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  • A busy week for SOE

    The big name MMO developer releases its second expansion inside of a week with EverQuest Live's "Depths of Darkhollow." The expansion marks an unprecedented 10th addition to EQLive, coming in its 6th year of existance. And if you want any more stats than that, well, I'm fresh out!

    The manual for the expansion is available for PDF download:

    Read about new features like Monster Missions and Spirit Shrouds, discover new player spells and abilities or research the caverns of Darkhollow in the expanded history section!

    Download the EverQuest "Depths of Darkhollow" manual at the official site.

    Download, Media
    Thu, Sep 15, 2005
  • Spirit shrouds and monster missions and evolving items, oh my!

    Craig Knapp, Producer for Everquest Live (not to be confused with "Everquest 2 Not Live: Down for Expansion Update This Morning), offers his insight on the upcoming "Depths of Darkhollow" expansion. For all the veteran EQ'ers, could you sum up what makes this expansion different from the others?

    Craig Knapp: When we started working on Depths of Darkhollow we wanted to stay true to what made EverQuest so unique in the first place, innovation. We wanted to make sure that each feature was something that hadn’t been done in the MMO industry and I think we’ve done that exceptionally well. In addition, I’m particularly proud that each of these features appeals to players of all level ranges and players of any play-style. As anyone in the gaming industry will tell you, that’s not easy to do.

    For the features list and more, read the rest of the Everquest: Depths of Darkhollow preview interview at

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 13, 2005
  • The PC Version Is Still Making Too Much Money To Go Free-Box!

    Light server loads on EQ's Mac-Only server have driven SOE to throw Mac gamers a bone: a free, downloadable client. Though Mac expansions only run through "Planes of Power," EQ's 4th of 10 expansions, this move seems to ensure the Mac project's continued life for the short term.

    However, this isn't surprising to anyone who's played EQ Mac. The one server (Al'Kabor) was always more lightly populated than their PC cousins. The latest community manager even became more a fixture at a fan-based forum than the official ones, in a move eerily evocative of what became of EA's official support for Ultima Online.

    Read more about Everquest free for Mac Users!

    Sun, Aug 14, 2005
  • Can you believe they've been asked 37 times?
    EverQuest Vault has posted the 37th edition of their Ask SoE Column. Combined with appropriate exercise, we're certain that reading the
    following will give you rock hard 6-pack abs in only minutes a day

    "Part of the changes coming to spells and combat arts is to adjust how much damage the various classes do in relation to each other. Can you tell us how the different subclasses will rank in relative damage potential?"

    You can read the entire Ask SoE #37 at EverQuest Vault.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jun 24, 2005
  • 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
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