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Legends of Norrath Ethernauts card preview: Vicious Assault

Fantasy, Screenshots, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trading Card Games, Legends of Norrath

We announced the upcoming expansion to Legends of Norrath just a little less than two weeks ago. Already the release date for the new card set is approaching, and for the next few weeks we'll be offering up a preview-card-a-week to familiarize you with the expansion's new game elements. The art for the new set meets the standard set by previous expansions, and this time around we'll be trying to include comments from card designers along with the actual art itself.

Today we're previewing 'Vicious Assault', an early-to-midgame ability that starts an avatar-on-avatar combat. SOE Denver's Evan Lorentz walks us through the card and its use; despite the ability itself being fairly straightforward, the new set offers up some different takes on tried-and-true LoN strategies.

Read on below the cut for the full card art and Lorentz's take.

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Legends of Norrath's next expansion, Ethernauts, incoming

Fantasy, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Expansions, Trading Card Games, Legends of Norrath

The folks at Sony Online Entertainment passed us word that a brand-new expansion to their fantasy-themed TCG Legends of Norrath is coming very soon. Called simply Ethernauts, it will be the fifth expansion to the game since the game launched at the end of summer last year. It follows close on the heels of the Oathbreaker expansion, which came out in June of this year. While there are a lot of similarities with past expansions (280 new cards, 20 new loot cards, etc.) Ethernauts looks to be adding a few new bits of flavour to the pot.

Most intriguing is its deep tie-in to the upcoming Shadow Odyssey expansion to EverQuest 2. That connection was hinted at in our interview with LoN developers Kyle Heuer and Tom Lischke in June of this year. Players will take on the roles of ancient heroes, fighting against the darkness of The Void in the far distant past of Norrath. New gameplay elements will also be introduced, with all-new options for starter decks and deck building. We have the full release formatted below the cut, if you're interested. Look to this space in the near future for our typical art previews and promo art from the new expansion.

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Fan Faire 08: Liveblogging John Smedley's keynote

Galleries, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Events (Real-World), MMO Industry, Previews, The Agency, News Items, Star Wars Galaxies, Vanguard, Everquest Online Adventures, Free Realms, Events (Massively's Coverage), Legends of Norrath, DC Universe Online

The buzz coming into this evening's Fan Faire keynote is palpable. All the players know something is going on, but nobody is quite sure what's in store for this evening's festivities. As a service to our devoted readers, both old and new, Massively is on-scene and we'll be liveblogging John Smedley's keynote this evening.

Curious about what SOE has in store for the future of their various MMOGs? Join us behind the break for the up-to-the-minute news from the front lines!

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The SOE Fan Faire bag o' schwag

Galleries, EverQuest, EverQuest II, PlanetSide, Events (Real-World), The Agency, The Matrix Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Vanguard, Everquest Online Adventures, Free Realms, Legends of Norrath, DC Universe Online

What goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- unless of course you happen to be at Sony Online Entertainment's 2008 Fan Faire! We here at Massively are party-crashing this fun event bringing all the dark, dirty details to you straight from the heart of casino central!

For those who are unable to make it to this year's event (and those of you who are just curious about this kind of thing) we're bringing you the contents of the official SOE schwag bag for this year. So gather your courage, and dip in to the gallery for a first look at all the wonders contained in the 2008 Bag o' Schwag.

LoN July Loot Tournament takes place this weekend

Fantasy, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Contests, Events (In-Game), Trading Card Games, Legends of Norrath

The next Legends of Norrath Loot Tournament is knocking at your door and offering sweet, sweet loot for your participation this weekend. For 10 Event Passes, you're guaranteed at least three boosters packs, as well as a unique promotional card (Talisman of Pure Chaos) and one of two loot cards (Cloak of Dark Energy for EverQuest II and Familiar of Warden Hanwar for EverQuest). Placing in the top 25 will mean even more booster packs.

Kicking off on the 19th of July, the event will be all wrapped up just one day later, so you'll need to get involved this weekend if you want those prizes -- only U.S. residents are eligible, unfortunately.

Legends of Norrath Living Legacy Photo Contest

Fantasy, Contests, Events (Real-World), Events (In-Game), Free-to-Play, Trading Card Games, Legends of Norrath

EverQuest and EverQuest II are getting the lion's share of the attention in SOE's Living Legacy promotion. But they are reserving something special for their massively collectible card game, Legends of Norrath. Win the Living Legacy Photo Contest, and not only will you get your picture painted, in character by artist Kieran Yanner for use on a Legends of Norrath card, but you'll be flown to the SOE Fan Faire this August. If you're an EverQuest player, your image will be made into a statue and placed into the guild halls of every guild in Norrath. If you are an EverQuest II player, your card will be made into a painting that can be hung in a place of honor in your apartment. All you need to do is to send them a picture that shows your passion for EverQuest. Find the complete rules on the Legends of Norrath web site. And good luck!

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