RUINS OF KUNARK

(RoK)

 

The Ruins of Kunark was the first (1st) expansion for Everquest, released April 24, 2000.

It was originally sold on-line only from thenVerant on-line store and shipped to players at their home. Unforseen shipping delays caused a lot of players to miss the launch.

This expansion increased the maximum level to 60 (from 50), added the continent of Kunark, the Iksar race, the Monk class, epics and improved graphics.

This expansion also had the first "progressions" with "locked" zones that you gained access to via key quests (Howling Stones, Trakanon....)."

Epics were also the first "particle" gear (visual effects, such as the flaming sword).

The quest for an epic weapon was a nice addition in my opinion, however they seriously dropped the ball, failing to provide for "epic' upgrades with each expansion. This would be just the first of a ong line of fumbles where Sony would add game content and then generally forget all about it (failed to update it), with later expansions.

An epic should be the "ultimate" item a player can quest after, but very quickly, this was obviously not the case with epics.

Not only were they not the best items out there, they have only been updated three times since (and even then, they weren't significant upgrades). Right off the bat, for example, paladin epics were two-handed swords, when the classic picture most people have of a knight is with a sword and a shield, not just a sword.

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EXPANSION LINKS

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Everquest (Original)

--> RUINS OF KUNARK (1ST)

Scars of Velious (2nd)

Shadows of Luclin (3rd)

Planes of Power (4th)

Legacy of Ykesha (5th)

Lost Dungeons of Norrath (6th)

Gates of Discord (7th)

Omens of War (8th)

Dragons of Norrath (9th)

Depth of Darkhollow (10th)

Prophecy of Ro (11th)

The Serpents Spine (12th)

The Buried Sea (13th)

Secrets of Faydwer (14th)

Seeds of Destruction (15th)

Underfoot (16th)

House of Thule (17th)

Veil of Alaris (18th)

Rain of Fear (19th)

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