Rumors of Kunark

So the best thing about the discovery of SOE trademarking the name “EverQuest II Rise of Kunark” is that it gives the EQ2 community something new to talk about.  Since we are only constrained by a potential expansion name, we are free to speculate wildly. 

I made my own guesses back in early December and I am willing to stick with them for the most part.  I am going to go out on a limb and add one thing, which is what Tier 8 will look like.  In my heart, I get the feeling that jumping 10 levels per tier is at an end and that the level cap will be raised to 75. I think that 5 level tiers will be the new standard going forward, being introduced every other expansion, with compensating items like improved and varied AA experience to give players at the level cap something to work for.

Naturally, there is a very active thread in the official EverQues II forums.

And some other people have started to weigh in with speculation on what the expansion may or may not contain. 

Ogrebear has expanded on his predictions in the EQ2-Daily forums with a post on his site about the potentials of a Kunark expansion. 

Tipa has written up “Waiting for Kunark” on West Karana.

Kfsone has weighed in with his own thoughts

And judging from some of the “Referrers” report WordPress gives me, there are some active discussions linked on other sites, including one in Japan. (Something about me really digs being quoted in Japanese!)

Does anybody else have some visions of the possible expansion to share?

1 thought on “Rumors of Kunark

  1. Vindicus

    Well, I’m very excited by this news. I think it would be great for rebuilt or rediscovered versions of old starter cities like Cabalis to make there return. I’d go so far as to want to see Kaladim, Felwithe, Ak Anon, Halas and Neriak start to slowly build and emerge, or appear as outposts and extensions of the two opposing factions.

    Kunark was a huge area in EQ1 with many monumental places and structures. Many would claim it to be the best original EQ expansion. If Sony does this right, it could be a huge draw for many old EQ fans into EQ2.


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