Age of Discovery, the 8th EverQuest II expansion, was announced at Fan Faire 2011. It is to be an expansion more of features than content. It's expected in Winter 2011, but no official date has been announced. Game Update 62 (Freeport Reborn) will launch the same day as this expansion and will feature a revamp of the City of Freeport.
Game Update 62 is launching concurrently with the Age of Discovery expansion. Patch Notes are now available on our GU62 page.
The following information is from the Age of Discovery press tour and the 11/29/2011 webcast.
NOTE: Age of Discovery will not be available for pre-order in the Station Cash Marketplace. If will appear in the Marketplace on Launch day. 
The Digitial Collector's Edition is a Station Exclusive and is specially priced at $59.99 for pre-order only. This version includes the base game, a Cloak of the Truespirit, Dungeon Maker Unique Monster Spawner #1, Dungeon Maker Unique Monster Spawner #2, Armored Flying Pegasus Mount, Unique Beastlord Warder Pet, Lavastorm Prestige Home, Custom Dungeon Maker Map Layout, and a Robe of the True Spirit. New accounts will also receive a free 30-day subscription.
Please note that after the pre-order period ends, the price of the Digital Collector's Edition will increase to $89.99.
The Standard Digitial Edition includes the base game, a Cloak of the Truespirit, and a Dungeon Maker Unique Monster Spawner #1. New accounts will also receive a free 30-day subscription. The cost for the Standard Digital Edition is $39.99.
Released during the November 10, 2011 webschat, these are pictures of the pre-order bonus items. Click any picture for a bigger version.
Beta registration opened October 17, 2011. Register Here
Click the link above, sign in with your Station Account, complete the application process, and your application will go into the queue for approval. Please be sure to read and accept the NDA. All applicants must have accepted the NDA in order to be considered for participation. All applicants will receive an email to confirm that their application was received.
Please remember that registering for the Beta does not guarantee admittance. Approved registrants will be put into the pool from which we will randomly select participants.
If you attended Fan Faire 2011, you will be admitted into the Beta program. However, you must still register and accept the NDA. Please make sure that you click the link above and register with the account that you used to register for Fan Faire.
In order to access the Beta server, an EQ2X subscription is required, and one will be applied to your account as needed if you are accepted into the Beta program. In order to allow both EQII and EQ2X players access to the Beta server and give us the most feedback possible, we've set the Beta server up in a way that can be accessed by players with both types of accounts. The subscription added to your account (if needed) is free and has no bearing on your existing EQII subscription.
EverQuest II Age of Discovery is the eighth expansion for the critically acclaimed EverQuest II franchise and follows the best-selling Destiny of Velious expansion.
Ever wanted to build your own dungeon? Now you can, with the Dungeon Maker system! Locate and collect a variety of floor layouts and styles, decorate your dungeon, select monsters to fill it, and then watch adventurers battle through the content you designed to win new rewards!
At last, the Beastlord class returns to Norrath. Seek out new animals throughout the world to train as your warder pet. Work with your warder to build up your strengths and exploit your enemies' weaknesses. In the Age of Discovery, Beastlords will walk the lands of Norrath once again!
|December 6, 2011|