Beholder What Eye Hath Seen

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Ok, stupid title I get it…

Anyway, I think I may have gotten some of the MMO weariness out of my system by playing a few single player games over the last week or two. I poked my head into EQ2 today and I was trying to finish off a quest in Enchanted Lands. In any event, I came across this mob that was the heir apparent to Dungeons and Dragons’ beholder. Funny enough when you defeat it, it’s eyeball pops out of it’s head!

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This made me ponder that as much as I thought DDO is a decent game, at least to me EQ is the spiritual embodiment of D&D in an online medium. While it does lack a lot of the dungeon delving (though it does have it) that is iconic in tabletop D&D I think it does capture the essence of the fantasy world and class selection, and to a lesser degree the story telling nature. I know many would argue that last point, but I believe SOE is trying to mend that fence in its revamping of the leveling progression and newbie experience. I don’t know, I may be way off base here, but it wouldn’t be the first time right!

-Pid

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