The results are in! The community has voted and it looks like everyone is ready to assail Chardok and conquer Karnor’s Castle! The Rise of Kunark expansion will launch at noon PT on August 16th.
The final results for those of you interested were 66% of participants voted to unlock the next expansion.
RadarX, EQII Forums
As I noted earlier in the week, the Stormhold time locked expansion server was on the horns of a dilemma, stay put for a long stretch or move ahead to the next expansion.
The vote to unlock the Rise of Kunark expansion was up for the third time. If it failed to unlock yet again, the votes would be extended out to an every 90 day cycle, an idea that was causing much fuss on the forums.
However, it looks like the “yes” crowd got its act together. As RadarX, the CCP Falcon of Daybreak, announced, 66% of the votes cast were to unlock, up from 46% last time around.
For me, Rise of Kunark represents the last expansion where I really know anything about the story or content. It was, as with the Echoes of Faydwer expansion, a nod to the original EverQuest in design/content/lore.
The next expansion up for a vote is The Shadow Odyssey which, like every expansion after that, I couldn’t really tell you squat about. Even over at Wikipedia expansions after Rise of Kunark get the briefest of summaries on the page listing out EverQuest II expansions.