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Everquest 2 News


Everquest 2 Music Video - "Must be Dreaming"

 posted by: Akira on Friday, June 2 @ 1:09 pm

On the official boards Kyriel Doku (Zemfira) has presented us with her new Everquest 2 Music Video called "Must be Dreaming". The video is very good and has taken several weeks to produce which makes it very interesting to watch.


To watch the video and to find out more information about it, you can find Kyriel's official announcement here


Fallen Dynasty Open Beta

 posted by: Akira on Friday, June 2 @ 12:55 pm

Haven't you heard the news yet? Currently, there is an open beta going on for the Fallen Dynasty Adventure Pack. SOE currently has it being hosted on the test server. The way to join? Just make a character on the test server, head on over to the Newbie Island docks where the ship is, and you should be able to find a bell there to head to Mura (Fallen Dynasty).

In Mura you can find the "guide" or beta buffer to obtain level 70, all the gear you need, and all adept 3 spells. Your character may not leave the Fallen Dynasty area though and most likely those characters who used the beta bufffer are flagged for deletion after the beta is over to not disrupt the Test Server Community.




If you find a bug or would like to give feedback on the beta, please head to the official forums here.

If you find any interesting creatures or scenic views in your journeys on Fallen Dynasty, take a screenshot and email it to us at eq2team@lqgaming.com so we can add it to our screenshot gallery.



Curt Schilling, EverQuest II and the Battle

 posted by: Tamat on Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:08 pm




While the Curt Schilling character is not yet in the game (see the press release for details), you can now use the /ALS command in EverQuest II to find out more about the ALS Association and even donate to their worthy cause. Alternatively, you can visit their website and do the same (the command simply sends you to that website without requiring you to remember the address). Read on for details about Curt Schilling's involvement with both EverQuest II and the fight against ALS.

Sony Online Entertainment LLC today announced that Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is about to debut in his favorite online video game, EverQuest II, as an epically awesome, loot-dropping virtual bad guy who battles unwary players. And it's all for a good cause.

Schilling's video game character will reside within the online world of EverQuest II (EQII) for three days during the Yankees vs. Red Sox baseball series June 5, 6 and 7, 2006 at Yankee Stadium. During this time, anyone can register for and log into EverQuest II at www.battleals.com to challenge the evil Schilling character, appropriately named "Curt Schilling."

Every time a player defeats the virtual Schilling character, Sony Online Entertainment, creators of EverQuest II, will make a donation of $5 dollars (up to a maximum of $10,000) to the ALS Association, which assists patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. After the three-day baseball series, Curt's character will remain within the game as a high-powered enemy that characters will have to face later in the game. At the launch of the campaign on June 5th, Schilling's 10-year-old son, Gehrig (named after the legendary Yankee first baseman), will be one of the first to battle his virtual dad in-game.

In addition, SOE will encourage its hundreds of thousands of EQII players to type /ALS within the game in order to donate money to Curt's charity of choice, the ALS Association. This program will run for the entire three-day series and will give the SOE player community a chance to help with this worthy cause.

"ALS is about as devastating a disease as you can imagine," says Schilling. "It's relentless, ruthless, and devastates entire families as one member slowly perishes. With video games exploding in popularity, I can't think of a better place to reach the masses to raise awareness."

ALS is no stranger to baseball; it's more commonly known as Lou Gehrig disease, named after the New York Yankees infielder whose Hall of Fame career was cut short by the degenerative nerve disease. Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games before ALS stopped him, a feat matched only by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Curt Schilling and wife Shonda have been involved in the fight against ALS for more than a decade. Shonda serves on the board of directors of ALS Association's (ALSA) Greater Philadelphia and Arizona Chapters and advocates for ALS patients with members of Congress.

Schilling may be one of today's top athletes in professional baseball, but off the field he spends time playing with his son in the award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) video game EverQuest II -- a fully realized 3D fantasy world of mythical creatures, magic spells, majestic landscapes, and fierce dragons -- since the game's creation.

EverQuest II offers players a huge online world where thousands of players come together for shared adventure and community. This online game sets the standard for graphical realism, as players are immersed in the game's exciting locales and dangerous lands. EverQuest II has a powerful epic storyline and gives players the potential to be hero or villain in a world that never ends.

"I enjoy the anonymity and the ability to interact on a personal level with people I wouldn't normally meet or know," Schilling said. "That, and the game is a riot. There's no end to it, the world is enormous, the possibilities are endless, and above all else, it's a place to go and relax amongst friends. What I can't get enough of is your ability to interact with real live people. The game's about teamwork, and knowing the right way to pick and play your class properly in such a way that it complements a group. That's why EverQuest has stayed so popular."

The 39-year-old baseball superstar has been a long time fan of SOE games, even contributing game reviews of expansion packs to gaming magazines, and is an avid web communicator, feeling this is the best way to connect with the video game fans.

Read the Official Press Release.





The Fallen Dynasty Preview @ WhoDigs

 posted by: Tamat on Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:08 pm

Around the time World of Warcraft players get their first anticipated expansion, SOE will be shipping the third major expansion onto EverQuest II expanding the world of Norrath yet again. This time around we climb out of the desert and jungle and into an Asian themed expansion.

To prepare for Echoes of Faydwer, The Fallen Dynasty adventure pack will add content onto Kingdom of Sky's end game. Developed in conjunction with SOE's Taiwan studio, The Fallen Dynasty Adventure Pack promises to deliver the same downloadable story-rich content seen in the previously released The Bloodline Chronicles and The Splitpaw Saga, but this time with Asian influenced adventure zones, weapons, tradeskill rewards, as well as all new quests.

The Fallen Dynasty introduces EQII players to a mysterious city shrouded in secrets and once ruled by a powerful entity. The Whistling Fist, an ancient order of monks, guard its veiled past, but seek adventurers brave enough to explore the mysteries of this forgotten civilization.


Read the entire preview at WhoDigs.com.


Online Gaming Radio - Memorial Day Give-Away Exten

 posted by: Akira on Tuesday, May 30 @ 9:24 pm

Online Gaming Radio's EQ2's-Day show has extended their memorial day give-away contest because of the high demand in the participation. Players will have untill next weeks show 06/06/06 to submit your information to akira@lqgaming.com. Read the give-away details below:


1) A Kingdom of Sky expansion pack will be given out to an active or past service member in our U.S. Military who currently plays Everquest 2 or wants to play and listens into our show.
2) If you have/are serving the in the military and would like to participate, please send an email to akira@lqgaming.com during this week with your following information: Character Name and Server, Real Name, Email address, Branch of the Military, and which unit/battalion you are serving in or have last served in.
3) At the beginning of next weeks show (06/06/06) we will take all these names and do a simple out of the hat drawing. Whoever wins, we will contact you through email to aquire your shipping information and some other details.
4) All information aquired will be kept confidential. The winner may choose if he or she would like his information posted when we announce who won.




Online Gaming Radio - EQ2's-Day *Memorial Day Give-Away*

 posted by: Akira on Tuesday, May 30 @ 12:01 pm

Tune into the EQ2's-Day show today from 3-6pm Pacific for a fun filled adventure with your hosts Akira and Dellmon. This week we pick up again from where we left off two weeks ago where Dellmon had to postpone his priest class discussion show. Along with the priest class discussion, Gethani will be comming on with us to talk about her opinions on the gender biasm which has been going throughout the players and SOE. Make sure to stick around as we will also review on what is going to come in the weeks ahead with the EQ2's-Day show as well as what SOE will be offering to us content wise.

Memorial Day Week! As it is memorial day week, Online Gaming Radio would like to thank our current and past troops for fighting for our country these many years. In light of this holiday week, we will be giving away one Kingdom of Sky expansion on air to an active or retired service member who plays Everquest 2. Make sure to listen in for the details to find out how you can participate.



Official Special Guests
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Gethani from Unrest
Dardore from Lucan DLere
Luxx from Unrest (OGR)

Contact Methods:
IRC: irc.gamesurge.net #lqgaming
In-Game: /join eq2.guk.ogr
Email(s): akira@lqgaming.com and dellmon@lqgaming.com



::Join us on the show!::

Download skype for free at www.skype.com and add contact ""Akira948" to your list and then just call in! Dont want skype? Call into the show, live!, using our phone number, 1-501-588-2292


:: Podcast Downloads :: Have you missed any of our last shows, excluding today? No worries! You can download them from our archive of previous shows, as a podcast, here: podfeed.net

We just put up our newest OGR newsletter service in which we will send you weekly information about EQ2's-Day, the other shows, and general promo's or announcements. Sign up for that here: radio



New Fallen Dynasty Lore!

 posted by: Tamat on Tuesday, May 30 @ 6:11 am

EverQuest II's latest adventure pack, The Fallen Dynasty posted new lore! Stop by today to read up on "Chapter 1: The Shores of Mara".

You may access the latest lore by visiting The Fallen Dynasty Webpage and clicking on the latest lore book.




Cliffhanger - (Late) Breaking News

 posted by: Tamat on Wednesday, May 24 @ 10:30 pm





Lemming is at it again with part four of his column "Cliffhanger". In this edition Lemming takes a break from his MMORPG design modification train of thought and instead focuses on some of the highlights in the gaming industry during this last month.

The first comes from the announcement that SOE will be publishing the upcoming Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. I'm probably going to be the last kid on the block to mention that only good things can come of this deal. I know that someone, somewhere, will gleefully recount the tales of when SOE acquired Verant (the developer of the original Everquest), or their somewhat more recent acquisition of The Matrix Online. Those fears should be quickly banished, however, as some subtle differences make this a completely different situation.


For one thing, Sigil Games Online is maintaining its independence from SOE, and is in fact co-publishing the game with SOE. SOE will help with things like the distribution and marketing of Vanguard, but Sigil will keep its freedom to adhere to its original vision for the game. And, as we all know, CEO and Executive Producer Brad McQuaid is nothing if not a man of vision.


In other news, get your kicks while you can with MMORPG Shadowbane, because as of May 15, Ubisoft closed down its developer, Wolfpack Studios. As far as I know, no announcements have been officially made as to when the game will be taken offline, but at this time Ubisoft is offering the game for free download and sans monthly fees.


Make sure to read Cliffhanger #4 - (Late) Breaking News and let us know what you think in the forums.




CURT SCHILLING ENTERS A WORLD OF FANTASY

 posted by: Tamat on Wednesday, May 24 @ 2:10 pm


CURT SCHILLING ENTERS A WORLD OF FANTASY

DURING RED SOX-YANKEES SERIES JUNE 5, 6, 7



World Series MVP Debuts in the Virtual World of EverQuest II

As an Evil Villain and Helps to Raise Money for ALS Association




SAN DIEGO, CA - May 24, 2006 - Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online video games industry, today announced that Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is about to debut in his favorite online video game, EverQuest II, as an epically awesome, loot-dropping virtual bad guy who battles unwary players. And it's all for a good cause.



Schilling's video game character will reside within the online world of EverQuest II (EQII) for three days during the Yankees vs. Red Sox baseball series June 5, 6 and 7, 2006 at Yankee Stadium. During this time, anyone can register for and log into EverQuest II at www.battleals.com to challenge the evil Schilling character, appropriately named "Curt Schilling."



Every time a player defeats the virtual Schilling character, Sony Online Entertainment, creators of EverQuest II, will make a donation of $5 dollars (up to a maximum of $10,000) to the ALS Association, which assists patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. After the three-day baseball series, Curt's character will remain within the game as a high-powered enemy that characters will have to face later in the game. At the launch of the campaign on June 5th, Schilling's 10-year-old son, Gehrig (named after the legendary Yankee first baseman), will be one of the first to battle his virtual dad in-game.




In addition, SOE will encourage its hundreds of thousands of EQII players to type /ALS within the game in order to donate money to Curt's charity of choice, the ALS Association. This program will run for the entire three-day series and will give the SOE player community a chance to help with this worthy cause.



"ALS is about as devastating a disease as you can imagine," says Schilling. "It's relentless, ruthless, and devastates entire families as one member slowly perishes. With video games exploding in popularity, I can't think of a better place to reach the masses to raise awareness."



ALS is no stranger to baseball; it's more commonly known as Lou Gehrig disease, named after the New York Yankees infielder whose Hall of Fame career was cut short by the degenerative nerve disease. Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games before ALS stopped him, a feat matched only by Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Curt Schilling and wife Shonda have been involved in the fight against ALS for more than a decade. Shonda serves on the board of directors of ALS Association's (ALSA) Greater Philadelphia and Arizona Chapters and advocates for ALS patients with members of Congress.



Schilling may be one of today's top athletes in professional baseball, but off the field he spends time playing with his son in the award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) video game EverQuest II -- a fully realized 3D fantasy world of mythical creatures, magic spells, majestic landscapes, and fierce dragons -- since the game's creation.

EverQuest II offers players a huge online world where thousands of players come together for shared adventure and community. This online game sets the standard for graphical realism, as players are immersed in the game's exciting locales and dangerous lands. EverQuest II has a powerful epic storyline and gives players the potential to be hero or villain in a world that never ends.

"I enjoy the anonymity and the ability to interact on a personal level with people I wouldn't normally meet or know," Schilling said. "That, and the game is a riot. There's no end to it, the world is enormous, the possibilities are endless, and above all else, it's a place to go and relax amongst friends. What I can't get enough of is your ability to interact with real live people. The game's about teamwork, and knowing the right way to pick and play your class properly in such a way that it complements a group. That's why EverQuest has stayed so popular."

The 39-year-old baseball superstar has been a long time fan of SOE games, even contributing game reviews of expansion packs to gaming magazines, and is an avid web communicator, feeling this is the best way to connect with the video game fans.



About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends(tm), and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies(tm), SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.



SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.




Raid Content at LQGaming

 posted by: Tamat on Tuesday, May 23 @ 1:44 pm

In our attempt to appease those of you who call yourselves "hardcore raiders" we have created a special screenshot section just for you! This gallery is broken down in three categories, "Old World", "Desert of Flames" and "Kingdom of Sky".











Check out our amazing screenshot gallery completely dedicated to the raiding community by clicking here.





















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