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Everquest II Forum » The Tavern (General) » EQ2: Nov 13th expansion, Chains of Eternity

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  Nadia

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OP  9/06/12 2:55:38 PM#1

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/06/everquest-iis-chains-of-eternity-expansion-slated-for-november/

Adventuring and tradeskill level caps will tick up to 95, new prestige abilities are coming, and of course there are plenty of new quests on the way as well. Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale also hints at "another event that we're keeping under wraps." She says it, whatever it is, will debut around the same time as the expansion.

 
  Nadia

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OP  9/06/12 5:58:48 PM#2

more info  (2 screenshots at link)

http://eq2wire.com/2012/09/06/everquest-ii-chains-of-eternity-details/#more-14250

Introducing EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity! This is the 9th expansion of the revolutionary EverQuest II franchise. This expansion contains must-have features such as level increases, prestige abilities and new game items only available with this expansion, such as adornments that become more powerful with your character. Also, explore new content in two spirit-realm versions of familiar lands, and experience adventure with new dungeons and quests. Put right the imbalance in the Ethernere!

Features:

  • Prestige Abilities – Each subclass will get access to new Prestige Abilities!
  • Prestige Tradeskills – Your crafting will shine like never before with Prestige Tradeskills.
  • Organic Adornments – New adornments that gain experience with you and grow in power.
  • Guild Level Cap Raised to 95.
  • Adventure to Level 95.
  • Tradeskill to Level 95.

New Content:

  • Obol Plains – Discover the realm of Ethernere and the mysterious Obol Plains where an imbalance in the realm of the afterlife is apparent in all the surroundings and its inhabitants.
  • The Eidolon Jungle – Every area of Norrath has its own home in Ethernere. Adventure through the amazing, transformed lands of the Feerrott as it exists in the afterlife.
  • 9 New Instanced Dungeons – All new dungeons with unique, exciting encounters…and loot!
  • All New Quest Lines – Experience the story of this unique realm in any play style you choose. There is plenty for everyone!
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9/07/12 3:29:55 PM#3

So...bout that engine update...

  tixylix

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9/07/12 4:00:01 PM#4

I love it when MMOs keep raising the level cap, it's pointless and it  help scares new players off.

 

Should just get rid of levels and have a consider system like SWG.

  User Deleted
9/07/12 4:39:56 PM#5


Originally posted by tixylix
I love it when MMOs keep raising the level cap, it's pointless and it  help scares new players off.

 

Should just get rid of levels and have a consider system like SWG.


I always liked leveling, personally.

Especially in 1-70 range in WOW, or EQ1 style.

EQ2 was alright, but I spread it out over so long a period of play I didn't get as much out of it. (Hit 80 in January or so with 202 AA since 2007...)

  Nadia

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OP  9/07/12 9:36:23 PM#6

i still enjoy eq2 but disliked  they require 280 aa to proceed beyond level 90

 

 i understand it helps for game balance - but wish they found a better way

  bosmer24

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9/08/12 2:15:20 PM#7
Ditto Nadia,i can't agree more.My Ranger is sitting at 250 AA and the quests went dry and i get tired of the chronomage,i am not much of a grouper since i don't have much time.
  teakbois

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9/10/12 6:45:48 PM#8
Originally posted by tixylix

I love it when MMOs keep raising the level cap, it's pointless and it  help scares new players off.

 

The type of player who is put off by leveling to 95 is the type of player that isnt going to enjoy what EQ2 has to offer anyway.  EQ2 is no longer the top raiding game, thats fallen back to WoW.  But as far as leveling or atmosphere, its still near the top.

  Tutu2

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9/12/12 10:05:32 AM#9
The expansion sounds pretty meh so far. I'll personally be more excited if they ever update their game engine. 
  Loktofeit

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9/12/12 10:06:48 AM#10
I couldn't find where it said Nov was the release month. Where was that?

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  Nadia

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OP  9/12/12 10:53:54 AM#11

http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=522020

Chains of Eternity itself releasing in November.  We’re even releasing additional free content at the same time that the expansion launches.  Players will discover that avatars are once again making an appearance in Norrath. These avatars are different from those who appeared in the past.

  Loktofeit

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9/12/12 11:01:06 AM#12
Excellent. Thanks, Nadia!

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  Lukain

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9/12/12 4:59:46 PM#13
I can see now why they gave us access to Ethereal Weapons  , knowing there gonna be trash in 2 months ..:(
  User Deleted
9/13/12 11:52:00 AM#14


Originally posted by Tutu2
The expansion sounds pretty meh so far. I'll personally be more excited if they ever update their game engine. 


The game would see a large, new surge of life given a proper render.


  Kvjavs

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9/17/12 5:14:48 PM#15

Another expansion with more level raises?  Why not just do what Age of Conan did and introduce harder enemies?  They're killing the GREAT content before the max levels.... Desert of Flames, Kingdom of Sky, Echos of Faydwer... all great expansions with great content, but slowly being pointless to do except to rush through them to get to the max level.

EQ2 needs a progression server.  1 expansion unlock per quarter or something.

  Tamanous

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9/24/12 3:11:56 PM#16
Originally posted by Keylogger

 


Originally posted by Tutu2
The expansion sounds pretty meh so far. I'll personally be more excited if they ever update their game engine. 

 


The game would see a large, new surge of life given a proper render.

 

I can't see them wasting time on it. At most perhaps improvements to certain textures (typically landscapes is the biggest bang for the buck without major engine improvements).

 

They are likely starting to put a large investment into Everquest Next and the Forge Light engine. With SOE putting so much emphasis on sandbox elements lately I would guess that is something we may see more of. Either incorporated into an existing IP or a new one. If they are smart they will expand EQ2 into a more true mmorpg. If they are stupid it will be EQ2 with better graphics.

You stay sassy!

  Nadia

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OP  10/16/12 3:54:53 PM#17

ordering details

http://www.everquest2.com/expansions

http://eq2wire.com/2012/10/16/everquest-ii-chains-of-eternity-pre-order/

tandard Digital Version $39.99

  • Cloak of Mourning (Only Available with Pre-Order)
  • Drinal’s Scythe Replica – Mounted
  • 2 x Scroll of Resurrection

Collector’s Digital Version $59.99 ($89.99)

  • 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

 

  Nadia

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OP  10/16/12 3:55:47 PM#18
players are posting that you can get it for 29.99 at the moment (but thats not the advertised price)
  Dasterdly

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10/17/12 1:09:42 PM#19
For those on the fence about returning with this xpac, it would appear that you will get only Destiny of Velious bundled with CoE.  You will need to purchase Age of Discovery seperately if you want access to the the beastlord class or the use of mercs.
  Nadia

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OP  10/20/12 1:34:43 AM#20

http://eq2wire.com/2012/10/19/soe-live-keynote-2-live/

If you did the prelude event, you saw Firona Vie die.

You’re going to be sent into the afterlife, the domain of Drinal, the silver reaper.

Chains of Eternity
* Level 95 – Adventure, Tradeskill, Guilds
* Adventurers you’re getting all new abilities.

* Incremental Spells – brand new abilities. A rogue, the more you cast a spell, it will enable a new ability. Healers, the more you cast it, the more the buff improves, and perhaps changes entirely. For casters, cast several versions of it to launch a massive nuke.

Tradeskillers are getting Prestige Abilities.
* Experiment on an item several times. You can increase its stats, add decorations, add procs.
* Mass Production — make several items at once.
* Refining and Salvaging

Spirit Stones – grow in power when you do what it says on the item.
* Sigil of the Silver Reaper — the more you heal your allies, you gain passive abilities.
* Gravedigger’s Mark — the more you kill creatures in Ethermore, the more abilities you unlock.

Flythrough video through Eidolon Jungle (Feerrott).
Flythrough of Loping Plains alternate zone.

[Editor's Note: This is the same video we saw in Art & Animation.]

Ethermere version of Cazic-Thule dungeon. Totally new zone with Cazic-Thule influences.

Venekor is back.

Off the shores of Ethermere — a ship captained by denizens of Zek.

* Heroes End — citadel of Drinal — MASSIVE temple. 7 levels to the zone.

Second half of Sleeper’s Tomb

Contested version of Sleeper’s Tomb

Chelsith — the ancient vault — totally new zone.

Wormbone – Massive new zone wioth the Ashlock — new race that act differently at night. The zone changes based on time of day. It is an outdoor dungeon.

Video of Kerafyrm trying to break out and take on Norrath.

2 new dungeons early next year — Siren’s Grotto, Cobalt Scar
First flythrough video of these two zones.

The amount of content coming to EQ2 over the last 4 months is mind-blowing. This ain’t no Skyshrine repurposed 12 different ways.

Chains of Eternity PUBLIC BETA — Monday.
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