Sony Online Entertainment have posted in-depth details about their next game update, number 46: "Gathering Tempest" for EverQuest 2. The preview they've published tell us about many of the features in development and which should be coming to us players not too far ahead in time. One of the major features SOE seem extra proud of is a live event which is aimed at players of all levels and abilities.
There's more, how about returning to Runnyeye? Or increased rewards for fighting some of your favorite bosses in some of the group instances that exist; while this might not sound special, SOE have made changes so there's increased rewards for some of said bosses.
Nathan 'Kaitheel' McCall, Game Designer of EverQuest 2 comments on the new live event and explain how there will be mysterious and dark storms erupting across Norrath. Both Freeport's Academy of Arcane Science and Qeynos' Concordium are investigating the cause for this and this is where you as a player comes in. According to Game Designer "Kaitheel" a third faction will appear that both evil and good aligned players can work together with to uncover the mysteries of these storms. It's also going to last the whole length of Game Update 46's existance, the name Gathering Tempest makes more sense now!
"Katheel" have put a great deal of effort into making sure players of all levels can attend to this event and investigate the dark storms which will certainly be hard to miss.
Many rewards can be acquired depending on your actions. How about a new title, new weapons, new armor, new robes, new torches, new house items and there's even going to be a brand new pet.
Game Update 46: "Gathering Tempest" sounds like a lot of fun, it's great when Game Designers decide to put in live events that make the whole server participate and work together for a common goal. It's also quite social and you're likely to meet a lot of interesting people and who knows, perhaps you'll find several nice people that you end up grouping with in the future.
For more information, check out the article posted by SOE.
The new screenshots that show you what's to come in Game Update 46 can be viewed here.