Aggro Me: Great Expectations
I feel this is a critical juncture in EQII's history. During the next half a year or so, the EQII team has a chance to establish EQII as a desirable game, attracting new players and retaining old ones.
The first WoW expansion is still a ways off. Vanguard is looking like it might be while. I don't foresee any of the other MMO's that are coming out in 2006 being large-scale draws.
So, a lot is riding on the next EQII expansion and I have to admit, I have high hopes for it. Perhaps "high hopes" is a good term, since the next expansion will apparently be titled Kingdom of Sky. If you want some clues to what may go on in the Kingdom of Sky, Warm_Machine listed the answers to the crossword in the EQII Newsletter in this Jaipehg thread (spoilers).
Personally, I'm not overly concerned about the setting of the expansion. I just hope it has a fantastic look graphically and tons of incredible content. And I actually believe it might.
I feel that the team has now had more experience working together and more familiarity with the tools used to create content. I believe that the game has been headed in the right direction since Splitpaw and I really think the upcoming expansion can surpass DoF.
Well, as I was writing this post, I came across this thread on the official forums. We now have:
1. An official site
2. A detailed press release
3. Screenshots on a German site 4. A subforum on the official forums
I promise some detailed analysis soon.
Don't want to buy an expansion? Well, don't forget that the upcoming PvP servers will be an exciting addition for those who enjoy PvP. And for those who don't, the 1-20 subclass changes should add a lot of new content and make starting an alt an interesting process. So, there is something for everyone on the horizon.There are still many additions and improvements I would like to see (I'll post a laundry list of them tomorrow), but it is nice to have some concrete things to look forward to.
Also, if you're hoping for a copy of DoF or a PSP game, remember that the Frostfell Contest deadline is this Thursday, January 5th at 12:01 P.M.