SOE has posted a preview of Game Update 47: Storm Break for EverQuest II, which includes in-game voice chat, and a level 1-59 item revamp.
EverQuest II In-Game Voice Chat
If you've ever wondered if that Ogre Wizard in your guild sounds more like a Halfling Fury it's now easier than ever to find out! All the functionality of third party voice chats, conveniently located in-game!
Just a few of the features:
Create your own password-protected custom channels
Automatic channels for Guilds, Raids and Groups
Group and Raid windows have speaking indicators
Leaders can invite any other players into Guild, Group and Raid channels
Moderator controls (kick, ban, mute, etc.)
Logitech G15 keyboard integration
Ability to individually mute and set volume per user that you can hear
Troubleshooting tools to get you chatting instantly!
Our development team has done a great job ironing out all the usual kinks associated with hopping into voice chat for the first time, you can read all about that within the Official EQII Forums here. Chat with your guild, your group, or friends across servers! Read here to see what folks on test have to say about this great new addition.