Ding 85 – Can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man! #EQ

It may not be the Underfoot expansion any more, but I have finally hit level 85 in EverQuest on my necromancer. What does this mean? Well, it means that I’m truly working towards the House of Thule content in honest – and having a blast doing it. Last night I did a neat Library task that was a lot of fun, and then afterward we worked towards getting our Journeyman 5 ranked mercenaries. I need to do a few more unlocks in order to finish mine off, but I’ve got the hardest portions completed.

I haven’t purchased my level 85 spells yet, and I’m 0% into the level simply because I gained it too late to really adventure any more (which means I’ll probably die and lose the level, as is typically my luck) but I AM very happy to have reached it none the less. 85 means a new pet, it means House of Thule aa finally start opening up to me, as well as 85-90 gear which I plan on upgrading fairly soon. Excited? Yes, yes I am.  What I’m even MORE excited about though is this announcement regarding the 12th anniversary of EQ:

Almost 12 years ago the first truly 3d massively multiplayer online role playing game was awaiting its release to the public. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we here in EverQuest are celebrating and we want you to join us!

In Game Events – 12 Days of excitement throughout Norrath!

The stern glare of the ancient Efreeti, while not an uncommon sight in the temple, still carried enough weight to strike unbridled fear into the Koada`Dal’s heart. The young elf looked up toward Tazgar, trembling as he nodded, “I understand. I shall ensure their safe delivery with my life.”

This moment haunted the young seeker, consuming his every waking thought. He looked around the novel scenery of Sunrise Hills. It was a far cry from the Temple he had grown so accustomed to. Adventurers would come and go, passing him by without saying a word. If only a friendly adventurer could offer the seeker some assistance…

Starting on Tuesday March 16, 2011 and lasting until Saturday March 26, 2011 we’ll celebrate our 12th Anniversary in game! Not only will we have everything from our previous anniversary celebrations (including quests, fabled spawns, and raids) but this year brings all new challenges to the lands of Norrath! It gets even better, since from March 25, 2011 to March 27, 2011 we’ll also offer Double Experience throughout Norrath* rounding out a full 12 days of celebration! We know you are excited about all these events. How will you spend EverQuest’s 12th Anniversary?

*Double Experience will not be available on the Time Locked Progression Servers Fippy Darkpaw and Vulak’Aerr

Livecasts, Livecasts, Livecasts!

With all our excitement here, we wanted to share some of it directly with you! So on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. Pacific we’ll host a talk with John Smedley on the EverQuest franchise and its prestigious position in the history of MMOs as well as a plethora of other topics. You won’t want to miss this one; you never know what you might hear!

That’s not all though, on Thursday March 17, 2011 at 4 p.m. Pacific join members of the EverQuest team for a talk about EQ from its beginnings up until now. Hear about their personal journeys with EverQuest and some of their expectations for the future. This one will be truly fascinating and have some great anecdotes from the history of EQ!

Anniversary Deal Bonanza

It wouldn’t be a celebration without some discounts in the EverQuest Marketplace and boy do we have some deals for you! Keep a close eye on the EQPlayers website so you’ll be amongst the first to find out which of your favorite items will be on sale!

In Other Norraths

Grand events are afoot in EverQuest II starting later this month, where mysterious apparitions have been sighted! Portals through time have been appearing around Norrath, linking this age to an age before the Shattering. Journey through these portals to find the ancient heroes and villains of an age gone by. Reminisce about them. Then kill them and loot them for the really cool items they possess. There may be a connection between them; perhaps you should investigate them all…

EverQuest Online Adventures and EverQuest Mac have their own special events planned, and will be celebrating the Anniversary as well. On March 17th, Naylie will be in game on the Al`Kabor server to honor EverQuest’s 12th anniversary. Join her in the Plane of Knowledge to celebrate. She may be talked into going to the Arena and calling forth some monsters to fight! In EQOA, Naylie and Zatozia will be hosting a Community Meet and Greet on the Castle Lightwolf server on March 18th. Zatozia has heard rumors that the Sandswiss family of dragons may be making a return for the occasion to attempt to take another bite at adventurers.

So happy 12th EverQuest Anniversary, see you all at our Livecasts and in Norrath!

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!



2 Responses to Ding 85 – Can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man! #EQ

  1. stargrace says:

    Oh trust me, you still lose levels. Often. I’ve reverted back to my previous level many many times in my adventures to 90 this week hehe. :)

  2. Bhagpuss says:

    Pretty sure you can’t lose a level any more. I think that was changed several years ago.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Anniversary events. With the double xp my Beastlord should finally ding 84 and I might go round a few others as well. Shame it doesn’t start on the 26th rather than end then, though, since I start a week’s holiday on the 26th.

    So many MMOs, so little time!

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