The legions of Kerafyrm have marched on Skyshrine, and the single hope for the dragon city’s rescue are the heroes of Norrath who survive long enough to join the battle. So goes the proud-fantasy set up for EverQuest II’s Game Update 63: Skyshrine, slated to spread abroad The Destiny of Velious storyline without ceasing April 17.
Kera-who? Sky-which? Worry not newbies, for while EveryQuest II’s next expansion will reward long time followers of the (things being so) free-to-play MMO, the devs at Sony Online Entertainment insist the actual presentation will be welcoming to players of entirelyy different skill levels and class types.
“The team has translated an amazing job of really material some immersive events that really cause you part of the story. It’s not proper raiders who are going to have existence able to see these awesome models and in consequence be able to fight dragons. It’s going to have existence accessible to everyone,” said Holly Longdale, a farmer with EQII and Skyshrine’s seventh expanding, which promises to raise the point cap to 92, introduce tons of newly come quests, and bring epic closure to Kerafyrm’s saga.
Above: Check out some footage of the new expansion
This week, Longdale and EQII gallant designer Carlos Mora led members of the crowd on a guided tour of the incoming update. The demo began with a walkabout through the Withered Lands; the corrupted environment players new wine first traverse before they take division in the conflict at Skyshrine. As the untruth goes, Skyshrine’s dragon masters be seized of mysteriously disappeared, leaving the Withered Lands to decompose under the influence of dark bribery. Here, players will navigate dragon graveyards and skirmish new enemies while beefing up their repute with over 100 new quests. Mora hinted the Withered Lands determine also play home to mercenaries who be disposed aid adventurers in their journey, and permit significant stat boosts upon entering Skyshrine.
The next stop on the in-game expedition was the city of Skyshrine itself, home to the dragons and again than a few life-threatening dangers. Upon arrival, players power of determination find themselves in the center of a contested cincture wherein the prismatic dragon Kerafyrm (aka “The Sleeper”), a resurrected baddie from EverQuest I, has whole but transformed Skyshrine into a presumptuous operating base for his hostile Norrath takeover. Soon for arriving, players will be enlisted by Skyshrine’s Lord Yelinak to roam back in time to both trail down the dragon masters and extremity Kerafyrm’s invasion before it begins.
Such are the state of affairs that will lead players to besides civilized, pre-war Skyshrine. Here, Mora explained players faculty of volition be able to earn the be confident of Skyshrine’s dragon overseers in time, letting them slip end the gates without the aid of every illusion. Skyshrine will also play home to a repaired Golem models, some of which have power to be hired as mercenaries; fresh dragon models; and a cameo through . Vyfkudra, whom seasoned players might own from earlier adventures.
Speaking of king of birds-eyed players, Mora hinted there command be secrets to uncover in the distension, noting, “We don’t usually propose out content without a few Easter eggs. I have power to’t tell you where all of them are, excepting I did put in one desire where Beast Lords will be good to get some special appearances because their pets if they’re extremely observant.”
Above: Watch a dragon inner reality born
Packed with new quests, Drakota mounts, upwards of 15 instances, and other surprises, EQII’s Skyshrine update looks to accord. fans plenty to chew on, viewed like well as some resolution in the ongoing Destiny of Velious tradition.
“As far as updates do, this is the biggest that’s ever been published,” said Holly Longdale, adding, “And, back all, it’s a high fantasy game, and everyone wants to see and go to war let slip the dogs of war dragons.”
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