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January 18, 2024 - EQ Roadmap 2024
« on: January 18, 2024, 08:59:29 PM »
The Year of Darkpaw: An EverQuest® Celebration is on a roll with so much already going on and so much more to come! You can read about what's happened so far in the 2023 Final Producer's Letter and the 2024 New Year Post. Before we go too far, let's take a few moments to recap what happened at the tail end of last year. 

In November, our first annual Champion's Festival was run to help celebrate EverQuest II's anniversary! Speaking of EQII, we will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Next up was the Feast of Giving, complete with some new content. Our 30th Expansion, Laurion's Song, launched in December to round out the year.

I would be remiss if we failed to mention Extra Life and the amazing job you all did with fundraising and donating to help children in need! You all went above and beyond this year, and, as such, earned a whopping $174,572. This year's Darkpaw Games page is already up and ready for sign-ups. I have a feeling that 2024 will be another banner year!

Did we mention we have Year of Darkpaw swag for sale now? Head on over to the and grab some great stuff today, like this T-Shirt, Mouse Pad, and Poster!

And now, without further ado, this year's Roadmap.

January:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Year of Darkpaw Swag for sale
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            January quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 1 released on streaming services
        Ask Me Anything forum thread
    Laurion's Song Tier 1 Raids unlocked
    DirectX 11 API Port launches

February:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            February quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Soundtrack Volume 2 released on streaming services
        Adding January giveaway item for purchase
    Laurion's Song Tier 2 Raids unlocked
    Erollisi Day event returns

March:
    HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST!
        New anniversary content
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            March quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding February giveaway item for purchase
        Ask Me Anything responses posted
    Laurion's Song Tier 3 Raids unlocked
    EQ Swag Store Launch
    Brew Day event returns
    Bristlebane Day event returns
    Stomples Day event returns

April:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            April quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding March giveaway item for purchase
    Tempest Festival event returns

May:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            May quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding April giveaway item for purchase
    New Progression Servers (rulesets to be announced)

June:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            June quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding May giveaway item for purchase
    Pride Month Familiars
    Hardcore Heritage event returns
    Scorched Sky event returns

July:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            July quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding June giveaway item for purchase
    Potential server merge - Thornblade to Mischief
    Death, Death, Death event returns
    Living Legacy Raids event returns

August:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            August quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding July giveaway item for purchase
    Extra Life incentives announcement
    Stone Cold Summer event returns

September:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            September quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding August giveaway item for purchase
    Talk Like a Pirate Day event returns

October:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            October quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding September giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion beta + Pre-Order opens
    Nights of the Dead event returns

November:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            November quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding October giveaway item for purchase
    Champion's Festival event returns
        HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY EVERQUEST II!
    Extra Life Game Day
    Raid, Raid, Raid! event returns
    Feast of Giving event returns

December:
    The Year of Darkpaw
        Monthly collection, giveaway, limited edition items
        Anniversary Tower
            December quest, Heroic Adventure, and merchant items added
        Adding November giveaway item for purchase
    EverQuest's 31st expansion launch
    Frostfell event returns
    New Year's event returns

Throughout the Year:
    Server performance improvements
    Ongoing conversion of Suite windows to the New UI Engine
    Anti-cheat improvements

This concludes our 2024 Roadmap. Please remember that dates and events are subject to change as necessary.

Stay tuned as we map out this stellar year,

Jenn Chan
Head of Studio