I'm not sure how much it is "Part 2" besides the lore. See below. Yes. In fact, no where have I seen the Developers state flat out that you will die pretty much off the bat doing normal zone group stuff if you don't have Essence of the Dragon I. I've seen a few posts by players, but no official word. Since RoS is still in beta, we really need a straight out statement by the Developers so we can know for sure. Anything can still be changed at this point (well, in an online game, anything can always be changed at anytime) and we don't know if this will go live. I now have to waste 38 minutes of my life watching the Livestream to see if they mention anything there. Sigh. Right after I thank them for posting that statement so I don't have to, now I have to... Here we go with my snarky and negative comments typed as I watch it: So far, they have spent 5 minutes on a sales pitch for RoS. Nothing useful other than going to level 110 said yet. Boy, I so love livestreams for conveying information...NOT! Ok, now they are showing off the ugly helmet as sooooo awesome. Yes, something that should take one screenshot image and three lines of text is taking up minutes of time. More time talking about the web page, which we could just actually visit the webpage instead. Now images of the housing item for pre-order. I've now spent 10 minutes and learned stuff which would take 30 seconds if it was not a video but instead was a few images and 20 lines of text. 12 minutes in, they are looking for the teleport items that cost more money. Again, this would take 3 lines of text and two images. Now talking about lore, which is actually interesting. The video isn't bad here. The colors are very dull, though. I guess the city is just foggy. All that lava smoke. Also, it is very popular for video games to be "muddy" as far as colors go, so I guess it is expected. Now they are showing off the Hero's Forge armor. Now 16 minutes into the livestream and that's all the information. They are showing off one example of the Hero's Forge and saying that things aren't set yet. 17 minutes and finally saying there are 9 raids. Also showing off a second set of Hero's Forge. 18 minutes and we now know the raids take place in 5 zones. 19 minutes and explaining how to get into beta, something covered elsewhere and could be sent in an email once you purchase RoS. 20 minutes: There are new AAs! I know, totally unexpected. Also telling the clueless that anything done on beta does not affect your live character. More lore now, which is interesting. Too bad I have no idea about EQ lore but I can't complain about this because it is an important part of the game. It's my problem I can't relate. Now saying that mercs level up with you, which really doesn't need to be said, since that is how mercs have worked since being introduced. Also repeating that levels go to 110. Because if you missed it before, we need to tell you again, because unlike text, you can't go back and re-read something you somehow missed because, I don't know, you were drunk? 24 minutes in and besides the lore explaining the story in EoK continues, there is zero mention that anything in RoS requires you to do anything in EoK. 26 minutes in, we see the familiars you can buy with the expensive editions. Yes, more sales pitches, which I understand and don't object to...if I could avoid having to watch them just to see if there is some actual information somewhere here. More video and lore. Interesting but really should be separate from actual gameplay information. 28 minutes and they are explaining that progression servers don't get RoS, just in case someone doesn't understand what PROGRESSION means. Next up, I figure they will start explaining that EQ requires a Windows computer and can't be played on your smartphone or MacIntosh. Now more sales pitch for Collector's edition mount. 30 minutes in. Again, I understand and don't object to sales pitches, the staff at Daybreak needs to get paid. I get it. But why do I have to watch this just to get game information. 31 minutes and back to the webpage https://www.everquest.com/expansion-content They are making sure that those who can't read or understand how to use a web browser get the information. 32 minutes and they are explaining the premium familiars don't give stats. Mercs don't get new AAs. VP zone is keyed. New tradeskills. Chase loot will continue...they think. They are not sure on that 100%. They've tell us they've been working on this for 9 months. Not mentioned is why after all this work they still can't give us needed information in a web page but only in a livestream. [Future Fanra: After watching the whole livestream, they still don't mention anything needed to be done in EoK]. 35 minutes and reminding us we can pre-order, in case we have a huge short-term memory problem and forgot the other 5 times they told us in the past 35 minutes. Now finally discussing flagging, saying how you have to do content in 1st set of zones to do them in 2nd, and so on. Zero statement about anything EoK required. More talking about the lore and storyline, how pleased they are about it. I'm sure it is great. Finally done. 38 minutes of my life gone and can never be recovered. I am completely vindicated with my beliefs that livestreams are a waste of time unless you want to watch pretty pictures and hear a small amount about the lore. Zero comments from Daybreak about anything needed from EoK to do RoS. The only thing I've discovered is here: https://www.everquest.com/news/eq-ring-of-scale-expansion-features-2017 Which does not mention group stuff at all. So, I don't know if it is true or not. Players on the forums here are saying it is. Daybreak has not commented on the "rumor". And yes, I realize I've caused you to lose a few minutes of your life reading this. Be thankful I didn't make it a 38 minute long video.