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    Default And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Well guys,

    Many of you may remember me from the info I pulled from the vpak files last year for Odus, and here is a new batch to mull over!

    With the pushing of New Halas to test, along came some straggling models that just don't belong. That being said, most of the Halas/Frostfang items/models are labeled as exp07 (with the exception of the snow orcs), so it is easy to be confused. Prior to making this post I took a little run around Frostfang and what I will share here are things not seen in Frostfang. In fact, although the references to these models exist in the appearance.dat file, the models themselves have not been pushed out yet...

    First on the list...
    13251 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/skirt
    13252 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/chest
    13253 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/feet
    13254 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/forearms
    13255 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/hands
    13256 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/head
    13257 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/legs
    13258 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/legs_noskirt
    13259 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/shoulders
    13260 accessories/wearable_items/_exp07/ice_armor/leather/shoulders_pauldrons

    Hrm... could be Halas stuff...
    13365 _exp07/characters/monsters/vrewwx_dragon/vrewwx
    13368 _exp07/characters/monsters/vrewwx_dragon/vrewwx_baby
    Ooo everyone's favorite ice dragon pup!
    13434 creatures/tu/elf_princess
    13435 creatures/tu/firiona_vie
    Wait... what?
    13461 _exp07/characters/tool_users/othmir_male_base
    13656 _exp07/characters/tool_users/othmir_female_base
    Could it be?!
    13731 _exp07/characters/tool_users/tserrina/tserrina
    ToFS!!!

    There you have it guys... unless the Tower of Frozen Shadows floated off carrying a bunch of Othmir with it, the next expansion is- VELIOUS!

    And just a nod as to how we are going to be getting there...
    13701 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase1
    13702 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase1_loping
    13703 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase1_nek
    13704 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase1_zek
    13705 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase2
    13706 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase2_loping
    13707 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase2_nek
    13708 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase2_zek
    13709 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3
    13710 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_ferrott_off
    13711 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_ferrott_on
    13712 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_loping_on
    13713 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_nek
    13714 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_stonebrunt_off
    13715 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_stonebrunt_on
    13716 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_zek
    13717 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_zek_off
    13718 staticobjects/_exp07_prelude/druid_ring_phase3_zek_on
    Looks like we will be rebuilding and repowering Druid Rings this summer/fall.

    Enjoy the info guys... debate it... tell me I am wrong. We shall see!

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    New producer all but said it in the Zam interview. I guess this confirms it... for now.
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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Bigger question is "when"? A year from SF or in november as previously done?
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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Gotta love properly named data files v.v

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    I was pretty sure after taking a peek at GU56 on testcopy and seeing Ry'Gorr Orcs and Coldain Dwarves. I just hope they don't screw it up. Next to Kunark, I think Velious holds a lot of nostalgia for a lot of people. Done correctly it could do something very good for the game and make Dave G. look really good at the same time so I hope he understands what he has here.

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Reposted.

    Yeah the Coldain are awfully chatty about Velious.

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Just to expand on what I found a bit...

    There are actually dozens upon dozens of files labeled exp07, but most are just generic ice armors and such. Since i was unable to figure out whether they pertained to the expansion or Halas, I excluded them.

    In addition to all of this they added the armor models for season 1 of battlegrounds. This includes 2 reskins of the chaos armor set in gold and black.

    There was also some tinkerfest stuff along with the usual Station cash armors and funiture.

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Quote Originally Posted by Onra View Post
    Bigger question is "when"? A year from SF or in november as previously done?
    Honestly I hope the rumours of them working on Velious before Odus was true. It means alot of the content was worked on and they had time to develop stuff.

    I also hope they release velious in march of '11(although february is fine). They honestly should take all the time they need to release velious the way it should be released. And releasing it in November will only be an epic failure. Considering we were already told we are going to get 4 live updates in this expansion cycle (may, august, november, february). I hope this is true.

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    Ultimately, I think Velious will be disappointing. I am kind of tired of tiny versions of eq1 zones or huge eq1 dungeons becoming little instances. Odds are we will have 2 overland zones and about 8 instances which somehow equals 19 huge zones from the eq1 release. Oh and probably an undead Lodizal.
    • Cobalt Scar
    • Crystal Caverns
    • Dragon Necropolis
    • Eastern Wastes
    • Great Divide
    • Iceclad Ocean
    • Icewell Keep
    • Kael Drakkal (Home of the Frost Giants)
    • Plane of Growth
    • Plane of Mischief
    • Siren's Grotto
    • Skyshrine (Home of the Dragons)
    • Sleeper's Tomb
    • Temple of Veeshan
    • The Wakening Lands
    • Thurgadin (Home of the Coldain)
    • Tower of Frozen Shadows
    • Velketor's Labyrinth
    • Western Wastes

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    Default Re: And the new expansion is- *Spoiler!*

    I don't think it would be all that bad, really. EQ2 zones really dwarf EQ1 zones, and Velious was a pretty fun expansion.

    If you look at it with the way they rework EQ1 zones in EQ2, you'll probably have Iceclad, EW and GD in one overland zone with instances for CC, VL and ToFS. Kael could be a contested dungeon that connects to WL, SS, CS, and WW as the 2nd overland zone with instances for SG and DN. Then you have raid zones for ST, ToV and Velk's Lab.

    Velious gives plenty of opportunity for contested epics, and I think it would be neat to bring that back to EQ2. I'd really like to see Tormax, AoW, Dain, Yelinak, Klandi/Zlandi, and a couple in WW be contested epics. Make it difficult like it was in EQ1, so you have to either have faction or kill Sontalak to get into ToV, and make it worthwhile and time consuming to change factions as you progress.

    The possibilities with Velious are enormous. Let's hope they get it (mostly) right!

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