EverQuest II Interviews

  • EverQuest 2 Expansion Revealed at SOE Gamer Day

    Senior Producer Scott Hartsman gives Ten Ton Hammer the lowdown on upcoming content in EverQuest 2. First we get a glimpse of the new fae race, the Arasai, and their nostalgic home city of Neriak, which is due out as a free game update soon. Next, the word all EQ2 fans have been waiting for - the name and feature set of the EverQuest 2's next expansion!

    Don't miss a word! Get clicking to read it all!
    Features, Interviews
    Thu, May 10, 2007
  • Better Know a Developer - Midori "Momochi" McDaniel

    The official site for EverQuest II has been updated with this Q & A with Developer Midori McDaniel.

    Do you have a rule you live by? A motto?

    I always try to keep in mind the can-do spirit. I enjoy challenging new things.

    Learn more with just a click.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 24, 2007
  • New Community Manager for Everquest II, Craig "Grimwell" Dalrymple Interviewed

    Stratcis has posted an interview with the new Community Manager for EverQuest II over the weekend. You don't want to miss out!

    Stratics: What are you most excited about regarding the future of EverQuest 2?

    Grimwell: The developer teams commitment to quality in future content. In my first week I got to sit with Sr. Producer, Scott Hartsman and learn about his team's approach to the game for 2007. They have really learned a lot about how to improve the game over the last two years, and EoF is just the latest manifestation of the hand crafted content these guys are able to create.

    Read the full interview with just a click.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 22, 2007
  • Scott Hartsman, the Senior Producer for EQII, chats with has posted an interview with Scott Hartsman that was conducted at CES.

    The Sony contingent was once again CES in Las Vegas – I think it has to be because it’s in Las Vegas – and I caught up with Scott Hartsman, Senior Producer of EverQuestII who was there to do the show and tell on Echoes of Faydwer.

    Now, Scott… I think our readers here at MMORPG are pretty familiar with the Echoes of Faydwer expansion by now… what’s new? What’s hot? What’s to come? After a little joking around with Scott doing some flexing and me doing a little poking, we settled down for the goods.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
  • Vhalen talks about Kaladim!

    the official site for EverQuest II has been updated with a Q & A with developer Tony "Vhalen" Garcia.

    Can you talk about the geographical significance of Kaladim being situated north of Butcherblock?

    Vhalen: What adventurers know of the Butcherblock Mountains is actually only the crag-cradled fields of that mountainous region. The region is dominated by the majestic peaks, insurmountable monuments of nature. Kaladim is located in the heart of that titanic mountain range. Such a location provides a temperate climate and natural defenses for the kingdom of the dwarves.

    Read the rest of the Q & A with just a click.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 05, 2006
  • Echoes of Faydwer Q & A

    Stratics has posted an Q & A that delves into the recently released EQ2 expansion, Echoes of Faydwer.

    With the coming of the Gods back to Norrath, we at Everquest II Stratics were curious to get a little more insight into just what was going on, and what could we expect to see in the future. Therefore, we sat down with the Senior Producer of Everquest II at Sony Online Entertainment, Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman.

    Get clicking to see what they were able to learn. What do you think of this expansion? Share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 15, 2006
  • EverQuest II's Senior Producer Scott Hartsman talks about Echoes of Faydwer posted this interview Friday with Scott Hartsman in their continuing series of interviews. An aspect of the expansion that has players excited are the Deity granted spells and skills. Can you tell us more about them? Is this just a one time quest or more of a developing journey?

    Scott Hartsman: Choosing a deity that matches your character's beliefs is a journey that you begin to embark upon through different series of quests for each deity.

    Once you've chosen a deity to worship and earn their favor by taking on certain quests and making offerings you're able to tap into certain aspects of their power, their Blessings and Miracles. You can have one of each at any given time. You gain them by praying at your deity's altar and choosing to spend some of your earned Favor.

    Head over to read more. Let us know what you think about the upcoming expansion and all your favorite MMOs in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Nov 13, 2006
  • Ahoy Ye Matey! An Interview with Former Community Manager Blackguard

    With one of our developers and our Community Relations Manager off grazing greener pastures, the EverQuest II community has felt the tug of loss over this last month. Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder has left big shoes to fill for sure, but even as we say goodbye to our beloved CM as he heads back to Colorado to start on new, real-life adventures, we want to never forget that before Blackguard was the CM, he was a gamer. Please sit down and take a moment with Savanja and Blackguard as they chit chat about gaming, EQII, and blogging!

    No single event really inspired me to get into gaming as a career that I can recall. I've really just loved playing video games for my entire life, and started reading various books on game design and development in high school. I made a bunch of mods for various games as a hobby and ran fansites, which got me close to several developers. They all seemed to enjoy their jobs and I liked pretty much all of the devs I met, and the opportunity to work on EQII was timed well for me (and it was the right game) so I went ahead and took it. I've pretty much wanted to make games for as long as I can remember.

    Keep reading to find out more. Have you joined our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site? If not, head over and register, it just takes a moment. Don't forget to share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 23, 2006
  • A Chat With the Echoes of Faydwer Producer Scott Hartsman

    FiringSquad has posted this interview with Scott Hartsman today. They recently had a chance to sit down with him and talk about the plans for this upcoming expansion.There are also several new screenshots that you won't want to miss.

    It's been nearly two years since Sony Online released Everquest II but the team behind the sequel to their original MMORPG continues to create new content and this fall they will release the latest commercial expansion pack to the game, Echoes of Faydwer. FiringSquad got a chance to chat with the expansion's producer Scott Hartsman to find out more about their plans for Echoes of Faydwer.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview. Have you been to our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site lately? Why not? Head over and get caught up on all of the latest news and information.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
  • Stratics Talks Crafting and PvP With the Devs

    Stratics recently had a chance to ask the Devs for EQ2 some questions. These questions focus on crafting and pvp...

    Recently, we had an opportunity to ask some very specific questions of the Developers on things related to PvP and Crafting. We took this opportunity to get "down and dirty" on some topics that have been buzzed about in the community, and frankly, I'm rather pleased with the responses! There is more insight to some of the things we as players perceive as issues, while the Developers see them as game-play effects and logical conclusions to an action.

    On hand to provide responses:

    Ben "Beghn" Skelly, Tradeskills Designer
    Chris "Archonix" Junior, PvP Designer
    Chris "Aeralik" Kozak, Gameplay Programmer
    Jason "Dymus" Roberts, Lead Designer
    Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder, Community Manager

    The questions and responses regarding PvP and Crafting... interesting combination, I know.

    Get clicking to find out what questions were answered! Have you joined the EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer community yet? What are you waiting for? It only takes a moment to register and then your ready to jump into the forums and share your thoughts with us!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 05, 2006
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