This is a thread that I will update as my offspring and I start up some new characters. They've seen me playing recently and want to give EverQuest a try. We will all start at level 1 and no bazaar or help from others to at the beginning.
We have had some discussions about EverQuest and how it's different to other games: persistent world, online community, lots of time needed on any character(s) they create to get any progression, etc.
They know I really enjoy the iksar race. I've always favored lizard type creatures or skins in any other games we played together. They both wanted to play iksar to start, but I wanted them to get a handle on EverQuest first and not have their first experience be Cabilis. Thus, I created a new hurdle for them. We would all start as halflings and they need to reach level 10 on their chosen halfling before they could create a different character. Additionally, they had to quest a full set of 'starting zone' quest armor. Once that is done, then they can branch out and create any race/class combination they want, and I will do my best to fill out the group with the final choice. No joining a guild, no zone other than Rivervale and Misty Thicket.
Barring any technical issues we should be starting either today or tomorrow. Tentatively they would like to play a halfling warrior and a halfling druid. I'll likely go ranger to help with tracking quest kills.
I'll write a recap after each play session. Stay tuned if you'd like to see what kind of trouble we get into.