Posted Thu, Dec 11, 2008 by B. de la Durantaye
If there's anyone that knows EverQuest II, it's EQ2 Producer, Bruce Ferguson. With the Station Cash program having launched Tuesday, we thought we'd go straight to the source and talk with Bruce for a few minutes about the addition.
Station Cash offers an in-game marketplace for gamers to purchase items they can use in the game for real world money. Adding microtransactions to subscription based games is a relatively untapped concept, although it has been experimented with a bit in some other titles.
Earlier this week we had asked John Smedley, SOE President for his take, but today we go a bit deeper and speak with the game's producer.
Ten Ton Hammer: Are you planning on adding items from the broker to be available with Station Cash?
Bruce Ferguson: No. All of the things we are trying to do are incidental items. We’re not going to be putting up armor that has plus 50 strength or a weapon that automatically kills any skeleton or anything like that, no. We’re trying to go for the stuff that really doesn’t affect game play. It’s convenience.
Read the full interview here.