Of Sarnak Shadowknights and Future Adventures
I have probably less than two days remaining on my trial account, and I’ve decided that I want to continue playing Everquest 2, at least for another month or three. Thing is, I’m waiting for the expansion to come out so I’ll have the latest version of the game when I’m ready to play again.
I have two main characters right now: a Froglok Monk named Civrotian, and a Sarnak Shadowknight named Rendsever. Thing is, I love being good; at the same time, however, I love the Sarnak class and the survivability and damage potential of the Shadowknight. This basically means that I’m quite torn about which I should focus on leveling.
Honestly, the Monk class isn’t doing it for me, and I don’t want to force myself to play something I don’t like. It takes all my skills to kill something, usually using them multiple times. Couple that with the choice of Qeynos as a starting ground, and it took me around 25 hours to make the Froglok hit 20. Contrast that with the Sarnak Shadowknight of Timorous Deep: it only took me around 10 hours. Definitely a function of both the class and the landmass I’ve chosen to play in, but the overall impression is that it’s tougher right now to be good than to be evil.
I’m hoping New Halas (which will come out sometime during the upcoming expansion) will be a somewhat more streamlined experience, but again, even if I wanted to be good, that Sarnak Shadowknight is deliciously fun to play. Does the Paladin have much of the same survivability as the Shadowknight? To my knowledge, it’s a tank that heals rather than a tank that beats things to death.
Ideas for fun race-class choices would be most appreciated. Right now, I’m inclined to try a Human Paladin Carpenter when the expansion arrives to contrast the shadowknight.