On that date, those who have purchased the 13th expansion will get access to not only the new zones, dungeons, and quests but also epic 2.0 weapons, new crafting recipes and signature quest line, and four new ascension classes. The ascension classes are EQII’s new progression, as the level cap is not increasing. Each level 100 character will be able to learn and level up all four of the available ascension classes, but only one can be active at any given time.
Two other incoming features are all about getting dressed: one for mercenary gear and one for players. Mercenaries will now be able to grow in power by equipping either merc-specific or actual player gear. As a nice bonus, everyone who gets Kunark Ascending will have access to mercenaries without having to purchase that feature separately. As for players, the long-requested wardrobe feature will finally be a thing! It will allow players to get all the gear and costumes they use cosmetically out of their bags and into their own collection window.
Pre-orders are available now, with a special bonus of a statue housing item and beta access (which is slated for October 11th). All packages include a level 100 character boost, while the higher tiers offer special mounts, a new prestige house, and more. The standard edition will cost $34.99, and the collector’s will be $89.99. The premium edition comes in at $139.99.
For more details and to get a glimpse of the expansion, watch the official announcement stream. Also, keep an eye out for our next EverQuesting column, which will delve even deeper into Kunark Ascending’s offerings.