There should be a really big cake somewhere in SOE's
offices today to celebrate the fact that the studio just pushed out its impressive 20th expansion for EverQuest
. Call of the Forsaken
launched today with a host of new features including a new storyline, four additional zones, enhancements to the mercenary system, heroic adventures, and (of course) more raids.
Senior Producer Thom Terrazas
had a speech prepared on this occasion: "The launch of EverQuest's
20th expansion is a testament to the dedication of all of the talented people, developers and members of our awesome community, who have contributed to the game over the years. As we approach the 15th anniversary of EverQuest
in 2014, the influence of the franchise is unparalleled in the MMO genre. This latest expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to bring the highest quality content to one of the most dedicated player communities in the industry."
The expansion for the free-to-play title is $39.99 for the regular edition
and $89.99 for the collector's edition. EverQuest
is currently running a "welcome back" promotion
that includes a gold membership and a goodie bundle to those who log in by the 15th.
[Source: SOE press release]