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EverQuest II offering aerial races and time-limited aircraft prizes

Jef Reahard

Think you've got the right stuff? Maybe you fancy yourself a cracker-jack test pilot? Well, grab your helmet and goggles and get ready to put your money where your mouth is. Sony Online Entertainment is looking for the Norrathian equivalent of Jimmy Doolittle to put some gnomish aircraft through the paces of three new test pilot courses in EverQuest II.

The courses hover over the zones of Butcherblock, Tenebrous Tangle, and Lavastorm and offer players the chance to queue up for a variety of aerial shenanigans. Each course offers its own set of challenges, with Butcherblock being the most hazardous to your virtual health, Tenebrous requiring the most endurance, and Lavastorm necessitating a fair bit of finesse on the control stick. Entering is as easy as your average snap roll: Simply talk to the Gnome next to the scoreboard at each region's entrance, then step on the adjacent teleportation pad.

Participants will nab prizes, and winners will walk away with a unique title and the time-limited use of their own aircraft. The event concludes at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST) on Friday, March 3rd, so hurry for your chance to win (and don't forget to check out the video after the break).

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