Details on Destiny of Velious #EQ2 #EverQuest2

You won’t be able to pre-order from Sony until the 18th but that hasn’t stopped game stores from opening their doors. Here are the product details given from Gamestop -

The latest addition to the monumental MMORPG franchise, EverQuest® II Destiny of Velious presents an unmatched all-in-one compilation pack loaded with the groundbreaking EQII base game, seven thrilling expansions and three exciting adventure packs. New and veteran players are transported to the legendary Great Wastes of Velious, where towering dungeons, dangerous beasts and epic storylines provide the ultimate MMO experience. EverQuest II Destiny of Velious launches its adventures into the sky delivering impressive new features and gameplay, including flying mounts. Following the events of Sentinel’s Fate, the twin Swords of Destiny, Soulfire and the Qeynos Claymore, have been drained of their powers, setting the stage for the destruction of the EverQuest universe. The prophecy known as Age’s End begins to unfold in the legendary continent of Velious and it is here where the war for Norrath will arise. For there to be any chance to save Norrath, the Swords of Destiny must be restored. Norrath’s guardians who undertake this burden will be tested by labyrinthine dungeons, the harsh Velious tundra and powerful creatures. To succeed would mean ultimate glory. To fail would mean annihilation.

  • Standard of the Dain Cloak – Animated glowing hammer cloak
  • Four Different Velious Portal Paintings – Paintings with teleportaion powers
  • 30-day subscription for new accounts
  • Flying mounts – Soar high above Norrath and explore EQII like never before
  • More than 1,000 new weapons and items – Customize your character and in-game home in thousands of ways
  • Over 300 new quests – Follow the EQII storyline through the fabled lands of Velious
  • Ten instanced dungeons – Crawl your way through 10 dangerous dungeons
  • Four new Heritage Quests – Live the legacy of the EverQuest franchise and gain memorable rewards
  • One massive contested dungeon – Good or evil, be the first to conquer the all-new contested dungeon
  • Two overland zones – Journey into incredible unknown lands
  • Four raid instances – Group up with 12-24 man raids for desirable loot
  • A new Signature Quest line – Immerse yourself in EQII lore and get the goods
  • Over 30 new creatures – Battle dangerous and fantastical enemies
  • More than 100 new armor sets – Gear up in powerful armor sets
I’m curious to see how flying in Norrath works. The world has always been pretty ‘flat’ to me, having been guided on rails by the flight paths for a very long time. I don’t really see myself flying over many mountains so much as flying into invisible walls of geometry. I don’t have the faintest idea how this is going to be implemented either, whether we will be able to fly everywhere or only in specific zones.

I do see that there is no mention of public quests in the product details, but I have heard that those were going to be added in some way. Until the NDA drops and people start talking I suppose we’ll just have to speculate for now.

Also, the part that says “To succeed would mean ultimate glory. To fail would mean annihilation.” – some how I don’t think Norrath is going to be totally annihilated if one or two people fail at anything within this expansion. Although that WOULD be a pretty awesome consequence.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.

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6 Responses to Details on Destiny of Velious #EQ2 #EverQuest2

  1. Pip says:

    While I do hate to be negative, and EQII was my first mmo love, I have do find this to be another lacklustre expansion. It’s the standard two overland zones and a handful of dungeons. I wish SOE would hire some folks to think outside of this box or listen to the people they already have who want something more.

    I know I’ll get it and try it out, but I still haven’t reached the level cap in Sentinel’s Fate so can’t see myself playing this one to death. A real shame.

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  3. Bhagpuss says:

    Velious for EQ1 was the favorite expansion of both Mrs Bhagpuss and myself. We were enormously excited a copule of years ago when events in EQ2 led us (and everyone else) to believe that the 2010 expansion would be Velious. We were so annoyed and disappointed when it was announced that it would be Odus instead that we cancelled our Station Access subs for the first time ever and played other MMOs for six months.

    This time round, we’re not expecting anything much. We will both be playing Rift, which launches within days of the Velious expansion, and I very much doubt that we’ll even bother looking at Velious for a few months. Reading that feature set certainly does nothing to whet my interest.

  4. Sol says:

    Where’s our post updates? =( . It’s been since the 15th since you last posted. I’m at work, bored, and have no stargrace post to read…

  5. stargrace says:

    @Sol – sorry, I have been really sick this last week and have been unable to post, starting to (hopefully) feel more like my usual self, so expect some posts in the future. :)

  6. Sol says:

    No problem Stargrace. I was having a slow day at work and the boredom was just getting to me that day =). I’m so burned out on EQ2 myself right now that I’ve begun to copy my toons over from EQ2 to EQ2X. I paid $50 for 10,000 SC and somewhere got 650 points and will be able to move 3 toons over. I think the thing that has really done it in for me currently was reading an article that Velious was delayed because they had them working more on Marketplace items and EQ2X. So, my subscription ends in February and I’ll just copy my toons to EQ2X and play for free if I ever get the urge to return. SOE really shot themselves in the foot with many vets by doing this…