Once again the people at Sony have released a little tid bit of the 18th Everquest Expansion, Veil of Alaris. This time we get a look at one of the new cities in the world called Sarith, City of the Tides. This ocean front city is home to the Alaran people, who seem to be the main focal point of this expansion. The city has a very pristine design with a slight tropical feel to it.
Interestingly enough, a giant tidal wave looms over the city completely suspended in mid air by magical forces. It is quite the omnious backdrop for such a beautifully layed out city scape. Out in the ocean there are giant shelled creatures being ridden by fishmen. Once again it seems we will get a zone that we will have to defend. I have always been a fan of having cities that are there for more than just shops and quest NPCs.
Some of the lesser highlighted details found in the concept art that was used as a backdrop seem to reveal underground tidal caves with giant stone heads. Whether or not this will actually be a zone is to be seen. I am really interested so see if we will finally get some tropical/tidal type atmospheres in this long lived MMO classic.
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