While your big names like World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic battle it out for MMO prominence, SOE's Everquest II has been quietly plugging away with a steady stream of updates since its 2004 launch. The latest add-on to MMO gaming's first name in lifestyle-crippling addiction is now live: here's some images and the trailer.
As mentioned previously, the Everquest II Skyshrine update will cater to all, but just how much complementary stuff you'll get depends on which EQII add-ons you've previously purchased.
Owners of the barebones EQII itself get two new zones, the titular dragon citadel and the enchantment-blighted Withered Lands, which as far as we can tell is a sort of magical Chernobyl. Owners of the Destiny of Velious add-on also get a new level-cap of 92, as well as new tradeskill quests and items, prestige abilities and Drake mounts.
For those who've got the Age of Discovery add-on installed, Skyshrine will also add new Dungeon Maker adventurers and a new Poet's Palace theme, as well as new recipes, mercenaries and tameable creatures. Everquest II: homewrecking since 2004 and still going strong!