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Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 04:59 PM
<p>Ok, received a confirmation this morning that Age of Discovery will not include the Destiny of Velious expansion in it as a roll up which has been standard operating procedure since EoF.</p><p>As a returning player and one who was anticipating waiting on the xpac to reactivate alt accounts to roll them up I am now faced with a purchase of 10 xpacs rather than 5.</p><p>So the questions -</p><p><ol><li>Can you play AoD without DoV?</li><li>If so, what breaks in gameplay can we expect if DoV is not installed?</li><li>Is the new standard operating procedure for EQ2 expansions going to be each xpac is sold separately now?</li><li>How long after an xpac has gone cold can we expect it to roll up into the Free Included content with the subscriptions as Sentinels Fate is now?</li></ol><div>Many thanks in advance for the clarification. The decisions on reactivating accounts and expansion purchases just got more difficult for those returning and those with multiple accounts so good information will be helpful.</div></p>

Rothrandir
11-11-2011, 05:11 PM
<p>Since they intend to keep releasing content attached to the DoV expansion through 2013, it'll be at least that long before DoV is included in a future expansion pack.</p>

yohann koldheart
11-11-2011, 05:14 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Ok, received a confirmation this morning that Age of Discovery will not include the Destiny of Velious expansion in it as a roll up which has been standard operating procedure since EoF.</p><p>As a returning player and one who was anticipating waiting on the xpac to reactivate alt accounts to roll them up I am now faced with a purchase of 10 xpacs rather than 5.</p><p>So the questions -</p><ol><li>Can you play AoD without DoV?</li><li>If so, what breaks in gameplay can we expect if DoV is not installed?</li><li>Is the new standard operating procedure for EQ2 expansions going to be each xpac is sold separately now?</li><li>How long after an xpac has gone cold can we expect it to roll up into the Free Included content with the subscriptions as Sentinels Fate is now?</li></ol><div>Many thanks in advance for the clarification. The decisions on reactivating accounts and expansion purchases just got more difficult for those returning and those with multiple accounts so good information will be helpful.</div></blockquote><p>1. yes you can play aod without dov, you just wont have access to any of dov wich includes the dov aa tree.</p><p>2. game breaks .not sure about your server but there is hardly any SF dungeon groups, so if you like to solo it wont be to bad.</p><p>3. i think this is how they will end up doing it, they said a few months ago that all content in the future will be free, the expansions will include only features .  the only prob with that is they said dov will run us into 2013, and if you dont buy dov you wont have access to any of the content they are giving out for free.</p>

urgthock
11-11-2011, 05:17 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Ok, received a confirmation this morning that Age of Discovery will not include the Destiny of Velious expansion in it as a roll up which has been standard operating procedure since EoF.</p><p>As a returning player and one who was anticipating waiting on the xpac to reactivate alt accounts to roll them up I am now faced with a purchase of 10 xpacs rather than 5.</p><p>So the questions -</p><p><ol><li>Can you play AoD without DoV?</li><li>If so, what breaks in gameplay can we expect if DoV is not installed?</li><li>Is the new standard operating procedure for EQ2 expansions going to be each xpac is sold separately now?</li><li>How long after an xpac has gone cold can we expect it to roll up into the Free Included content with the subscriptions as Sentinels Fate is now?</li></ol><div>Many thanks in advance for the clarification. The decisions on reactivating accounts and expansion purchases just got more difficult for those returning and those with multiple accounts so good information will be helpful.</div></p></blockquote><p>From a financial perspective as far as what you get with each expansion, I would suggest you buy DoV and wait on AoD until next year to spread the initial hit of expansions (unless you just can't live without Beastlords).</p><p>As was stated in a thread I made.... there is a good chance they will have a Double SC event on Cyber Monday and you can buy expansions in the SC Store.</p>

Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 05:33 PM
<p>Another question comes to mind concerning AoD regarding Dungeon Designer -</p><p>Is AoD going to be a required expansion in order to run player made dungeons or only to build them?</p>

Zepor
11-11-2011, 05:45 PM
<p>Pretty much my opinion is, if you ask yourself "Will AoD be required for *insert thing here*?" the answer will be yes.</p><p>Why?  Because they can make it like that, and have every interest in forcing as many people to buy this game update as possible.</p>

Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 06:00 PM
<p>I do find it odd that future content updates are dependent on an xpac that will be 1 behind now. Would seem logical the content updates would be dependent on the latest expac, not that one before it. This is why I wonder about game breaks by having one and not the other.</p>