I have a long post brewing about the ups and downs of EQ2X, but for now I’ll just say that I more or less agree with Yeebo, in that EQ2X is a terrific MMO whose free-to-play incarnation is unfortunately hobbled by an ill-considered pricing structure.
However, as Yeebo pointed out to me in-game this evening, there are signals that this may change. In particular, the ability for Bronze and Silver players to buy classes is coming. We also need the ability to lift restrictions on gear and skills, and inventory. The non-sub option needs to be legitimate for the model to work; right now it’s just a very expansive trial.
The Ebon Tribunal is getting off the ground with a bang. (The site’s HERE, but GuildPortal has been down all night. Hopefully it’ll be up by morning.) Today I signed up member account number 32. Which is a bit extraordinary, really. Now, we still need to get about a third of those folks actually in the guild in-game, but we’re facilitating that as best we can. Things are going swimmingly so far, and we’re setting the right friendly, casual tone.