The Darkened Sea: Feature & Zone Preview

The Darkened Sea is set to officially launch on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (with an early release exclusive to All Access members on Tuesday, October 28, 2014).

Here, we have a rundown of what's to come, along with a look at each new zone.


Firiona Vie and friends are back (you might remember them from the events in Al'Kabor's Nightmare). The city of Katta Castrum is in dire straits, and our old nemesis, Lanys T`Vyl, is up to no good, having acquired the services of some new faces to help stir up problems... 14 (+2) quests and nine missions will see you through from beginning to end (numerous non-progression/storyline quests emanate out of each zone as well).

Locked Zones & Progression

Of the eight zones, six of them are locked behind progression. The two Tier 1 zones (Tempest Temple and Katta Castrum: Deluge) are open. The two Tier 2 zones (Brother Island and the Caverns of Endless Song) are unlocked together. And the four Tier 3 zones are unlocked one at a time in the order of Degmar, the Lost Castle; Thuliasaur Island; Combine Dredge; and Arx Mentis.

(More below the jump.)

Film Friday: Seven New Trailers

It's Friday.. again?! Good thing we have seven more trailers for you to kick back and enjoy!

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 8

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • Death threats a bad idea
  • LoL WCS finals have ended
  • Metallica to play at BlizzCon
  • Far Cry 4 season pass details
  • Windows Live ends soon!
  • OMG! Age of Ultron

Announcing the November Version Update!

 Square Enix has announced the next major version update for Final Fantasy XI, scheduled for an early November release! On center stage for this upcoming content is the implementation of the final installment of the Seekers of Adoulin story, wrapping up all the mystery and intrigue surrounding the Sacred City with a truly explosive finish! Job adjustments, changes to Monster Rearing, linkpearl distribution adjustments, and the new Unity Concord system will round out the various changes planned!

Looking forward to this new version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

Announcing the Double Capacity Point Campaign!

 Have you been neglecting your capacity points for your favorite job? Or have you picked up a brand new job and are now in need of upgrading it quickly? You're in luck, for Square Enix has announced the return of the Double Capacity Points Campaign! From October 27th through to Nocember 4th, defeating monsters will yield twice the capacity points they normally would. So brush off your magic tomes and sharpen your weapons, and prepare to do battle once again!

Excited for this latest campaign? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

TERA: Fate of Arun Expansion Announced

Two years after the North American release of TERA it will finally receive its first expansion, Fate of Arun. The continent of Northern Arun, under siege by a soul-sucking bloodmage army, will open up to players. Discovering the home city of the Barakan, fight against a new evil force, enjoy a new storyline and many other features.

The Darkened Sea: Combine Dredge

The Combine Dredge is one of eight new zones coming with EverQuest's 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, launching November 11, 2014 (with an early release for All-Access members this Tuesday, October 28, 2014). Here is a look:

Hundreds of years ago, the Combine Empire ruled much of the known lands. Their powerful magics influenced many cultures and unusual world events, helping to forge Norrath into what it is today. Many of their wondrous creations still exist however, as reminders of a once glorious past.

The Combine knew their land well and went to great efforts to extract the most valuable resources from it. Some of their greatest geomancers took to what is now the Darkened Sea to raise sections of the sea floor for harvesting purposes. These raised platforms were once known as the Combine Dredge. It was later abandoned after the mighty sea god Prexus attacked the platforms and sank the outpost stationed there. While some survived due to a newly developed magical technology that helped them breathe and move around easily underwater, it was still a severe blow to the Empire.

ArcheAge: Hallowtide Event

ArcheAge players can enjoy their first in-game event: Hallowtide! Running through Tuesday, November 4th, the festival features decorated towns, a daily quest and cosmetic items.

Fractured Space Revealed

Newly formed developer Edge Case Games has announced its debut game, Fractured Space. The title will feature tactical space combat and online team-based space battles.

Play Trove For Free This Weekend

Check out Trove for free this weekend! Starting at 11am PT today and running through 11am PT on Monday, October 27, you can download the voxel sandbox MMO on the Glyph client. If you're taking part in Extra Life tomorrow you can also band with Team Trion and add the game to your play schedule!