December 1st is the date – seems about right as I saw another blogger with a beta invite…

Full details here:

So being a life-time member I like the option to get 2 extra char slots, the shared storage, and the goat all for $20!  Shared storage is 20 slots, so that’s pretty slick!

While I can see some folks might be upset regarding the $40 for the expansion + explorer pack – I’m pretty happy they continue to give perks to lifetime members.  I expected to pay $20 for the expansion which I think with the content and skirmishes will be well worth it, so the other stuff is just gravy for me.  Now if I had to drop $40 for it – I’d be a little more skeptical.