Written by  :  Rick Jones (111)
Written on  :  Apr 25, 2001
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A necessary addition to an Everquest setup

The Good

To give Verant credit, "The Ruins of Kunark" is a very useful expansion. Aside from adding new equipment, the vast zones of Kunark are a tremendous addition to the EverQuest world; there's a lot of them, they're huge, and some of the zones are really cool. I got the distinct impression that more imagination was put into zone design in Kunark than in the original game, which I guess reflects a few years of experience. Being able to play the Iksar (lizard men) is nice, too.

The Bad

Having to pay thirty bucks for it! When you're shelling out $10 a month just to play, it's hard to swallow a big charge for a small update.

That said, retail versions of EverQuest now come with both Kunark and the original game bundled.

The Bottom Line

Ah, it was a decent upgrade. Not that big a deal.