There was a House of Commons chat with several of the designers of EverQuest last night, and quite a few questions were asked and answered. You can check out the logs here.
A quick recap of what was discussed:
For the next expansion, Ngreth - the tradeskill designer - hopes to add new cultural armor tiers as well as new type 12 augments for this...
The recent announcement of the next EQ2 expansion - Rise of Kunark - has gotten quite a bit of notice, not only by game websites, but also the MMO playerbase. Take the Fires of Heaven message board thread as an example; 31 pages of posts in two days. There's lots of excitement about this expansion stirring in players - both those current/ex-EQ2,...
Recently, in an interview with some folks from Allakhazam, Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman announced the next EverQuest II expansion - titled Rise of Kunark - slated for release on November 13th, 2007.
The expansion takes place in the lands of Kunark, where the Sarnak - a new playable race - have been exiled to the Timorous Deep by the rebuilt Iksar...
EverQuest is now in its 8th year, and the development team behind the game continues to create new content. With that in mind, they've announced the 14th expansion for the game, titled "Secrets of Faydwer," which will release this November.
With several months go to, the feature set for the expansion is still rather small, but there will no doubt...
In a thread on the official EQ2 forums, Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman announced that with Live Update #35, there will be an increase in character slots, for both normal subscription players, as well as those on the All Access Pass.
Normal subscriptions will have 7 character slots, while the All Access Pass will have 12.
Live Update #35 is also the...
Last night the EQ2 Producer's Letter was released over on EQ2Players. Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman is the game's Producer, for those that don't know, and writes periodical articles on how the game has done recently, and where the development team wants to go with it down the road.
What is this Producer's Letter about? Pretty simple... or well, is...
The EQPlayers site has a new EverQuest Producer's Letter up.
One of the interesting tidbits of the letter is that EverQuest is returning to a once-a-year expansion model, rather than the two or three expansions per year that it's used in recent years.
"In this Producer letter I am proud to announce that we're changing our tactics so we can...
Game Update #34 went live today for EQ2, introducing a Coercer Class Hat, a new mount, quest sharing, and many other things.
Table of Contents
1 Game Update 34 Notes
1.4.1 Quest Sharing
1.7.1 The Estate of Unrest:
1.7.2 Enchanted Lands:
With the upcoming PvP server merges on April 30th, the EQ2Players site has a FAQ up containing information on what you can expect.
The European servers Darathar, Gorenaire, and Talendor are going to be merged with the population of Venekor.
On April 30th, characters on the European PvP servers Darathar, Gorenaire, and Talendor will be merged with...
The EQ2Players site has a new preview of the next update for EverQuest II - Game Update #34.
The sneak peek showcases the Coercer Class Hat, the new Quest Sharing feature in the Quest Log, the ability to save custom graphics settings as Settings Profiles, and a new Warg mount - all with pictures to enhance the teaser.
But hey, if you don't want to...
There's a new patch out today for EverQuest, with one of the highlights being the 9th Veteran AA, and new Hot Zones for all level ranges.
Table of Contents
3 Quests & Events
10 Future Tradeskill Changes
New Veteran AA! We are proud to introduce our 9th...
The EverQuest II team has opened up a new Test Server - this time using a PvP Ruleset. They've posted a F.A.Q. about the server on EQ2Players.
Some interesting things: OOC is open like on normal servers, meaning you can communicate cross-faction to coordinate test sessions with players from other factions. You'll also be able to copy your existing...
EQ2Players has put up an interview with Noah Holmes - a game designer at EQ2 - who was the person in charge of the recent Deathfist Citadel revamp that went live with Game Update #33
Noah talks about his vision when deciding how to design a dungeon and how he tries to create the experience based on what he'd like to see as a player.
I was hired because I drove to the Sony Online Entertainment office in St. Louis on my own dime for an interview. They did know I was coming! That office for...
Today EverQuest II's Game Update #33 went live. You can check out the notes below!
* A new experience awaits adventurers in Deathfist Citadel.
* Chapter 2 is revealed in the Swords of Destiny saga.
* Butcherblock quest lines have been expanded for more questing fun in the new lands.
* Conjurors receive a new profession hat!
On March 28, 2007, we will be merging the EverQuest Progression Servers. Characters will be moved from The Sleeper server to The Combine server and The Combine server will retain its...
The Swords of Destiny was an idea that began...
Recently SOE posted a list, using the EQ Players site, which displays the 50 Oldest Active Characters across all EverQuest servers.
You can take a look at the list here. The list is fairly interesting; it's nice to see such a wide variety of levels with a game as old as EverQuest is now.
On March 12th, SOE announced changes to the way Buddy Key accounts work for EverQuest II, to hopefully quell the issues with platinum sellers and the spam they create for legitimate players.
Changes to Buddy Key Accounts
In-game advertisements from platinum sellers are a constant community concern, and something we take very seriously at SOE. The...
Today's patch sees the introduction of many Fabled Luclin NPC's, along with those of years' past added into the fray for adventurers to conquer during the anniversary celebration.
March 14, 2007
Happy 8th Anniversary EverQuest!
On March 16, 2007, EverQuest will celebrate its 8th Anniversary.