Rain of Fear: Feature List

Here is a feature list along with a couple early screenshots from EverQuest's 19th expansion, Rain of Fear:

You and your friends destroyed the newly created god, The Triumverate, causing an explosion that rocked Norrath and released the stolen power of fear.

This power is returning to Norrath, falling from the sky in the form of crystalline shards. Who will gain control of the essence of fear?

The Harbingers of Thule entreat you to gather the essence of their lost god before it falls into the hands of others. You will uncover the mysteries of the giant crystals that have fallen to Norrath. Explore newly discovered lands and revisit the frozen wastes of Velious. Battle old foes empowered by shards, confront them and reclaim the power of fear.

We are proud to announce the 19th expansion of the EverQuest franchise, Rain of Fear. EverQuest is now in its 14th year of continuous development. The story that started with House of Thule and the death of Cazic-Thule, takes on a new twist with Rain of Fear. EverQuest delivers new content to explore as well as exciting new features and must-have in-game items. Lastly, don't miss out on your chance to be a Centurion! Rain of Fear now allows your character to level to an unprecedented 100!!

(Feature list and screenshots are below the jump!)

 

New Rain of Fear Game Features:

  • Level cap increase from 95 to 100 – Achieve a new max level of 100 and set a new standard of gameplay.
  • Hunter System – Gain special rewards and titles for defeating large numbers of foes.
  • Aggro Meter – A brand new tool to help better manage your aggro. You can now see your aggro level relative to your group.
  • Collection System – Discover items throughout Norrath and collect sets for exciting rewards and titles.
  • Improved Brokering System – Sell items in the Bazaar while being offline! More flexibility as a buyer to search and purchase from anywhere in the world.
  • New Linear Item Progression – Stats on armor collected will increase as you move up from one tier to another.
  • Customization with non-visible armor – All non-visible armor in Rain of Fear can be worn by all. You'll be able to customize your stats for every encounter.
  • Class-specific stat distribution – Collect items that are designed specifically for each classes' abilities.
  • More than 1800 New Spells (Ranks 1, 2 & 3) – Exponentially add to your spell arsenal.
  • More than 550 AAs – Elevate your power and abilities like never before.
  • More than 3500 New Items – Create your own identity with thousands of new items.
  • More than 3000 New Tradeskill recipes – Increase your value across Norrath by creating items only available by your craftsmanship.
  • More than 110 Quests – Challenge your skills and gather useful loot.
  • 13 Raids – Collect valuable rewards from all new adventures.
  • 9 Zones – Be the first to discover untouched lands of Norrath.
  • 19 Missions – Experience intriguing lore and immersive Missions.
  • Continued opportunity to kill off Halflings.
  • Legends of Norrath™ – 5 Digital Booster Packs.

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random dungeon
# Oct 18 2012 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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this game really needs to make it to where u can find random dungeon and raids
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# Sep 30 2012 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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they even stated in the everquest.com forums that all the voting was for the expansion after this one.... chill out..
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# Sep 22 2012 at 12:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been a member with multiple accounts for 12 years.
My thoughts for the features for this new expansion:

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# Sep 16 2012 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Screw you, Sony. Don't change Velious in any way. Why do you keep destroying my favorite places?
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# Sep 16 2012 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Screw you, Sony. Don't change Velious in any way. Why do you keep destroying my favorite places?
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# Sep 17 2012 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
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Seeds of Destruction and House of Thule (perhaps others I haven't explored?) all have old school zones (e.g. "Revisit Qeynos Hills and Commonlands, re-live memories in The Bloodfields" or "It's the same Erudin you remember but you've never seen it like this!") but doesn't affect the actual old school zone. Before jumping to conclusions, see first if they are actually making changes and if they are, see if those changes advance the game, are neutral changes (did Feerrott change when they added Dream Feerrott? Sure, but doesn't affect game play there), or if they really are negative changes.

When LDoN was only for below 80's, at first I was upset. Then I remember "Oh, yeah, it's LDoN. Who cares." Velious was no doubt one of the best xpacs to grace this game but if they add content to it (which I doubt they will actually be adding content to it, no more so than Feerrott with a statue you click on), all the better.
i voted
# Sep 16 2012 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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i voted more aa levels ect. dont wanna see another UF. without new levels aa ect my main a wizard wont see any upgrades case in point with uf. Cant wait for the new expansion. so im taking it in game item for expansion is cent illusion or something?

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better graphics
# Sep 13 2012 at 11:23 PM Rating: Decent
I just wish that they would improve the PC graphics to look a little bit better. Currently they are so outdated that you get better PC graphics from free cell phone games. The over all lack of graphic appeal gets tiring when you play for hours at a time. Aside from that I think the agro meter will help alot for my wizard and zerker so I don't wind up splattered against yet another wall.
better graphics
# Sep 14 2012 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
Really? I have played a lot of games and EQ is fine , not the best grapic-meaning lifelike-but i dont want life like- and I dont want cartoony either, This is where EQ nails it on the grapics. I just want to "escape for a few hours" and again this is where EQ nails it for the long run.
better graphics
# Sep 14 2012 at 7:53 AM Rating: Decent
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we dont need better graphics. bettergraphics means an upgrade to pc required to run at same speed i like playing on a laptop. i dont want to buy a 5 grand laptop just to play eq.
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# Sep 13 2012 at 6:03 AM Rating: Decent
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WHO picks the sample screenshots for new expansions?? Neither of these 2 samples do anything for me...
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•Continued opportunity to kill off Halflings.

That should be THE selling point.
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interesting - so what was the vote all about?
# Sep 13 2012 at 12:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I guess they were just trying to make us feel better with the token vote on new expansion or more content- everyone i know voted for more content instead. Wish for once soe would actually mean what they claim instead of constantly double-talking.
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interesting - so what was the vote all about?
# Sep 13 2012 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Strange, everyone I have spoken to voted for level cap increases.
interesting - so what was the vote all about?
# Sep 14 2012 at 2:18 PM Rating: Default
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Same here, cap increase, new spells over new content unreachable unless you are in some high level guild that raids regularly.
interesting - so what was the vote all about?
# Sep 13 2012 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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They don't take the voting seriously. It doesn't even work properly. I had the thing pop up at least a dozen times and i tried to vote every time. I got through once. Not sure why they kept bothering me about it after i had already voted. I agree with you. It seems like they just wanted us to feel like we had some sort of say in things.

Edited, Sep 13th 2012 11:48am by Rickymaru
interesting - so what was the vote all about?
# Sep 13 2012 at 6:45 AM Rating: Default
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LOL the vote was what a week ago, you really thought that was for this up and coming expansion? Get real.
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# Sep 12 2012 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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New Linear Item Progression – Stats on armor collected will increase as you move up from one tier to another. I wonder how that will be different from Evolving Items. I have kept a few evolving items at max lvl just in case i ever saw another evolving item i wanted to lvl up. I would then head towards Corathus Creep and see Switch Billingsley.

If it is the way im thinking it is then you won't need to get more armor drops later on in the higher tiers of the expansion because once you get to those points via tasks/missions the tier 1 gear from that expansion will automatically upgrade to the next tier. That would be wicked cool but what happens if you only had 2 or 3 of that tier 1 armor when you got to the next tier. If you had to go back and get the rest of your tier 1 armor would you then need to go through the progression crap again to upgrade it or would they still have the ole method of upgrading the gear available by killing a named mob in a higher tier and doing those lame combines. Ah well. I guess ill find out more like everyone else as the expansion gets closer to release.
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