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    End Of Winter Contest!

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    Hey everyone,
    This winter has been a cold one, let's get nice and warm with some PRIZES! Thanks to generous sponsorship, this contest has another awesome prize pool! 12+ users will win!


    Tell me a story of when you first started playing Everquest!


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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    More prizes coming! If anyone wants to help out in sponsoring the contest with prizes feel free to PM me!
    Sellers: Its a great way to get some advertisement!
    Thanks all, Looking forward to all your stories!

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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    When I first started playing, I begged people constantly for gear and plat. And somehow got level 46 on a dwarf warrior as a 10 year old wearing cloth armor.

    Never again

    also, the groundhog saw his shadow.. it's not the end of Winter!

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    When I first started playing it took me hours to figure out the gamma so I could actually see where I was going! Almost quit without even playing.

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    I started playing in the Kunark era, and my first toon was a Wood Elf Ranger.
    Apart from dieing like 3000 times, falling from trees... here's the story.
    At the time my friend was a very high end druid ( he was only level 36, but you know, noob level 1 i was...) he came to buff me so i could go kill orcs.
    I find the way to the Bank of Kelethin, and i see a bag on the floor... click on it, and pick up an item.
    Hey, what's that, Eye of Melnor ? blablabla 5 wis, blablabla...
    /shout anyone could tell me how much Eye of Melnor is worth ?
    3kpp.
    level 1, richer than my friends... they were pissed, i was happy as hell

    Since i'm in a good mood, i'll tell another one : same friend, wanted to PL me in the Karanas ! i run there (he wasn't online at the time...) and wait...
    Oh, there he is, running past me... i run after him... here goes the wall... he ran for 10 mns in the wall, me sitting behind him and sending him tells...
    Then he sat, camped... and texted me : sorry, fell asleep, will catch you tomorrow !

    hope you liked it, and i have plenty more

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    I had a friend who played a bard in Qeynos, and another who made a Barbarian warrior. I figured that a high elf wizard would be cool, and bard said that I could portal places! I figured, great, I can get over to where they are in no time. Level 18 bard starts the trek to Faydwar, dies on the ramp to Highpass, dies a further 3-4 times to get the corpse with full banded. I ended up leveing in Crushbone, bragging to the about killing the Emperor and Dvinn and getting a magic dagger, then met up with them at Crocs a week or 2 later in Oasis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TankHealCC View Post
    I started playing in the Kunark era, and my first toon was a Wood Elf Ranger.
    Apart from dieing like 3000 times, falling from trees... here's the story.
    At the time my friend was a very high end druid ( he was only level 36, but you know, noob level 1 i was...) he came to buff me so i could go kill orcs.
    I find the way to the Bank of Kelethin, and i see a bag on the floor... click on it, and pick up an item.
    Hey, what's that, Eye of Melnor ? blablabla 5 wis, blablabla...
    /shout anyone could tell me how much Eye of Melnor is worth ?
    3kpp.
    level 1, richer than my friends... they were pissed, i was happy as hell

    Since i'm in a good mood, i'll tell another one : same friend, wanted to PL me in the Karanas ! i run there (he wasn't online at the time...) and wait...
    Oh, there he is, running past me... i run after him... here goes the wall... he ran for 10 mns in the wall, me sitting behind him and sending him tells...
    Then he sat, camped... and texted me : sorry, fell asleep, will catch you tomorrow !

    hope you liked it, and i have plenty more
    The bold part, a thousand times... I think almost everyone can relate at some stage :P

    I died too many times falling while lagging trying to turn around the tree tops and bridges on my old AMD K6-2. It was that, after being lost in the qeynos aqueducts for hours and deleting that necro to then making the druid and falling to my death. Way back when the Tribunal server existed!

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    The first night I got the game, I was super excited to try out both the Necromancer and Enchanter class. My uncle, who had been playing for a few months, had a 40(ish) level druid and I decided to roll a High elf enchanter. I started my journey into Greater Faydark and he told me that all I had to do was follow the trail that went from the right of Felwithe and he would meet me at a city in the trees. He said do not leave the path or you will die.

    I will say that I took him WAAAAAAY to literally and spent so much time trying to stay exactly on the path on the ground as it weaved through the forest. Every 20-30 seconds I would stop and stare up into the trees trying to find the elusive "tree city". Long journey short.. it took me about 40 minutes to make it from Felwithe to Kelethin because I refused to budge one inch off that path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post
    The bold part, a thousand times... I think almost everyone can relate at some stage :P

    I died too many times falling while lagging trying to turn around the tree tops and bridges on my old AMD K6-2. It was that, after being lost in the qeynos aqueducts for hours and deleting that necro to then making the druid and falling to my death. Way back when the Tribunal server existed!
    Haha, i was on the original Vallon Zek serveur, PvP Team... meaning Darkies against EVERYONE else :p

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    I first started playing when i went to college in 1999. I ended up hanging out with some dude in the EC tunnel. we eventually teamed up and sold a ton of shit on Ebay. it was great until he had me list and sell a bunch of things and then when they sold, he disappeared and I lost like $300. super fun! but I learned a good lesson about online selling that day!

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    Another great story from my humble first few days in EQ. My uncle (once again) told me to take the boat from Butcherblock to Freeport. He said it was super easy and all I had to do was sit there. Being a lvl 6 enchanter, i stumbled my way through the Faydark forest, into Butcherblock and eventually with some serious luck (and EQAtlas!) found my way to the docks. The boat eventually arrives and I decide that I am going to just chill and flip through some random notes I had on the East Commonland hunting.

    I zone into Ocean of Tears and am enjoying the scenery when out of no where, a random guy runs past me yelling "Run!". I panic... I literally freeze not knowing wtf is happening. About 30 seconds later, I see 4-5 seafury cyclops come jumping across the boat and instantly aggro everyone who is just sitting around chilling. At this point, my heart felt like it was going to literally jump out of my chest. All i can think to do is run. So i hightail it to the lower levels of the boat, only to see another cyclops beating on some poor fool down there. I'm distraught and have no idea what the hell I am doing, so I maneuver halfway between the top and lower decks and for some reason felt that ducking would make me safe.

    So here I am, a lone level 6 enchanter ducking in the corner of this boat as I hear the grunting sounds of the cyclops nearby. Things slowly begin to quiet down and I muster up the courage to head to the top. Just as I step foot out into the top deck, they see me....

    Back in that day, corpses had a common occurrence of ending up on the ocean floor, so I had to petition to get a GM to summon my corpse back to me in felwithe. It was a wild ride that I will never forget.

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    haha, so many of these stories resonate with me! Gone are the days of epic trains hitting zone lines and people losing their shit over it, but I digress.

    My first toon in everquest was a erudite mage. My buddy, who'd been playing for a couple of years at this point, had told me about the game and how I had to try it (this was 2001). He played a druid and fancied himself an EC tunnel aficionado.

    Anyway, after struggling through tox forest for a while and running to the zone lines to let the guards take care of mobs that had overwhelmed me, he came and got me. We ported and ran to the orcs in gfay, he buffed me to the teeth, and then watched over me while I tried killing orcs. It was exhilarating! I joined an awesome family guild that he was a part of, and once I hit level 48 they let me come on a plane of hate raid. I must have died 30 times, but it was so much fun!! I also had to stay up way late because everyone was Euro or Aussie, which didn't jive with the PST time zone we were in.

    Anyway, I'll have to tell the story about what made me quit the first time..... lol... but that's for later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TankHealCC View Post
    I started playing in the Kunark era, and my first toon was a Wood Elf Ranger.
    Apart from dieing like 3000 times, falling from trees... here's the story.
    That was the first thing i ever did when i first made a woodelf ranger was walking along and fell right off the pathway up in the trees and boom fell to my death.

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    Ah the wood elf ranger's with poorly constructed versions of Legolas phase, classic.

    I was convinced to play EQ in 99 by my older sister's boyfriend, who at the time had a 50 monk and was in one of the best guilds in the game (I obviously had nfc what that meant). I honestly can't remember why I decided to start a female dark elf mage, but I thought it was really funny to name her Aparatus (the correct spelling was taken) because it kinda sounded like a sex toy or something. I was instantly twinked out with amazing gear stein of moggok, SMR, all that good stuff and needless to say I became addicted to the feeling over being extremely OP... Then I found out it didn't matter how well geared you were when epics came out, f*ck you Quillmane. So I figured I'd start and SK because that epic sounds easier right?! Turns out SK/Mag were a pretty awesome box duo and then the next EQ addiction of PLing alts came about. To this day I still randomly pick a class and PL it just for fun?

    Keep being weird EQ

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    Great posts so far, keep em coming!

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    I showed up a few months, got level 3 creator access, then completely disappeared without a trace. That was pretty much my 2017 RE: EQ. Gonna give it one more go with a new server and new set of characters and if that doesn't do it for me, I'm going to sunset my accounts myself.

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    A few weeks after EQ launched, I was playing on my noob Barbarian Warrior and I had just made the long and dangerous run from Halas to Highpass. Immediately upon zoning in, another Barbarian Warrior ran up to me and asked if I could please help him as he had been poisoned. Of course I couldn't. So he sat down for a few moments and spammed /ooc asking for a cure/heal. With about 10% of his life left, and still poisoned, he stood in front of me while I was sitting and then looked away and ducked... he then asked if I could please suck the poison out of his buttcheek to save his life. He ended up dying from that poison a few ticks later.

    It was quite the random interaction as I still remember it 17 years later lol.

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    I started in Freeport and hadn't really explored much outside of the area. Walking through Freeport I came to the port area and decided it was time to explore the ship ride. After boarding the boat I was in for a 40 minute boat ride. I had no idea what might happen if I lost the boat and was hoping my "dail-up" wouldn't drop. Finally, I arrived on the other side of the world with drawfs, goblins, and orcs.

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    walking in the clouds (1999), few minutes of walking, u have been hit for however many thousands of points of damage, u fall to ur death, loading please wait. /petition for corpse and 100% exp... most amazing... gm answers in less than an hour

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    School had just started. We had a new student that was seated next to me. We ended up hitting it off and becoming good friends over the simple fact that we both played Runescape. Runescape was life, I had never played a computer game before it. The ability to keep my items after logging off and playing with others online was the hook for me. Matt kept bringing up EverQuest in an attempt to convince me to play. At the time I was embarrassed to even talk about computer games around others. It was SUPER nerdy and I was just too cool for that! I would always cut him off and change the topic to girls. I remember THE ONE day he brought up EQ and I didnt shut it down. He described EverQuest as basically a more detailed 3D version of Runescape. He told me that 50 or more people would gather together to kill dragons and that you could be anything you want to be like an elf archer, or a dwarf warrior! I finally had given him the chance to sell me on it, and he did. I made up my mind, I wanted it and I had to have it! I started asking so many questions which annoyed him because I ended up repeating the same questions just in different formats. What can I say I was excited! For me the most important question was, are the dragons actually big on your screen? He told me you needed to look up to be able to see them! This was it! He then told me that there is magic that explodes with colors and throw sparkles all over your screen! Everything he was saying sounded sooo cool and I wanted to play it so badly! After school that day I rushed home and I started calling all the Best Buys and Circuit Cities in the area. The only Best Buy that had EQ was down to its last 2 copies and was over 30min away. After nearly an hour of continual nagging my dad, he finally agreed to take me to purchase it. On the ride home, I remember opening the games box and pulling out the poster along with the 2 pewter figurines (a dragon and the elf lady). EverQuest, the gem that would impact my life forever, was finally mine! After the 7 hour install and the updating through my AOL start up, I was finally ready to dive into this magical land! However, now it was bedtime, so maybe tomorrow! My first day in EQ, I made a Dwarf Pally. His name Quama Kazi! I remember the bandit camps and running through the dunes. The giant spiders which I hated looking at due to arachnophobia. I lived in High Keep, slaying goblins all while admiring Ran Flamespinner. Sitting around for 15min respawns to kill 3 Goblins, this was the life! It didnt bother me, I was enjoying it, I felt like Rocky in training. All this dedication and determination to reach my goal of encountering my first dragon! Back in the day there were Naggy and Vox pickup raids multiple times a week. After months of training I was finally level 50 and ready for battle! One day right after school I logged in and noticed there was a Naggy raid setting up. Finally, the time had come! It was early enough in the day and Lord Nagafen had to die! I joined the pickup raid and headed to the gather location (after asking several people how to get there). I was so excited! I remember how hard it was to see in the dragons lair, there was so much red fog! It wasnt only the elements but it was the Man-eating bats that would come from the walls and kill my fellow adventurers! The experience was just as Matt had described it, I called him on my corded landline to tell him about my journey! As soon as I finished gloating I told him I couldnt talk and hung up because I needed to be able to focus! Now comes the depressing part of my story. After being on the raid for a couple of hours clearing the fire dragons lair, laying waste to the man-eating creatures, finally about to see and destroy my first LORD NAGAFEN, I ended up checking a corpse (King Tranix which off on the side with nobody around it) . On the corpse there was a necklace a Polished Mithril Torque. Reading the items description it said PAL and since I didnt have a neck item, I snagged that bad boy! Oh man what a find! Keep in mind, back then there was no advanced loot, everyone was a vulcher when it came to corpses. Click and loot fast so I did and I was excited! A fancy necklace and my first dragon!!! What a perfect day! Then it happened. I saw the question in chat... The question, who looted the Polished Mithril Torque? Now realizing that I made a mistake, I kept quiet. I felt like maybe if I didnt type the raid would forget about it and move onto bigger things like slaying the dragon? But people started typing things like really? WTF who looted it? whoever looted it should be kicked from the raid! whoever looted it lost their chance at Naggy loot! Im still thinking holy moly this is bad BUT they still dont know it was me. Then some tattletale said QUAMA LOOTED IT!!! No joke I felt flush and sunk in my chair thinking, oh shitshitshitshit! I still didnt type. I received about 10 hate tells simultaneously. These tells ranged from telling me I was scum to leave the raid and Im unwelcome. I felt like my reputation was forever tainted. My dreams of killing a dragon were crushed! I remember I finally mustered up the courage and typed, Im sorry I will give it back... to recieve the response of ITS NO DROP YOU IDIOT, YOU CANT! Feeling helpless I deleted it thinking this would show I was truly sorry and would help fix my mistake. I told chat that I was sorry and that I deleted the item. Then I received even more private tells informing me that I am an idiot and that I should have just kept it. I remember I pulled the plug after I was told to leave raid. I even cried a little lol, feeling like I would never play my new joy in life, EverQuest. The next day at school I told Matt what had happened, he told me I screwed up, and people would never forget that I did that. Super bummed and confused we decided there was only 1 real solution to this problem. I ended up starting over as a Necro, which is another story for another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxo1987 View Post
    School had just started. We had a new student that was seated next to me. We ended up hitting it off and becoming good friends over the simple fact that we both played Runescape. Runescape was life, I had never played a computer game before it. The ability to keep my items after logging off and playing with others online was the hook for me. Matt kept bringing up EverQuest in an attempt to convince me to play. At the time I was embarrassed to even talk about computer games around others. It was SUPER nerdy and I was just too cool for that! I would always cut him off and change the topic to girls. I remember THE ONE day he brought up EQ and I didnt shut it down. He described EverQuest as basically a more detailed 3D version of Runescape. He told me that 50 or more people would gather together to kill dragons and that you could be anything you want to be like an elf archer, or a dwarf warrior! I finally had given him the chance to sell me on it, and he did. I made up my mind, I wanted it and I had to have it! I started asking so many questions which annoyed him because I ended up repeating the same questions just in different formats. What can I say I was excited! For me the most important question was, are the dragons actually big on your screen? He told me you needed to look up to be able to see them! This was it! He then told me that there is magic that explodes with colors and throw sparkles all over your screen! Everything he was saying sounded sooo cool and I wanted to play it so badly! After school that day I rushed home and I started calling all the Best Buys and Circuit Cities in the area. The only Best Buy that had EQ was down to its last 2 copies and was over 30min away. After nearly an hour of continual nagging my dad, he finally agreed to take me to purchase it. On the ride home, I remember opening the games box and pulling out the poster along with the 2 pewter figurines (a dragon and the elf lady). EverQuest, the gem that would impact my life forever, was finally mine! After the 7 hour install and the updating through my AOL start up, I was finally ready to dive into this magical land! However, now it was bedtime, so maybe tomorrow! My first day in EQ, I made a Dwarf Pally. His name Quama Kazi! I remember the bandit camps and running through the dunes. The giant spiders which I hated looking at due to arachnophobia. I lived in High Keep, slaying goblins all while admiring Ran Flamespinner. Sitting around for 15min respawns to kill 3 Goblins, this was the life! It didnt bother me, I was enjoying it, I felt like Rocky in training. All this dedication and determination to reach my goal of encountering my first dragon! Back in the day there were Naggy and Vox pickup raids multiple times a week. After months of training I was finally level 50 and ready for battle! One day right after school I logged in and noticed there was a Naggy raid setting up. Finally, the time had come! It was early enough in the day and Lord Nagafen had to die! I joined the pickup raid and headed to the gather location (after asking several people how to get there). I was so excited! I remember how hard it was to see in the dragons lair, there was so much red fog! It wasnt only the elements but it was the Man-eating bats that would come from the walls and kill my fellow adventurers! The experience was just as Matt had described it, I called him on my corded landline to tell him about my journey! As soon as I finished gloating I told him I couldnt talk and hung up because I needed to be able to focus! Now comes the depressing part of my story. After being on the raid for a couple of hours clearing the fire dragons lair, laying waste to the man-eating creatures, finally about to see and destroy my first LORD NAGAFEN, I ended up checking a corpse (King Tranix which off on the side with nobody around it) . On the corpse there was a necklace a Polished Mithril Torque. Reading the items description it said PAL and since I didnt have a neck item, I snagged that bad boy! Oh man what a find! Keep in mind, back then there was no advanced loot, everyone was a vulcher when it came to corpses. Click and loot fast so I did and I was excited! A fancy necklace and my first dragon!!! What a perfect day! Then it happened. I saw the question in chat... The question, who looted the Polished Mithril Torque? Now realizing that I made a mistake, I kept quiet. I felt like maybe if I didnt type the raid would forget about it and move onto bigger things like slaying the dragon? But people started typing things like really? WTF who looted it? whoever looted it should be kicked from the raid! whoever looted it lost chance at Naggy loot! Im still thinking holy moly this is bad BUT they still dont know it was me. Then some tattletale said QUAMA LOOTED IT!!! No joke I felt flush and sunk in my chair thinking, oh shitshitshitshit! I still didnt type. I received about 10 hate tells simultaneously. These tells ranged from telling me I was scum to leave the raid and Im unwelcome. I felt like my reputation was forever tainted. My dreams of killing a dragon were crushed! I remember I finally mustered up the courage and typed, Im sorry I will give it back... to recieve the response of ITS NO DROP YOU IDIOT, YOU CANT! Feeling helpless I deleted it thinking this would show I was truly sorry and would help fix my mistake. I told chat that I was sorry and that I deleted the item. Then I received even more private tells informing me that I am an idiot and that I should have just kept it. I remember I pulled the plug after I was told to leave raid. I even cried a little lol, feeling like I would never play my new joy in life, EverQuest. The next day at school I told Matt what had happened, he told me I screwed up, and people would never forget that I did that. Super bummed and confused we decided there was only 1 real solution to this problem. I ended up starting over as a Necro, which was another story for another time.
    I know my post here won't count for the contest, but this is an impressive wall of text. Well done, Sir. Well done.

    Edit: on the bright side, you didn't have to play a pally! Bazinga! (now that I actually read some of the wall)
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    Started playing during Velious. Started as a barb shaman and remember having to learn my way through the Blackburrow tunnel with no improved vision. Thank god for those little torches on the walls.

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    My first day in EQ....It was during college, everyone in my dorm was either playing quake, doom , starcraft or EQ. After watching a few college friends play it, I was like this game is stupid after looking at the god awful graphics and my friends grouped up in game attacking a orc in Highpass with the auto-attack making watching EQ boring as hell...

    Then my friend let me play at his computer and create a character (wood elf ranger) on his account, I was clueless as I wandered around Kelethin, encountered a lift which my friend had to show me how to operate by clicking the lever. My friend didn't give me to much guidance and let me discover the game for myself. As I walked of the lift onto the ground below and moved slightly away from the guards.... my ranger died by an orc pawn...

    Respawned and started wandering around and died again, after finally breaking that cycle of dying I managed to eventually kill my first creature.... a decaying skeleton. This was in about a span of about 30 minutes with very little guidance from my friend who was watching me play. After about half of hour of playing I was hooked and my friend coudn't pry me away from his computer lol

    That evening, I went to the mall with my friends and bought my very own copy of EQ to play on my own comp. Been hooked ever since.

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    When I first started I remember making a druid and Gfay was the main place for everyone to hang out /ooc and sell. My first time wandering in Crushbone was soo amazing....calling Camp Check and not know what orc1 meant.......Killing Emp Crushbone the first time was soo exilerating......I guess the second thing I remember is quad kiting for experience. I thought my druid was soo uber back then.

    Lastly is good ole Velketor's labrynth.......sliding all over the place killing spiders....but not actually going to the top because corpse retrieval was true retrieval back then.....now EQ is easy mode!

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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    Made a human warrior and proceeded to figure out that he was best at getting killed. After numerous deaths in West Freeport newbie zone, I determine it is time to venture out. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to zone in to Nektulos Forest. It's night and I can't see but go running down the path anyways and promptly get killed by one of the guards at the bridge. A nice pally drags me back to zone so I can loot the ub3r equipment off my corpse. It took me a good six months to figure out gamma so I could see (before I did, I would just camp when night came and would log back in when I thought it would be daytime)

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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    Befallen. The Well.


    Barbarian Warrior.


    Rip.

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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    My friend Tony from High School got me into EverQuest back in 2003 one day while sitting in web design class. He kept telling me how amazing EverQuest was and how he was "in the inner circle" with the Game Masters and could get anyone banned with the snap of his fingers - for some reason he took a lot of pride in that. He was the typical Dungeons and Dragons type nerdy dude that was really into it. Up to this point in my gaming life, the only online games I had played before EverQuest were StarCraft and Diablo 2... so this felt like I was stepping into a whole new 3D world like I had never imagined.

    After a lot of convincing and the promise of some help in-game, I finally purchased the 'Gold Box' Planes of Power Edition of EverQuest from Best Buy and a Sony game time card off the shelf. At that time all I had was a Dell PC with very little RAM that did not meet the minimum computer requirements. I ended up going back to Best Buy and purchasing 128MB of RAM for over $100. The guy ringing me up at the cashier's desk said, "this is for EverQuest, right?" I was stunned that he knew, but I guess back then that was one of the only games that really needed extra RAM. I told him yeah I was just getting into the game and he said have a good time, he had been playing for years already - which was very encouraging and made me excited to start!

    When I first logged in I made a High Elf Wizard. The sounds of the Faydark enraptured me immediately, I loved it... and still do to this day. One of the most memorable aspects of the Faydark was just how dark it was and how I couldn't see where I was going half the time. The other experience I vividly remember was the 56k dial-up constantly making me lose connection every time I was fighting bees or bats outside of the Felwithe gate. "Mom stop answering the phone!!" I eventually met up with a player that found me wandering around the path hopelessly searching for something, what was I looking for? I have no idea, he didn't know either. But, he kindly offered to escort me to Kelethin with the promise of finding people to play with... which at that time, I had no idea what Kelethin was - but if it got me out of the darkness of the Faydark with another player, I was sold! I followed him all the way there and ended up at the "Newbie Lift" to which he promptly wished me well and disappeared into the night as quickly as he came, once again I was lost and it was time for bed for school tomorrow so I /camped.

    The next day I told my friend Tony what happened and he gave me the 3rd degree, stone-cold glare. AN ELF!? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! IKSAR IS THE MASTER RACE, WE ENSLAVE THE WORLD. I remember being like.. oh my god, he was really worked up and almost angry about it - like I said he was really into it. He pretty much forced me to make an Iksar if I wanted help, so I agreed to make an Iksar Monk which sounded pretty cool. I remember doing some reading online about monks and their skills. I was new to MMO's at this point and didn't understand the skills. 1 Hand Blunt, what is that? I asked him, he looked at me in disgust and didn't say a word. I told him I was serious, what is 1 Hand Blunt? He said a blunt weapon, like a mace or a hammer... I felt like such a noob, but was grateful for his knowledge. I think he pretty much swore me off as a player in the game at that point, he never did end up coming to help me thinking back on it now. But I was immediately hooked, and really enthralled by every aspect of the 3D world. It was so much more immersive than I had ever experienced before in the 3rd person perspective of a game like D2. It felt like there were endless opportunities to explore and that the world would never stop growing, it was incredible!

    I think the most embarrassing and memorable moment I have from when I first began the game was when I went back to Cabillis the following day. Up until this point, I did not know much about the game and was still learning little by little every day after school. I got lost in the city pretty bad (and still do to this day), and kept walking circles around the pathways and to my Monk Trainer (I would sit next to him in game and meditate, thought it was cool in a RP kinda way). Anyways, I made my way around the city to the front of shaman guild area, totally and completely lost and helpless. I was trying to ask for directions on how to get out of the city and back into the field of bone. I learned how to 'Hail' a player and tried this technique to get the attention of a player nearby. He was an Iksar in a suit of chainmail or plate armor, looked pretty badass, so he probably knew what he was doing. I hailed him and waited for a response, maybe he was AFK. But no, he moved and started walking around the city slowly. I hailed him again and tried to get his attention so I could ask where to go, this happened over and over again. I was ready to give up at this point and throw in the towel. I waited a good 5-10 minutes and he continued walking, what's the deal?? He was completely ignoring me for upwards of an hour, it was insane! I was beyond frustrated with this guy and Cabillis as a whole, I logged out and never played him again, I went back to my High Elf Wizard and still have nightmares of getting lost in that horrible Iksar city.

    Little did I know, the guy I was hailing was not actually a player and no, he was not ignoring me. I didn't know the difference between NPC's and real players at this point, and much later realized that I had been hailing one of the Iksar Captain guards that patrols around the city. When I began playing I was such a noob, but many of these memories I will never forget!

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    End Of Winter Contest!

    I started my days, stoned, in Paineel as a slap-headed Erudite Necro because a mate thought it would be a good idea. After a very smoky 24 levels, I made a rogue, made friends with a cleric and we continued our journey to 55.
    I loved the freedom so started making characters to reserve names that I liked. This resulted in me deleting the Necro. Some of the names were awesome although I didn?t get to use all of them. What was strange was every time I made a Necro, I would get it to mid-twenties then delete it.

    Finished PoP era with a Monk main and a bunch of useless names lvl 20

    Some favourites;

    Sawdn Board
    Prickn Darear
    Smashn Grab

    BTW... I know there's a lot more interest here due to the prizes but come on... more than double the posts!? it's a free Krono goshdarnit!!!

    https://www.redguides.com/forums/thr...EW-2018-Prize-!


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    I changed my signature after all this time!

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    I Remember trying to find my way off of the wood elf stand with out dieing I must have died like 30 times hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huttont1 View Post
    I Remember trying to find my way off of the wood elf stand with out dieing I must have died like 30 times hehe
    That brings back memories

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    Great stories so far, lets keep it going ;]

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    My fondest memory was in early January, when Coinstop found teh cleric guild.

    Doh! Keep looking for the paladin guild

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustlin123 View Post
    My fondest memory was in early January, when Coinstop found teh cleric guild.

    Doh! Keep looking for the paladin guild
    One day I'll find teh paladin guild so I can partake in contests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinstop View Post
    One day I'll find teh paladin guild so I can partake in contests.
    You mean the paladin guild was located? thats news to me

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    I remember the first time my guild tried to do fear, as we were attempting to establish the camp we wiped. Everyone died, ok so time to go get our back up gear from the bank and attempt again. Everything is looking goodish we're ressing our corpses and wham another wipe. At that point most of us didn't have a 3rd set of gear so we had to reach out to two other guilds to help us otherwise we would have lost all our gear. It must have taken us 4 or 5 hours total to fully recover our gear and GTFO of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plure View Post
    I remember the first time my guild tried to do fear, as we were attempting to establish the camp we wiped. Everyone died, ok so time to go get our back up gear from the bank and attempt again. Everything is looking goodish we're ressing our corpses and wham another wipe. At that point most of us didn't have a 3rd set of gear so we had to reach out to two other guilds to help us otherwise we would have lost all our gear. It must have taken us 4 or 5 hours total to fully recover our gear and GTFO of there.
    PoF was aptly named. Def a scary place back in the day

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    I DID quit because of this. Stormed off out of my living room bitching about a stupid fucking game that could only be played for a few hours before it went dark and I had to go read or do something else for a few hours until the in-game-sun rose.

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    I remember many years ago while camping for my Cleric Epic...
    was our guild racing against another on Inny... well needless to say we got the kill and they wernt too happy about it... well a few days later I remember reading this article on the BBC about the whole thing.. laughed for many years after that.

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    Re: End Of Winter Contest!

    when i first started playing, I wasnt sure if i spent more time playing or running around trying to score DS, and buffs that lasted 20 min or so to kill stuff lol

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    my second ever toon was the First Zerker on the server and i went to Crushbone to do the belt quest, where i happened on a Chanter and a Druid in trouble, so like the Crazy Zerker I came well known for being i jumped in swinging my gigantic Axe killing orcs left right and centre while the Druid managed to get herself and the enchanter to the safety of the Zoneline. I of course Died. I found out Zerkers died far easier than my ranger lol. but those two Characters became my best friends and gaming partners in EQ for the next 5 years.

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