Fan Faire: What's Coming Next for EverQuest?

During my time at SOE Fan Faire, I attended two separate panels that answered the question, “What's coming next for EverQuest?” Both panels focused heavily on the Veil of Alaris expansion that's scheduled to launch in November, as well as some of the other features you can expect to see in-game throughout the year.

While the panels were held on separate days, they basically covered the same content. Keep reading after the jump for an overview of everything we learned at Fan Faire!

Fan Faire Recap: EQII Tradeskill & Housing Forum

Emily "Domino" Taylor, Greg "Rothgar" Spence, Nandy "Zoltaroth" Szots and Paul "Frizznik" Carrico presented Tradeskill and Housing changes to the EQ2 community at Fan Faire.

The Tradeskill and Housing panel opened up with a recap of prestige housing that has been introduced to the game. Everyone was informed that the multitude of prestige home portals currently in South Qeynos and South Freeport will be changed into a single house directory in those cities from which you can choose a housing destination. Two new prestige houses will be introduced to the Marketplace over the next few months: the Felwithe Mansion and the Tenebrous Island Refuge.

Fan Faire: Clone Wars Update Connects Game, Show

During my time at SOE Fan Faire, I had the opportunity to attend a press conference to learn about the upcoming content update to Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. Senior Producer Todd Carson and Game Designer Justin Dazet were very excited to discuss the Mission on Iceberg Three, an update that launches on July 15 and actually bridges the gap between seasons 3 and 4 of the Clone Wars television show.

Keep reading after the jump for all the details on the Mission on Iceberg Three update, as well as the trailer. There are some minor spoilers regarding the TV show, so keep that in mind.

ZAM's Fan Faire Costume Contest Photo Gallery

SOE Fan Faire came to a close on Saturday night with the grand banquet and costume contest, and we were there to take photos of every costume that crossed the stage. Above you'll see the top winners of the contest, who certainly turned a few heads as they walked through Bally's hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The EverQuest II ratonga on the left won the best in show award. Her mouth moved when she talked!

Click here to visit our Fan Faire costume contest photo gallery and view every contestant's costume.

If you look closely, you'll find our very own Calthine dressed as a level 90 woodworker looking for work in EverQuest II! You can also see which costumes received awards from the audience.

Which costumes are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Wield Green Lantern's Powers in DC Universe Online

Are you ready to wield the power of a Green Lantern in DC Universe Online? Good, because you'll get the chance when the “Fight for the Light” downloadable content pack goes on sale later this summer.

Creative Director Jens Andersen announced the update during a special press event we attended at SOE Fan Faire. Keep reading after the jump for all the details on the new light powers that will be added to the game, as well as new alerts and iconic gear.

Fan Faire Recap: Freeport and Age of Discovery

EverQuest II's upcoming eighth expansion, the Age of Discovery, was announced Thursday night at the Fan Faire community address, and we got some more interesting details during a panel. Departing from the traditional expansion format of a large amount of content with a few new features, the Age of Discovery will be packed with only features while Game Updates will continue to add more content to the game. The upcoming new class, Beastlord, was described more and the Freeport revamp was also touched on during the panel.

Continue on after the jump for detailed information on upcoming Game Updates and the expansion!

SOE Answers Questions at PlanetSide 2 Panel

Creative Director Matt Higby (left) and SOE President John Smedley talk about PlanetSide 2.

Members of the PlanetSide 2 team held a panel this morning at SOE Fan Faire to discuss the newly unveiled game with fans. While the introduction contained similar information to the press conference we attended last night, a few interesting tidbits were revealed during the Q&A session. Topics covered include friendly fire, multiple servers and mobile apps.

Keep reading after the jump for a rundown of the Q&A session at today's panel, and be sure to read our overview of the PlanetSide 2 details for all sorts of information on the upcoming MMOFPS!

PlanetSide 2 Details Revealed at Fan Faire

Sony Online Entertainment unveiled PlanetSide 2 at the Fan Faire community address last night, and we had the chance to attend a follow-up press conference with members of the team to get more details on the upcoming game. SOE President John Smedley and PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby emphasized that the game is a true MMOFPS full of huge battles in a persistent world. “The number one design goal is to deliver on massive warfare,” Higby said.

Keep reading after the jump for a rundown on all of PlanetSide 2’s features!

UPDATE: The day after this press conference, the PlanetSide 2 team answered questions from players at a Fan Faire panel. After you've read this article, be sure to check out our overview of the PlanetSide 2 panel for even more details!

ZAM's Fan Faire Community Address Recap

SOE Fan Faire kicked off with a bang today thanks to a handful of newsworthy announcements from CEO John Smedley and other members of the Sony Online Entertainment team that were made during the opening community address. PlanetSide 2 was the biggest reveal, followed closely by details on the EverQuest and EverQuest II expansions that are launching this November. Also, SOE is launching new security authenticators to help players protect their accounts.

Keep reading after the jump for all of the details we learned during the community address, and keep an eye on ZAM for more Fan Faire news!

Watch the SOE Fan Faire Community Address Live!

UPDATE: The community address is over, so check out our full report to see what SOE announced during the event!

We're currently at SOE Fan Faire in Las Vegas and our very own Mike B. aka Fony is filming it live with GameBreaker.TV's Gary Gannon! Watch it live here:

Stay tuned to ZAM for much more from Fan Faire!