In a letter by the current EverQuest producer, Clint Worley, it was announced that the production cycle of the game was going to be altered to allow for one expansion release every year. Previously, two expansions had been produced annually.
Within the fictional storyline of the game, the evil gnomish necromancer, Meldrath the Malignant, takes his Fortress Mechanotus to the skies on a mission of destruction exposing a network of mineshafts and tunnels that lead across the Steamfont Mountains to the unexplored lands of Faydwer.
Announced encounters include steamwork machines and the prismatic dragon, Kerafyrm.
- Heroic Items: will allow abilities beyond their maximum potential.
- Level cap increase to level 80.
- New Zones, Non Player Characters, and Interactive Objects.
- New Alternate Advancement Abilities, Spells, and Items.