EQ2 Icon Quick Start Guide: Shards of Destiny

Game Update 53: Shards of Destiny has been patched to the live servers and the servers are up!

Don’t miss the full patch notes on the forums: Game Update: Shards of Destiny – Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Highlights

The new Achievement System will finally be live, giving you the chance to track what you have achieved over the course of your Norrathian career. Many of the achievements offer rewards such as appearance items or new titles. You can see your achievement progress in a new tab in your quest journal (if you use a custom UI, you may need to update for this to appear).

Chronomagic comes to Norrath, the new auto-mentoring system. You will find Chronomages in the city zones (Qeynos, Freeport, Kelethin, Neriak and Gorowyn) who will temporarily reduce your adventure level.

Norrathian housing has seen some changes. All one, two and three room houses have been expanded to be more spacious. Five-room houses in Qeynos, Freeport and Maj’Dul have also been expanded. Kelethin and Maj’Dul housing have had windows and archways added. Most houses have been been given an extra item allowance of 100 items. Our Housing Locations Reference will be updated to include the correct room numbers within the next week or so. You can see images of the new decorations on the Shards of Destiny Preview: Housing Renovations.

Miragul’s Planar Shard is a new 4-group raiding zone using a new system of scaled difficulty.

Shard of Love is a new scaling group zone which offers appearance items as rewards – the reaction from test is that these are some of the best appearance items in the game! The zone is focused on sharing the lore of the Marr twins and is the first time the Plane of Love has been seen in any of the Everquest games. You can read an interview with Nathan “Kaitheel” McCall on Shards of Destiny Preview : Shard of Love.

Great starting information here: The EQ2 Wire ยป Shard of Love

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Live Event

If you want to take part in the live event, you better act fast.

From the patch notes:

The Quellithulians are hard at work reactivating the Ulteran Teleportation Spires across Norrath! They may be found in Antonica, Commonlands, the Thundering Steppes, Nektulos Forest, the Enchanted Lands, Zek, the Orcish Wastes, the Feerrott, Everfrost, Lavastorm and Loping Plains. A wide variety of rewards is available for players who assist their project.

The ruined Ulteran Spires in Zek, Everfrost, Lavastorm and the Loping Plains are in need of volunteers to help to rebuild them.

The existing spires in the Commonlands, Antonica, Enchanted Lands, Feerrott, Thundering Steppes and Nektulos Forest need volunteers to help re-power and align them.

The event includes a number of different types of quests: delivery, collection, combat and tradeskill. You will be rewarded with tokens so that you can choose your rewards from a faction merchant. There are also rumors of an epic x2 boss mob that will need to be killed in order to allow progress on the spires to continue.

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

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