So I started to play the free demo of classic EQ I mentioned earlier. First impression was good, it downloaded the station launcher and updated nicely, except for one problem: There was no “play” button.
A trip to the forums indicated that it had to be run in windows xp mode, so some tweaking to properties worked, finally got a play button. I logged in, tweaked some graphics settings, and rolled a Froglok rogue. Second problem: Lore difficulties.
The description of frogloks indicate they are a race willing to die for truth, justice and honor. Cool. Choice of deity? 1, innoruk, the prince of hate. So, whatever, I overlook it to roll him, and after picking a name after three attempts, he’s ready.
Third problem: my newbie tutorial zone doesn’t exist. It’s still loading after multiple tries, so I exit and quit. I’ll try later on, and hopefully give you all some gameplay impressions.