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Everquest II Forum » The Tavern (General) » GU66: Cobalt Scar / Sirens Grotto due April 30th

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  Nadia

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OP  3/12/13 1:22:11 PM#1

http://eq2wire.com/2013/03/12/game-update-66-scars-of-the-awakened-due-april-30th/

From Holly "Windstalker" Longdale on the EQ2 Forums:

To all Norrathians,

The Velious saga continues! New lands and adventures will be uncovered on April 30 with Game Update 66 entitled EverQuest II: Scars of the Awakened!

Ever vigilant, Norrathians march united under the banner of the New Combine army, deeper into the perilous continent of Velious.

Finally, the army breaches the borders of a region known as Cobalt Scar - a majestic, lush, but tormented region. And from within dark passages in the surrounding mountains, the inhabitants of Sirens Grotto beckon to all.

The first news heard from Cobalt Scar concerns tribes of Othmir that succumbed to an unfortunate fate that now threatens everyone. Further examination into the area will reveal a foreboding presence of the Awakened Legion, a force of evil that decimated dragonkind in the legendary city of Skyshrine.

Nearby, in the watery depths of Sirens Grotto - unseen by landwalkers for the ages – it is said that the caverns hold secrets of their own. And the beguiling siren coven known as the Darkwater Sisters will not give up those secrets easily.

All the while, the Ages End Prophecy looms with its promise to see Kerafyrm - Norrath's most evil, powerful dragon - bring a violent end to the world. Heroes from every corner of Norrath are called to explore this new land in Velious and fight for a future for all.

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!

Beta is expected to begin on April 2 and we encourage everyone to log in help us ensure our game is fun and tested well!

Look for more details in the coming weeks as we release art, lore, and gameplay features through articles, webcasts and more! You won't want to miss a thing!

Holly Longdale
Producer, EverQuest II

  Nadia

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OP  3/12/13 1:29:11 PM#2

Not to be forgotten are improvements resulting from the class feedback players gave us on our community forums!

 

sounds like a nice update :)

  Sunscour

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Go Outside!!

3/13/13 6:08:19 PM#3
It does sound nice!!

Life is Short, Read a Book.

  Nadia

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OP  3/21/13 6:44:20 PM#4

Player Studio housing being tested during GU66 beta

 

http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/index.php?threads/player-studio-houses-coming-big-decorating-sale-too.5632/

These are very exciting times for passionate decorators! On April 2, when we start Open Beta for Game Update 66 “Scars of the Awakened,” we will also be inviting you to test our Player Studio House category that allows you to buy and sell decorated houses of all types, shapes, and sizes in our marketplace! Sellers earn a real portion of the profits!

We are working on details right now to make decorating simple to do and test. For example, your new character copies to Beta will include the houses you have on your server so setting up homes to sell should be easy.

We are working on a lot of details behind the scenes to get Player Studio Houses ready too, including a new Web page that will allow you to pre-qualify to sell houses through Player Studio (if you’re not already qualified through Player Studio) so you can get ready to sell houses when the category launches. We will let you know as soon as pre-qualifying is live!

Our goal right now is to launch Player Studio Houses with our game update on April 30!

And if you want to get a head start on decorating and supplies, we are running a pretty big sale on decorating items and houses starting this Friday at 12pm PDT and ending next Thursday, March 28 at 12pm PDT (right before our EQII webcast!). All decorating items will be at least 50% off. Some will be discounted a lot more, like building blocks! Prestige Houses will also get a price break over the week!

  SavageHorizon

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3/21/13 6:55:06 PM#5

I spent a lot of time in sirens grotto in EQ's western waste, a lot of under water swimming and nice drops. Soon as you zoned in you had to be careful of a roamer in the tunnel. Always dropped into sirens on my way to dragons necropolis and TOV, man i can't wait for EQNext.

Epic times in EQ.

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  Nadia

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OP  3/27/13 10:01:33 AM#6

webcast tomorrow about this update

http://eq2wire.com/2013/03/26/upcoming-webcast-eq2-scars-of-the-awakened-lore-mar-28/

Join us on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time on Twitch TV! The webcast is expected to last about 20 minutes.

Don’t miss this first preview of Scars of the Awakened!

  Nadia

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OP  3/29/13 2:49:29 AM#7

some screenshots and info

http://eq2wire.com/2013/03/28/first-sirens-grotto-screens/

Siren's Grotto is *NOT* an underwater zone. You're fighting sirens, there's seaweed everywhere... no water. #EQ2

— Aaron Bisnett (@Gnobrin) March 28, 2013

  Nadia

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OP  4/01/13 6:11:18 AM#8

http://eq2wire.com/2013/03/31/eq2wire-transcript-gu66-scars-of-the-awakened-lore-webcast/

Inside this transcript, you'll find out...

  • The Othmir make their way to Cobalt Scar to see what's left of their homeland.
  • New Tradeskill quest line.
  • New Tradeskill Apprentice recipes.
  • New overland zone with numerous quests at Advanced Solo difficulty.
  • New Heroic zones. New Advanced Solo zones. New raid zone with internal progression.
  • Itemization is an overlay for Chains of Eternity, not a gear reset.
  • Gear upgrades will be in 7-8 slots and there are clear upgrades for all gameplay levels including solo, group, and raid.