An amazing expansion of the EverQuest II universe that perfectly blends old nostalgia and new adventure and much more!

User Rating: 10 | EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer PC
I'm an old EverQuest veteran and played the game avidly up until about the time of the Plane of Power expansion. I started playing EverQuest II the day it hit the shelves and I've been playing on and off ever since. I've had mixed feelings about the game since launch, but overall enjoyed the game, which kept me coming back after I got tired of playing others. The expansions thus far have improved the game considerably, but none shine as brightly as Echoes of Faydwer. Bringing another part of the old world of EverQuest back was a good move, and better yet was the well balanced blend of old nostalgia mixed with new exciting twists. Everywhere I go in Faydwer brings back memories of the old days, but in a new light. Many of the zones, quests, characters and items are directly out of or related to the old EverQuest world. When I traveled to Kelethin and heard the familiar music underlying the soundtrack I was brought back. And when I saw the great wizard spires of Greater Faydark, keeping to the old style design from EverQuest I nearly cried it brought back so many fond memories (yes, I was a wizard). They have done a superb job with this new & old blend and I look forward to seeing what they have in store for us in the next expansion, Rise of Kunark.
This expansions also added many new things in addition to the usual zone, quest, item, collections and other usual additions of an expansion. We have the new fae race and a new major city, Kelethin as well as the optional addition that followed later of the evil fae race and another major city, Neriak (yay for another familiar place brought back). There was an additional achievement point tree specific to class and more achievement points to spend. Echoes of Faydwer offers adventure for all levels, from 1 to 70. They also added two new trade skills that you can take in addition to your existing skills, transmuting and tinkering. I have really enjoyed this expansion and it has done a great job of re-invigorating me in playing the game. Thank you to the EverQuest II team for the great work and I look forward to my return to Kunark after many years and wherever else you take me from there.