Milestones everywhere! These new additions mark the 20th and 10th expansions additions to each game respectively.
You've gotta hand it to Sony - they've been releasing tidal waves of info on Everquest Next, their next-gen take on the genre-pioneering franchise. That doesn't mean they're forgetting their older games, though, with new expansions due out for both EQ1 and EQ2 this year.
The 20th expansion pack for the original everquest is titled Call of the Forsaken, and it will task players with questing to keep the dragon Lady Lendiniara from utterly ruining the once-peaceful West Karana. It's also an opportunity for some familiar characters to get together again; expect to run into Zeboxoruk, King Naythox Thex, Kyle Bayle, and more.
With over 5000 creatures to battle and 8000 quests to complete, EverQuest II is the exciting next step in the evolution of Sony's famed MMO universe. You'll explore an enormous online world where friends come together for adventure and community, immerse yourself in the game's mysterious lands, intense battles, exciting quests and amazing achievements, all spread over a vast, beautiful and dangerous game world. With eight years of operation and 12 expansions under its belt, EverQuest II has a pile of content to dig into, and as a free-to-play game you can leap into the fun without spending a dime.
Mercenary alternate advancements (AAs) Mercenary gear Shared bank slots (2) A new Heroic Adventure system Additional spells, AAs, gear, raids and tradeskills
Meanwhile, Everquest gets its 10th expansion, Tears of Veeshan. Players will be called upon to "shine light into the darkness" in the face of a draconic army, paving the path for the beginning of a new age.
Tears of Veeshan's features include:
Overland Dragon Realm -- Adventure, amenities, quests, collections, and more! New Dungeons (9) New Channeler Class! Dragon-themed AAs New itemization focused on flexibility Variety of Quests -- Signature, story, point-of-interest & dropped quests, missions, collections AA limit raised to 340 Tradeskill apprentice items New PvP item tier
Good grief. Tripled with all the Everquest Next goodness, this is almost too much awesomeness to handle. Though Sony doesn't give a price or date other than "later this year," I'm sure hoping that they'll exercise some portion control with these forthcoming releases.