2011 saw me return to the game for progression, stall out on that at level 45 pre-Kunark. Rather than quitting the game though... I ended up getting talked into moving most of my characters to FV to assist my brother with his bard. By the summer's end he hadn't been on much (So why are all my characters here! Grr... sort of --I got over it). In November I got him interested in rolling Player-killer flagged characters on Trakanon (a ridiculous concept we know) and we got them to level 20 but it seemed like an empty pursuit.
The last 2 months he's been working on his 2nd oldest character (a necro from 2003)on FV and has gained 3 levels and about 30 aa being very casual. My necro (on FV due to that bard plan) has made huge gains since the summer... 1 level (lol but it did take 3-4 years) and 600ish aa. The other day I killed Trakanon with only a merc helping me --not earthshattering by any means, but something I had always wanted to do. So 2011 was a good year overall in EQ, despite some deadends along the way.
2012 looks to be a good one:
-going to get my brother to move up to level 80 with me (maybe even 85). I'm very close to ready for 75 already. Filling the guild bank with level 80 req gear is helping to motivate him.
-epic 1.5 and maybe 2.0
-We've decided we have a target list and it's time to get them:
Original: Temple of Cazic Thule (event), All of Hate, Fear and Sky. We also want to slay Kaladim and Mayor Gubbin...
Kunark: Veeshan's Peak
Velious: Lord Bob, Zlandicar, NToV, Sleeper's Tomb, Plane of Growth (yep... we are evil), Skyshrine, Kael (we've both done it... never together though), the Dain, Siren's Grotto
Luclin: every boss/zone above 55 really (Seru, Greig, etc.)
PoP: we've talked about dabbling through the planar progression perhaps, just to see how far we can get doing it casually in our small group.
Later content isn't on our list yet. It's taken us 8 years to get it down to this.
What are you all hoping to get to in EQ in the next year?
edit: VP is Kunark, not NToV (oops)
Edited, Jan 10th 2012 7:55am by snailish