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Posted: Oct 17th 2011 11:56PM HitechLolife said

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Wait, an expansion named 'Age of Discovery' has no new lands to discover? :|

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:57AM Saker said

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@HitechLolife Was thinking the same....
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 1:16AM aurickle said

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@HitechLolife
SoE announced earlier this year that they've taken a very different approach toward expansions going forward. From now on, all new zones and related content are going to be part of the regular free updates. Expansions will contain things like new classes and systems.

This new approach will allow them to put out a steady stream of new content rather than holding it back to be part of the annual expansion.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 4:46AM bobfish said

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@aurickle

What they mean is, that this new system allows them to sell new areas throughout the year in the micro transaction shop on EQ2X, rather than in one go once a year.

They can charge more for less by spreading it out. :)

Not that I have an issue with this, but that is the real reason.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 7:49AM Yellowdancer said

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@bobfish

That seems fair to me. Assuming that subs get the content for free.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 11:32AM pcgneurotic said

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@bobfish

He may be paraphrasing, but he's not wrong: "...all new zones and related content are going to be part of the regular free updates." :)
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:14PM bobfish said

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@Yellowdancer

I assume so, though we'll have to wait until the first one drops before we get confirmation.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:29PM (Unverified) said

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@bobfish False. All content will be free. They said this at FanFaire.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:32AM GreenArmadillo said

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I thought this expansion was due out in November? Guess not if they're not even starting beta until mid-month?

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 1:55AM (Unverified) said

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The Dungeon Maker toolkit interests me the most because I was heavily into building NWN1 (Aurora toolkit) content and Cryptic's upcoming Neverwinter is, probably, a year out.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:17AM ed511df3 said

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Gotta love how SOE can't keep their information straight:

"Applications will be reviewed starting on October 27th. Closed Beta will close on November 14th."

And:

"Beta acceptance emails will go out between October 27th and November 16th."

I'm guessing there's a typo there, but according to their site they're ending closed beta on November 14th... but still sending out invites to it two days later.

I really hope it's just a typo, and not another SOE screwup.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 7:52AM Yellowdancer said

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@ed511df3

Site info could be outdated. They tend to update facebook and twitter more than their main site these days. But that's the way the world is turning.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 11:55AM ed511df3 said

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@Yellowdancer "Site data could be outdated"?

When it was the first, and at that point only, place that it was posted, and only a few hours old at that point?

Yeaaaaahh....
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 8:46AM (Unverified) said

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You mean "big patch" , right? None of the xpacs in the last 3-4 years should count as "expansions" Hell, free to play games gives players more on a bi-monthly basis. lol

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 9:52AM Yellowdancer said

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He's just trolling. EQ2 X-pacs have given lots of content compared to most p2p games so dump what he's saying about f2p games. And I don't know of any company that gives all x-pacs for free when you buy the latest one. That's unheard of.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 11:45AM Mistdal said

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well they always had smaller content updates for free in EQ2, then the big one for expansions...which for sure will make it hard for me to make meself buy this "expansion", expecting the price tag to still say 50$, and then just cross your fingers that the actual expansion to come is worth it in size, depth and fun when it comes out.

also spreading the content out the whole year ensures that no one can sprint through the expansion and get bored of it too soon, so hopefully people will stay subbed the entire year

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