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EQ2 Producer Letter 09/27 - no more gear locking starting 10/1

NadiaNadia Member UncommonPosts: 11,798

Greetings fellow adventurers!

We’ve got more exciting news to talk about today with regard to Age of Discovery expansion as well as a few changes to our membership structure that will launch on Oct. 1. They are pretty simple, so I’ll get right to it!

  1. The Age of Discovery expansion – which was our first-ever feature expansion released in 2011 – is going to be available in the game in our Marketplace as a feature bundle as well as individual features for Station Cash (SC).
    1. The features will be broken down, like so:
      1. Beastlord: 2500 SC
      2. Mercenaries: 1500 SC
      3. Tradeskill Apprentice: 1000 SC
      4. Reforging: 1000 SC
      5. Dungeon Maker: 1000 SC
    2. The feature bundle (all 5 features included) will be on sale in our in-game marketplace for 4000 SC.
    3. The standard Age of Discovery expansion in its current form will no longer be available for purchase on the web site or in-game after Oct. 1.
  2. Membership changes
    1. We are thrilled to announce that we are removing the item restrictions from both Free and Silver accounts. No more item-unlocking! We felt that the restrictions weren’t in keeping with a positive experience so we removed it!
    2. Gold Members are going to get permanent increases to Coin Loot (15% increase) and Mount Speed (10% increase) added to their membership benefits.

Also, on Oct. 1, we’ll start selling an item in our marketplace that will raise your character to 280 AAs for 2000 SC.

Next week, we’ll start digging into the Tears of Veeshan expansion details. See you then!

Holly Longdale
Sr. Producer
EverQuest II


  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,400

    Thanks for posting this. Gear locks gone, I'm back. Not that it was an insane deal breaker, but it was annoying enough that it sorted gutted interest in keeping on.

    Thanks again Nadia for always posting these news blurbs. I appreciate it.

    traveller, interloper, anomaly, iteration

  • asyndetonasyndeton Member UncommonPosts: 87
    I bought an unlocker one time, for my epic. It just wasnt a big deal to me, then again I didn't raid, so I imagine this will appeal to a lot of people.

  • NadiaNadia Member UncommonPosts: 11,798

    Heroic Characters promotion begins on Oct 1


    DOV goes free on Oct 1

  • syriinxsyriinx Member UncommonPosts: 1,383

    so now all thats left is bag/bank slots (which considering the size of EQ2's bags isnt a huge deal) and auction house usage?


    EQ2 has probably jumped to best f2p on the market now.  Sure, a few games have zero restrictions (Rift), but EQ2's restrictions are minor and it has more content.

  • NadiaNadia Member UncommonPosts: 11,798
    Originally posted by syriinx

    so now all thats left is bag/bank slots (which considering the size of EQ2's bags isnt a huge deal) and auction house usage?

    bag/bank restrictions were removed 6 months ago in March


    this is what sub will give over ftp, starting Oct 1


    Better support (you can call and talk to a person)

    the new coin & speed bonus
    Being able to transfer toons to other servers
    500 SC per month
    Character slots (Silver only includes 4)
    Unlimited Broker System
    Being able to send in game mail
    AA Slider bar

    unknown about Master spells

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