Producer's Letter October 2023

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Angeliana, Oct 3, 2023.

  1. Angeliana Senior Community Manager

    To keep on tempo, it’s time to drum up the producer’s notes!

    It is time once again to reflect on what has happened in the last few months as the warm tendrils of summer give way to the cooler autumn months. We've come a long way and have farther to go before the end of 2023.
    Before we look back at what's already happened, I’d like to remind everyone that fundraising is underway for Extra Life already! As we are over halfway to our goal, I have no doubt we will smash our goal and set next year's bar higher still. We have some fantastic group, individual, and fundraiser incentives. Be sure to check out the Extra Life Guide for how to join Team Darkpaw if you have not done so yet.

    Without further ado, let's recap what's happened since my last Producer's Letter.

    Looking into what's coming up, we’ve got Nights of the Dead slated for this month. November will see Extra Life Game Day, as well as the Extra Life server bonuses, our Anniversary event and much more! The next few months are chock full of fun, you won’t want to miss a beat!

    • 2023's Expansion Beta + Pre-order
    • New updates to Nights of the Dead
    • Varsoon unlocks Runnyeye: The Gathering, Veksar: The Invasion, and Shard of Hate
    • Extra Life Game Day
    • Extra Life server bonuses
    • New updates to Heroes' Festival - Celebrate our 19th Anniversary!
    • 2023's Expansion Launch - EverQuest II's 20th Expansion!
    • New updates to Frostfell
    • Varsoon unlocks The Shadow Odyssey

    And now what you’ve all been waiting for, information about our 20th expansion! We will continue with a music theme as we announce: Ballads of Zimara. Beta started today with pre-orders. Learn more about it here.


    Calamitous impacts upon Norrath were but an overture to the songs of strife and oppression ringing out from the Plane of Sky. Norrathians, venture to the firmament lands in hopes of wresting lasting peace from a despotic foe, the Djinn Sovereign, and his growing army of metallic djinn!

    Ballads of Zimara features a level cap increase to 130 for adventure and tradeskills levels, new solo, heroic, and raid zones, new quests, and much more. Also new for this year, expand your arsenal interactively with Advanced Research and re-challenge your favorite encounters with whole new twists in Chrono Dungeons.

    Join us on beta and earn these exclusive beta rewards! More on Beta can be found here!

    Fabled Mount: Hengaron, Stormlord and Celestial Familiar: Grannus Firebrand

    The next few months I will begin working on the public 2024 Roadmap. EverQuest II is coming up on a milestone year, EverQuest II’s 20th Anniversary, and I cannot wait to share what we have in store for everyone. And with that, it is time to sign off this Producer’s Letter.


    Study the "clef notes" above and we’ll see you in game,

    Jenn Chan
    Head of Studio

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  2. Peredhel Active Member

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to more adventures.
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  3. Darksong New Member

    The one thing I would like to see is a stats squish, the numbers are ridiculously large and make no sense, where does it end as it grows and grows with each expansion. A reset and reduction would be much better
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  4. Evilary Well-Known Member

    I would say with their push to keep an expansion coming out a year, they don't have the staff to attempt something like this. It is getting rather rough and I really hate they compensate by using debuffs that counter healing in the new zones.
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