History VideoGame / EverQuestII

16th Nov '16 6:50:23 AM supergod
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6th Oct '16 7:05:35 PM nombretomado
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''[=EverQuest=] 2'' (2004) takes place 500 years after the original ''{{EverQuest}}''. Immediately after the events of the Plane of Time from the first game, the Gods all left, the Ogres started the 2nd Rallosian War and nearly conquered all of Antonica again, Norrath suffered from a great cataclysm known as The Rending that tore up the entire planet over the course of 300 years, and finally, "The Shattering" happened when the moon Luclin exploded, raining down on the face of Norrath. Antonica took the brunt of the armageddon, despite having already been split into several continents from the Rending. The initial myth arc was that the seas were finally calm enough after Luclin's fall to be sailed, and the adventurers were seeking out all the old lands. There was also a cold war going on between Freeport and Qeynos. The former fell under the hold of the mysterious Overlord Lucan D'Lere, the latter is ruled by the descendant of [=EQ1's=] Antonius Bayle, Antonia Bayle.

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''[=EverQuest=] 2'' (2004) takes place 500 years after the original ''{{EverQuest}}''.''VideoGame/{{EverQuest}}''. Immediately after the events of the Plane of Time from the first game, the Gods all left, the Ogres started the 2nd Rallosian War and nearly conquered all of Antonica again, Norrath suffered from a great cataclysm known as The Rending that tore up the entire planet over the course of 300 years, and finally, "The Shattering" happened when the moon Luclin exploded, raining down on the face of Norrath. Antonica took the brunt of the armageddon, despite having already been split into several continents from the Rending. The initial myth arc was that the seas were finally calm enough after Luclin's fall to be sailed, and the adventurers were seeking out all the old lands. There was also a cold war going on between Freeport and Qeynos. The former fell under the hold of the mysterious Overlord Lucan D'Lere, the latter is ruled by the descendant of [=EQ1's=] Antonius Bayle, Antonia Bayle.



* CanonDiscontinuity: In terms of the lore and history behind the world of Norrath, things are split up into two categories. First is that anything actually found inside EverQuest, EverQuest 2 (up to a certain point in time for its own storyline with EverQuest), and EverQuest Online Adventures is official canon to the games. There's also the tabletop Pen & Paper versions of the games, which have much more detailed stories and lore, but aren't considered canon unless it's also covered in the game.
** [=EQ2=] came out during a relatively brief window of time when the Frogloks had taken over Grobb (hometown of the trolls) and renamed it Gukta. In the original EverQuest, the Trolls would eventually retake their home town a few years later, but this never happened in [=EQ2=]'s timeline, so the Trolls getting kicked out is official canon to [=EQ2=]. Gukta itself was destroyed in the 2nd Rallosian War. That doesn't explain why Grobb is suddenly back in the Moors of Ykesha though. Seriously, no lore at all explaining when, how, or why it was re-founded.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: In terms of the lore and history behind the world of Norrath, things are split up into two categories. First is that anything actually found inside EverQuest, EverQuest [=EverQuest=], [=EverQuest=] 2 (up to a certain point in time for its own storyline with EverQuest), [=EverQuest=]), and EverQuest [=EverQuest=] Online Adventures is official canon to the games. There's also the tabletop Pen & Paper versions of the games, which have much more detailed stories and lore, but aren't considered canon unless it's also covered in the game.
** [=EQ2=] came out during a relatively brief window of time when the Frogloks had taken over Grobb (hometown of the trolls) and renamed it Gukta. In the original EverQuest, [=EverQuest=], the Trolls would eventually retake their home town a few years later, but this never happened in [=EQ2=]'s timeline, so the Trolls getting kicked out is official canon to [=EQ2=]. Gukta itself was destroyed in the 2nd Rallosian War. That doesn't explain why Grobb is suddenly back in the Moors of Ykesha though. Seriously, no lore at all explaining when, how, or why it was re-founded.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Rallos Zek, the God of War, in the Destiny of Velious expansion pack and the subsequent patches "Children of War" and "The War of Zek". Rallos [[{{Retcon}} was always an evil god]], and has tried to put his ambitions of war and conquest into motion numerous times in the past, including the Planes of Power expansion pack in EverQuest and both Rallosian Wars. This time around, once Kerafyrm absorbed the powers of Roehn Theer, Rallos wanted to fight Kerafyrm immediately, even while knowing that one possible side effect of killing Kerafyrm would be the dissolution of all existence. Why? Because he believes that with the powers of Theer, he can become the True King and plunge Norrath into perpetual war. Not Jerkass enough for you? His plan is to kill his children Vallon, Tallon and Sullon Zek, and absorb their power back into himself to make himself a match for Kerafyrm, and after he's beaten Kerafyrm, use the power of Theer to kill all the other Gods and rule Norrath unopposed.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Rallos Zek, the God of War, in the Destiny of Velious expansion pack and the subsequent patches "Children of War" and "The War of Zek". Rallos [[{{Retcon}} was always an evil god]], and has tried to put his ambitions of war and conquest into motion numerous times in the past, including the Planes of Power expansion pack in EverQuest [=EverQuest=] and both Rallosian Wars. This time around, once Kerafyrm absorbed the powers of Roehn Theer, Rallos wanted to fight Kerafyrm immediately, even while knowing that one possible side effect of killing Kerafyrm would be the dissolution of all existence. Why? Because he believes that with the powers of Theer, he can become the True King and plunge Norrath into perpetual war. Not Jerkass enough for you? His plan is to kill his children Vallon, Tallon and Sullon Zek, and absorb their power back into himself to make himself a match for Kerafyrm, and after he's beaten Kerafyrm, use the power of Theer to kill all the other Gods and rule Norrath unopposed.
6th Oct '16 5:58:22 PM McJeff
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[=EQ2=] added a few new races to the game, as well as vastly different gameplay mechanics. Most notably, there is ample content for single players, and it is possible to advance to the maximum level (100 as of the ''Altar of Malice'' expansion) without ever stepping into a group. Quest lines are easier to follow, and rewards are easier to come by. However, [=EQ2=] now faces the same issue its predecessor does of too many players at the upper level. SOE has responded to this problem by trying to make it easier for players to rush through all of the "old world" content and get to level 95 as fast as possible.

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[=EQ2=] added a few new races to the game, as well as vastly different gameplay mechanics. Most notably, there is ample content for single players, and it is possible to advance to the maximum level (100 as of the ''Altar of Malice'' expansion) without ever stepping into a group. Quest lines are easier to follow, and rewards are easier to come by. However, [=EQ2=] now faces the same issue its predecessor does of too many players at the upper level. SOE has responded to this problem by trying to make it easier for players to rush through all of the "old world" content and get to maximum level 95 as fast as possible.
20th Aug '16 10:01:45 AM nombretomado
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* OurGnomesAreWeirder: These gnomes are based heavily on the DragonLance tinker gnomes, although they're much more competent (but still blamed for 99% of everything that ever goes wrong, even when they're not involved.)

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* OurGnomesAreWeirder: These gnomes are based heavily on the DragonLance Literature/{{Dragonlance}} tinker gnomes, although they're much more competent (but still blamed for 99% of everything that ever goes wrong, even when they're not involved.)
18th Jul '16 2:03:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* WrongGenreSavvy: The raptors in The Withered Lands. They know enough to use the little glowing feather "this NPC has a quest for you" marker to ambush players, which would make them DangerouslyGenreSavvy - except they don't realize that this isn't an action movie, it's an RPG, and they're just trash mobs.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: The raptors in The Withered Lands. They know enough to use the little glowing feather "this NPC has a quest for you" marker to ambush players, which would make them DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy - except they don't realize that this isn't an action movie, it's an RPG, and they're just trash mobs.
12th Jul '16 5:34:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeingGodIsHard: The eternal vampire Mayong Mistmoore managed to obtain Godhood in the backstory, just as he intended. However, after a few hundred years, he got bored with it and voluntarily changed himself back into a vampire. At least then he could be more of an impact on the mortals of Norrath.
21st Jun '16 2:10:12 PM gewunomox
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** ''Shot Through The Heart'': BonJovi (E-Day 2010)

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4th Jun '16 5:54:45 AM morenohijazo
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* EverybodyHatesAres: Rallos Zek, the God of War, has tried to plunge Norrath into perpetual war countless times across history, including rallying up a gigantic army of Ogres to take over the world twice, using the Plane of Time to send a gigantic war machine carrying the Norrath equivalent of a nuclear bomb back in time to devastate the planet, and trying to kill his own three children to absorb their powers.
4th Apr '16 8:19:19 PM McJeff
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** A recent example - in the ''Sentinel's Fate'' era Roehn Theer raid boss fight (which a small minority of players will ever see), there are four runes with the names of former Gods that were killed by Theer. Those dead Gods became plot relevant in the ''Terrors of Thalumbra'' expansion.
12th Mar '16 12:56:41 PM McJeff
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* OrcusOnHisThrone: For someone so monstrously powerful, Kerafyrm sure doesn't seem to do much. He has yet to actually make an in-game appearance.

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: For someone so monstrously powerful, Kerafyrm sure doesn't seem to didn't do much. He has yet to actually make an in-game appearance.Of course, once he finally did, it didn't go so well for him.



* OurTrollsAreDifferent: [=EQ2=] trolls are based on standard D&D trolls - big, green, not very intelligent, regenerative, and weak to fire. Though the latter three traits are barely noticeable in these days of ridiculous stat inflation.



* PhlebotinumOverload: [[spoiler:Kerafyrm]] now has the Power of the Nameless. However, the power was meant ''only'' for Roehn Theer, and Theer needed his swords Enoxus and Aeteok to properly channel it. [[spoiler:Kerafyrm]] has neither of the swords, his reasoning being that he now has the power, and the swords are just mundane vessels to store it, so he didn't need them. If he tries to use this power, Theer believes that it will "hasten the cataclysm foretold in the Age's End Prophecy" by literally unmaking the world.
** On top of that, Rallos Zek, the God of War himself, is after the power aswell to become the "True King", a kind of "God of Gods" to plunge the entire universe into war, but even if he does kill Kerafyrm, there is a chance killing the Prismatic Dragon will end the universe as well.

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* PhlebotinumOverload: [[spoiler:Kerafyrm]] now has Kerafyrm had the Power of the Nameless. However, the power was meant ''only'' for Roehn Theer, and Theer needed his swords Enoxus and Aeteok to properly channel it. [[spoiler:Kerafyrm]] has Kerafyrm had neither of the swords, his reasoning being that he now has the power, and the swords are just mundane vessels to store it, so he didn't need them. If he tries Theer believed that if Kerafyrm tried to use this power, Theer believes that it will would "hasten the cataclysm foretold in the Age's End Prophecy" by literally unmaking the world.
** On top of that, Rallos Zek, the God of War himself, is was after the power aswell as well to become the "True King", a kind of "God of Gods" to plunge the entire universe into war, but even war. Even if he does did kill Kerafyrm, there is was a chance killing the Prismatic Dragon will end would have ended the universe as well.well. He ended up getting himself killed instead, though.
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