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Thursday, March 17, 2005

It Ain't Easy Being Green

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Did you hear about the gamer who came across a frog who said, "Kiss me, I will turn into a beautiful princess and be yours forever"?

He put it in his pocket.

The frog said, "Didn't you hear me?"

He smiled and looked at the frog, and put it back in his pocket.

After awhile, the frog said, "Excuse me, but why dont you kiss me and I'll be your girlfriend and do anything at all you desire as long as you live?"

The gamer said, "I'm an EQII player and I don't have time for that stuff, but a frog that talks is really neat!"

Well, that's an old joke - originally based on engineering students I believe - but it's my way of introducing the Froglok topic. Over three months since release and still no Froggies! SOE has said that it will be a server-wide unlocking.

Honestly, I find it hard to care that much, but it is interesting to speculate.

SOE does has a
page for the Froglok race up here. (Racial language: Froglokian? Okay.)

This
EQII Players thread has some good information and backstory on the matter. Or, if you would prefer, there is a whole forum dedicated to the plight of the Frogloks.

One of the best clues seems to be a line
Christopher Lee a.k.a Saruman a.k.a Count Dooku a.k.a Lucan says in this video (Official Movie #2). Listen carefully and you will hear the phrase, "The Avatar of Fear holds sway over an army of Frogloks."

My guess, as I mentioned previously, was that it was a level 30 guild raid. This was seemingly shot down when guild Bane reached 30 and found no raids. But it is possible I could still be correct if it is a Qeynos guild which has the raid.

The coolest rumor from the EQII Players thread was that it will take the perma-death sacrifice of a level 50 character to free the froggies. That is almost too good an idea to be true. It would be interesting to see who would sacrifice that much time and effort for the "good" of the server.

Funny exchange from the EQII thread:

Poster 1: Frogloks may be in a Expansion Pack.
Poster 2: Since SOE advertised Frogloks as a feature, they would be subject to a class action suit.
Poster 3: "I'd like to meet the nerd that would actually sue because they couldn't unlock the froglock character."

If I blog about the lawsuit does that make me an even bigger nerd?

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