Posts Tagged 'EQ2 News'

The Urge to Merge

When the merges were first announced, I was against them. I have since resigned myself to the fact that it is going to happen. Now the latest word from Amnerys is that the first ones are starting next week. I’ve included a link for those that want to read it straight from a red name, but for those that are too lazy to scroll down 5 posts, here is the direct quote from Amnerys:

Amnerys said:

Update: No new updates at this point. We’ll be aiming for sometime next week. Enjoy your weekend in Norrath!

Well, that is about all I have for now.

Until next time,
Necrotherian Facepalmer

F2P and Velious

Copyright 2010 Sony Online Entertainment

Sorry, no witty title today.

There are two things I would like to talk about.

1) F2P – I understand the debate. I can foresee the inevitable server merges that might result after some people decide to move over to the F2P servers. What I would like to state, and granted, this is my own opinion, is that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The only bad part about server mergers is that other people, with better stats, might be able to supplant those in the top spots on the server that doesn’t move.
Back when I used to play the first EQ, my server, Bristlebane, merged with Solusek Ro. There were several other mergers that occured. However, if you take a look, they are still releasing expansions. That suggests to me that server mergers don’t necessarily spell the end for a game. Continue reading ‘F2P and Velious’

Alas, no Halas

As you have undoubtably heard, Halas won’t ship with Sentinel’s Fate. Neither will Shader 3.0, although they have gone out of their way to bring us a not-fully-tested version of Battlegrounds. They won’t be out until at least GU 56.

That is about all I have to say, sorry for the linkfest.

Until next time,
Necrotherian Facepalmer

EQ2 Anniversary paintings

In the pictures above, you can see all of the pictures that are available in Freeport during the Anniversary Celebration. The last one is a quest reward. Continue reading ‘EQ2 Anniversary paintings’

Pieces of Fate

Yet another obscure reference, this time to Game Update #53: Shards of Destiny (which will release in late September).

Here is what EQ2 Players had to say about it (EQ2 Players comments in bold, mine in italics): Continue reading ‘Pieces of Fate’

Velious Dreams, and Things

As Tipa over at West Karana posted a couple of days ago, the next expansion appears to be Velious.

There are several things which support that assertion:

– The last update saw a severe change in the way that ice is rendered. With very few zones that have ice (Frosfell zones, Everfrost/EF TSO Instances, Permafrost, parts of Kylong Plains), why spend all that time, not to mention money, on something which wasn’t going to affect, by and large, most of the game in the near future?
– On test, you can find members of the Order of Rime faction. Do I really need to belabor that one with an explanation?
– I really want it to be Velious.

Ok….that last one isn’t a real supporting reason, but when has that ever stopped me? Continue reading ‘Velious Dreams, and Things’

And without further ado, I bring you: GU51

You may no doubt have already realized, by the way your patcher seems to be taking forever to load, that SOE has snuck in the much awaited Game Update 51.

Here is a list of the Update Notes from the Game Update, with italicized editorial comments by yours truly: Continue reading ‘And without further ado, I bring you: GU51’