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We recently went on a guided tour of the most recent EverQuest 2 update, Scars of the Awakened. Find out more about what you can expect in Scars before heading to the comments to discuss!
If there is one thing that can be said of Sony Online Entertainment, it’s this: They are the Energizer Bunny of the MMO development world. They just keep going and going on a pair of our favorite titles. Two of the genre’s oldest and most venerated games, EverQuest and EverQuest 2, are still being updated and those updates aren’t just token efforts either.
Read more of Suzie Ford's EverQuest 2: Exploring Scars of the Awakened.
EverQuest II players who want to get an early look at the forthcoming update, Scars of the Awakened, will want to head to the official site to find out how to get involved in the open beta. The update will bring a ton of new features into the game as well as new zones and more.
Scars of the Awakened features include:
- Cobalt Scar: An overland zone, including new quests and collections
- Siren's Grotto: A new dungeon, including solo, group, and raid challenges
- New Tradeskill quest line
- New Tradeskill Apprentice recipes and daily tasks
- Class updates (based on player feedback)
- Contested PVP rewards
Find out more on the EverQuest II site.
The EverQuest II team has announced that Update 66: Scars of the Awakened will arrive for players on April 30th, with a beta experience beginning April 2nd. Scars of the Awakened will continue the Velious story and open a new area called the Cobalt Scar.
For those brave and stalwart, we welcome you to EverQuest II: Scars of the Awakened! Cobalt Scar will have many new carefully crafted quests that tell incredible stories. Sirens Grotto – the new dungeon — will bring you solo, heroic, and raid challenges. You will also find all-new collections, tradeskill quest lines, tradeskill apprentice items, and updated PvP rewards. Not to be forgotten are improvements resulting from the class feedback players gave us on our community forums!
Read the full producer's letter on the EverQuest II site.
In this week's Wayback Wednesday, Rob is joined by EverQuest II Producer Holly Longdale and Designer Akil Hooper for a terrific tour of the latest expansion, Chains of Eternity. The discussion centers around the release of Chains and the lore introduced into the game. Check it out!
Without a doubt my favorite part of the tour was Wurmbone’s End and Wurmbone’s Crag. The level of detail in this area surpassed anything else I noticed in game. The background ratmen running the roofs of the gulch and jumping from point to point doing their best parkour added that special touch to keeps players going back to zones again and again. Also, how cool are giant ratmen that get stronger at night and survive by hunting and eating the marrow out of dragon bones? Everything from the bones acting as support structures for the caves to the twin snakemen holding a giant crystal (38:40) worked together to make this one of my favorite zones in EQ2.
Read (and watch!) more of Rob Lashley's EverQuest II: Wayback Wednesday – All Chained Up.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the latest expansion to EverQuest II, Chains of Eternity, has officially launched. The expansion gives players new prestige abilities, a level cap increase, new dungeons and much more.
"EverQuest II continues to innovate and surprise players with immersive designs and epic storylines," said Holly Longdale, Producer, EverQuest II. "For Chains of Eternity, we created a rich story arc in which players of any play style would discover a side of Norrath that has never been explored. In essence, we have expanded EverQuest II not by land or sea… but by afterlife."
Find out more on the EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity page.
Chains of Eternity is EverQuest II's ninth expansion and we recently had the opportunity to take a tour of some of the new content that players will discover when it launches. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.
As we were waiting for the run through of Chains, we were told that long-time subscribers are being gifted with some terrific new veterans’ rewards in the form of a variety of potions, “unattuners” which will allow players to remove the account lock on items to resell or trade, and a new display case that will give players the ability to sell more items at the broker.
Read more of Suzie Ford's EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity Preview.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that beta registrations for the EverQuest II expansion, Chains of Eternity, have officially opened. Players will want to check this out with the new level cap of 95, new prestige abilities and much more.
Content in the new expansion will feature two overland zones in the spirit realm to explore, as well as new dungeons and quests. This expansion will also introduce new in-game items that will only be available with this expansion..
EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity will be launching November 13, 2012.
Find out more on the EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity site.
EverQuest II is also set to expand this November with the 'Chains of Eternity' expansion. The new expansion was announced during SOELive by SOE president John Smedley. Again, no further details are available at this moment, though we expect to learn more during the course of the event.
EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity launches on November 13, 2012.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced the pre-order bonuses for the latest expansion to EverQuest 2, Chains of Eternity. Pre-orders for both standard and collector's editions are being accepted.
COLLECTOR'S – $59.99 Pre-Order Special (Normally $89.99)
- Cloak of Mourning (Only Available with Pre-Order)
- Drinal's Scythe Replica- Mounted
- 2 x Scroll of Resurrection
- Hero's Blessing of Experience
- 1x 6 hour 100% XP potion
- 2 x Portal Globe of Swift Travel
- 2 x Health Potion
- 2 x Power Potion
- Firiona Vie Memorial Tapestry
- Krivix Honorclaw – Werewolf Mercenary
Find out more about EverQuest 2: Chains of Eternity.
Sony Online Entertainment and the EverQuest II team have released a new trailer featuring a look at The Sleeper's Tomb, a new location found in Velious' Eastern Wastes. Check out the new trailer. Enjoy!
Outside of the Sleeper’s Tomb in Velious’ Eastern Wastes, an aged Draconian chronomage named Jorlak awaits intrepid adventurers daring enough to begin a perilous quest. Also throughout Velious, Avatars known as the Hounds of War have returned! These representations of the gods have been sent to the plane of mortals to challenge those willing to fight! The Hounds of War will spawn in Eastern Wastes, Withered Lands, and/or the Great Divide. And now for the first time in the history of Norrath, you can fly high with your very own Dragonkin mount!