Jokes aside rangers are awesome group tanks in early EQ.
I had more fun on my ranger on Agnarr tanking Classic and Kunark groups than I have ever had at lower levels on a real tank class.
You're wearing very similar gear in the ~5 slots you arent wearing identical gear
"free trade"? Besides test server
As much as I would absolutely love test to be free trade, its just a boring standard ruleset server with AOC's and double xp. (and copies, but as it isnt free trade, you have to exploit FV and if your character is already 115 and just wants CoV ores, sorry).