Now We Know
Fan Faire had their big release last night, and I caught parts of it on twitter this morning and watched the video since I was unable to at that time. Now we know:
- – Odus will be the next expansion, including the starter city of Halas
- – Level cap going to 90
- – Auto-mentoring (I’ve always said trivializing your content is a bad idea) inc with GU53, as well as shard of love
- – Doesn’t come out until February (not cool)
- – 3 months between GU’s
- – Character transfers via station cash for $25 (best announcement of the night personally)
I was disappointed that Vanguard was not mentioned this year (nor was it last year) if anything it would have at least been a nice tidbit for those who play the game and attended Fan Faire (Joodah and your crew, I’m looking at you).
I was also sad to hear that the new 51/50 EQ server is only open to those at the moment attending Fan Faire, which means achievements and discoveries go to them. Those people who perhaps could not afford to go but who have been loyal EQ customers for 10 years now can play later when it opens for the public in a week. I understand the need and desire to give ‘swag’ to people who are attending your events, but everyone is already getting auto-access to beta, and free copies of both EQ and EQ2. What more did they really need?
Bitter, I know. If I were one of the people at Fan Faire I’d be all over that stuff, but I’m not.
I played very little yesterday, but today is looking better. I’ll post more when I have more to say! In the mean time I hope everyone is having an amazing Saturday and a great weekend in general.