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  • There is a new piece in the Developer Corner on the official EverQuest 2 site.

    The Rise of the Orcs
    Kerya stayed low and close to the trunk of the tree, ensuring she wasn't in the orcs' line of sight. It had taken considerable study of their crude language to be able to make sense of their guttural grunts and snorts.

    "Stronger now!" the larger orc said to the smaller ones. "This new armor will strike fear into the Militia! They will fall before the might of the Bloodskull!"

    "The treaty with our Rujarkian brothers was wise, General Vhar'Taug," one of the smaller orcs responded. "With this superior equipment, Freeport will soon be ours for the taking."

    While you're wondering what's new with EQ2, go ahead and take a look at our EverQuest 2 Community. We have Fan Faire Coverage!

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    Thu, Apr 13, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • "FAE ARE COMING WINTER 2006"

    This cryptic message, along with "The Future of EverQuest II" spelled out in the game's "woodelf" font, was hidden in a sticker handed out at last week's SOE FanFaire 2006. (If you want details on how to break the code, click here) We received the sticker image (right - click it!) in a press release from SOE tonight that hinted at the "double coded message". The sticker seems to hint that a new retail expansion for EverQuest 2 will hit stores this holiday season.

    Beyond that, according to Wiki, "fae" is simply an abbreviation of "faerie" - and what SOE means by that is anyone's guess. Old timers like me might remember a certain zone whose name contained something like "fae" (and that might just tie into the sticker's use of the "woodelf" font). But we're just speculating.

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    Wed, Apr 12, 2006
    Ethec
  • Now tastes even better, EQ2 gets an update.
    The update notes for the March 23rd push of EverQuest 2 are public.

    "** Gameplay ***
    - Characters should no longer become stuck when reviving.
    - Two Halfling beards have been appropriately named after much deliberation within the Halfling community.

    *** Achievements ***
    - Warrior: Gladiator's Revenge now has the correct block chance.
    - Bard: Turnstrike's range has been adjusted to be in-line with normal melee arts.
    - Rogue: Avast Ye's proc effect is instead a melee attack that cannot be resisted.
    - Rogue: Lunge Reversal will no longer break stealth when it refreshes.

    *** Player-versus-Player ***
    - You will no longer receive faction for killing someone on your recent kills list.
    - Neutral kills no longer grant faction gains or losses. Faction gained and lost from Honorable kills has received a slight boost.

    *** Items ***
    - Some of the items that can be found within Ascent of the Awakened have been improved.
    - The Dirk of Nightfall's stats have been distributed more logically.
    - The Warden's Aegis should now function correctly.

    *** Zones and Population ***
    - The Sage of Ages instance that starts the "To Speak as a Dragon" quest is now more specifically known as "Maiden's Gulch: Rescue of the Sage".
    - The requirements to open the library doors in Nektropos Castle have been changed. Now, having the library door key gained at the end of "The Red Marble" will allow you to open the doors.

    *** Quests ***
    - Writs and Heritage quests above level 55 should be giving their correct status amounts once again.

    *** Combat ***
    - Pets that were previously expiring early should again last for the appropriate duration.
    Cleric changes:
    - Soothe no longer triggers effects as a result of casting this spell.
    Templar changes:
    - Sanctuary: will now show its tier when examined."

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    Fri, Mar 24, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Having a hard time finding information in the forums from Devs? Never fear! We have the link to the weekly Treasure Chest

    Treasure Chest! 03/09/2006 Community
    Sometimes it's hard to find the buried treasures contained within the EverQuest II forums. The Treasure Chest highlights useful, insightful, or entertaining posts that you may want to check out. Get your treasure maps and shovels ready--we're about to discover a Treasure Chest!

    # If you were ever curious about how to make some great looking artwork Toshikii has an example of how to in "Simple tutorial and fanart"
    # Norrath is home to great talent when it comes to interior decorating. This week the home show has taken a stop at "Verios's Southern Qeynosian Home" as posted by Verios-EQ2.
    # From far and wider travelers stop by and share their tales. Let us now be entertained as MysidiaClash shares "Mysidia Chronicles:Fragments Passed".
    # As always interesting topics pop up in History and Lore, Lillin asks a good question that's the source of a great discussion in "History or Origins of Undead".

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    Fri, Mar 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There's a new community Dev Chest up. You can read it here.

    # Do you happen to have a problem with Orbs? Ilucide has some answers.
    # Timeline and event questions pop up all the time, but you can always count on Vhalen to shed some light on the subject!
    # In the thread titled "I thought that weapons were better than unarmed but..." Moorgard comments on a display bug and other tactics.
    # Lockeye comments on some Ranger Updates, that is incase you may have missed them.

    Oooh.. Ranger Updates. That's a touchy subject that should be read indeed.

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    Wed, Mar 08, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The Official site has this new explanation of changes for the new PVP rule-set servers.

    PvP Range While Grouped: The valid range to determine both who you can attack and who can attack you is now determined by the highest level member of the group or raid. Grouping with lower level players will no longer allow you to attack anyone who is normally in their range. Be warned though; grouping with higher level players will allow anyone who can normally attack them attack you as well. As before, there are no limitations to who you can attack as long as they are higher level or grouped with someone higher of a level.

    How do you all like the new PVP in EQ2? Tell me!

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    Mon, Mar 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • I wouldn't normally post something like this as breaking news but I couldn't help myself after reading the first line - "If I punch him really hard in the beak, I bet he'll shut up."

    That's my kind of story! Read the entire chapter here.

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    Fri, Feb 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You can now get the digital download of Kingdom of Sky from the Station Store. Here is what you can look forward to.

    Update #20 Is also here. What does that mean? PVP baby!

    Find out more at our EverQuest 2 Community Site!

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    Wed, Feb 22, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's time to dress up in your battle armor and head to Atlanta! SOE has opened up registration to the Fan Faire! For the mere cost of $125 you can get yourself a fancy T-shirt, Admission to the grand banquet and .. yes there is an and.. the welcome reception. It's a fabulous deal. Truly it is!

    Or you could just check out our EverQuest 2 Community Site. It's better than two fan faires put together!

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    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Gosh they're really tempting me to come back.

    Bonus Adventure Experience Weekend!
    Hail, Norrathians! The time for Kingdom of Sky is nearing, and we have some exciting news for you. On Friday, a new live event will begin hot on the heels of Erollisi Day that is intimately entwined with the upcoming expansion launch. Additionally, running from Friday morning until Monday evening, enjoy a Bonus Experience Weekend for all adventurers. Remember, Kingdom of Sky is set to launch on February 21st along with Live Update #20, as are the all-new Player-versus-Player ruleset servers. See you all in EverQuest II!

    Almost there... throw in a free trip to Bali and I'm in!

    See what's new on our EverQuest2 Community Site!

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    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
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