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    Default Update 17 in the press!

    I thought you might enjoy reading a few of the previews that have been put together for Update 17, in case you haven't seen them yet. I'll add to this list when I have more links to share:

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    Massively has some cool screenshots!
    MMORPG looks at Update 17!
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    MMOReporter video preview!
    Also, don't forget to check out our preview of Return to Gianthold here!

    NOTE: Story and raid spoiler alerts within!
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    February release date confirmed...nice to know.

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    Additionally, the team is updating the in-game Monster Manual with a third installment, so completionists will want to hunt one of everything for that.
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    Man, the more I read this, the more I want to get Gianthold. I hope it goes on sale before the update comes out so I can buy it with my hard-earned Turbine Points...

    But, im probably just being too hopeful.
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    Nice move not giving an exact release date yet. That way if it needs an extra week (or 2) to get a good polish on it, you guys can without feeling like it has to go live.
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    Well its supposed to be released before the birthday event (February 23rd from what I gather).

    Really looking forward to this update.
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    10 ton hammer always does a great job with its screenshots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightgf View Post
    Man, the more I read this, the more I want to get Gianthold.
    this is confirmed: if you own GH you will also have access to eGH (or Return to Gianthold)

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    No mention of performance improvements.

    Not really surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosbeak07 View Post
    Nice move not giving an exact release date yet. That way if it needs an extra week (or 2) to get a good polish on it, you guys can without feeling like it has to go live.
    I assume they are releasing it on Feb 28 as a birthday present to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkar View Post
    I assume they are releasing it on Feb 28 as a birthday present to me.
    So you wanted downtime of indeterminate length as a birthday gift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krelar View Post
    So you wanted downtime of indeterminate length as a birthday gift?
    Kind of. You see normally I take my Bday off work but this year I can't. So, by releasing it that day it should be up for March 1-3 when I have my bday weekend "I have an excuse to play as much as I want" time.

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    Woot, looking forward to update 17, thanks for the preview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkar View Post
    I assume they are releasing it on Feb 28 as a birthday present to me.
    Probably the 25th, then they'll hotfix it on your birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralDiomedes View Post
    10 ton hammer always does a great job with its screenshots.
    Yah, but holy cow does that writer need remedial training.

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    The 10 Ton article stated that the new raid replaces the existing one. Is this correct? Does this mean that the original Reaver's Fate is being removed from the game? Or does this mean there will be two raids for GH, one heroic, the second epic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingGrump View Post
    The 10 Ton article stated that the new raid replaces the existing one. Is this correct? Does this mean that the original Reaver's Fate is being removed from the game? Or does this mean there will be two raids for GH, one heroic, the second epic?
    It does not replace, it is 'in addition to'. According to the Lammania threads.

    Also, I assume the wilderness area you can choose between the Heroic and Epic version via the entrance dialog, just as you can for quests that have both versions. This would be the first wilderness area with a choice of both heroic and epic.

    (I don't see anything in the 10 ton article alluding to a replacement).
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightgf View Post
    Man, the more I read this, the more I want to get Gianthold. I hope it goes on sale before the update comes out so I can buy it with my hard-earned Turbine Points...

    But, im probably just being too hopeful.
    If i was you i'd buy it now because chances are it's going to to go up in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrkGrismer View Post
    It does not replace, it is 'in addition to'. According to the Lammania threads.

    Also, I assume the wilderness area you can choose between the Heroic and Epic version via the entrance dialog, just as you can for quests that have both versions. This would be the first wilderness area with a choice of both heroic and epic.

    (I don't see anything in the 10 ton article alluding to a replacement).
    Correct. These articles were kinda misleading. I mean, one said that old augment slots were only found on raid loot -_-
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrkGrismer View Post
    It does not replace, it is 'in addition to'. According to the Lammania threads.

    Also, I assume the wilderness area you can choose between the Heroic and Epic version via the entrance dialog, just as you can for quests that have both versions. This would be the first wilderness area with a choice of both heroic and epic.

    (I don't see anything in the 10 ton article alluding to a replacement).
    From the Ten Ton Hammer article:
    Update 17 gives this area a bit of a rework, ramping up the content to the epic levels and replacing the end raid with a brand new one. Players who already have the Gianthold adventure pack will have automatic access to the content.
    Note that it says "replacing the end raid" not being an in addition to. I haven't read the Lammania threads so I had to ask. I would take the Lamma thread answers though far over the press articles any day.
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