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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 11-07-2010, 01:40 AM
Maldan Maldan is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 21

Got a copy miraculously on the day of release. Made a monk in Freeport and got lost. Made a wood elf ranger and fell to my death x10. Made a half elf druid which I loved.
After Kunark came out my wife got interested so I gave her my account and rolled a halfling druid on a new account which is what I played through POP.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:53 PM
PaybackXero PaybackXero is offline
Decaying Skeleton

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1

Started playing quite a bit after Luclin. Never got farther than level 20, since I had no friends playing it. Maybe I'll get farther this time.
Old 11-08-2010, 03:21 AM
cowjosh cowjosh is offline
Large Bat

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 13

I started late march or early april 99 (bought in late march, took a couple weeks to get it to like my voodoo 2) and played on Mith Marr

interestingly, i have gotten two people to start playing on this server who never actually played eq live -- i was concerned i may have the only "true" EQ newbs in the world on my hands until reading this survey haha
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:54 AM
Zarniwooop Zarniwooop is offline

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 194

I started in November 20001. I was never going to play EQ. I read the review of it and laughed along with the reviewer (silently) thinking "what a bunch of losers killing rats all day". I then went back to my Civ 2, HOMM, and Baldur's Gate never realizing what I was missing.

A few years later, I was sick and couldn't go to class for 3-4 days. An EQ trial disc arrived with PC gamer. I chucked it in a corner with disdain. Sunday at 10pm rolled around and I was bored out of my mind. I saw the disc lying there. Sighing, I popped it in the drive and decided I may as well see how pointless it all was for myself.

32 hours later (really), I sat back and said, out loud to no one, "I cannot believe someone made something this #!@#%^!@ cool."

That first 10 days on the trial server is the greatest gaming experience I've ever had, and I'm guessing that I will ever have. This server is the most fun I've had gaming since 2004 (when raiding became a second job in GoD). It will never recapture that first experience with EQ, but its still bloody good.

Edit: I played in a high end raiding guild and completed SoF by killing sleeper 2.0. Adding this since so many others did and its interesting to see when other people quit compared to when they started.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Wrynna Wrynna is offline
Large Rat

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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: west texas
Posts: 9

i got a copy of EQ on my birthday on october 30th 1999. I had never played a PC game before . Had to get a new vid card and a couple other things ..was really hoping it was worth it. And it was!

first thing i saw when i arrived in halas was someone gating...looked so cool.I couldnt wait to get that spell.

~ Larkyn
Old 11-11-2010, 02:58 AM
Fourthmeal Fourthmeal is offline
Fire Giant

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 967

Stole a pal's account in 10th grade. Never looked bac
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:54 PM
aztore aztore is offline
Decaying Skeleton

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3

I beta tested for the original Everquest back before kunark was even thought of... played on the Rathe server. Saw the last day of beta event where mithaniel marr fought against Innoruk in the East Commons was something that I will never forget.
Old 11-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Llabak Llabak is offline

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 73

I played Beta and kept at it through Vellious. Took some time off and then went to play DAOC.
Old 11-18-2010, 05:23 PM
Chanus Chanus is offline
Fire Giant

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Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 528

Started in November 1999. Played all night and sat on Everlore and the EQ Forums all day at work. I was slightly obsessed.

Took a break shortly after Velious came out and came back right before PoP, then a break from GoD until just after DoDH. Quit for the last (most recent?) time about a year and a half ago. Was a Community Leader on the EQ Forums (yeah, I'm that Chanus if you were on the forums. no apologies :P ). EQ is hands-down the best game I've ever played.

Nice to give nostalgia a big whirl on this server, and many thanks to those who put it together. It may not be exactly like that first time I lost my corpse in Greater Faydark, but it's pretty nice.
Old 11-19-2010, 11:19 PM
t0lkien t0lkien is offline
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Posts: 606

I started mid-Velious. It was and is still the best game I've ever played.
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