I read over on the EQ2-Daily forums that the EverQuest II 3 year veteran rewards were now in game.
3 years, since we have had no leap year funniness since EQ2 came out, is 1095 days. The official EQ2 launch date was November 8th, 2004 according to Wikipedia, so technically, we should have a ways to go before anybody can claim this reward.
Of course, I checked my own account, and as of last night I have 1100 days.
Again, technically, I had only 830 days as of last night, having started playing the game on November 13, 2004. But with each EQ2 expansion you purchase, you get a bonus of 90 days towards your veterans reward. I have all three expansions, so that tacks on another 270 days for a total of 1100.
So I got on for a minute this morning to claim my reward on Blintz. Since you get the reward on three characters, I will have to think about which other characters should claim the reward.
The Three Year Veteran Reward gives you:
- Three 1 hour potions of +55% adventure experience
- Three 1 hour potions of +55% trade skill experience
- A 40 Slots Salesman’s Case
- The title “The Distinguished”
- Ancestral Scroll – gives you an “of” title for an EQ server
I certainly want the trade skill experience potions for Blintz, and maybe the adventure potion as well, though adventure experience has not been much of an issue so far. Those potions, by the way, are the same ones as the two year reward.
I use one of my other characters for selling. I will have to find out if there is a way to get the “lore” and “no trade” 40 slot salesman’s case into another character’s room. Since you can only have a single character on an account selling at any given time, it would seem a waste to have two of those cases sitting idle.
The salesman’s case also reduces broker fees to 10% versus 20% for player produced cases. (Thanks to Rotacidare for confirming that tidbit.)
As for the title, I will wear it with pride.