The Terror of Luclin is Coming to EverQuest

The next EverQuest expansion, the 28th in the series, will be Terror of Luclin as the elder Norrath title takes its turn getting back to the moon.

The Terror of Luclin approaches

The lead in for the expansion says:

The shadows cast by the light of Luclin have been whispering of intrigues. The Akheva are on the move, striving to reassert their power and rebuild their moon-wide empire. Amidst the turmoil of their actions, rumors abound. Mayong Mistmoore has been seen on Luclin. The only known truth is that the master vampire has since disappeared into the shadows and even his devoted followers and sycophants have begun to worry.

Clearly something is stirring on the moon of Luclin. What secrets or magical power was the Lord of Mistmoore seeking? Is he trying to usurp another god? Do you have the strength to peer behind the shades and track down the vampire lord to prevent whatever evil he is plotting?

The Mistmoores on the moon I guess.

The expansion announcement lists out the features coming with it.  This time around there is a boost in the level cap, bringing that to 120 levels.

  • Level increase to 120.
  • 7 Expansion Zones
  • New Raids, Quests, and Missions
  • New Spells, Combat Abilities, and AAs
  • New Collections
  • Teleport Item Key Ring – every character on your account will get a 10-slot Key Ring to store teleportation items! You can add slots with marketplace items as you need them.

A lot of that is what one might consider the standard boilerplate of an EverQuest expansion.  They have been sparing with the level cap increases, doling them out every couple expansions, but the rest is par for the course.  More stuff to do, more places to see.  And when you’re on expansion 28, who is to argue with success?

The expansion is also now available for pre-order and available in the four packages that have become the standard.

Standard Edition – $34.99

You get the stuff listed above and a shadow weapon cosmetic item if you pre-order.

Collector’s Edition – $69.99

  • Standard Edition items plus:
  • Contract of the Stonegrabber (for every character)
  • Umbral Plains Mushroom (for every character)
  • Goblet of Adventure III x 2
  • Terror of Luclin Painting
  • Bloodbound Satchel
  • Zelniak Saddle
  • Metamorph Wand – Lightcrawler
  • Teleport Item Key Ring Slots (5 Slot Packs) x 9

Premium Edition – $139.99

Collector’s Edition items plus:

  • Umbral Plains Scrying Bowl (for every character)
  • Bloodbound Satchel
  • Ten Perfected Augmentation Distillers x 2
  • Shared Goblet of Adventure III x 2
  • Owlbear Saddle
  • Metamorph Wand – Rockhopper
  • Visage of the Akheva

Friends & Family Edition- $249.99

Premium Edition plus:

  • Bloodbound Satchel
  • Shared Goblet of Adventure III x 2
  • Tradable: Terror of Luclin
  • Tradable: Heroic Character
  • Tradable: Zelniak Saddle
  • Tradable: Owlbear Saddle
  • Tradable: Teleport Item Key Ring Slots (5 Slot Packs) x 9
  • Overseer Pack x 30
  • Halfling Heritage Crate x 5

Now, if you ask me, I am going to say that $250 is a tall price to pay for an EverQuest expansion.  I don’t know that there is $215 worth of fluff in that package over what you get with the base expansion.

However, the fact hat Daybreak keeps selling the Friends & Family Edition likely means somebody is buying it… a couple years back it was reported that half of expansion buyers splurge for something above the bask pack… and you don’t have to sell that many to make it worthwhile.

Anyway, that is the expected EverQuest expansion for 2021.  It is already in beta and will no doubt ship some time between now and mid-December.

7 thoughts on “The Terror of Luclin is Coming to EverQuest

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Tipa – Indeed, there was a time when I had the maps memorized and knew where everything was. Now when I venture back the in-game guide tells me to go to some zone and it is a multi-hour adventure just getting there. 22 years online and 28 expansions will tend to do that I guess.

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  2. The Friendly Necromancer

    Oo! It was 8 months ago I last played EQ. I dinged 100 and promptly lost interest. 3-4 months worth of work, I could actually catch up to current content!

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  3. bhagpuss

    I’ll get this (the basic edition, of course) but maybe not on release. With New World, the EQ2 expansion and GW2’s expansion in the New Year there’s not going to be time for everything.

    Of course, what’s actually in the expansion is pretty irrelevant to me (although that teleport ring does sound useful) because I’ll be levelling up in older zones. I basically pay the box fee for five more levels but it’s worth it. It’s not like I level fast! There’s also the trickle-down effect of new gear appearing on the Broker and also the price of current top-end gear dropping. And for once, thanks to Overseer, I have enough platinum to buy stuff.

    Speaking of Overseer, I notice they don’t mention it in the expansion notes. I hope that means it’s now just a regular aspect of the non-expansion update cycle, not that they’ve pushed it onto the “things we don’t talk about any more” pile. I really like Overseer content in both games.

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  4. flosch

    Bhagpuss: the most expensive pack contains “Overseer Pack x 30”, so that makes me think they will keep the feature rolling… at least for now.

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  5. flosch

    Ah, no worries, didn’t mean it like a criticism! Just happy that it looks like your favourite daily mechanic won’t be cast by the wayside for now.

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