The Shadows of Luclin Complete on Fippy Darkpaw

The EverQuest expansion, The Shadows of Luclin, went live on the Fippy Darkpaw progression server back on November 21st.

Well, the last boss was cleared as of December 4th.  While the official timeline remains broken, in that it no longer shows who completed quests or killed bosses, reports indicate that Twisted Legion, the dominant guild on the server, brought down Aten Ha Ra.  This event starts the 60 day clock to the next expansion vote.

Luclin Bosses Down

The next vote should commence around the end of January, with the expansion opening, if the “yes” vote passes, by the second week of February at the latest.

The next expansion in line is actually a combo pack if reports are correct, and will include BOTH The Planes of Power and the Lost Dungeons of Norrath expansions.

This actually puts the releases out of order, as The Legacy of Ykesha originally came out between those two expansions.  As I understand it, the raid focused Planes of Power and the group focused Lost Dungeons of Norrath were viewed as complimentary sets of content.  So you Frogloks will have to wait until the unlock after that it seems.

This, of course, lead to more forum posts about voting “no” on expansions, which at least might distract from the ongoing complaints about the speed of AA experience.  Planes of Power remains… controversial nine years later… but then so do most of the post-Velious expansions.

2 thoughts on “The Shadows of Luclin Complete on Fippy Darkpaw

  1. bhagpuss

    What is the logic behind releasing the expansions out of order? I could see cutting the 60 day lock down for Ykesha because it wasn’t a full expansion but why place it out of order? And why open PoP and LDoN together?

    I suppose I could go and read the threads but EQ/2 forums are really scary places.


  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Bhagpuss – I haven’t been able to find an “official” explanation, and I do not recall if this was the way they did it for the previous progression servers. All I can recall was some speculation about this balancing a very raid focused expansion (PoP, which I remember my EQ raider friends complaining about for quite a while… mostly for being broken) and a solo/group oriented expansion (LDoN, which remains controversial… and what expansion after Velious isn’t… for introducing instancing).

    The EQ forums are mostly scary these days because of their lack of activity and the fact that it is almost always the same dozen or so people posting in any given forum, advancing the same opinions over and over again.


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