Aggro Me: Forum Treasure?
Sure, it may sound crazy, but there are plenty of good posts on the official fourms. SOE recently rolled out a "treasure chest" feature, in which they link to some useful or informative forum posts. You can check it out here.
There's a link to a forum game, a mount guide (which I linked to on March 15th) and a tip on using the mail system to make change. When I first checked the "Treasure Chest" there was actually four links. In addition to the three listed above there was a reference to a Moorgard post about "tanking in the nude," but that link didn't work. Now it appears it has been removed altogether. You probably think I'm losing my mind, but I swear I saw it.As for my personal favorite post on the official forums, you can find it here. Anskiere linked to it a while back in the comment section of my post on neat little features in EQII, but it's so cool I thought I would bring it up again.The lore of EQII can be fun and that post does a fantastic job of showing the effort SOE put into parts of the game you might not usually notice. It has some cool translations of in-game languages and does a fabulous job of detailing the game's astronomy. If that post sparked your lore interest, this thread has a link to an incredible 150 page .pdf file of Norrathian lore. Amazing work.Speaking of good threads, there's some comedy in this thread from the official WoW forums (via Joystiq). In it, a mother who plays WoW catches her son posting on the forums at 3 A.M. and pwns him with a grounding via forum post.
Of course, my favorite forum, the Aggro Forums has some pretty cool threads as well.Here are just a few:A hilarious and inspiring tradeskill song can be found in this thread.A nice first hand E3 wrap-up can be found here.Our thread on the combat changes is here.And feel free to join in on the recently started storytelling game.