With today's update, the entirely optional Beastlord Prelude #2 quest goes live. It provides an explanation for where Beastlords have been and why they're now returning to Norrath. Don't worry -- whether you complete these brief lore quests or not, anyone who purchases the EverQuest II: Age of Discovery expansion (when it goes on sale) will be able to create new Beastlords in November.
More controversial in today's update is the removal of any "shard" cost from Thurgadin and Ry'Gorr armor.
You can expect crafters to be exceedingly busy today as they fulfill orders for full sets of Thurgadin armor as it is now essentially free minus the cost of common materials. Ry'Gorr armor also requires one of the tradeable gems listed below from Kael Drakkel zones. Don't forget to tip your crafter!
|Ry’Gorr Armor -- Gems by Slot
If all crafters are currently assisting other customers, or you just prefer to go the Vendor route, Thurgadin and Ry'Gorr will be happy to sell their armor to allies with +40,000 faction, and a few plat. In the case of Ry'Gorr armor, you'll also need one or more of the above gems from Kael Drakkel.
Check out EQ2Wire's Guide to Velious Heroic Armor & Jewelry
Apparently any possible disruption this might cause to Progression or reduction in Tower of Frozen Shadow 1-3, Pools, Ascent, and Fortress groups hasn't dampened the spirits of players excited to get free lootz for all their alts! Don't worry, be happy!