EverQuest: The Scars of Velious
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious
by Verant Interactive
Platform: Windows 98 / Me
ESRB Rating: Teen
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Online role-playing game
Second official expansion to EverQuest
New user interface
Designed for mid- to high-level players
Features new zones, new enemies, and new treasures
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious is the second official expansion of the online role-playing game EverQuest. Unlike The Ruins of Kunark, this is geared for gamers who have already played for several hundred hours and have characters that are level 30 and above. As with all expansions, the original game is required. There is a new 3-D interface, which allows players to customize their interface screens. New weapons, armor, and items are added to the EverQuest world--several with all-new graphics. Many new zones will be available for exploration, including two good-aligned planes for high-level characters: the Plane of Growth and the Plane of Mischief. The frozen continent of Velious also has been added, containing powerful creatures, some of which are variations of existing monsters. Others are all new, including a race of giants and a race of dragons at war with each other. By helping one side of this battle, players will gain powerful allies.
Pentium 200 MHz (older Model Cyrix processors will not work)
Windows 95 or 98
64 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Direct3D or Glide-compliant video card with 8 MB RAM
Sound Blaster-compatible sound card
Great Exp, March 27, 2002
Reviewer: Michael Goetzman from Marinette, WI United States
For everyone who has played everquest before, this place is cold! from dragons to dwarfs... icely! I played on sullon zek, and neutral owns it, its peaceful!
the best, March 19, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Webster, NY USA
EQ is the most fun you can have with a computer game. Patience and social skills required.
Each expansion has proved to be pretty darn cool.
EverQuest, January 2, 2002
Reviewer: Jeff from North Carolina
I would haft to say that EverQuest is the best game i was eve introduced to. Many of my friends play it so it never gets boring. Even though the game is 10.00 a month, it is worth. I would have to give Verent major Props on making this game. And on a scale i would give all the EvrQuest games a 10 out out of 10!
SoV, October 9, 2001
Reviewer: Nicholas Tognela from Western Australia.
This is really for the experianced gamer. I have spent, well about 28 days playing my druid, and hes only level 35, but its been fun. Velious opened up a whole new icy world. The exp is great, and its acctually a chalenge to kill things (except those snow cougers ;) )Velious is harsh, dangerous, but very new and exciting. Can't wait for SoL.
Hooked, August 29, 2001
Reviewer: Brian J Kiefer from Wayne, PA USA
This game is great fun. I was hooked to this game by level 3. I am now a level 33 Cleric and have been to about 30 zones in the game. I have met people from the West coast to Sweden and have made aliances with many people and have found out that people come to my group because I am in it. The young ones I find give me the most fun when I help them with a quest or when I complete a quest for a much needed item. Favors abound in this game and you will enjoy it as much as I have. Please come and experience the fun and excitement that I have found with this game.
EQ , the land of Norrath!, August 7, 2001
Reviewer: Nicole Adams from CA, San Jose
Let me first of all, tell you how i started playing EverQuest. A good friend of mine played it all the time and i HATED it and was so bored to sit there and watch him play all the time. One day i started a character and that is when i became addicted, and have been playing for almost a year now! You start out at level 1 , you have a huge choice of different classes and races to pick from.Trading items with players and merchants and killing MOBS and gaining levels is so much fun! There is no blood or gore. I enjoyed EQ and its many continents running around to new lands.. err ( zones) and meeting people online from across the world! There is always patches to better the game and it does get better every week! I suggest this game to ANYONE! I was NEVER the gaming type.. i was just a girl who liked TV and boys and make up.. hehehe .. now i play EQ and am so much happier now taht i have found a REAL hobby! As for the Scars of Velious addition to EQ.. BRAVO Verant and Sony! This new continent is for lvls 35 and up! ( although i took my cleric there at lvl 31). It is really..icy there but new creatures and litems to loot and a much better experience.. it isnt as crowded as the other continents and the loot is good and the experience is good! This game i give it a 5 stars for the fact that i hated the game, then tried and completly changed my mind and for its monsters or ( mobs) and for its graphics ( when Shadows of Luclin comes out will be EVEN better)! For everything! It has made me many new friends across the world and brings me to a special place,, EQ is the best!!!!!
Love it or hate it, it's still EQ, June 26, 2001
Reviewer: Chris Anderson from Sacramento, CA United States
I happen to like EQ. I've played since August, 1999 and averaged probably 10-15 hours of play a week. I enjoy the social interaction and grouping, as well as soloing.
If you like EQ, you'll love SoV. Once you get past 30th level in EQ, the areas that you can play start getting fewer and fewer, with more and more people contending for them. Kunark added quite a bit of content to the upper level game and that made things better.
SoV adds an enormous amount of content for the 30-60 level player. I happen to like it better than Kunark, but that's just preference. In addition, the quests have become more immersive and require more reliance on trade skills and such to complete. I happen to think that's a good thing, others may disagree.
I've noticed people complaining about the amount of time required to get a character to 30th level. It requires a commitment, to be sure. My 31st level necromancer has 6 days of playing time logged (6x24=144 hours) and that's reasonably fast. However, this is not out of line with other RPG games that I've played -- Baldur's Gate required about 200 hours from me to complete, for example.
It took me 3 months of casual playing to raise that necromancer to 31st level, so I don't think SoV is out of reach at all.
To be succinct: if you like EQ, you'll like SoV. If you hate EQ, then you'll probably hate SoV as well. 30th+ level is not unreachable at all for the casual gamer, and if you're level 30 or more, then SoV is worth buying.