EQ: Rain of Fear Comes Nov. 28th, First Details

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SOE Live unveiled details of their newest expansion to the venerable EverQuest, Rain of Fear, which will be available November 28th. 

Cazic-Thule, longstanding as the God of Fear, has been killed and dethroned, and his death has split his might into Fear Shards, which have been scattered all over the world. Worse yet, unify enough and he returns to life. 

New features to the expansion include an aggro meter, which shows your aggro as a percentage, and the Autonomous Brokering, which allows items to be delivered to you instead of sought out when trading in the Bazaar. They have added more simple Slayer tasks, like killing ten barbarians, which expands into twenty, which expands into up to one thousand. Most tasks reward you with simply titles, but the more complex ones grant experience or rewards. Some even grant you bonuses to your abilities or spells against that monster type.

SOE has also said that it's very easy to get to level 100 through the quests themselves, and there is a relaxed focus on grinding, which is a welcome relief. And, most notably, to get a wizard portal from the world event, players will have to build it themselves. I am always excited for more player events, like Firefall.

Julian "Mirai" Williams


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# Oct 24 2012 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Does new expansion Rain of Fear. give you all 18 expansions plus Rain of Fear.
# Oct 26 2012 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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# Nov 09 2012 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Amio wrote:

I just purchased the expansion. I did not see any reference to previous inclusion of the other expansions. Do you have references where it mentions that the previous expansions are included?
# Oct 22 2012 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Relaxed focus on grinding, as if it is hard enough to get to lvl 95 in two and a half hours. Aggro meter...ok.
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# Oct 22 2012 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
Yet another way to F wizards over? Go do your own **** portals.

Fight smarter not harder.
Does eq have other gods?
# Oct 21 2012 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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A couple of things to note here:

1. You guys just got done nerfing exp through tasks about a year ago to date. have you forgot that people were complaining about the exp from tasks as an unfair advantage? What will we all have to be around the chest or will the quests lock to everyone including mercs to prevent this ? There will be work arounds to almost every angle

2. Agro meter - > Wow, you guys need to realize your game isnt easy. This isnt wow, and anyone you attract by making the basic game mechanics easier will be shut off by the VoA expansion (insert a PR person to spin how they like the expansion).

3. So cazic is dead but might come back oh noes!!!!! I.E. Like in HoT you will eventually have to face him in some form that has be increased for the level 100 cap in order to progress. (Hope that isnt a spoiler I am not a part of the beta yet).

I preordered 3 of the RoF's including 1 CE. Just wish they put more thought into these things. We are getting revamped zones, revamped boss encounters, and maybe a Rift stolen idea for player events. Great -> I am glad to see that MBA style of running things completely kills innovation.

Edited, Oct 21st 2012 4:58pm by yizudien
# Oct 21 2012 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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what if Cazic Thule is your deity?
# Oct 21 2012 at 12:14 PM Rating: Decent
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How will CZ death effect the current Plane of Fear? Or will the entire zone be revamped?
# Oct 21 2012 at 4:18 PM Rating: Good

It's already affected the current Plane of Fear. Go look.

This is who spawns there now: http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/npc.html?id=37361
# Oct 21 2012 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
I have my order in too !!!
# Oct 21 2012 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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im gonna go pre order now.
# Oct 21 2012 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Already did for both accounts!!
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