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Old 01-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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As you know, we’ve been working hard on the “Destiny of Velious” expansion pack. It was originally scheduled for release on Feb 8th, but after getting feedback from players, spending time playing the game internally, and discussing ways to make things better, we’ve decided to move the release date back to Feb 22nd instead.

Feb 22nd gives us another couple of weeks for polish, tuning, and a honing of the fun factor for the expansion. We think the wait will be well worthwhile.

Check EverQuest2.com for the announcement on pre-order dates! And also stay tuned for an announcement about a raft of cool events coming out in the week after DoV becomes available!

On a side note, we’ll be adding another batch of players into the Closed Beta on Jan 24th, so if you put in an application and haven’t been accepted yet, don’t give up yet. Your time may be coming!

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me. I would rather wait a couple of extra weeks to get things polished up than have it released otherwise.

Thanks for the heads up Smokejumper!

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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When will we be able to pre-order?

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #5
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So glad you asked. SMILEY

Announcing the EverQuest II - Destiny of Velious Pre-Order

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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I'm actually pretty happy about this. I'd much rather see a more polished product on a delayed release day than a rushed launch and a bunch of immediate hotfixes and tweaking after the fact.

Keep up the good work, lots of moving and shaking going on in the beta. Thanks for the notice!

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:39 PM   #7
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Your fast!

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
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Amnerys wrote:

So glad you asked.

Announcing the EverQuest II - Destiny of Velious Pre-Order

Hey Amnerys, a question. For those of us that went to Fan Faire, will we be able to get the pre-order "perks" if there are any?

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #9
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SmokeJumper wrote:

As you know, we’ve been working hard on the “Destiny of Velious” expansion pack. It was originally scheduled for release on Feb 8th, but after getting feedback from players, spending time playing the game internally, and discussing ways to make things better, we’ve decided to move the release date back to Feb 22nd instead.

Feb 22nd gives us another couple of weeks for polish, tuning, and a honing of the fun factor for the expansion. We think the wait will be well worthwhile.

Check EverQuest2.com for the announcement on pre-order dates! And also stay tuned for an announcement about a raft of cool events coming out in the week after DoV becomes available!

On a side note, we’ll be adding another batch of players into the Closed Beta on Jan 24th, so if you put in an application and haven’t been accepted yet, don’t give up yet. Your time may be coming!

Is there anyone who is surprised by an EQ2 expansion delay?Its like brewing your own beer, takes forever, always ends up being disappointing, but your with friends and you already spent the money on it, might as well drink.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #10
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[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Amnerys wrote:

So glad you asked.

Announcing the EverQuest II - Destiny of Velious Pre-Order

Hey Amnerys, a question. For those of us that went to Fan Faire, will we be able to get the pre-order "perks" if there are any?

You'll have access to special items... on the market place =p

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:06 PM   #11
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Big surprised it was pushed back.  They don't really seem to care who sticks around to play it.

I think they delayed it to try and keep people from playing Rift on the 24th.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:10 PM   #12
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Nah. Saw this change coming all along. The beta was late, the announcement on pre-order was late. It was probably planned for awhile and SOE themself probably knew that their current release date wouldnt make it. I dont mind though.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:10 PM   #13
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SmokeJumper wrote:

As you know, we’ve been working hard on the “Destiny of Velious” expansion pack. It was originally scheduled for release on Feb 8th, but after getting feedback from players, spending time playing the game internally, and discussing ways to make things better, we’ve decided to move the release date back to Feb 22nd instead.

Feb 22nd gives us another couple of weeks for polish, tuning, and a honing of the fun factor for the expansion. We think the wait will be well worthwhile.

Check EverQuest2.com for the announcement on pre-order dates! And also stay tuned for an announcement about a raft of cool events coming out in the week after DoV becomes available!

On a side note, we’ll be adding another batch of players into the Closed Beta on Jan 24th, so if you put in an application and haven’t been accepted yet, don’t give up yet. Your time may be coming!

Yeah....good call giving 3 weeks to beta test it. It's cool though...it's not like we've had a single piece of new content in a year anyway. There is no way I am going to pre order an expansion without beta testing it first. From what I've heard (by the way the NDA is dumb), there is a lot of stuff that needs to be dumbed and started over. 

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:12 PM   #14
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A wise move the beta so far seems to have had more leaks than a sinking ship and while i've tried not to look at them its frankly looked a little under done so pushing it back was the right thing to do.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:33 PM   #15
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Release date change so close to the original date will be welcomed by those who've already booked their time off work..

While I think it's great that you'll be refining further before public release, you should really have opened the Beta earlier than you did to avoid this issue.

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Release date change so close to the original date will be welcomed by those who've already booked their time off work..

While I think it's great that you'll be refining further before public release, you should really have opened the Beta earlier than you did to avoid this issue.

Thats the problem though isnt it??holidays are getting in the way.

In the days of November releases this wasnt an issue as it was all done and dusted before the holiday rush,but the move into the following year for releases was an awful one for these reasons we can only hope the date can be moved back to the more traditional time of November

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #17
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Shush you, they were busy playing cataclysm... I think a lot of developers responses over the past year especially at fanfair made it quite obvious they arent playing the game itself to ensure everything is prim and proper, and from the leaks, i would say they are trying a half done reboot that will do more to tick people off than anything, ie. all your hard earned gear is now worthless. Gotta love the expansion nerf so you can spend the whole expac getting back to where you ended the last expac at.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:43 PM   #18
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Going to have to reschedule my vacation time now.  Well atleast we have heard something.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:48 PM   #19
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Greenmist wrote:

I'm actually pretty happy about this. I'd much rather see a more polished product on a delayed release day than a rushed launch and a bunch of immediate hotfixes and tweaking after the fact.

Keep up the good work, lots of moving and shaking going on in the beta. Thanks for the notice!

Oh, if you really think another 2 weeks is gonna make a "more polished product', I got some swamp land in Florida to sell you 2 weeks from now after I put a little more polish into it.  You'll still have a rushed launch, those hotfixes and mucho mucho tweaking after the fact. Never been more sure of anything in my life.

Its a rushed expansion already. No info at all this close to release (oh yah flying mounts), pre-orders not available this close to release...what company operates like this? (rhetorical question that was btw)

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #20
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Remann wrote:

Going to have to reschedule my vacation time now.  Well atleast we have heard something.

seriously?? you don't think servers will be coming up and down non-stop those first few days?? more power to ya.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #21
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I understand the need to push back the release date.  But I find it very surprising that there are so few details to release about it.  i) check in later for preorder details, and ii) here are some old links about what other sites have learned.  That doesn't bode well to me.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #22
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Amnerys wrote:

So glad you asked.

Announcing the EverQuest II - Destiny of Velious Pre-Order

Will there be a Collectors Edition? Also rummor has it DoV is going to be digital download only can you confirm or deny this?
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #23
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SmokeJumper wrote:

And also stay tuned for an announcement about a raft of cool events coming out in the week after DoV becomes available!

I'm guessing that Rift being released in the week after DoV will not be one of those cool announcements from your point of view?

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #24
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Exactly.  There is no nice new expansion.  There is "Here, here is Velious". 

Three weeks from launch and they push it back.  Before today, no mention of even being able to pre-order the game.  No write up of what we will find in the new expansion, and they used links to last summer.

My guess is nothing turned out the way they wanted because they are running a skeleton crew at SOE.

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #25
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Teshra wrote:

Greenmist wrote:

I'm actually pretty happy about this. I'd much rather see a more polished product on a delayed release day than a rushed launch and a bunch of immediate hotfixes and tweaking after the fact.

Keep up the good work, lots of moving and shaking going on in the beta. Thanks for the notice!

Oh, if you really think another 2 weeks is gonna make a "more polished product', I got some swamp land in Florida to sell you 2 weeks from now after I put a little more polish into it.  You'll still have a rushed launch, those hotfixes and mucho mucho tweaking after the fact. Never been more sure of anything in my life.

Its a rushed expansion already. No info at all this close to release, pre-orders not available this close to release...what company operates like this? (rhetorical question that was btw)

You are supposed to say you have something in an area where it isn't normally found.

There is swamp land in Florida...

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Old 01-13-2011, 10:57 PM   #26
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Boltor3 wrote:

Exactly.  There is no nice new expansion.  There is "Here, here is Velious". 

Three weeks from launch and they push it back.  Before today, no mention of even being able to pre-order the game.  No write up of what we will find in the new expansion, and they used links to last summer.

 

My guess is nothing turned out the way they wanted because they are running a skeleton crew at SOE.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #27
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Wow!

If I remember correctly, that's the first time since I play (2004) that an expansion is pushed back...

I started having doubts lately and well... here we are...

No new trailers, no hype at all, no wallpapers, nothing... this is the first time since I play this game that I see no hype toward an expansion...

I always took time off to play on launch day... this will be the first time I don't since they changed the date and my day was already scheduled to be off... I'll have to try and change it... maybe...

I'm all for a polished expansion, but changing a date so close to release is bad...

I'm very sad about this announcement... and pre-ordering only a few weeks before is also very weird...

Everything about DoV is making me twitch and itch...

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:08 PM   #28
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Kinda sucks that I already took vacation for this, since Smokejumper said the date would not get pushed back. If it means class balance issues getting fixed I'm all for it but I really doubt that.

Guess we'll just see what they do with the extra time.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:12 PM   #29
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Ha same day that Rift headstart starts.  

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:25 PM   #30
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Changed to the exact date of the Rift early release lol.

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