EverQuest II + EverQuest + Lord of the Rings Online + Mines of Moria

  • Play as a monster. I was always a monster in EQ!
    Sony Online Entertainment has announced the next expansion for EverQuest. It's almost a sure thing that they wrote this:

    "SAN DIEGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced EverQuest®: Depths of Darkhollow(TM), a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest®. EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow is scheduled to be available at retail and for digital download from Sony Online Entertainment for U.S. $29.99.
    "The passion and dedication of the EverQuest development team continues to shine through as Depths of Darkhollow is one of the best additions yet to the EverQuest universe," said Chris Sturr, senior brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "Depths of Darkhollow offers something for players of all levels as they battle their way through spectacular new underground environments and countless new missions, raids and events.""

    Oh, there's more, and the fancy Read More link will take you to it.

    Thu, Jun 16, 2005
  • Enemy Mastery gets a second look.
    Sony Online Entertainment has posted Part II of their EverQuest 2 Enemy Mastery Quests article. We're pretty sure that they wrote this:

    "Lore and Legend quests, also known as Enemy Mastery quests, involve the study of various creatures to learn more about them. In order to gain knowledge about these creatures, you must find and study various body parts. You can find suitable body parts for your studies by killing the type of creature you wish to learn more about. Find out more about these types of quests."

    You can read the entire Enemy Mastery Quests Article at The Official Site.
    Do you want even more information? Visit

    Mon, Jun 13, 2005
  • EverQuest 2 Shamans Rejoice.
    Our very own EverQuest 2 community managers have been crawling on their hands and knees in wolf form to bring you an update to the Warden guide. It's entirely possible that they wrote this:

    "The Warden's Glen class guide has been updated to include important quest information for Wardens, including class and subclass quests and armor quests. Thanks to Alfreya of Butcherblock for armor quest information! "

    Read the entire Updated EverQuest 2 Warden Guide.

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • More patches than Planter's has peanuts.
    Sony Online Entertainment has posted the latest and greatest EverQuest 2 patch notes. It is somewhat probable that they wrote this:

    "Strange objects are appearing along with these new gnolls. It is unknown at this time what link these objects have with the alleged abductions, but witnesses claim these objects move from place to place."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2 Patch Notes at The Official Site.

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • Big Black Crows with pointy teeth.
    Turbine has posted more creature information for Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The creature of choice today is the Crebain. There is a fair to slim chance that they wrote this:

    "These menacing black birds from the lands between the Misty Mountains and the dark forest of Fangorn are often controlled by the forces of darkness, acting from above as the eyes and ears of the enemy.  Large and intelligent, flocks of these crow-like creatures darken the skies on their mission of evil.  But be warned – even one Craban is capable of alerting the enemy with the swiftness of the wind. "

    You can read the entire Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Creban Article at the Official Site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • Videos live from the Desert of Flames.
    Fileshack has a new movie posted featuring the upcoming EverQuest 2 expansion, Desert of Flames. It's almost a certainty that they wrote this:

    "Seven minute long movie with gameplay footage from the EverQuest 2 expansion pack : Desert of Flames."

    You can download the EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Movie at Fileshack.

    Video, Media
    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • Pre-order Gnolls.
    The next Everquest 2 Adventure Pack is now available for pre-order. The Splitpaw Saga is scheduled to launch on June 28th at a price of $7.99. The press release looks strangely like this:

    "SAN DIEGO, CA – June 9, 2005 – Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that The Splitpaw Saga is now available for pre-order at The Splitpaw Saga is the second Adventure Pack for EverQuest II, the follow-up to Sony Online Entertainment's original EverQuest, the longest-running 3D MMO role-playing game in North America. The Splitpaw Saga is scheduled for launch on June 28, 2005 for $7.99, with in-game pre-order events starting today.
    "We enjoy making sure that EverQuest II is chock-full of new content all the time," said Sr. Producer Scott Hartsman. "In addition to our regular live updates and expansion packs, adventure packs like The Splitpaw Saga let us bring story-rich content to lots of players for a really low price. We also have a lot of fun creating the in-game events, in connection with adventure packs, that lead up to the release of the full content."
    By pre-ordering The Splitpaw Saga, players will gain access to a special instanced zone and earn rewards before the adventure begins. At launch, players will explore the collapsed caverns and twisted tunnels of Sundered Splitpaw. Throughout this adventure, the truth behind the dungeon's mysterious demise is uncovered by using moveable planks, crates and barrels to work through a series of 12 intriguing event-based zones. A ferocious clan of cannibalistic gnolls will stand in the way as players seek to destroy the greatest threat yet in Norrath's history of late. New and veteran players alike can experience the adventure meeting fresh challenges as they progress and try again as the encounters scale dynamically to match the player's level.
    The Splitpaw Saga adventure pack has an exciting storyline and plenty of action that solo players, groups, and raids can enjoy for months to come. For more information, please visit"

    Interested? The Official Splitpaw Saga Website is only a click away.
    Still need more information? The best EQ2 community on the Interweb is

    Fri, Jun 10, 2005
  • Sell 'em if you got 'em.
    Sony Online Entertainment has opened the pre-launch phase sign-up to their Station Exchange program. They might even have written this:

    "Be one of the first to participate in Station Exchange, the official secure marketplace for EverQuest II players to buy and sell the rights to use in game coin, items and characters. Sony Online Entertainment is offering a pre-launch program* for EQII players who are interested in learning more about Station Exchange and enjoying this service early. During this pre-launch period, we are reducing the listing fees and commissions SOE collects by 50%. This is a great opportunity to participate in Station Exchange!"

    You can visit the Station Exchange Pre-launch page if you need more information.
    A designer's letter has also been posted by Nathan Pearce, the creative direction of Station Exchange.
    Do you still need more EverQuest information? is the answer.

    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
  • Poof, you're a human!
    Our EQ2 community managers spent the last few days at their virtual desks. The Illusionist guide has received an update. It probable that they wrote this:

    "Ever wondered if a spell is worth it to upgrade to adept 3 or master 1, even some of the apprentices or adept 1, well now you can find out. We also need your help, Help us fill out this table, You will get credit for it and help the Illusionist community. Check out the Spell Comparison Table and share your skills by Emailing Us your screenshots, please include the level your character was at when you took the screenshot as well as your Characters name and server so we can give you credit! Dont worry about doing cropping and brightness, we will take care of it all."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2 Paladin Guide at

    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
  • Tower shields and full face helms.
    Our community managers at the EverQuest 2 site have updated the Guardian Class Guide with spell/skill comparisons! We're going out on a limb and pretending that they wrote this:

    " Thanks to Alaric of Oggok, The Guardian's Shield now has a side-by-side combat ability comparison in Chapter 2: Abilities List. Now you can make an informed decision on which ability upgrades are worth your hard-earned gold, and which ones, well, are less so! "

    You can read the entire Guardian Class Guide at

    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
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