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Old 10-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #121
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[email protected]_old wrote:

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It was mentioned at Fan Faire (err SoE Live), that those who attended would be able their standard edition to the collector's edition when the expansion goes live. My question is will the upgrade price be the difference between the standard price and the pre-order collector's price or the post-launch collector's price?

I thought that Fanfaire attendee's Historically were granted the next SE x-pak with admission... And this is not an answer to your question only an observaion.

  • SE = 39.99 (40 bucks pre & post-launch)
  • CE prelaunch 59.99 (60 bucks) or post-launch 89.99 (90 bucks)

Would SOE actually try and charge FF attendee's 50 bucks for a SE to CE upgrade, when they could just have bought the CE without bothering with the SE or the FF for 10 bucks more from the get-go?

That's why I'm asking. The last time they let us upgrade, it was an option when going through pre-orders. We didn't have to wait until the game launched.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #122
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I have some answers for you!  

(1) The items in the Standard and Collector's Editions will be one per character. The only exception to this is the AA Boost feature, which is limited to two per account. 

(2) The mercenary design is still being worked out. The decision to make it either a healer or a Paladin was just made this weekend at SOE Live. Factors including type of healer, stats, upkeep, etc. are still being determined. We will update you once this is finalized. You will need to own Age of Discovery in order to use the mercenary.  

(3) I'm working on getting screenshots of the cloak and other items. Those will be posted in another thread. 

(4) The expansion will only be available in digital download from www.everquest2.com. There will not be a boxed version.

(5) The preorder ends at 11:59pm on November 12th. The expansion launches on November 13th. 

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #123
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Dexella wrote:

I have some answers for you!  

(1) The items in the Standard and Collector's Editions will be one per character. The only exception to this is the AA Boost feature, which is limited to two per account. 

(2) The mercenary design is still being worked out. The decision to make it either a healer or a Paladin was just made this weekend at SOE Live. Factors including type of healer, stats, upkeep, etc. are still being determined. We will update you once this is finalized. You will need to own Age of Discovery in order to use the mercenary.  

(3) I'm working on getting screenshots of the cloak and other items. Those will be posted in another thread. 

(4) The expansion will only be available in digital download from www.everquest2.com. There will not be a boxed version.

(5) The preorder ends at 11:59pm on November 12th. The expansion launches on November 13th. 

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Appreciate the answers.  More than willing to wait on the merc answers.  

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #124
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Is the Hero’s Blessing of Experience a 1 shot 6 hour xp potion , per char?

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #125
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Is the Hero’s Blessing of Experience a 1 shot 6 hour xp potion , per char?

Depends on what you mean by "one shot..."

It is one per character.

Yes, it is consumable and will disappear after 6 hours of use. However, that is six hours of play time. So, for example, if you log in for one hour per day, it will last you six days. You don't have to have a six hour marathon of play time (you can if you want!  You just don't have to do it that way). 

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #126
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Dexella wrote:

I have some answers for you!  

(1) The items in the Standard and Collector's Editions will be one per character. The only exception to this is the AA Boost feature, which is limited to two per account. 

(2) The mercenary design is still being worked out. The decision to make it either a healer or a Paladin was just made this weekend at SOE Live. Factors including type of healer, stats, upkeep, etc. are still being determined. We will update you once this is finalized. You will need to own Age of Discovery in order to use the mercenary.  

(3) I'm working on getting screenshots of the cloak and other items. Those will be posted in another thread. 

(4) The expansion will only be available in digital download from www.everquest2.com. There will not be a boxed version.

(5) The preorder ends at 11:59pm on November 12th. The expansion launches on November 13th. 

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The merc should really go with the more popular tank/healer, SK and Inquis from what I see running around on Unrest and on beta.  Also, upkeep?  You get a merc with the CE and still have to pay for it in game?  Pay extra for the merc and still have to pay for it in game...that...bleh.

I'd like to see a merc token, one that you can use to choose whatever type you want, and you don't pay for its upkeep.  Standard hireling, not elite, no upkeep.  Hell, I'd buy it.

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #127
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Update per @WindstalkerEQ2 on Twitter:

"In the Chains of Eternity Collectors Edition, you will get access to a paladin and templar werewolf mercenary. Yay!"

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:25 PM   #128
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Dexella wrote:

Update per @WindstalkerEQ2 on Twitter:

"In the Chains of Eternity Collectors Edition, you will get access to a paladin and templar werewolf mercenary. Yay!"

Thank you for relaying the message.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #129
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OK, here's two questions:

1.  Will we have just one chance to choose the type, or will we be able to hire both the paladin and templar mercs?  (Only one merc at a time of course.)

2.  Will it cost anything to rehire the merc if we need another type for a while? Example being if I need to switch to a heavy dps merc for soloing a dungeon, then want to hire the templar "werewolf" again when I really need a healer?  Make it no rehire fee to do so for the special merc and it will be a good deal finally for the special edition.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #130
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Get rid of the potions, as they can be purchased with SC. Replace them with a prestige home and mount.

Fixed.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #131
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[email protected] wrote:

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Here is an unaltered side-by-side comparison of this year's two expansions:

Is there really anything else left to say about how wrong this is?

THIS!! Wow..

No kidding. Everquest got SIXTEEN things, including a house, paintings, and other cool stuff, and we get at best a merc and a tapestry for the same price?

UNFAIR. Come up with more things, or prepare for a big, loud THUD when this goes live.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #132
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Are you guys going to patch live servers monday so we can actually enjoy the xpac content come the midnight of release or will we have to wait until its patched that tuesday?

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #133
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Can access to the expansion be gifted or when you buy it, is it automatically added to your account instead of granting a key that could be given?

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #134
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Since all the potions/globe things are useless to me (I still have stacks of XP potions on all my toons), the Collector's Ed has two things: The Tapestry and the Merc. I use the SK Merc out of Neriak with all my toons (granted most of them are Wardens). I really only make alts for new Tradeskills. I'm not sure how well a match a Paladin or Templar merc would fit with my Wardens. I tried the normal Paladin and fired that guy after the first trial LOL. So, $10 for a Tapestry and $10 for a Merc of questionable use. Still waiting to see if there's any upkeep cost for this merc. I think I'd rather spend that extra $20 on just regular Station Cash at this point. Hmmm...
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:08 AM   #135
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I and many others have already said multiple times that the paladin merc is crap. He fails to use his heal and ward spells. He only maybe uses LH and any heal procs from combat spells which are insufficient.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #136
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Fan faire question.  I assume the fan faire edition is regular and not collectors.  Is it going to be possible to upgrade to the collectors edition?  If so, will we be able to upgrade to the preorder price or will it be the 89.99 price?  Also Fan Faire related; Will that copy have the preorder bonus in it?  Thank you.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:17 AM   #137
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Xianthia wrote:

I have two specific questions regarding the merc - where does the merc fall in the whole scheme of mercs?  Regular merc ability, Elite merc, rare merc, or in between any of those.  Also, will it be one per character (I'm assuming the answer to this one is yes, but I'd like clear confirmation).

Thanks for answering through when pre-orders will be available.  Still waiting on the answer(s) regarding the merc.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #138
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Don't know if anyone's asked this but here goes nothing.

When I click on 'What's Included' in the pre-order screen for the Collector's Edition it come up with something about a Tracking Facility.  Can't say more than that because I'm at work and suddenly I can't access the pre-order page anymore.

Does anyone know what this Tracking thing is?

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #139
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well it wouldnt suprise me if it meant it picked up something on your work computer that is tracking what you do on it.

perhap your employer put some tracking software on your work machine to see what you get upto.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #140
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Is the merc going to be 1 Per Char, or just one or two. Also are we paying the normal merc price or the price for the Elite ones. I am not too fond of what we are getting for CE, but I have gotten the CE Edition since TSO. Hated that expansion with a passion, but I guess I got a Doggy for $60. I would jump on it, if it were $29 for normal, and $39 for CE. It just seems like we are paying more for less lately. I stick around for the Nostalgia and the community. Sometimes I can even play around in some raid zones.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:36 PM   #141
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Ok at home now so I can be more precise.

At pre-order clicking on Standard shows the items you get are:

Entitlement: Chains of Eternity

In-game item: CoE Digital Pre-Order Bonus Cloak of Mourning

Clicking on Collector's shows as above plus the extra:

Chains of Eternity Tracking Feature.

What is it?

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #142
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Thank you for more facts, but my question has yet to be answered.

Is this expansion only for max-level characters, or will there be something new for those that aren't?

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #143
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Afista wrote:

Picture of the tapestry?

No idea why these aren't being posted on the forums as well, but Windstalker has shared two CE pics so far on twitter (a couple of days apart), the tapestry and the healer werewolf. I'm adding them to our expansion guide on zam as I see them for anyone who doesn't follow her on there.

https://twitter.com/WindstalkerEQ2

http://eq2.zam.com/wiki/Chains_of_E...pansion_Goodies

[email protected] Bayle wrote:

Thank you for more facts, but my question has yet to be answered.

Is this expansion only for max-level characters, or will there be something new for those that aren't?

So far on beta I've only seen things for level 92+ characters.

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #144
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I'm still disappointed with the additions the collector's edition offers, which pale in comparison to previous releases. The werewolf is OK, but I doubt I will want to use it with every character regardless of it being better or not.

And if I'm not mistaken, the Firiona Vie Memorial Tapestry is a painting of Firiona's corpse. Not sure I want that hanging in every one of my homes.

And the consumables are an insult to a Collector's Edition. It should be filled with things that last forever. I still like my Everfrost and Lavastorm homes, and griffon mount.

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As we have been putting together the details, I've been working with Dexella who will update the OP in this thread with the new info.

A couple of quick answers:

1. Mercs are per character.  You can choose either the Templar or the Paladin Lujien (werewolf) in Freeport or Qeynos mercenary dens.  They will both be available for you to hire on all your characters.

2. The Collector's Edition mercs have significantly higher stats and confidence than the standard mercs (they can take a lot more of a challenge before they cower/debuff).

3. The Collector's Edition mercs will cost the same to hire as the standard mercs.

4. The Pre-Order for CoE will be available until the expansion goes live on Nov. 13 according to our Marketing team.

I'll keep watching and chime in when I can answer stuff as we go along. We are still making some adjustments after getting player feedback.  The mercs were changed a bit, for example. SMILEY

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #146
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Windstalker wrote:

4. The Pre-Order for CoE will be available until the expansion goes live on Nov. 13 according to our Marketing team.

What about the upgrade price for those who went to SoE Live, since it was said we could upgrade when it went live? Will we be able to upgrade for $20 instead of $50 which is the difference in price once the expansion goes live?

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #147
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Windstalker wrote:

I'll keep watching and chime in when I can answer stuff as we go along. We are still making some adjustments after getting player feedback.  The mercs were changed a bit, for example.

That's good to hear. Most people I've talked to have been really disppointed that the collector's edition was just stuffed with potions you could get from the marketplace if you really wanted them.

I personally would rather have the SC value of the potions than the potions themselves. If I do buy the CE (which is only slightly more likely now that the mercs have been changed) most of those potions would go unclaimed completely.

What would be really nice, is if we had something a bit more lasting (like people have stated already). I love my houses & mounts from previous CEs.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #148
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Well I've pre ordered the standard edition for my two accounts. Can't justify $20 for a slightly better merc. Gonna keep hunting for the elites for my alts.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #149
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A few more answers to questions that have been posed recently...

SOE Live Attendees:

You will get the Cloak of Mourning (pre-order exclusive item) in your Standard Edition expansion. 

There will not be an upgrade available prior to launch day. On launch day, the upgrade from the Standard Edition to Collector's Edition will be available for $50. 

Level Cap Increase and Membership:

Free, Silver, and Gold Members will all be able to access content from levels 91-95 as long as they have purchased the expansion. (Levels 1-90 are included as part of Free-to-Play content through Sentinel's Fate; Level 91-92 are part of Destiny of Velious, which is included in the purchase of Chains of Eternity. Levels 93-95 are only available if you buy CoE). 

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Dexella wrote:

A few more answers to questions that have been posed recently...

SOE Live Attendees:

You will get the Cloak of Mourning (pre-order exclusive item) in your Standard Edition expansion. 

There will not be an upgrade available prior to launch day. On launch day, the upgrade from the Standard Edition to Collector's Edition will be available for $50. 

Level Cap Increase and Membership:

Free, Silver, and Gold Members will all be able to access content from levels 91-95 as long as they have purchased the expansion. (Levels 1-90 are included as part of Free-to-Play content through Sentinel's Fate; Level 91-92 are part of Destiny of Velious, which is included in the purchase of Chains of Eternity. Levels 93-95 are only available if you buy CoE). 

~Dexella

I think you should be giving the Live attendees the Collector's Edition to begin with, and since you are not,  at least give them the opportunity to upgrade at preorder prices.   You have them between a rock and hard place and you have already taken their money.

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