Okay, so I took my first hit of EverCrack today (Everquest). Initial impressions: 1) It took me a couple of hours to figure out how things worked. Then a couple more to get my character right. This isn't like Diablo, you NEED the third party 'Official Strategy Guide'. 2) It's not crack. No, no, been playing for nine hours straight, not crack at all. 3) Props to Kalgareth for the help w/ the items and play/interface tips. He made it a lot easier and enjoyable. 4) IT WILL TAKE TIME to level your character (if you suck like me). Unless you're twinking, it'll take forever to get any money. You'll kill snakes for the first little while (couple of hours). 5) You CAN get lost. This is the wilderness, people. I wandered over a mountain in search for skeletons and eventually ended up in a seaport, where I got my ass creamed by some Aqua Goblins because they didn't like the way I looked. I ended up deleteing that character becuase I couldn't get back there. 6) Some monsters will set up camp over your corpse. Not good if you've pissed off some baddie accidentally. Worse yet if you've got a racial/clan thing going. I've got goblins and crag chicks attacking me on sight because I've killed so many. 7) I was astonished when random people would come up to me and drop 'buffs' (ie strengthening spells, armor, etc) on me then run off before I could say thanks. It's definitely not diablo. The people there help out the newbie without being asked. Some guy gave me bandages after I went up against a toughie too soon, so I wouldn't die. Its like Diablo is PC and EQ is Mac, ya know? Very strange, takes some getting used to.