I don't know how popular EverQuest 2 is, as far as the "Stratics" message boards goes... but, Stratics (apparently) uses the same message boards that I use while playing my "first choice" of online gaming (Ultima Online). So... Since EA handed out a month of free game time, and since I used to play EverQuest 2 all the time, I thought I'd toss out a post, and see what happens. My first question is... WHAT IN THE HECK happened to the floating tower in Freeport? I asked the same question in-game, and the best response I could get was that D'lore (is that the overlords name? ) got overthrown and there was a tiny little follow up quest that explained it?? I may have forgot to mention that it has been almost exactly 3 years since my last EQ2 login. I'm sure, as with many online games if you go away for 3 years, and then suddenly return, there are bound to be many, many changes. But, one of the possible biggest changes that I already hate with a passion, is how easy it appears to be to change your alliance with your home city? I remember how hard it was for me to get my Ogre to the Qeynos home city alliance. Now, what the crap??? You just "tell someone" that you want to change your alliance? Is this true? Grrrrrrr. Sorry... Now, the negative is out of the way... I forgot how beautiful EverQuest 2 is. I am sure that even the most advanced player has the occasional moment, where they look up an realize "Wow, you know... EverQuest2 is a nice looking game, especially the background" er... is that just me? heh. And then there is the entire matter of the original server I used to play on... Kithicor. When did the servers vanish? Now I'm on Butcherblock server? And some of my characters have an "x" after their name? I assume it's because of a possible server merge??? I HATE having an X after my name. Was it a server merge? And, out of curiosity, how many people "here" play more than one MMO? I play three. Ultima Online, EverQuest2 and one other. I'm curious if anyone else still plays Ultima Online? Just curious. Ok... so, if your still with me... I'll look forward to any response or feedback I can get. I thank you for your attention.