EQ2: Game Update 42 Interview with Bruce Ferguson
Delivers the Interview Goods
EverQuest II's Game Update #42 was packed with several much anticipated
goodies that managed to give everyone a little bit of something to
enjoy. PvPers, top tier players, and crafters all have a the
extra drive to log in and play for hours on end, and the community has
definitely lit up with excitement and discussion over these amazing new
Senior Producer Bruce Ferguson was kind enough to take a moment to
answer a few questions from Ten Ton Hammer regarding GU #42 and some of
our favorite features. Find out when Erollisi Day will
finally make it in game, and how the dev team thinks the extra
production time benefited the epic quest lines.
PvP token drops have caused some grief in the past and have
been one feature that has been grossly exploited. Was this
exploitation part of why tokens have been made only available through
Writs largely came about based on player feedback and
to give some emphasis to group PvP In the past tokens were largely
distributed through the lottery system, but since the drop rate was
high, players then felt it was easier to solo than group. Writs still
allow the solo player to gain tokens easily but the group can now get
the same amount by finishing the quest together. As for exploitation,
it was always a small few that did this and wasnt a major factor in
our decision to move to the writ system.
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