Hello to all my fellow EverQuest 2 players, with the shut down of EQ2 Wire there has been no place that has a rundown of the new expansion.
While I won't be able to do as fantastic job as Feldon did with EQ2Wire I am going to try.
I'll start with a breakdown of the Livestream and will add more information as I play thru the beta.
Tulvarus Elventree – Maj’Dul
Preorder / Beta begins October 17th, 2017
includes all previous expansions
Release Date - November 28, 2017
Live Stream Replay
Highlights from the Livestream
Level increase to 110 including Tradeskill
Ascension Levels will increase to 15 with new spells, no previous spells being replaced
Mercenaries can be leveled up to Level 10
Class abilities are being revamped
Certain weapons will now be able to gain levels as well
No prerequisites besides being level 100 are required for the expansions
Level 100 characters will be able to buy starting gear in the new starting zone
Clockwork illusion you receive with preorder includes stat buffs that stack will statue buffs from previous expansions.
First half of the video talks about items that are included in the collectors and premium editions
Crossbows have been added to the game, usable by all classes
Starting Zone - Plane of Magic (overland zone)
Valor's Roost - Entrance to the plane of Valor Hub for all the instances (Solo, Heroic, Raid)
Plane of Innovation - Dungeon
Sol Ro's Tower - Raid
Sol Ro is the final Raid Boss Tier 4
Raid Zone all Tiers 1-4
1 Raid Zone is Tier 3 only
Overland all Solo Content
Solo and Duo Dungeons
3 Different competing factions with different quest lines
Epic 2.0 not required for 99% of content
Raids are Keyed, will need to kill certain bosses to progress