Sony Online Entertainment LLC released the 11th expansion for EverQuest II (EQII), Altar of Malice . Announced at SOE Live earlier this year, the expansion coincides with the 10th anniversary of the renowned massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Altar of Malice brings players a bevy of new content to explore, including new Overlands, 14 Heroics, six Advanced Solos, two Contested, six Raids, four new Avatars, and an increase in Level Cap to 100.
STORYLINE: Norrath enters a new age, one darkened by the cold war between Freeport and Qeynos. The end of the last age cost them both dearly and neither can risk making the first move…yet. Outside powers can help them rebuild, like the Far Seas Trading Company, but lately its ports have run mysteriously silent. Emissaries sent from the cities have gone missing and any scout sent to investigate does not return.
Only the bravest adventurers will take on the quest to journey across the mysterious Shattered Seas to face monstrous deinodons, pint-sized yet perilous pygmies, bone-armored lizard men, salty pirates, and other new creatures lurking amongst the shadows. And while there are dangers on the waters, beware the thickening evil plot growing deep in the Kithicor Woods. Its maliciousness could make even the undead’s skin crawl…
· Altar of Malice by the numbers:
o 15 Heroic zones
o 6 Raid zones
o 6 Advanced Solo zones
o 2 Contested zones
o 2 Overlands
o 4 new Avatars of the Gods raids
o More than 100 new quests
· Alongside each new, beautifully landscaped Overland comes new dungeons featuring a range of instances for solo, advanced, heroic and raids including:
o Brokenskull Bay, Zavith’loa, Ossuary of Malevolence, Castle Highhold and Ssrashza Temple
· Increase to Level 100 for adventurers, tradeskillers and guilds.
· A myriad of new loot and abilities including: prestige items, PvP gear, and Tradeskill recipes.