EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra Now Available for Pre-Order!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2, Expansion News

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The EverQuest2.com website has just been refreshed and EverQuest II’s twelfth expansion is now available for pre-order. Beta will begin in late October , while the official launch date of the expansion is Tuesday, November 17th. The expansion offers 13 new Heroic zones, a massive subterranean overland zone, four raid zones (including a x2 raid), over 80 quests including both Solo and Tradeskill Signature lines, 50 collections, as well as the new multi-Deity system, Item Infusion system, Best-in-slot Relic items, and more.

Terrors of Thalumbra Expansion Features

Terrors of Thalumbra is the 12th EverQuest II expansion and brings new adventures to Norrath.

  • Subterranean Overland Zone – Overland zone deep beneath Norrath’s surface… underland zone?!
  • Signature Quests – Special quests for both Adventure and Tradeskill players!
  • New Level Agnostic Dungeons – Brand new dungeons that scale for players 20-95
  • Upgrade Your Items – Through the new Infusion system!
  • New and Updated Deity System
  • New Best-in-Slot Relic Items
  • Heroic & Advanced Solo Dungeons, Challenging Raid Zones and a New Contested Zone for level 100s!

Terrors of Thalumbra by the Numbers (UPDATE as of 5:45pm PDT)

Here are the details of the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion:

  • 1 large new Overland zone for level 100s
  • 13 Heroic Dungeons for level 100s (6 are event heroics!)
  • 6 Advanced Solo for level 100s
  • 1 Contested for level 100s
  • 5 Level Agnostic Heroic ToT Dungeons for levels 20 to 94 added to Dungeon Finder
  • (3) x4 (or 4 group) Raid zones (AT LEAST 5 bosses each) for level 100s
  • (1) x2 (or 2-group) Raid zone with 9 bosses for level 100s!
  • Over 80 quests including Signature line, tradeskills, locales, missions and more!
  • Over 50 Collection quests!

Terrors of Thalumbra Pricing (10% Discount for All Access)

  • $34.99 ($31.49) – Standard edition
  • $89.99 ($80.99) – Collector’s Edition — Merc, Flying Mount, Prestige House, Building Block recipe, Painting, one 88-slot Bag, one house Baby Dragon Burbur
  • $139.99 ($125.99) – Premium Edition — Merc, Premium Flying Mount, Prestige House, Building Block recipe, Painting, one 88-slot Bag, one house Baby Dragon Burbur, Equipment Upgrade Bundle (6 upgrades), Weapon Adjustment Bundle (3 upgrades).

Pre-Order Pricing?

We have confirmed with EQ2 Community Manager Roshen that this is the final pricing.

Confirmed that the prices listed now are our prices for launch. These are not special prices for pre-orders.
The pre-order bonus is Altar of the Ancients, and access to the beta server.

Are We Charged Immediately?

Yes! Unlike past expansions, if you purchase Terrors of Thalumbra today, you are immediately charged for it. Why? Because you get these items:

  • Altar of the Ancients (permanent 10% XP bonus)
  • Altar of Malice (if you didn’t already buy it)
  • Rum Cellar (if you didn’t already buy it)
  • Terrors of Thalumbra Beta access

Videos of Collector’s Edition and Premium Edition Items

Screenshot of the Features page:

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Comments (58)

  • Einelinea

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    Got it! will have to listen to the broadcast later when I have the time

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  • Moppelkun

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    Why aren’t Cellar and AoM in it? I have Pre-order it and didn’t got last expacs..

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  • Gninja

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    Rum Cellar and Altar of Malice should indeed be granted if you purchase any of the preorder packs with the exception of the TLE pack.

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    • Kakvander

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      GNinja, you guys mixed up the TLE purchase and the SE purchase.. We got the bag and the potions, and no Altar and Expansions.

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      • Moppelkun

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        Yeah me too

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    • Oldschool

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      And of course they where on sale right up to .. wonder how much money you skimmed by doing that .. nto like we wont buy the expansion ….
      Questionable ethics in my book

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  • Moppelkun

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    It should be but i didn’t have access to Aom and i have buy new Expac today..

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    • Gninja

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      Did you log out and back in after purchase? When you go to your entitlements in your account settings are those expansions listed?

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      • Kakvander

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        The Expacs are not listed in /show_account_features

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        • Gninja

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          This should be resolved now. Relog and they should activate.

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      • Moppelkun

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        It is in my Account history and i did few log outs and still get message i have no access to expac AoM

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  • Nike

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    Do we know how long the pre-order will last? Will i be charged when the expansion come out or now?
    My favorite part of the stream was when we visited the new contested dungeon. I really like the art.

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    • Pheidra

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      Nike – They said that “since you’ll be getting items immediately, you’ll be billed immediately”.

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  • Ceyarrecks

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    My character was not even logged in at the time when I made my purchase. No access to experience beyond 95, no access to AoM.
    Did get the alter though, and was basking in the whooping 10% experience bonus, that I could not use….

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  • madrat

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    so we only get the alter on pre order, the rest we get later? I guess I misunderstood as I though all the pre order stuff you got now?

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  • Kruzzen

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    So we have a Play Version, a Play with Fluff Version, and a Pay to Win Version. 🙂

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  • Malade

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    Wow, what a cash grab. The CE should have been the highest price point.

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  • Archangel

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    Same deal as the AoM expansion, bonus items for Only One Character per account/purchase. Guess DBG expect$ player$ with alt$ to purcha$e $imilar item$ for each alt.

    Unlike the AoM expansion there is no early access. And the Premium Edition (+$50), not the Collector’s Edition, contains the extra ‘potions’ For Only One Character per account/purchase. At least DBG is now in line with the 20th Century airline pricing of couch, business class, and first class.

    Except for the Altar of the Ancients and early access to the Beta, there’s no point pre-ordering until just before the last week.

    Pheidra – “Nike – They said that “since you’ll be getting items immediately, you’ll be billed immediately”.”

    Although if you wait until the last minute/day, there might be a backlog of orders, and you won’t get pre-order pricing. Although there’s no indication that the prices will be raised November 17th.

    Oh, solely on the presentation, ToT looks like it’s worth much more than the $34.99 asking price.

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    “The benefit of pre-ordering was that you got a copy, period; that’s not a problem anymore. These days, pre-ordering is about the publisher guaranteeing your money … Pre-ordering should be mutually beneficial to consumers and publishers alike, but instead it’s become yet another source of corporate greed.”
    http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/01/01/your-new-years-resolution-stop-pre-ordering-games/126801/

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  • Leanne

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    New expansion announcement, and no trailer? If DB is charging prices up to $140 I expect to see some game footage.

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  • Katz

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    The flying mount seems to be the main difference between the CE and Premium editions. The other items that are in premium being one per account don’t impress me. Approximately $50 for a flying mount per character. I’ll have to think about that.

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  • Ereon

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    I actually think the pricing is somewhat fair. The inclusion of a no frills version makes it affordable. I do think the collectors and pay to win version should be a little lower in price… or include a not quite collectors version at the traditional price for Comp games, 40-60..

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  • Sands

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    Underland zone sounds neat! Any word if we pre-order the basic that we’ll be able to upgrade later on?

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  • Arcos

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    If you buy the CE edition can you use the 88 slot bag on one of your TLE characters or does that require another purchase of $35? In other words are the two packs completely separate?

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  • Pipsissiwa

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    I still can’t fathom the CE pricing. The normal version price seems fair – but the extra fluff for the CE costs significantly MORE than the base expac itself which makes no sense except for gouging fans.

    Here in UK, SE is £27, CE is £43 more. How on earth do a bunch of mostly fluff items that will have taken very little time to create (as they are almost certainly based on textures and models developed anyway for the actual zones of the xpac) cost MORE than the zones, monsters, quests, new items etc etc of the xpac itself. Stupid. Feels greedy and over-priced to me.

    Also, yet again, there is no choice of merc class – a damage based one is next to useless for me and I’m sure many others – would be nice if they made it a choice of class.

    And don’t get me started on the pay-to-win feel of the equipment upgraders in the ridiculous Premium Edition.

    No, I don’t need to buy the CE, and I won’t be – sick of the pricing structure these days. It was bad enough last time when the CE cost twice as much as SE, this time they’re taking the piss.

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  • Faelen

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    What I want to know is what those equpment and weapon bundles actually do to the stats…

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    • Feldon

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      Well in the past, you got 3 upgrade armor gems. And for the weapons I think it lets you change weapon delay or damage type. So all things you can acquire through gameplay.

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      • Faelen

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        Yeah, I figured it was something similar to what they did with the gems in AoM…Really hard to motivate purchasing the Premium Edition when I could fly to Prague for the same money =P

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  • Foodcity

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    Just wondering, but is that building block recipe obtainable through normal gameplay? If not, that’s messed up, putting a recipe behind a paywall.

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    • Feldon

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      Have to get the CE.

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    • Pipsissiwa

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      That really sucks.

      The only things of any interest to me in the CE are the teleporter and the recipe book. I have houses, paintings, pets and mounts coming out of my little Ratonga ears. And I have Ratonga wings so the mount would be for stats only anyway /shrug.

      Sorry DBG, your attempt to cash in on decorators isn’t going to work on this one. I’d have to be utterly insane to pay an extra £43 quid to get a recipe book and a teleport device (which should be in the standard IMO anyway, or earnable by questing).

      Now if they had done a slightly more expensive than SE version with the teleporter and then a choice of fluff item when you /claim in game I’d have been very happy.

      I suspect the recipes or similar will appear on the marketplace or loyalty merch given enough time. I’m patient.

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      • Mizgamer62

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        I agree.

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      • Foodcity

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        Agreed. A paywall for a recipe book is such BS.

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      • friggawitch

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        Yep BS indeed

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  • Dio44

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    Wow, where to start? Pricing is absolutely crazy beyond the standard edition. While insulting in itself, the fact that all items are not one per char pisses me of the most.

    I can’t explain how losses I would be had I taken DBG up on the 50% of previous xpacs ONE WEEK prior to the announcement. What a cheap ass move to gut customers. Seriously. Who is running marketing at that place?

    I run 6 accounts, all updated with all xpacks. I bought 3 collector’s edition last time and 3 normal. I will be burying only one basic this time for my raiding toon if something doesn’t change.

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  • Anaogi

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    The pre-order bonus is Altar of the Ancients, and access to the beta server.

    Whoawhoawhoawhoawhoa.

    We have to preorder to be in beta?

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  • Dio44

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    Forgot to mention how crazy it is that a company and game known for half-assing launches (even after full beta testing) is now limiting participation behind a pay wall.

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  • Aaron

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    Those new dungeons look gorgeous. I preordered as soon as I saw them!

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  • Kong

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    Total ripoff for a game with hardly no player left in it, no support and no GM´s. The altar is very similar to one we already have… the house is basically just the storm island with some small modifications… a backpack with a weird goblin and a dragon with some extra, horrible-looking spikes on it for 55$ extra? (for me, being european, thats 55€, wich is about 61,6 dollars). Sorry, not interested.

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    • Mermut

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      The buff from the altar
      Altar of the Ancients Blessing: (at lvl 100)

      123.2 agi, int, str, wis
      10% combat xp gain
      10% AA xp gain
      10% TS xp gain
      15.4 potency
      2.5% experiement success chance
      1,874.4 ability mod
      10% tithe gain (xp for new deity system)

      Duration 24 hrs (note, this is 24hrs of GAME PLAY, not real time)

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      • Pipsissiwa

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        Which you get with the SE too. 🙂

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  • Filly67

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    Nope, not doing it. Bought one expansion out of four accounts last go around and will be buying none this time. The game is just not holding my attention and I will not keep buying additional content in the hopes that it will change. But, I am still keeping my subs for all four and spend my days on Stormhold.

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  • Einelinea

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    well I bought the silly thing — yes — the collector’s edition — and just got the alter too — I sent in a ticket — I want all of it or give me my money back — this was so not done right ……

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    • Arcos

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      You didn’t realise that most of the content only comes when the expansion releases? Please tell me you at least read it once?

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      • Einelinea

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        i read it — if it’s there it’s not explained very well — I’ll wait for their explaination — perhaps the devs need to repost it in clearer words ?

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  • Rebelde

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    It’s really expensive. I can pay that for a new game, not for an expansion (and I hope the content will be huge). I’ll take the lower price option and if I feel cheated, ToT will be the last.

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  • Kruzzen

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    While I understand the complaints on the price of the CE, I also have to look at the following. Elite DPS merc, Mount, House. I know peeps complain but the price of each of those on the marketplace would be well over the price of CE. So I guess it is more about what we have a perceived value in. So, $80 for all those things. If it is not something you want, then it has no value. If it is, then you will buy it. Hard to say. 🙁

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  • Chris

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    I will be getting the standard version only. CE versions of MMOs are getting out of hand. I remember the days when the CE was an actual box-set with actual collectibles in it. Now it’s just a few in-game shinies that I wont even use. Sorry DBG, but the CE just isn’t worth $50 more. ( I can buy another AAA game for that).

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    • thait

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      That’s the way it is for me as well, not that i’m surprised by the price as i’ve seen games that have well over $200 dollars of DLC. I’ve paid more than a hundred on some games DLC.

      For a measly $35 that covers nearly a years worth of EQ2 entertainment this is still one of the cheapest games i play. I’ve spent $70 on games that last me 6 hours of play time to beat.

      Seriously they are asking a paltry $35 dollars to log into a game whenever you want and play it for a year before another expansion. As far as i can tell it seems that the only people complaining are those that seem to want fluff items and don’t want to pay the higher price for them. The only ones who have a point are those complaining about needing to buy the CE for the block recipes, that is something that should be rewarded through play.

      People really need to check the hours they play on all the games they play and then compare that to the price they paid for that entertainment. EQ2 is extremely cheap in comparison to most games hours played vs cost of game.

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      • Mizgamer62

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        I don’t think most people have a problem with the SE pre-order price. That will be the version I am going to purchase. I think most people are upset that with the CE and Premium editions you can only claim certain items “one per account” rather than “one per character.” From my point of view, I already have more mounts, mercenaries and prestige houses than I know what to do with.

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    • Ambe

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      Chris, you reminded me of the good old days when we could actually COLLECT the Collectibles – special coins, little figurines, cloth maps, … etc. Sometimes I think most game companies overlooked the importance of marketing with real life items – something you can hold in your hands. Anyway the term “CE” is misleading – REAL collectors’ items are not the same as virtual game collectibles. May be they should be called as Regular, Plus and Premium (just like gasoline grades)?

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    • somePerson

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      I completely agree, for 35 or if you go to 89 you have at least a year worth of content. You don’t have to pay a subscription to play all the content, unless your in a top tier guild. Fall out 4 is coming out next month, and its 59.99 and that will last me about 2-3 months tops. Plus up until the last campaign all the new content was free. Most DLC is charged. so 89.99 is not to bad. If I was DBG I would announce if you buy the CE or the higher one you get all the new content for free, if you buy the standard you have to pay for new content

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  • Lillim

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    Is it possible to upgrade from cl to premium edition ? if yes how doeas it work?

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  • Kruzzen

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    Anyone know if you can upgrade to the CE later if you decide you want it for a reduced price?

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  • Striinger

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    For those griping about price, take a 37% devaluation of your currency on top (AI$). It could be worse. Remember when they broke out features so you bought them individually? Not a winner.
    The base expansion is reasonable this time, so buy that. Of the CE items are appealing and you have the cash, buy the CE. And of this is the only thing you really spend money on or you must have a head start on gear at any price, buy the P2W version.
    People shouldn’t lose their mind because options exist that are above their budget (whether by choice or circumstance). There was no FF this year so that should have saved some folks a bit of cash.
    Toyota makes little cheap cars up to the to end Lexus and beyond. Why do you think they do that?

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    • Seni

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      Feldon, where is my ‘like’ button?

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  • warren

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    Y’all want everything for free. 30$ ain’t that bad. Now, if you have the extra cash for the mount and the mercenary…. Go for it.

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  • Chronia

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    My gripe isn’t the content. Standard edition pricing is rather reasonable. It’s the two other tiers that are messed up.
    The fact that a) CE edition costs $20 more than previous CE ‘s have cost b) I agree with the folks who say we no longer get RL life collectibles and boxes for the games because they are no longer made in the physical realm only the digital one (though this hasn’t stopped me from getting the CE in the past) and lastly c) Premium edition wtf? That’s INSANE! $50 for 3 more items of which two can only be claimed once per account? Nevermind that on market place to get ANY of the newer mounts you’re paying $20 real cash for ONE item! Some have gone down over time but any of the newer ones do not seem to be doing so any more. Case in point, the spider leaper mount of NotD is STILL 2k dbc, and it’s been available for 3 years!

    I want most of the items from the CE so may have to suck it it up and shell out the money for it. But as Hubby and I play together, one of us will only be getting the standard edition this time round, when we both usually get the CE. Combined between the two of us that’s $40 more than what we would normally spend for past CE editions.

    Lastly I think this is a stupid money grabbing ploy by daybreak to make up for financial losses they’ve suffered since taking over the company since they have no idea what they are doing or how to run an online gaming company. Cutting any and all customer support was probably one of the stupidest moves they could have made. I have no doubt many players quit when they did that which caused alot of financial loss, hence the stupid over priced 3 tier expansion pricing this time round.

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  • Tina

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    I ordered it, got my alter, but there is such a backlog on creating the beta copies I am at nearly a week and no beta access with my main, so frustrating.

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