Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Everquest- House of Thule Goodies!

Today EQplayers had the Producer's Letter up for the new expansion, House of Thule. Some really interesting information worth checking out. While nothing we didn't really know much of before it's a little more in depth. What really interests me about this expansion is the housing!!

I thought Everquest housing would be more along the lines of the instanced version that EQ2 has. However it was stated that housing will be in neighborhoods! Very cool, I know a lot of players really love this idea. The only game I've had a chance to experience with this type of setting was Dark Age of Camelot, which was  great. So it's exciting, I'm just frothing at the mouth for Everquest housing!

An excerpt from the Producer's Letter:
Player Housing! Housing in HoT will allow players to purchase housing plots in their own new neighborhoods. We will be allowing players to purchase up to two housing plots at launch. Next, different sized houses can be sought to place on each of your plots. Your plots can be in the same neighborhood or in differing neighborhoods. This is a good chance to get with your friends or guildmates and rush to start your own guild neighborhood. However, just like real life, we will not be assisting if an ogre moves into an all gnome neighborhood. So find some ogre spray and teach your kids to travel in pairs.

I suppose we've waited long enough for housing in EQ, some say it's been too long. Better late than never, right?! I think so. I often said, over the last year, if Everquest had housing I'd have to be hard pressed to leave Norrath for other games. Plus SOE has the best housing in MMO games, I'm sure it will be fantastic in Everquest! Pics please!!

I had wanted to wait for the expansion to come out to head back to Norrath but I am thinking we may be heading back 'home' sooner than expected, Dire has been homesick for Norrath lately. Plus this week, a whole week long of bonus xp, very tempting!  I suppose they listened to all the people that had complained about being away for holiday weekends and made sure everyone could benefit at some point- Thanks SOE!

More good things on the horizon, bigger bags, a trophy system, more AAs. Check it out here. Also some awesome preorder goodness here.

See ya in Norrath!



  1. Player housing AND bigger bags. Two things we thought impossible wrapped into the same expansion. Now we just need need cross server instances. =p

    On a vaguely related note, I'm rather surprised WoW hasn't jumped on the player housing boat, but perhaps most WoW players aren't as excited about it as I am.

    I'd also really like to see player owned businesses in a game, like a shop that you'd stock with whatever items, or a farm where you can grow crops (for food or crafting) but have to fend off pests and thieves.

  2. I know! I want to get the collectors edition for the nice big 22 slot bag hehe. I was just thinking the other night how much the bag space would help out!

    I had hopes that maybe we could set up shop in our houses but maybe in the future we will have something similar.

    I am surprised WoW hasn't picked up on it either, a lot of people love the idea of player housing and I think they could do so much with it... Maybe in the future they will. After all, it did take EQ like eleven years to jump on board lol!

  3. No estб seguro de que esto es verdad:), pero gracias a un cargo.





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