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EverQuest's 27th Expansion Includes A $250 Version, Coming December | MMORPG.com

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edited November 2020 in News & Features Discussion

imageEverQuest's 27th Expansion Includes A $250 Version, Coming December | MMORPG.com

Daybreak has announced that the upcoming 27th (!!) expansion for EverQuest, is coming in December - and it's got a $250 version if you're game.

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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 1,952
    A new raid and some mounts or cyberpunk and $190. Hmm.
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  • xpsyncxpsync Member RarePosts: 1,566
    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?
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  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 3,039
    edited November 2020
    Maybe the extra revenue is to upgrade to unreal engine 1 ? Good luck with that sale Daybreak, woah. 27 years though, no one can take that way from them :)
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,239
    With a $250 version, a more appropriate release date might be December 7.



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  • ElderknightElderknight Member UncommonPosts: 310
    guess milking those hardcore fans for $, but still cheaper then some of those ships from star citizen, loved eq back in the day, hopefully will see some new game someday.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,863
    xpsync said:
    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?

    27 expansions in 21 years...The game launched in 99....I quit playing hardcore in 2005 or so and was starting to get overwhelmed with all of the content even then...i can't even fathom what it is like now.
    foppoteexpsync
  • foppoteefoppotee Member UncommonPosts: 297
    I tried getting back into EQ, several months ago, after a LONG absence & Daybreak saying they couldn't find my old account. I play casually with about 1/2 soloing & 1/2 in a group. I played a couple of months F2P & a couple of months subbed. The npc-companions are simply not good enough at higher levels, both the F2P & the subbed versions, they just cannot endure which makes me speculate why there's so much 3rd-party botting being prevalent. If I could play with my own npc-group the game would be fun again since I'd be able to play at my own pace. However the game isn't worth a $250 investment, imo, but perhaps that price is just for those fortunate enough to afford & want to support EQ after all these years.
    Mendel
  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,239
    foppotee said:
    I tried getting back into EQ, several months ago, after a LONG absence & Daybreak saying they couldn't find my old account. I play casually with about 1/2 soloing & 1/2 in a group. I played a couple of months F2P & a couple of months subbed. The npc-companions are simply not good enough at higher levels, both the F2P & the subbed versions, they just cannot endure which makes me speculate why there's so much 3rd-party botting being prevalent. If I could play with my own npc-group the game would be fun again since I'd be able to play at my own pace. However the game isn't worth a $250 investment, imo, but perhaps that price is just for those fortunate enough to afford & want to support EQ after all these years.

    There are vast differences between the F2P game and the All Access game.  The limitations on F2P include no AutoGrant of AAs, a limit of 1000 AAs, no use of Journeyman mercs, no use of Rk II (or Rk III) spells, no ability to sell or buy in the Bazaar.  At some point, these factors combine to make a very real limit on F2P players.

    Coupled with the lack of any real plan for moving from All Access back to F2P status, the player that goes F2P will soon be abandoning the game.  Backing down from the AutoGrant AAs to the 1000 AA limit can be very brutal  (the 1000 limit is a remnant from the GoD/OOW expansions when the level limit was 70).  I know Mendel still sits broken with AAs I earned (not AutoGranted) unable to be spent.  The idea of buying all Rk I spells would hurt, both the financial in-game (plat) loss and the psychological loss of having spent so much time (and plat) to collect mostly Rk II spells from Level 70-90.  I might could get him going again, but it would take about 100,000 plat just to get a functional spell set again.

    The game limits seem reasonable, but are stuck with limitations from earlier expansions.  It is pretty clear that SOE/DBG just didn't think about people actually going from All Access back to F2P.  Most people who have dropped All Access have moved on; they aren't in F2P where they *might* spend money on the in-game store or even re-up with All Access.  That is a lost opportunity to sell, essentially customers walking out the door; something no business should really want nor tolerate.



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  • goozmaniagoozmania Member UncommonPosts: 341

    OG_Zorvan said:




    xpsync said:

    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?



    ...i can't even fathom what it is like now.


    A disjointed mess of mostly ignored content.



    Considering the number of TLP servers they create every year, none of their content is ever ignored. Every expansion is fully played and enjoyed every year.
    xpsync
  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,719
    edited November 2020

    goozmania said:



    OG_Zorvan said:








    xpsync said:


    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?





    ...i can't even fathom what it is like now.




    A disjointed mess of mostly ignored content.






    Considering the number of TLP servers they create every year, none of their content is ever ignored. Every expansion is fully played and enjoyed every year.



    That doesn't mean it's not disjointed content - which it is.

    Just remember that people can play and enjoy terrible content all they want. I mean look at millions of people who listen to these mumble rap artists like lil pump - and that shit is beyond stupidity

    To me EQ1 has been long dead - vanilla + kunark + velious that was the pinnacle of EQ1 for me
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    27 expansions is amazing.

    $250 for the top version of the expansion is greedy. Booo DB.
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  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,719
    Amathe said:
    27 expansions is amazing.

    $250 for the top version of the expansion is greedy. Booo DB.


    Not really amazing if you examine the scope of each expansion

    The expansions for the first several years were massive and truly amazing - Kunark, Velious etc..

    Most of the last 10+ expansions were like a handful of zones - like DLCs more than proper expansions.

    So IMO - it's nowhere near 27 "expansions"
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    I'm just going to remain impressed. 
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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,174
    Let me guess 6 new zones? That's what passes as expansions now...

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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,013
    Ohh wow, that 199 bucks version of LotROs War of Three Peaks seems really cheap now doesn’t it?  ;)

    /Cheers,
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    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

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  • PreparedPrepared Member UncommonPosts: 103

    xpsync said:

    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?



    It's the 27th expansion in 21 years. Not 27 years old.
    Amathexpsync
  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,719

    Nilden said:

    Let me guess 6 new zones? That's what passes as expansions now...



    That's what their last 15 expansions were pretty much- again to me an expansion is something that is huge - 27 expansions... not even close
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  • LonesolsLonesols Member UncommonPosts: 41
    edited November 2020
    Id give them 250 dollars if they fixed the bot and cheater problems, but they arent going too do that no matter what any one gives them. EQ community out right just accepts that there are a bunch of cheaters and bots running around. I remember I went into the chat and asked if there were bots, they said yeah just go into another instance and ignore them haha like that was a acceptable solution. The other excuse they love to give like it has any meaning, is that the game is old, so there for it doesnt matter if you cheat, bot and destroy the game. That one is worse than just ignore them haha.
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  • g0dl355g0dl355 Member UncommonPosts: 342
    There's someone out there that's been playing everyday since release guaranteed.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,358
    lahnmir said:
    Ohh wow, that 199 bucks version of LotROs War of Three Peaks seems really cheap now doesn’t it?  ;)
    Looks like they have to keep raising the bar until day break it :)

    First the $130 expansions in LotRO,

    then the re-labeled (normally free) quest pack for $100 (not 199, that must be a typo), sold on the new Daybreak powered store,

    and now in EQ the highest $140 tier, which is already +10 dollars compared to LotRO's $130 (must the the inflation or they just follow Sony's general +10 dollars on games), so this $140 pack topped with an additional tier for $250.

    Lifetime subscriptions, with the entire game accessible, used to be cheaper than that, FFS...
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,013
    Po_gg said:
    lahnmir said:
    Ohh wow, that 199 bucks version of LotROs War of Three Peaks seems really cheap now doesn’t it?  ;)
    Looks like they have to keep raising the bar until day break it :)

    First the $130 expansions in LotRO,

    then the re-labeled (normally free) quest pack for $100 (not 199, that must be a typo), sold on the new Daybreak powered store,

    and now in EQ the highest $140 tier, which is already +10 dollars compared to LotRO's $130 (must the the inflation or they just follow Sony's general +10 dollars on games), so this $140 pack topped with an additional tier for $250.

    Lifetime subscriptions, with the entire game accessible, used to be cheaper than that, FFS...
    Ahh yes, you are absolutely right, its only 99 instead of 199. That makes it a bloody bargain compared to this one!

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    'This does not apply just to ED but SC or any other game. What they will get is Rebirth/X4, likely prettier but equally underwhelming and pointless. 

    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

    Gdemami absolutely not being an armchair developer

  • phoenixfire2phoenixfire2 Member UncommonPosts: 205
    xpsync said:
    27 OMG!

    27 years old yikes!

    But how can that be as wow invented the genre 16 years ago?

    IDK WoW does all kinds of magic.  Like for example why is Lich King's horse called invincible even though I can see him?  Makes no sense.
  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,270
    I am so happy I was part of this game from the very beginning. It is great to realise that something you absolutely loved lasted this long.
    xpsyncAmathecheyane

  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,719
    kitarad said:
    I am so happy I was part of this game from the very beginning. It is great to realise that something you absolutely loved lasted this long.

    For me EQ1 died a long time ago - what the game is today is so far removed from what the game originally was, not sure how one can even see it as the same game anymore. 

  • phoenixfire2phoenixfire2 Member UncommonPosts: 205
    remsleep said:
    kitarad said:
    I am so happy I was part of this game from the very beginning. It is great to realise that something you absolutely loved lasted this long.

    For me EQ1 died a long time ago - what the game is today is so far removed from what the game originally was, not sure how one can even see it as the same game anymore. 


    It's much different, and community is gone unless you raid, but it's still easy to wax nostalgic.
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