- Oct 9, 2003
Elwro said:What is 2-boxing?
Sorry, terminology. :wink: 2-boxing is when a player has two computers and an account on each, and is playing both of them at the same time. Generally the person would play a fighter-type and a healer-type, and cast a heal spell when needed to keep the fighter alive.
I think you're exaggerating a bit much. EQ2 definately has a stronger Risk vs. Reward factor than WoW, but it's not to the point that it "feels like work". In fact, I'm glad that there's a death penalty -- I felt a bit odd in WoW respawning and running back into battle. It felt more like an FPS's "oops, got fragged, time to run back in again". The penalty in EQ2 is light enough that it's not going to ruin your day (or week, as EQ1 did), but it keeps you from jumping into the pit of doom just to see how fast you die.
And it's certainly not an 8 hours required per day sort of game. I've been playing about 4-5 hours a day, and a friend of mine is playing only 3-4. The average level of the server (care of eq2players.com) is 8 at the moment, and we're both level 14.
At any rate, let's not turn this into a WoW vs. EQ2 debate, as many of the people at the Codex don't even care about MMORPGs to begin with. In fact, I'm not gonna defend EQ2 at all any more... not like it affects me.