaC and now I have given the new ps2 EQ a shot.
In all of these games I like to play the healer class, whatever it may be, because I like to do more than just swing my club or shoot fireballs.
Well, as many MMORPG players know healers are very much in demand for grouping. Even more so on fresh servers or new games because no one is really strong enough to go off on their own.
So in the new PS2 game, which looks and sounds like crap, I chose a dwarf cleric to start with. I go out on my own and lvl up to about 7 then people start hamering me down to be in thier groups. This is fie with me. But…
After 6 HOURS of playing in groups I got to loot 5 MOBS!! In 6 HOURS! You see, apparently the rule in these games is if you aren’t standing next to the dead mob before it hits the ground it means that you don’t get any loot. Since I am healing people I stand back from the action and when the mobs go down these tanks all grabeverything. I have said repeatedly that I want to loot too, but it is ignored for the most part. The only loot I got today was shit for my quests. There were a couple guys trying to throw me bones when I would bitch by trying to give my rusty-this or torn-that to tide me over.
I dont know why I am suprised by this. But it still pisses me off. I am going to just start letting fuckers die when they dont listen. Sure I get alot of exp, but I want to be able to by some armor that does not have net or tattered in the title.
For those wondering, this game is barely mediocre. I am not a PC EQ nut, but it is better than the ps2 one by far. The graphics, interface, and controls are shit. There is no, and I mean zero, music when you are not fighting. And there is barely any ambient sound in the game. I have to check my tv regularly to make sure I havent muted it by accident, and I am not joking about that. I will play it for a couple months tjust because it is nice to sit on my bed instead of at my desk to play these types of games.
BTW, YOU FUCK WITH THE HEALER AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET FUCKED WITH MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
Screw you guys, I’m going home…