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View Poll Results: When was your first experience with Everquest?
Pre-Kunark (March 1999-April 2000) 4,623 51.27%
Kunark (April 2000-December 2000) 2,280 25.29%
Velious (December 2000-December 2001) 908 10.07%
Luclin or later (December 2001-Present) 683 7.57%
Never played Everquest on live. Project 1999 is your first experience. 523 5.80%
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:31 AM
troubleclef troubleclef is offline
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I started up late kunark, before velious came out. my first character was masteryoshi, which had to be renamed ( since it contained a title in it ) to Moochi, the half elf druid on cazic thule. lots of fun, with gamma all the way down in qeynos hills.
Old 03-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Xiara Xiara is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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I started in beta 3. Like others here, I still have the CD! I only played through Velious, though.
Old 03-30-2012, 06:21 AM
Iwar Iwar is offline

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Rolled up my first char, dwarf war, in beta phase 4 on the Rathe.
Old 03-31-2012, 08:56 AM
vakthiis vakthiis is offline

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: California
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my sis got this game in 99' and i totally hi jacked it

was on house arrest entire summer being 14 and 15 yrs old back to back EQ got me throu

i remember i finally had red dragonscale BP and some other coo items, think i had sebilite leggings turned 16 and got put in a friggin group home

p99 was pretty lee7 going throu, dream come true
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:40 PM
batkiller batkiller is offline

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I never even heard of it, but my friend somehow found out about it and started playing it. Then he told me to get it, and I joined. It was 1999 and I think the game had been out for around a month or so. So I was there pretty much from the start. It turned out to be the best gaming experience I have ever had.

I enjoyed it up until Luclin and then my interest started waning. Then PoP came along and I hated how uber guild focused it had become and how even though I paid for the expansion, I couldn't even see most of it unless I started getting flagged for this and flagged for that, etc.. Most of which just wasn't even possible for my nice little family style guild. I quit and never returned.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Alelo Alelo is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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I was 14 years old, it was November of 1999. I had read about Everquest on its main site, god I loved the original site with the music playing and everything. I had decided on what race and class to play, so that when I finally saved up enough money to buy it and convinced my parents to let me use their credit card, I got it. I was the youngest of three, so I generally got to play new games last, but this time, I said "I picked the game, I paid for it, and I'm going to be paying the $10 a month to my parents, I'm going first."

I created Alelo, the Wood Elf Druid who promptly died of a fatal fall. Oh Kelethin (I was a little disappointed when I started here next to the PoD, but loving it so far!). So my hour of play time had finished and it was my brother's turn to play. He created a Dark Elf Shadowknight. He had finally found his way out of the maze city Neriak when I let him know his hour was up, he glared at me as if though I was a demon out to steal his soul. I let him play for a little more (turns out our oldest brother wasn't interested). Since he was going to be off to school a couple of hours away and my oldest brother not playing, I had the game all to myself.

I eventually remade my druid and named the new incarnation Aleloh. I remember how I moved items from the original to the new one, finding a safe spot away from people and dropping everything on the ground [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]. I had joined a guild by then in 2000, Azure Guard on Veeshan, the only guild I had ever been a part of in EQ and I stayed in it until I quit for good in 2004. In fact, if I were to log into EQLive with either my druid or beastlord, they'll still have that tag on their head. Thinking about my history in EQ made me realize, I never actually got to the level cap with my druid, despite playing it for the better part of two years (I got to 50 or late 40s, don't remember). In December, 2001 when Shadow of Luclin came out, I switched mains to a Vah Shir Beastlord. I LOVED the Beastlord, absolutely loved it. I was a fan of LDoN and its dungeons, but my interested had started waning. By the release of GoD, I had pretty much stopped enjoying the game. Shortly after OoW and not playing for weeks at a time, I cancelled my account for good.

I remember little tidbits of my time in EQ way back when. I was in South Karana and seeing it filled with people, then RoK was released and it was empty. I remember losing *two* levels on a spectacularly bad day in LoIO. The first time I stepped on the snow covered continent of Velious and seeing the gigantic bridge in Iceclad Ocean. My brother coming home from college with a binder full of Casters' Realm printouts and EQAtlas printouts.
Old 04-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Danyelle Danyelle is offline
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Started EQ as a shitty ranger in 1999 at 10 or so years old. Couldn't focus on anything at that age. Spent the entire Classic-Kunark-Velious expansions basically just killing greens in Blackburrow because it was fun and I had some sort of fascination with Gnolls (Still love em).

Didn't really start playing (AKA it didn't take over my life) until I saw a mage with a gnoll pet (Monster Summoning) running around South Karana. Camped and rerolled a mage. Been one ever since. This was within the first week or two of Luclin.

So I suppose for me, technically since Classic, legitimately since Luclin.
Old 04-25-2012, 01:42 PM
zaraax zaraax is offline

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Sorry Batkiller but paying for the game doesn't entitle you to high end zones.... that requires effort. I played maybe March 1999 through till I retred when they put hosuing in the game with House of Thule in 2010. I made a b-line straight for p1999. First character was my high elf cleric (why did i do that?) who eneded up being my main and kept him as an active raider for many years. i raided pretty much everything to PoP. Yes, the high end raid guilds controlled it, but let's be honest..we worked our keisters off flagging, so imho we earned the right. He ended up continuing to raid till 80 then it got silly with guild politics so i retired him and rolled a rog who continued on till 86 till i retired him. Why did I choose to roll a cleric again? because im insane I guess...
~ In the immortal words of Socrates, ' I drank what!"

Zaraax Zarathustra 55 Templar of Innoruuk
Zaraax Zarathustra 70 Cleric of Tunare (Retired 2005)
Zathrys Zahaduum 86 Rogue (Retired 2010)
Zarrin 80 Magician (Retired 2010)
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Dakliq3 Dakliq3 is offline

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Location: Pittsburgh
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For whatever reason, whatever the poll, I always seem to be part of the 2 percentile. Am I doing something wrong or right here???
Old 05-02-2012, 12:46 AM
serpentiz serpentiz is offline
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Default Kunark

Started right after Kunark was released, made a human wizard, died about 18 times before I said "I hate this game!" A couple months later, my sister asked me to give it a try again, made an Iksar Shaman, and since then, I've never truly left the game, I take a lot of extended hiatuses, but always seem to come back eventually.
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