EQ2 Adventure Packs

Sony Online Entertainment Announces Innovative Adventure Packs for EverQuest II (thanks Frans) reveals details on plans for incremental content expansion for SOE's MMORPG sequel:
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced the forthcoming Adventure Packs for EverQuest II, a content release strategy intended to give players access to new content between traditional game expansions. The first Adventure Pack is scheduled for digital release in March 2005 for $4.99.
"Today we're announcing a new content strategy for EverQuest II that presents online games in an entirely new manner, like that of a television series, or serial movies," said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. "Players will be able to unlock ongoing storylines that appeal to them, while enabling us to deliver more content than ever before."

The planned content release strategy involves a mixture of purchasable bi-annual expansion packs along with periodic releases of story-driven Adventure Packs adding new content and gameplay elements to the world of Norrath, in addition to continued updates to the game at no additional charge. The first Adventure Pack will be centered on the Dark Elves of Neriak and an unbridled evil in the tombs below the surface of Norrath. The US version of the Adventure Pack will be available to European players as well at release in English, followed by localized versions.

Adventure Packs will feature new quests, zones, storylines and story arcs that will allow players to further immerse themselves in the shattered lands of Norrath. All players will have access to certain levels of the Adventure Packs; however in order to complete the content, players will need to purchase the Adventure Packs for a small fee. Additional details on the first Adventure Pack will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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Dear Sony... Jan 19, 2005, 00:37
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Please go die a nice quiet death.

Yours Truly...
Gamers.

I tried to actually give EQ2 a good playing to see if it was just me, but i can't for the love of everything holy get into it. Now I beta tested EQ and played for a good number of years and even had 2 accounts. But after starting a character and finally getting off the island i was more confused then ever. There is this women in my apt who won't leave, who sends me off to some catacombs I can't find, and overall I just can't stand the game.

I mean it looks like they tried to make it newbie friendly but hell compaired to EQ I find the first game 100 times more newbie friendly. I mean how the hell are we suppose to go do these adventures if we 1) can't get into the city to get citizenship and 2) are forced through newbie area after newbie area?

Everything I've experienced with EQ2 is a step backwards from EQ1 which is suppose to be the money cow for SOE.

And it seems the SOE is trying to drive away the customers. I mean hell they really should take a look at the other MMORPG's out there and figure out that ya don't charge extra for this type of shit.

Yo SONY! Go take a look at City of Hero's. A buttload of free content roughly every 3 months (give or take a month for the Issues as Cryptic calls them to go through the test server).

And i'd still rather stick to WoW Trade skills.

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