Veteran Player Rewards

From the EverQuest News Board: ============================================================ Good News for Veteran EQ players! As part of EverQuest's 6th Anniversary celebration, the game team is giving current EQ players (based on your total subscription length) one special Veteran Reward for every year that you've been an active EverQuest subscriber! This is very good news for six year vets! It means that you'll be getting six Veteran Rewards! Note: you'll find the Veteran Rewards tab in the game's AA user interface. Even better news: From April 11th to May 11th, any current EQ player can purchase a one-year EQ subscription for a special price ($99.99) and get next year's Veteran Reward (based upon total subscription time) at no additional cost! And, for you six year veteran EQ players, this is a chance to get an exclusive 7th year Veteran Reward at no additional cost. A special note: Veteran Rewards remain with each character for as long as that character exists. For every year that a player has been subscribed, they will be able to claim the Rewards on one character. Veteran Rewards are as follows: ONE YEAR - Lesson of the Devoted: A character will gain double-XP for 30-minutes every 24 hours. When this reward is in effect, the character will be surrounded by a special blue-white glow. TWO YEARS - Infusion of the Faithful: This reward grants increased run speed for 15 minutes once every 24 hours. THREE YEARS - Chaotic Jester: Once every 24 hours, a character can summon a Bristlebane puppet for 15 minutes. During that time, the puppet randomly casts various spells that provide benefits or minor penalties. FOUR YEARS - Expedient Recovery: Once a week, this "Back to New" reward summons all of a player's corpses back to him, and gives back all XP that was on the corpses. FIVE YEARS - Steadfast Servant: Once every 24 hours, a creature is summoned that stays in the area for a half hour, buffing and healing player characters nearby. SIX YEARS - Staunch Recovery: Once every three days, a character is healed back to full health, mana, and endurance. SEVEN YEARS - Intensity of the Resolute: Once every 24 hours, a character's melee attacks, damage spells and heals are increased for five minutes. When this reward is in effect, the character will be surrounded by a glow of energy. ============================================================

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umm..one question
# Apr 14 2005 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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ok, i got most of the info i needed from the posts made but one thing is still getting me. i have been playing EQ for just over a year so therefor i will only receive the double-xp thing (that is if i don't have to purchase the 1-year thing which seems to be in debate lol). anyways, if on may 13th, i find i can get the double-xp thing, how long will i get to use that? is it continuous for the rest of my gaming days on my character or will it only go for the next month or so or something like that. i hope that makes sense lol. sorry :P it's late, i'm tired, i'm going now

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Small Print
# Apr 13 2005 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
Might want this added to the story:

* Please note that the veteran rewards program is scheduled to commence on May 13, 2005 and that will be the first day these rewards will be available to eligible players, even if an eligible player signs up and is billed for the special Sixth-Year Anniversary 12-month Subscription Plan between April 11, 2005 and May 11, 2005. Commencing in June 2005, SOE will compute the age of eligible accounts on the first business day of that month and each successive month during the term of the veteran rewards promotion and accounts that have achieved their next year veteran reward milestone since the prior computation date will be able to claim the applicable reward.

** Based on your total subscription time as an active, paying subscriber in good standingógame time accrued during trial programs or game time included with purchase of the game software will not count towards active, paying subscription time.
RE: Small Print
# Apr 15 2005 at 7:25 AM Rating: Default
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** Do not forget to add this...

Please note when you click that misleading YES you will be redirected to your favorite Web site Sony Station. Then you will be asked to log in to My Accounts. Change subscription and re enter your billing information. Yes kids you will need to go steal Mom's Visa for this upgrade :)

YES = Ok you are done go play.

Not this...

YES = Please spend 10 min to re enter all your billing info.
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RE: Small Print
# Apr 26 2005 at 5:32 PM Rating: Default
thats for a good reason...

i forget which expansion it was...ldon, loy or god, clicking yes charged you instantly and it was a royal pain to undo it..so i heard. hundreds at the least complained about this...So that is why its not instant. lots of people just jam the enter key until they see their character or just fail to read =) sony probably doesnt want to deal with that outcry again.
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Thank You!
# Apr 13 2005 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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As a player who's soloed his main, a human Ranger, to 50, these abilities are a godsend! It will make life for the habitual soloist a lot easier, that's for sure!
RE: Thank You!
# Apr 13 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Default
Do you have to purchase the one-year EQ subscription to see these?
RE: Thank You!
# Apr 13 2005 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Not according to the message. If you purchase the one year sub, you'll get the next higher reward. For example, if you have been playing for 3 years & purchase the one year sub now, you'll get the 4 year reward.
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RE: Thank You!
# Apr 13 2005 at 12:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Not according to the message. If you purchase the one year sub, you'll get the next higher reward. For example, if you have been playing for 3 years & purchase the one year sub now, you'll get the 4 year reward.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 13 2005 at 2:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well from what I heard you have to purchase a year sub. in order to get the Veteran bonus wich stinks for some players that buy the casual card when they can.. thanx Sony for worrying about profits and not about thier players.
This is from Vanim
# Apr 13 2005 at 2:54 AM Rating: Default
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Edited, Wed Apr 13 03:56:31 2005
COME ON
# Apr 12 2005 at 10:07 PM Rating: Default
OK C0OME ON GUYS SONY ROCKS THEY HAVE GIVIN US SOMTHING TO DO FOR THE PAST 1 2 3 4 5 AND MAYBE EVEN 6 YEARS IF THEY DIDNT GIVE ME THIS I WOULD STILL PLAY I LOVE SONY AND THERE GIVING US SOMTHING THAT ROCKS DONT BE MAD ITS HARD MAKING 100S OF ZONES AND HAVING 100000 PEOPLE PLAYING WITH DIFFERENT VIEWS SHOW SOME RESPECT AND ENJOY WHAT SONY HAS GIVIN US
#Toughrodger, Posted: Apr 12 2005 at 10:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) FIRST OFF SORRY ABOUT THE FIRST POST BUT I GOT TO SAY BE QUIET SONY IS GOOD THE HAVE GIVE US EQ WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE DONE FOR 1 2 3 4 5 AND POSSIBLY 6 YEARS DONT BE MAD THERE GIVBING SWEET STUFF YOU GOT ALONG WITHOUT VIRTUE KEI EPICS EPICS 1.5 ALRIGHT YOU DID FINE AND WHEN A GOOD THING COMES OUT ALL YOU CAN SAY IS SONY IS BAD IT ISNT AND I LIKE SONY ALOT PAY A LITTLE REPECT
#Toughrodger, Posted: Apr 12 2005 at 10:00 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: slightly confused
# Apr 12 2005 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks for posting this, couldn't find info on when it was to take effect :)
For the less active
# Apr 11 2005 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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This is great news for us casual/solo players! I have been playing EQ for two months shy of five years and my main is two bubbles shy of lv40. I play some were between 2 to 5 hours a week and often for in blocks of an hours or less. The net result Iíll doubling my exp 50% of the time, running faster 25% of the time, have a puppet for company 25% of the time, and never have to worry about a rez again. If I pay the one-year annual subscription Iíll have a creature to buff and heal me for 50% my game time.

Sounds great to me.

Sccout lv39 RNG
these totally suck
# Apr 11 2005 at 9:10 AM Rating: Default
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WAAAAAAAAA!!!!
I want armor that makes me invulnerable!!!!
WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
I want a sword that can kill with one shot!!!!!

Sony sucks, they wont make me uber so I dont have to do all the work myself!!!!

Do us all a favor and just quit the game aight....damn.
for pete's sake
# Apr 10 2005 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
ONE YEAR - Lesson of the Devoted: A character will gain double-XP for 30-minutes every 24 hours.

How many of you haven't done the anniversary scavenger hunt? Instead of something that will give you double xp for 30min a day over 10 days, you're getting 30min a day for EQ life.

TWO YEARS - Infusion of the Faithful: This reward grants increased run speed for 15 minutes once every 24 hours.

If it stacks on sow or Run 5, I'm gonna find uses for this too.

THREE YEARS - Chaotic Jester: Once every 24 hours, a character can summon a Bristlebane puppet for 15 minutes.

Ok, this one might be more "fun" than useful, but I haven't seen it yet. But imagine 72 of these in a raid situation. A tide-turner, possibly?

FOUR YEARS - Expedient Recovery: Once a week, this "Back to New" reward summons all of a player's corpses back to him, and gives back all XP that was on the corpses.

Once a week, when you die and can't find a free cleric anywhere ...you get to summon and 100% rez yourself? Gee, couldn't you have given us a little sword to wave around in the air instead? ;^)

FIVE YEARS - Steadfast Servant: Once every 24 hours, a creature is summoned that stays in the area for a half hour, buffing and healing player characters nearby.

Got a 3-hour raid? Only need six of your raiders to trigger this to cover you and save your healers a bit of mana.

SIX YEARS - Staunch Recovery: Once every three days, a character is healed back to full health, mana, and endurance.

OMG. Did any of the whiners actually read this far?

SEVEN YEARS - Intensity of the Resolute: Once every 24 hours, a character's melee attacks, damage spells and heals are increased for five minutes.

For 7 years of loyalty ... 5 measly minutes once a da..... hey, wait a minute! Most fights don't last 5 minutes ... and most days don't have more than one or two encounters that are real nip-and-tuck.

Life just got better for the EQ veteran. If you don't think so, see how long you can keep from using any of these gifts once you have them.
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#Sheenah, Posted: Apr 10 2005 at 1:17 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 5 minutes every so often...30 min once a week..etc etc. Sorry. Iknow I sound ungrateful, because yeah, it's a little freebie add on. But puhleeze. I have been playing EQlive loyally for 6 years, FCOL, and you toss a 5 min bone? 5 MINUTES?? and no answer to the Real time of Play time angle. Give me aa's give me something that amounts to something. The Expedient thing to summon corpses, that is a WOWSER. What happened to the rest? Once a week, ok, but make it worth the time to activate it....give me an hour not 5 min...Oh well...
RE: Fools or not
# Apr 11 2005 at 4:50 PM Rating: Default
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FREAKIN INGRATE
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RE: Fools or not
# Apr 10 2005 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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it my not seem like alot , but look at this way .. 5 mins for 1 3 plus hrs for a raid . the game is made for group of folks not 1 person. it would be great to have it around for an hour , but for balanceing purpose , mobs wouldn't stand a chance
finally
# Apr 09 2005 at 9:55 PM Rating: Decent
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after how many years theyve only given us ok items.. but finally they give us some kick @$$ effects..is it real time or game time for the 24 hours?
A little gratitude
# Apr 09 2005 at 7:27 PM Rating: Excellent
Come on guys. They give you something for free and you complain because it's not good enough. If you don't want it, don't take it. I would not expect them to begin handing out items that can tip the balance of the game just because we kept our accounts active. If they gave us nothing, I would still have an EQ account (So would you). This is a freebie. Show a little gratitude...
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RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Glory Hallehlujah(spelling)!!! Sing it brother!!
I agree 100%...EQ gives us something FREE as a thank you for being so dum....err patient and loyal,but some people still complain because it isn't an awesome item that can make the game much easier so they can max their toons and sit around whining they're bored.....WAHHHHHH!!! Go back to the playground or go to bed,sucking your thumb kids.
Seekor's right. This is free and I thank EQ for it. It would be great if the new skills can be used at any level(at least level 20+)...but if it's like AAs then I'm shafted. Though I've had my account for over 5 years,my highest toon is 41 so far.(I play on several servers and play 3 other games so my time is split a LOT).
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RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 10 2005 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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No doubt. The biggest turn off for EQ has been all the new cry-babys. Nothing kills a online role playing game more then a bunch of punks. These are the little sissys that have fits over who should get what during a raid.

What I would love as a Veteran player is the ability to clicky some other Player/Punk to the Old School Penalty Box for a few hours. That's right Smokinweedude 3 hours of old crap gear in old zones running and taking boats. Sorry no zippy books to PoK teen chat. You are on your own with your crappy weapons and Armor.
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RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 11 2005 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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That was n awsome post, and I agree 100%. That would show the new kids coming in to the game what it was like back then... HAHAH I could just picture them now... They'd be fighting over Blackburrow camps lol.
RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 10 2005 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
I love it!! Send em back to the days where you stashed all your stuff in the bank before taking the boat so you wouldnt loose all your stuff when the system crashed. Not to mention twiddling your fingers for 15 minutes waiting for the boat to cross OOT!! Ahh the good old days.
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RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 12 2005 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Or getting whacked by a cyclopse because he got bugged and pathed through the boat.
Or charming and sowing the boat =)
I think I'm gonna go whack Sentry Alechin and Gizdean Gix for old time's sake.
RE: A little gratitude
# Apr 12 2005 at 4:17 AM Rating: Default
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Heh...don't know about you,but I fished on the boat while waiting. It was hard constantly moving one space left,forward,back,or right in order to find the right spot,but it was possible. I just hated getting booted to server screen then finding myself either in the water in the middle of nowhere,or on a small island with reds ready to pounce on me if I winked at them. It was a risk I took only if I was naked with just a pole and bait :-)
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Cancled
# Apr 09 2005 at 3:50 PM Rating: Decent
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My eq account got cancled about 5 months ago and i just got the money to start back up again. How does this exactly work? Ive had my main since april 2002 and my account longer. Does it add the years since the account was made or just the time the accoutn has been active?
#Boomsticker, Posted: Apr 09 2005 at 3:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This is how it works.There is a team of marketers who's sole job is to get people to stay on EQ.They shuffle over to the devs. and ask what they can give them in game to market.Well the Devs.are busy trying to make the always new expansion or just trying to keep the whole game from crashing with the 200 patches,at least,that hold this game together.They throw the marketers a bone then.These "rewards" are LAME.If you have been playing EQ for 6 years dont you think they could come up with an uber item for each class?Maybe like sword for a warrior and such?
#Boomsticker, Posted: Apr 09 2005 at 4:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) An after thaught.If you have been with this game 6 years you deserve the best item in the game.What is it to them?Why couldnt they have said "Thanks for sticking with us.Here ya go,have the best item in the game".I guess they could have.Instead you get a skill you can use for 5 minutes.WOW.Now thats what I call Worth the 6 years.
RE: Break it down
# Apr 09 2005 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
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Hey dumbarse, what if you are good enough to have the best item in the game for your class, then what? Think before you post please. These effects are better than any one item ever could be. Just the one year effect is worth it. We should thank them for these "bonuses" because, to be quite honest, they don't have to give us diddly squat.

my 2 cents

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RE: Break it down
# Apr 19 2005 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Please link you phone # please.I have some land in Florida to sell you.
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24?
# Apr 09 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
Is this 24 hours Game time (like Lay on hands and such) or 24 hours Real time? Big difference between the 2.

When?
# Apr 09 2005 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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MAD!!
# Apr 09 2005 at 1:06 AM Rating: Default
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I signed up for the stupid Station Pass, and now I have an original purchase date of Nov. 24, 2004. I started EQ Just before Luclin was released. This Bites......!
RE: MAD!!
# Apr 12 2005 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I talked to Sony yesterday. The Start date on the Station Access is for accounting purposes. They still know when you opened your first account. My Station Access Start is Dec 12, 2004. Sony told me that my account date was Aug.8, 2001, which is correct. They will base the Veteran Rewards on your original date.
Hope this eases your mind(s)

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RE: MAD!!
# Apr 11 2005 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Exact same situation. I too am mad as hell. They had better find some fix for it quick, or a bunch of us who signed up for Station Pass will realize we got the shaft.
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they leading us a line again?
# Apr 09 2005 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
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hmm sounds like another SoE con to keep us inticed to me, just like the new player models by the end of 2004 that never materialised. ILl believe IF and when i see it.
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#HiBiscuit, Posted: Apr 09 2005 at 3:55 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) EQ is dying. Sell your gear to get plat then sell your plat to online services while you still can. At least get something back from the game that stopped giving back itself.
RE: they leading us a line again?
# Apr 09 2005 at 9:26 AM Rating: Default
WoW has nothing on EQ. Seriously. While EQ might not progress in a way that *you* like, it still has WAY more to offer than WoW will for a long time yet. People maxing their levels in a few weeks says something about WoW too. Not to mention all the bNet kiddies who spout their crap all over the place.

Since the exodus of all the "leet" kids from EQ I've been having more fun than ever. I reckon said kids are now "pwning" and griefing in WoW while saying intelligent stuff like "haha pwnz0rz j00 n00b loloolzorz!!1!one!1" =P
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RE: they leading us a line again?
# Apr 09 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Man, I don't know if I'm having as much fun. I played WOW for a day and hated it for the lack of consideration other players had...along with and Battle.net games, but EQ for me was slow (being my main is only lvl 36- and a Woody Warrior as well)it was tough times. I haven't been able to get on since the merger news though. Has it gotten better for my situation? Either way, I love this game and I'm stickin to it. This isn't why, EQ has me sold already (though EQ2 is lookin pretty sweet). I don't care if they kick somethin else out, it's all good here.
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RE: they leading us a line again?
# Apr 12 2005 at 7:56 AM Rating: Default
I think the mergers are just the kind of adrenaline injection EQ needs right now. Servers were going eerily barren so it's nice to have 100+ people in PoK again. =)
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RE: they leading us a line again?
# Apr 25 2005 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
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think again, server mergers are hapening because it isnt cost effective for Sony to operate all the servers when the paying customer base has been decimated. This is a dollars and cents issue. As far as these new rewards, sure I think they're cool, and the people who would have stayed anyways, will certainly enjoy them, but using this to keep people who werent going to stay? dear god, I hope SOE isnt quite THAT short-sighted

Edited, Tue Apr 26 00:15:57 2005
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# Apr 08 2005 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
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If you go to the non-newbie forums on the EQlive web page you can get some additional info

One piece I picked up was this - its going to be similar to a /claim.

For every year you've played, you can /claim on one character. That character gains all the AA's = the number of years you've subscribed.

i.e.

1 year = 1 character with the 1 year AA
2 years = 2 characters with the 1 & 2 year powers
..etc...

Techincally, if they keep this up and add new abilities, after 8 years of subscribing, you can have 8 characters with 8 abilites - meaning if you only really play on one server all of your characters would have the abilities, assuming you did not delete any after you /claim.
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Rewards
# Apr 08 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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From what i have read it will be for every char you have. And the benefits will be effective after May 11. The offical post on this has been removed from EQLive but you can still find it in the forums. Was probably removed from archives as it was too early to post it.
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# Apr 08 2005 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I'd suggest reading up on the Veteran's board on eqlive. Lots of info there about it, and no it's not a April Fool's joke. The short of it is that the reward scales to the number of characters equal to the number of years. 1 char can have the year one reward, but when you're 2, 2 chars can have the first 2, etc.
RE: doobie de doobie da
# Apr 08 2005 at 10:01 PM Rating: Decent
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This begins on in may, there was a post on the boards i'll try to find it one sec.
RE: doobie de doobie da
# Apr 08 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Good
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Found it!! Heres link Scroll all the way down till you see Kytherea community representitive. Her message was ::::::::::: Yes folks this is the real deal. The Veteran's Rewards will be available after May 11th, 2005.
Kytherea ~~wielding a giant hammer~~

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http://eqforums.station.sony.com/eq/board/message?board.id=Veterans&message.id=75247
RE: doobie de doobie da
# Apr 09 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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There's also been comments from one of the developers indicating that this is not an April Fool's joke.

On the other hand, the original news article appears to have been removed from Sony's site, though the articles before and after it are still available from the news archives list.
Oh yeah?
# Apr 08 2005 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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This is no longer on the News site. Was it, perhaps, posted on April 1st?
RE: Oh yeah?
# Apr 08 2005 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Makes me wonder, as a 6 year player i was looking forward to those nice abilities. Alas, no veteran's tab in my AA menu.
rewards
# Apr 08 2005 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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So are these rewards for every toon you have on an account or just for 1 toon? Any further info?
RE: rewards
# Apr 10 2005 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
Rashere, EQ Designer, answered this question on the post at Vet's Lounge:

Quote:
To answer another question...

You are able to claim the rewards on one character per account for every year you've been subscribed. So, year one you can have one character with them. Year two, two. Etc. Once you've claimed the rewards on a character, they will upgrade on that character as you gain more. So, by year three you can have three different characters that have the year 1, 2, and 3 rewards.

Rashere
RE: rewards
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I believe you can claim the rewards for one character. Kind of like the /claims with new expansions.
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