Since we didn't have one of these , or I am an idiot (take your pick), I have made said thread. Currently running around on a Beastlord (BEESTLOARD!!!ONE!!ELEVENTY!!), enjoying the shit out of this. The freeport revamp is confusing but pretty. Erollisi day is in effect and you can go rose the heck out of everyone if you like. For those keeping track Erollisi was just revived, and there is much whispering she will be worshipable in the next update. The station cash store is strumming along, new houses to buy. I bought the last expansion pack, and this is how companions should be done. I go hire a ..whatever (if you can manage to get to them and hire them, you can have it but only one) then go out and bash heads in with help. It does seem to slightly nerf your loot drops but not enough that it is frustrating. You can suspend them, and draw them out only when you need the extra oomph. They do cost a upkeep, but as long as you are killing and looting not standing around chatting it won't matter. They managed to get reasonable halter top like chest pieces working, it is hilarious on an ilksar (lizard). There is still the semi lack of support, the general feel of a dying game but not the feel that say SWG had after the NGE. The interface issues can be largely assisted by installing say DrumsUI. The rest they have -gasp- worked on, but the native interface is still awful. I can't help it , the ability to grab 40 quests and do them how I wish to do them is winning me back. I can't do that even in wow now. Oh .. the dungeon creator, this is um..odd. I do suggest rolling around in it enough to get say weapons or the 48 slot box if you plan on being around. This is not available to non subscribers. I don't think the mercs are either. (companions) If you subscribe regularly they bribe you back with 500 station cash per month. So you get an instant 5 bucks off the sub that instead you can spend on frills. Reasonable.. NCsoft did that with City of Heroes. Remember Eq2 is free, I strongly suggest rolling on Antonia Bayle if you aren't too tied into a different server, as it tends to the highest population.