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I thought everyone might enjoy seeing an article or two about EQOA emoticon

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This is what I sent in an email to the article author.

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Hey Syp! emoticon

I started online gaming way back in the dark ages of the early 90s. Back when 2400 baud modems were *fast* emoticon In those ancient days, the only games were called MUDs (or MUSH or MOO). I played those for several years. I never had a PC capable of running EverQuest or similar titles from the late 90s early 2000. What I did have was a Playstation and then Playstation 2.

When I first heard about EQOA, I immediately signed up for the beta program. To my surprised, I was eventually let in and SOE send us all a disk. At this point, I had to go find a network adapter. It took a little bit, but one was acquired and into the world of EQOA I went. The beta was interesting and where I started to meet a few online friends that I still chat with daily through IM. We *only* reached the level of 20 during beta, only due to limitations in time. I can remember running in camps killing skeletal dogs which conned yellow and goblins that were yellow or red.

Skip forward just a month or two and EQOA released to the general public. I immediately picked up a copy, along with a USB keyboard, and started on my adventure on the Diren Hold server. I met back up with a buddy from the beta. We eventually formed a guild called The Order of the Sleepless Knights. There were many weekend nights with groups at various camps around the world of EQOA.

One of us, Dambro, had the brilliant idea to start an alt guild of all shorties. I believe this was during Frontiers when CMs came out. We named the guild Vertically Challenged and it took off! We set a few limits on the guild. You must be a short race (Gnome, Dwarf or Halfling) and we set a level cap of 20. We were a fearless bunch of shorties that would take on areas designed for level 30+ groups, and we would win. It was always quite a sight seeing 20 or more shorties running through dungeons and destroying the inhabitants.

Over the course of a month of so, several of our members even put together our own quest line. They staged characters throughout the world that we would interact with. The story progressed over time and eventually the bad, evil Shadow Knight was revealed (I think level 30). Every member of the guild would challenge him to a duel one after the other. The SK did not heal between fights. Slowly, the shorties whittled him down, one at a time, and prevailed.

There were a lot of great memories from that game. Since moving on from EQOA, I have had the great pleasure of maintain friendships with many members of the two guilds I belonged to. We have had adventures in various other MMOs together since our days in EQOA. Every one of us still fondly looks back at EQOA and wish some company would attempt to re-capture what EQOA found years ago.

The Order of the Sleepless Knights and Vertically Challenged can still be found at [sign in to see URL].

- Ryverwynd



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This was a great read, Ryver. Thank you for posting it!

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Great letter Ryv.

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/cheers @ Ryver emoticon

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This was wonderful Ryv! Thanks for that awesome letter and taking us all for a stroll down memory lane! emoticon

I still have the hope we will all meetup again one day on EQ Next . . . call me a hopeless dreamer, but I believe it will happen!

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The idea of another Shorty Run has me salivating to play as much as hanging around in the Knights again, maybe more.

I will never forget taking down the Bull Elephant, it was an amazing feat!

We had a pic of it [sign in to see URL] I've told that story many times, even recently.

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Looks like we have ]LORE!

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Heh. I was just coming here to post about the new article, Ryver!! Well done!!!

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Great job!

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