Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

The Scars of Velious Complete on Fippy Darkpaw… I Think…

The Scars of Velious expansion may at last be complete on Fippy Darkpaw.

The last armor quest on the mighty list of 42 armor quests, the Armor of Icicles, finally got wrapped up on November 3rd by… well… it doesn’t say.

But then none of the armor bit show who completed them, which somewhat defeats the purpose of making a little floaty text thingy to honor the person who first got the item on the server.  Go SOE.

Anyway, thanks go out to that final unknown hero among many unknown heroes for ticking that last check box so that everything looks nice in the expansion progress window.

There is still one mystery item on The Scars of Velious achievements, but I am not sure what it represents.

One empty circle... not sure what it means

And I am not sure if it matters.

Those who purport to know assure me that the only gate to setting off the 60 day countdown to the unlock vote for the next expansion, the Shadows of Luclin, was the awakening of The Sleeper, an event which occurred on September 14th on Fippy Darkpaw (and a little less than two weeks later on Vulak).

That would put the start of the vote for the unlock of Luclin at the 13th of November at the earliest, with a potential opening of the expansion before the end of the month.

If the votes are affirmative, and there is no reason to think that they will not be, Luclin will open up on Fippy Darkpaw and Vulak just in time to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the original launch of the expansion, which came out on December 4, 2001.

Meanwhile, the 18th EverQuest expansion, Veil of Alaris, will be coming out on November 15th.

While the content of this expansion won’t be available on the progression servers for a long time (if ever… the last progression servers were merged into Live servers by the time they got close to being current), the fact that all EverQuest players use the same client means that progression server players can look forward to new hotbars, among other features, being pushed out with the expansion.

TL;DR version: Luclin and new hotbars coming soon.

The Azeroth Travel Poster Contest is Now Closed to Entries

I should have posted this yesterday, but I’ve had a cold and that has delayed a number of things.

The final total is 16 entries from 13 individuals.  I will now spend the next week figuring out who has actually won.

Not an easy task.

But I will have it figured out by Sunday, November 13th, at which point somebody will get a code for a sparkle pony.

In the mean time, here is an entry from James.

Visit the Beautiful Hinterlands

He chose a stylized look which works pretty well.