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EverQuest II running 'Hero's Call' promotion, free level 85 Heroic characters

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Sony Online Entertainment is introducing level 85 Heroic characters for those who want to jump into the high level content in EverQuest II. Logging in between now and October 15th gets you one free Heroic.

SOE also explain how to get hold of a Heroic level 85 char outside this Hero's Call promo, which includes a 'Try Before You Buy' trial. Free and Silver accounts no longer restricted on items.

Brad McQuaid returns to EverQuest after 12 years

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A founding designer for EverQuest has returned to the series having have left it 12 years ago. Brad McQuaid worked at Verant Interactive before Sony Online Entertainment snapped the studio up.

He left in 2001 to form Sigil Games, which was later bought by SOE in 2007. McQuaid has decided to return to the series he helped create, finding it "still very much the EQ I was involved with."

Everquest II goes free to play, Age of Discovery expansion announced

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For the last year, Everquest II had been split into the subscription-based MMO and a free-to-play, browser-based game called Everquest II X. Sony Online Entertainment has announced that since the free-to-play version has been successful, the two populations will be merged into a single, free-to-play MMO.

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