Clockwork Gamer has an interview with Froech, the Senior Producer who took over from Gallenite, with new information about the long-awaited epics. They were delayed from the Kunark expansion but Froech confirms that they are on target for Game Update 42, planned for the end of January. The epic items are all weapons.
The epic quests are described as class-based signature quests. They will be more difficult than signature quests and split into two parts: group and raid. You’ll receive an initial reward for the group stage, which you then hand in when you have done the requirements to receive the reward for the raid stage.
Read the full interview on clockworkgamer.com.