Claims of the Normal #39: 2011-07-14

1 hour 36 mins - Published Thu, Jul 14, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Arkenor’s back, and Everquest 2 news abound!

A new Game Update and a new expansion are coming this year, with loads of new things. Arkenor is mighty excited, and that’s quite understandable, given what’s going on here.

  • Game Update 61: The War of Zek. Amongst other things, two Dynamic Dungeons (Silent City and Djinn Master’s Prism) with randomized encounters, scaling from 60 to 90. Flying Fae and Arasai. 20-90 re-itemization and a Dungeon Finder! More on
  • Age of Discovery expansion, November 2011, bringing with it both Mercenaries and trade skill apprentices. Also, Beast lords and the ability to design your own dungeon!

After a quick word from our sponsor, we had a very interesting game of Quiz Kids that has led me to believe that it’s probably a good idea to impose a time limit on these things in the future.

Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

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