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  • It looks like Sony is previewing EQ2 - Kingdom of Sky at CES this week. Gamespot has the scoop.

    In story terms, Kingdom of Sky will focus on the warriors' of Norrath's battle against the residents of the Overrealm, a mystical and previously undiscovered territory consisting of islands floating high above the land. Players will begin to see in-game clues, such as NPC dialogue, indicating that those reaching a high enough level will be able to erect "teleportation spires" that they can then use to travel to the Overrealm and battle the creatures dwelling there, who intend to enslave and conquer Norrath.

    Some of the new beings you'll find in the Overrealm include humanoid races resembling eagles and vultures, as well as a number of rather fearsome dragon bosses. We got to see one particularly fearsome bone dragon dungeon boss that ought to provide some nice loot for fearless adventurers. The islands and architecture of the Overrealm have a classical, Middle Eastern-influenced look to them, as well.

    Good to see the Warriors getting some lovin.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Sony has put up four new Screenshots of it's upcoming expansion Kingdom of Sky. They've also given us a release date. February 21, 2006 is the big day!

    Now like most of you old EQ players out there, I'm sure that this new expansion reminds you greately of the Plane of Sky. And if you were in Ellar Dobluth on The Rathe server with me in the early days, this also reminds you of Eero getting his butt kicked by the short kid after mouthing off to him. Good times... good times..

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    Thu, Jan 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • After multiple shortie packs (what I call adventure packs) Sony is releasing it's new Expansion pack Kindom of Sky. No release date was announced.

    "Kingdom of Sky offers something for all of our EverQuest II players," said Laura Naviaux, senior brand marketing manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "For the seasoned EQII player, Kingdom of Sky increases the amount of high level content in a world filled with intrigue and the potential destruction of Norrath by the evil dragon lords. The second expansion pack brings the excitement of dragon battles and is timed to coincide with the newly-added Player vs. Player (PvP) action."

    Read the entire press release here

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    Wed, Jan 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • GamerGod wraps up it's three part interview with Everquest 2 Community Manager BlackGuard.

    Nine: Being part of the creative team involved with EQ2, would you say you have more of an advantage than the average player has in terms of knowing plot details for storylines, NPC’s for quest turn ins, and general information that the average consumer has to find out on their own?

    I have the ability to take advantage of the information available to me, but that usually ruins the fun. To be honest, if I get stuck on a quest, I do the same thing that everyone else does (ask in guild chat, bug people in the "LFG" channel on our server that nobody looks for a group in, or hit up a website with spoilers).

    In terms of lore and plotlines, I probably do know a little more than the average player. That may change in the future as we start releasing more and more lore as weekly features. EverQuest II has a heck of a lot of lore to it, and we want people to know more about it because the stories are part of the heart of the game.

    zips her mouth shut to refrain from the comment hovering on her lips

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    Mon, Jan 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Part two of their three part series is up with EverQuest 2 Community Manager Blackguard.

    Four: Having worked your way around the different positions within SOE, what would you say was your most favorite, and why?

    I've been in QA, Community Relations, and was even an Apprentice Designer for a while. My favorite so far is Community Relations Manager, because I get to do a little bit of everything. I love working with communities, and I love influencing the direction of the game (read: ranting and raving to people in person or via really really long emails). This position is a perfect fit, because, obviously, I work a lot with the community, and I'm in a Lead position on the game team.

    Uh.. yeah! Good times.. good times!

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    Fri, Dec 30, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Wanted: Dead or Respawned.
    The good folks at our EQ2 Community Site have posted Norrath's Most Wanted, a list of the most popular and elusive creatures in Everquest 2.

    " Throughout Everquest 2, you will find thousands upon thousands of goblins, orcs, gnolls, etc. to cleave with your blade but some creatures you will notice are just a little out of the ordinary.   Like that guy that feels comfortable enough to wear a pink shirt to work, these creatures will stand out above the rest.  They are tougher, carry more treasure, and are in many cases intentionally sought out and dispatched as soon as they appear.   Below is a guide to where you can find these unique beasts and hunt them down.  Be warned however, that waiting for some to spawn requires more patience than sitting in a McDonald's drive-thru. "

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    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
    Boomjack
  • So tell me a little bit about your career history, EverQuest 2...
    If games had resumes, this one would be impressive. Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder, SOE's EQ2 Community Manager, lists the incredible amount of content added to the game in the past year:

    Since launch, an enormous amount of content has been added to EverQuest II at no additional cost to EverQuest II subscribers. In addition to changes that made the game more fun for soloists and group players alike, more than 1100 quests have been added to the game since launch on November 8th. We've added more than 1200 new items to the game, including more craftable items for tradeskillers, and more loot around the world. Almost 400 new spells have been added and we've worked diligently to make sure our spell effects are as eye-catching as they are powerful. Recently, we added 8 new areas to the world, so there are now well over 100 zones in the world of EverQuest II to explore.

    So Blizzard & World of Warcraft, where's the beef? All you've made are promises so far. ( I have to try and bring balance to the force, you see.) Check out EverQuest 2's new content in the year since launch and the official site.
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    Wed, Nov 23, 2005
    Ethec
  • Dofus or Don't Dofus, there is no try.
    Ankama Studios dropped us a line with the latest changes/additions to Dofus.

    " In order to keep you informed of the last news regarding the game and the community, every month, the DOFUS team will send you a summary of the latest done and/or coming major changes, updates...



    This month's news:


    • Release of the first Add-on for DOFUS: See the main features of it and download it on the community website.

    • Paypal is now available: From now, you can use Paypal to become Full Member of the DOFUS Community.

    • A new section has been added to the forum to allow you reporting typographical errors and spelling mistakes.

    • An advanced research tool has been created to ease the search of weapons and equipments on the community website.

    • The goodies section has been improved: download a new wallpaper every week and find new stuff to download!

    • the ranking of the best players and the best workers is displayed on the community website and updated every week.


    If you have not taken advantage of all these new things, log in DOFUS now and visit the community website."

    Don't be a dofus...check out Dofus, now that's a tagline!
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    Fri, Nov 11, 2005
    Boomjack
  • You love us long time, we give you things.
    Sony Online Entertainment has taken Update#16 live and with it some goodies for long time EverQuest 2 subscribers.

    " - EverQuest II celebrates its first birthday by introducing Veteran Rewards!

    - Griffon tamers are seeking your assistance in the Thundering Steppes and Nektulos Forest!

    - Give the residents of Norrath a fresh look with the new SOGA character models!

    - Two new iksar scale patterns now available for each gender!

    - Crusaders, Mages, and Priests can now equip symbols in their ranged slot!

    - Carry extra ammo in quivers you can equip!

    - Using clickable items is now even easier, and food and drink get their own inventory slots!

    - Population and item improvements made in some of Norrath's deadly dungeons!

    - Can't reach your spirit shard? Now you can have your spirit restored... for a price!

    - Guild quest raids now scale according to player level and reward additional status!

    - The user interface gets a spiffy new look! "

    I could really use my spirit restored, "for a price".

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    Thu, Nov 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • SoE to make it FREE!
    Statesman.com is reporting that Sony Online Entertainment will be offering a free MMOG. They make it sound like a new idea. Apparently they haven't heard of Guild Wars.

    "
    Top-notch online video games now cost upward of $30 million to produce, making it imperative that game producers expand the market for them, Sony Online Entertainment Inc. President John Smedley said at a video game conference Thursday in Austin.
    Smedley said his company aims to do just that with a plan to break from its existing subscription-based business model and release a game title next fall that can be played free of charge."

    You can read entire Sony Online Entertainment to Offer Free MMOG Article at Statesman.com.
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    Mon, Oct 31, 2005
    Boomjack
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