Playing Your Cards Right
Massively multiplayer gamers are often some of the most competitive
people you'll ever meet in a virtual space. They like having the best
equipment, stats, and strategies, and they're often willing to do
whatever it takes to attain that. However, there's rarely any way for
these gamers to climb to the top of the ladder and show the world that
they are the best.
Sony Online Entertainment's Denver studio is trying to change that with
their recently launched Championship Qualifier tournaments and general
tournament ladders for Legends of Norrath. Although it may not be a
true MMOG, the Legends of Norrath online trading card game is home to
many MMOG gamers, especially from EverQuest and EverQuest II. Recently
Cody "Micajah" Bye sat down with SOE Denver game designer Chuck
Kallenbach to discuss what's next for the LoN card game and what sort
of events we may be seeing in the future!
Every month we add two new loot cards (one for EQ and
one for EQII) to
the loot tables of unopened booster packs. This is in addition to the
loot cards that already exist. We also distribute the new loot cards
among the already opened packs. This means that any player that's ever
opened a booster pack has a chance to get one of the new loot cards on
a Re-Roll Day, automatically. It's a lot of fun, and the players look
forward to the new loot cards every month.