Rise of Kunark… and Secrets of Faydwer, for that matter… are live and potentially available today.
There is an SOE press release and everything.
However, the Fry’s ad yesterday said that neither box would be on the shelf before Thursday.
So we’re hardly getting off to a Burning Crusade-like start here for the latest expansions of the two main EverQuest franchises.
Still, both expansions were actually IN the Fry’s ad this time around. Go team! At least in that regard.
Last year’s expansion, Echoes of Faydwer, which also wasn’t on the shelf at Fry’s on release day, as I posted back then, did not make the Fry’s ad until a few weeks after its release.
And The Serpent’s Spine, the EverQuest expansion last November, was digital download only. It went pretty well unnoticed outside of the EverQuest community.
So while the release of these two expansions are not exactly an event, at least there was acknowledgement of their pending availability.