“What Not to Post”: Kunark Special Edition

Posted: November 7, 2007 by Kendricke in Rise of Kunark, What Not to Post

Rise of Kunark launches on Tuesday.  Assuming you’ve taken the day off from work or school to be ready to jump in, let’s take a brief moment to explain some of the ways you should NOT spend your day:

1.  Do NOT go to the official forums to complain about the servers being down.  This is the MMO equivalant of honking your horn in a traffic jam.  It won’t make the time move any faster, and you’ll simply add to the noise that’s already there. 

2.  Do NOT use the official forums to complain about your retail pre-order not being in stock.  SOE has no ability to assist you if the store you pre-ordered from does not have your Rise of Kunark in stock when you show up. 

3.  Do NOT use the official forums to ask where you can find your Epic Quest starter.  When you do manage to get in-game, don’t ask in-game where you can find your Epic Quest starters either.  Epic Quests won’t be in game at release. 

Rest of the list after the break…

4.  Do NOT use the official forums to complain if your custom UI is not working.  SOE does not support your custom UI.  If your UI isn’t working, go back to the site where you picked up your UI in the first place (99.9% chance you’ll need to visit www.eq2interface.com).  If there’s no fix for you there, switch to the default UI. 

5.  Do NOT name your new Sarnak Gawdzilla or anything else which potentially violates the game’s naming rules.  Or if you do, at least don’t complain later when someone gets around to petitioning your name and a SOE GM ends up changing it.  You’ll be tempted to choose a name you think is witty or funny.  Then later, you’ll end up becoming used to the name…and then *BOOM* – your name is changed. 

6.  Do NOT ask where guild housing is.  There is no guild housing in the expansion.  There was never going to be guild housing with the expansion.  I don’t care if you “remember” reading “somewhere” that guild housing was coming out with this expansion, the developers never said that.  Guild housing is coming out sometime next year. 

7.  Do NOT go to the official forums to complain about the servers being down.  Yes, I know I said this already.  And yet, I guarantee you that we’ll all see a hojillion posts on the subject anyway, so this bears repeating.

8.  Do NOT complain that you can’t access expansion X unless you’ve already entered the associated CD-keys into your account settings.  There will be FAQs on how to do this within the forums already.  If you’ve attempted this and you’re still having issues, then post away. 

9.  Do NOT complain that you can’t find groups for Mistmoore Castle or Unrest for at least a week or three.  Seriously.  What’s wrong with you?

10.  Do NOT ask how to get to Kunark.  There will be posts on the forums on how to get to Kunark.  There will be guides on the fansites on how to get to Kunark.  WE’LL have a post up on how to get to Kunark.  There is absolutely no excuse for that kind of lazy. 

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Comments
  1. Curious George says:

    Way to take all the fun out of the metagame!

  2. Kendricke says:

    Here’s another one I’m sure we’ll all see:

    11. Do NOT use the official forums to complain about how long the download is taking. There’s going to be a patch. It’s going to take a while. Unless you literally have some sort of technical issue, don’t use the forums. If you do have a technical issue with the download, use the Technical Support forums.

    I’d bet dollars to donuts that we’ll absolutely see complaints about the download time showing up in Gameplay Discussion.

  3. Laldail says:

    I really hope they start pre-loading most of the files soon, as was indicated in the pre-order confirmation email. It would help considerably on launch day. I know they are still making changes but I imagine most of the main graphics files (like terrain and buildings) are good to go by now.

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