Before World of Warcraft, there was an MMORPG giant called EverQuest. For the younger readers, that game is not only still running, but it is still getting updates of new content. As of today, developer Daybreak Games have launched two brand new expansions to their long-running MMORPG series EverQuest and EverQuest II. Specifically, they are EverQuest: The Broken Mirror and EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra.
The Broken Mirror is the 22nd expansion to original EverQuest, and sees a vengeful goddess named Anashti Sul who wages a war for power that threatens the in-game world of Norrath. It will feature four new zones, and three returning but revamped ones from original EverQuest. Higher level players can experience instanced, scalable versions of the Plane of Hate and the Plane of Fear, which now have level 75 to level 105 raids. Content expansions include the obligatory new quests, raids, and new spells, but also Alternate Advancements (AAs) and an Illusion Key Ring.
Meanwhile, Terrors of Thalumbra, the 12th expansion for EverQuest II, brings the titular Thalumbra as a playable area. Located in the subterranean levels of Norrath, Thalumbra is an overland zone with a new contested zone, and special quests for Adventure and Tradeskill players. It brings new scalable dungeons for players levels 20 through 94, and of course, raid zones and solo dungeons for level 100 players. The Deity system changes with this latest expansion, along with a new Item Infusion upgrade system and “best-in-slot” relics.
With these latest paid updates, it sounds like the development mindset behind both the original EverQuest and its sequel really lives up to the name. See the trailer for EverQuest II: Terrors of Thalumbra below. Both expansions are available for PC, starting at $34.99 each.