EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer review

Where girls can be pretty and even tough guys can be fairies

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    floating fae

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    EverQuest nostalgia

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    Favors from the gods


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    Dry spells between quests

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    Tradeskills required to tinker

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    Vulnerablity while gliding

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We know you manly men out there cringe at the thought of being caught role-playing as an effete fairy, but you won't want to miss out on the new fae race in the latest EQ II expansion. The colorful wings are a big draw, but what makes the fae so sweet is their ability to glide. You can jump from anythingfor some serious soaring fun without taking any falling damage. The only downfall is that if you take any damage while in flight you'll drop like a lead balloon.

Fans of the original EverQuest will be thrilled with the return of everything from Crushbone Keep to Mistmoore Castle as Echoes of Faydwer connects the dots of lore between EverQuest and EverQuest II more tightly, introducing multiple zones with names that should be quite familiar to players of the original game. But a lot has changed since then. So don't think you'll just be waltzing into the old Dwarven home of Kaladim. It'snow over-run with hostile creatures just itching for a fight.

More info

GenreRole Playing
DescriptionThe adventurers of EverQuest II prepare for their biggest expansion yet. In addition to a rarely seen new race, brace for a mountain of new content, for every player level.
Franchise nameEverQuest
UK franchise nameEverQuest
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Alternative names"EQ II: Echoes of Faydwer","Ever Quest II: Echoes of Faydwer"