On the 11th day of the 11th month, EverQuest II
will get its 11th expansion, Altar of Malice
. With only the title and launch date announced during SOE Live's welcome keynote address on Thursday
, fans are understandably eager for more juicy details. We talked with Senior Producer Holly Longdale
and Creative Director Akil Hooper
to glean some valuable intel before EQII's
official keynote later this afternoon. They even shared some future plans and revealed the 10-year veteran reward. As a special treat, Longdale shared a very serious video on how the vaunted leaper bunny mounts came into being (which we've included here for you).
As is pretty standard for expansions, Altar of Malice
will include new zones (two regular overland and one specialized PvP deathmatch), new dungeons, new quests, a level cap increase, and some revamped systems. And if that wasn't enough, there are also dinosaurs. In addition to the expansion, sometime this fall players will have the opportunity to purchase access to a new playable race!