Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced the landmark 60th game update for the iconic massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), EverQuest®II (EQII) The Children of War.
Scheduled to arrive to the world of Norrath on May 17, 2011, the update will continue the storyline introduced to players in the recently released EQII: Destiny of Velious expansion pack as part of the Age’s End Prophecy saga and deliver content for players of all types, including battlegrounds and PvP improvements.
From April 14 to April 21, 2011, former players are also invited to log back in and experience the unparalleled depth and adventure that can only be found in EQII with the Take Flight Winback promotion. Eligible inactive accounts can log back in for free for 7 days, claim their free flying mount and reunite with friends and enemies alike for 7 days!
The plans of Rallos Zek are beginning to come to fruition and the mighty Fortress of Drunder, which once sat within the Plane of War itself, has appeared on Norrath, and now rests high above the Kromzek city of Kael Drakkel. From Drunder, Rallos Zek plans to rally his war parties, scale the massive sheer cliffs leading to the Western Wastes, and execute his plan to steal the power of Roehn Theer. It will take bold and daring adventurers to enter the fortress itself, unlock the secrets to the salvation of Norrath, and thwart the destructive agenda of the God of War.
PvP & Battlegrounds improvements, including but not limited to:
o Lobby system so players can hang together between matches with PvP merchants available locally
o New Velious battleground map (“The Frozen Tundra”)
o New Battleground game type! (“Vanquish!”)
o PvP and Battlegrounds rule modifications for better balance and fun factor
o Fame system improvements
o New PvP armor
o New Adornments interface to make this system easier to understand
o Continued honing of the itemization system
o Three new instanced dungeons
o Three new raids with all new bosses
o New daily missions
o Crystal Caverns
o Solo shard quest
o Two new heritage quests
o Additional signature quest line
NOTE: Drunder content is locked to DoV expansion owners only. All other GU content affects all players.
If the “free flying mount” offered to inactive players ends up being available below level 86, then I expect this will be a hotly debated issue.
UPDATE: The flying mount is a 12 hour one-use item. Players who qualify can get them off the Marketplace for 0,SC until the event ends.