II players have long hoped for an expansion returning players to
Velious. Scars of Velious, the second expansion in the original
EverQuest, was a favorite of long-time players. With the appearance of
the the icy Order of Rime last summer many players were sure Velious was coming, and were surprised when Sentinel's Fate took EQII players to the lost island of Odus.
Astute player Vulkoor found some interesting files downloading in April, which included othmir (an otter race from Velious) and Tserrina the near-legendary boss of the original Tower of Frozen Shadow. The appearance of Coldain dwarves in New Halas (now on the EQII test servers), have expectations high.
Today observant (and persistant) players found an entry at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. SOE applied for the trademark on EVERQUEST II DESTINY OF VELIOUS.
While we're sure SOE will not announce the 7th EverQuest II expansion
before they're ready, we feel confident in predicting that yes, the
next expansion will return us to the land of snow bunnies and Thurgadin, frost giants and the Temple of Veeshan.
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