Holly “Windstalker” Longdale recorded (along with the Producers for EverQuest and EverQuest Next Landmark) a video talking about upcoming features this year. After the jump, our bullet-point list of what Holly talked about.
Fabled Kingdom of Sky
First up, tomorrow, we’ll see level 95 Fabled versions of classic Kingdom of Sky zones released tomorrow, January 23rd. According to Holly, itemization will be “complementary” to existing Tears of Veeshan zones. The updated dungeons include a contested group zone:
- Sanctum of the Scaleborn
- Den of the Devourer
- Halls of Fate
- Vaults of El’Arad
- Laboratory of Lord Vyyem
- Mutagenic Outcast
- Three Princes
New Prestige Homes
Last year, an in-game poll queried players as to which city zones they’d like to see turned into Prestige houses for the StationCash Marketplace. Oakmyst Forest (a Qeynos zone) and Darklight Palace (from Neriak) won so they will be offered soon.
PvP Balance and Procs
Next month, we can expect a number of PvP Balance tweaks, including the removal of Proc Effects from PvP, and a new 24 person open-world Warzone for the Nagafen server. Mounts and fast travel will be disabled, and there will be no timers or NPC population. It’s a return to “pure PvP” and we’ll see if it draws players back from Battlegrounds.
In the coming months, we can expect a contested Highkeep group zone.
The most challenging north wing of Temple of Veeshan will open. The itemization and difficulty is said to harken to Plane of War, which remained relevant for over 2 years after its launch.
Alternate Advancements cap will raise to 350.
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