Hands on: Rain of Fear

ZAM adventures through a preview of EverQuest's 19th expansion.

We even had time to stop by Evantil’s Abode, a player housing feature with the requisite opportunity for customization to make the place feel more homely. The pictures featured below come with the standard edition (left frame) and the collector’s edition (right frame).

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To show off some other edition related goodies, our tour guides busted out their hilariously monstrous mounts. You too could be riding in the palm of your own hand, including something to satisfy fans of serious bling.

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Adventuring through these zones will aid EQ players in finally cracking the hallowed level of 100. But there are also other targets for you to aim at, including the Slayer and Collector achievements.

In all of the zones we traversed, there were small glowing shiny objects littered infrequently on the ground. These objects are part of the new collection system, one of the side missions added to give content beyond leveling, boss slaying and the 110 new quests that will be in the expansion.

A handy pane in the easily navigated UI allows you to keep track of where you are on each of the collection goals, as well as giving you the option to find out the rewards that will spur you on toward completing the very intensive meta-achievements.

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When Rain of Fear launches on November 28, there will be a number of reasons to revisit Norrath, not least of which will be a chance to look at some familiar favorites from very different perspectives. Though there’s no doubt that even though EverQuest is one of the most venerable MMO titles, the fan base and designers still retain an obvious passion for each new expansion.

Scott “Jarimor” Hawkes, Editor in Chief

 

 

 

 

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# Nov 30 2012 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
Wen is there going to be a list of Progression through the Rain of Fear going to be put up on Zam. It sure was helpful with all other expansions.
Is it just the pictures?
# Nov 16 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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Looking at the pictures here and at massively it looks to me like these zones are just plain ugly, especially compared to the last couple expansions. Is it the pictures? I got a beta invite just dont have the time to see for myself.
Is it just the pictures?
# Nov 21 2012 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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It's not really supposed to be pretty and clean cities like VoA was. The theme of RoF is the corruption of the land by the fear shards. If something is corrupted, chances are it's not going to look pretty and clean. (:
Great update
# Nov 16 2012 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
Zam, great update thanks or this. Love the collection and slayer quests. One part I was missing from EQ2

Edited, Nov 16th 2012 12:08pm by Loweball
Great update
# Nov 16 2012 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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You're welcome, thanks Lowe.
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