Debt of the Ratonga is Live!

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Dexella, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Dexella Associate Producer

    Hello Gamers!

    We're very proud to announce today's launch of the 15th full release for Legends of Norrath, Debt of the Ratonga!

    The first launch since our fifth anniversary, Debt of the Ratonga, contains incredible new cards for your decks and a few old favorites brought back with some interesting changes. The Oathbound keyword Frenzy has been reworked and now offers powerful new options that we were just right to give to our new Ratonga and Roekillik units.

    As always, the EverQuest and EverQuest II teams have provided us some great new loot for Debt of the Ratonga. For EQ, we have cool new mounts like the Highland Cragslither Saddle, Ornate Flying Carpet and the Steed of War Saddle. You can jazz up your weapons with the Lightforged Ornament set for dagger, shield and longsword. In EQII, we have the Pranster's Emerald Skystrider and Spellweaver's Red Flying Carpet, lots of Ratonga themed loot including two new items for your Dungeon Maker toolbox and even a three-cheese snack table for your house!
    One of the things we heard loud and clear at SOE Live in October is that players wanted to see more of the cool LON art in painting form to hang in their in-MMO houses. Both EQ and EQII gets lots of new painting featuring some really awesome art INCLUDING a set featuring the Producers from EQ, EQII and LON!

    Lobby Changes
    The Casual Games menu has been removed! Instead of breaking the players into multiple lobbies, all Casual Games are now collapsed into a single lobby. This is just the start of many UI changes that we are working on to make the game easier to understand and play and more appealing for new and returning players. Stay tuned for more!

    Another thing that players told us about at SOE Live was the clunkiness of the Collection Manager. Each time we add a new set of cards to LON, it just makes that load time longer. This is also affecting how long it takes to open packs. So with Debt of the Ratonga, we've made small changes while we work on some larger optimization tasks over the New Year.
    When you open the Collection Manager now, you will see the following at the top of the screen.
    These three quick tabs will allow you to access specific points of your Collection faster. The Collection will default to Packs so when this screen loads, it will only load your packs. This is a considerable savings in load time and if all you're doing is opening packs, it will happen much quicker now.
    Please play around with this and watch how the "Filter" and "Jump To" options interact with the new quick tabs. We think you'll like it!

    Membership Packs
    There's been a slight change to the free packs that we award monthly to the Gold Members in EverQuest and EverQuest II. Starting with the launch of Debt of the Ratonga, free member packs will be awarded on the member's first log in that month. We've completely removed the "anniversary date" which confused a lot of players. Furthermore, the Gold Member MUST log in during a calendar month to get that month's worth of packs. Packs will no longer accumulate from month to month. Unopened packs and unredeemed Choose A Pack loot cards from previous months and prior to this change will not be touched. To get your packs moving forward, just log in each month! The Choose A Pack cards awarded in December may be redeemed for any regular LON booster pack from sets 1 – 14.

    Legends of Norrath Fifth Anniversary Treasury
    And by the way, the Legends of Norrath Fifth Anniversary Treasury is now live at Check out the selected art and from sets 1-14 and more! The Legends of Norrath Fifth Anniversary Treasury is available in a 186 page full color paperback for $38.20 each or as a digital download for various tablets and formats for just $4.99. Log into MagCloud and search "Legends of Norrath".

    We hope you enjoy our latest effort for Legends of Norrath. We have lots of cool plans that we're working on behind the scenes and want your input! Let us know what you think of Debt of the Ratonga and what you'd like to see in 2013.

    Mark Tuttle
    Executive Producer, Legends of Norrath
  2. Emms Member

    Where can I find pictures of the new loot? on I can't find any pics of the loot. I haven't tried LON museum, but I do want to be able to look at some cool pics on web. I would wish for a easy way to over look loot from the LON collections, atm it's a lot of clicking in above linked webpage, a few screen shots would be really nice! ;)
  3. Absyntheea Well-Known Member

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  5. Lucus Well-Known Member

    Im gonig to point it out for people with perception/attention problems:

  6. Obano Well-Known Member

    Prior to the update of Debt of the Ratonga I had about 100 unopened packs and now they are gone. Really would like to know what happened to all those Packs.
  7. redwoodtreesprite Well-Known Member

    Try cllicking on the 3 tabs and give each one time to load. I was worried after reading your post and loaded in my hubby's account that had a bunch of saved packs. At first it showed no packs at all, even though he got the 5 packs delivered popup. Then after a bit. everything loaded correctly.

    Yeah, I know, just what we need. Lag in basic LoN loads...


    Hmm, just thought of something I want clarified. We will still be able to choose from all the earlier pack sets after this month, right? It won't just be the ratonga one from January on?
  8. Skwor Active Member

    Actually per this statement which was reinforced here

    I have to ask Dexella and SOE to please respond. It is clear the Dec 2012 free packs will not apply but nothing is said about all the previous months saved up free packs. Why can I not use them for the Debt of Rotanga loot cards? You never said they would not apply, only the December ones would not.

    In fact you even say cards prior to December will not be changed so I can reasonably expect them to apply to the new card set just like they always have in the past.

    Please re-activate the other loot cards for Debt of Rotanga, that were obtained outside December, so we can use them on the new set just like your quoted posts indicate.
  9. Absyntheea Well-Known Member

    If you're not seeing your "Choose a pack" packs under your "packs" tab, look under your "loot" tab. Don't ask me why.. but that's where mine were.
  10. Dexella Associate Producer

    I posted this in the other thread, but I'll include it here as well:

  11. Lempo Well-Known Member

    Please stop angle-shooting.

    Besides you are asking them to do something that is not possible, the previously awarded packs can not possible be re-activated for Debt of Rotanga as they never were able to claim them with those packs because these changes were put in WITH the release of Debt of the Ratonga, additionally there is no such thing as Debt of Rotanga so in either case what you are asking them do do couldn't be done as you phrased it anyway.
  12. Skwor Active Member

    Thank you for clearing it up. Disappointed but at least properly informed now.

    On a serious note, given the way cards are dated changed (no longer tracking their anniversary something or another) and the fact you and the executive producer were specific about "December only for CAP cards" did imply that previous CAP cards would be usuable for this newest expansion.

    I know communications can be challenging but you are a big company with educated and trained professionals to avoid such confusions :rolleyes:
  13. Lempo Well-Known Member

    It didn't imply that at all.
  14. Emms Member

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