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  • EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer Updated Impressions

    Gamespot has posted an updated preview of the upcoming expansion to EQII. Keep reading to see what they think...

    One of the advantages of massively multiplayer online role-playing games that let you play in persistent virtual worlds with thousands of other players is that they can evolve and grow over time. The world of EverQuest II will experience another growth spurt with the release of the upcoming third expansion, EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer. With Echoes of Faydwer, the designers at Sony Online Entertainment continue to tie together the worlds of EverQuest II and the original EverQuest. Faydwer was an area in the original game, and the traditional home of the elves, dwarves, and gnomes is back and better than before.

    Get clicking to read the full preview. Don't forget to stop by the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think of the upcoming expansion!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Spiffy or Iffy?

    GameSpy took a look at the upcoming expansion to Everquest II, Echoes of Faydwer. Keep reading to find out if they liked what is to come...

    Two retail expansions to EverQuest II have been released to date, but depending on who you ask, the upcoming Echoes of Faydwer may be the first that's truly deserving of the name. Due out this November, Echoes looks to expand the game in many meaningful ways, adding not only a landmass of significant size, but a new playable race, and some apparently far-reaching game-wide changes. We recently caught up with SOE to get an idea of what we can expect.

    Get clicking and find out more! Are you looking forward to this new expansion? Share your thoughts with us at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 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
    LadySirse
  • Interview and a Screenshot!

    MMORPG.comcontinues their series of Q&A's with the fine folks at EQ2. This time Akil Hooper, the Design Supervisor for EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer answers a couple questions...

    MMORPG.com: What’s your favorite low level dungeon in the Echoes of Faydwer? What makes it special?

    Akil Hooper: I’d have to say Crushbone Keep is personal favorite low level dungeon in Echoes of Faydwer. The zone has a great layout, and can support quite a few groups. The zone looks great and is well laid out, with obvious targets for your group, and lots of nice places to get good gear for a lower level player. Crushbone was also one of the zones I had the fondest memories of from my EQ 1 days, and its great to see the zone revitalized with EQ II’s flair.

    Get clicking to read the rest of this interview and see the new screenshot! When you're done head over to EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and tell us your thoughts.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Scott Hartsman Talks About Change

    MMORPG.com has posted the ninth in a series of question and answer sessions with the developers of Everquest II. In this article Scott Hartsman answers questions about how and why the game has changed.

    MMORPG.com: Since the launch of EQ2, there have been some major changes in the game that has affected greatly, one aspect of gameplay or other. How do you go about determining if a certain aspect of the game requires changing?

    Scott Hartsman: The need or desire to change something in our game can arise from a variety of sources:

    Find out what those sources are when you read the rest of the interview. When you're done head over to EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of the changes in the game.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jul 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Glimpse At The New Expansion

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had a chance to quiz Akil Hooper on the new expansion pack for Everquest II...

    Carolyn Koh continues to quiz SOE developers on EverQuest II. Today, we chat with Akil Hooper the Design Supervisor for Echoes of Faydwer. Below you'll learn about Fae flying, why we got more mounts, the adornment system and more.

    MMORPG.com: First things first… have you decided yet? Will the Fae be able to fly?

    Find the answer to this question and more at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Jason "Dymus" Roberts, Lead Content Designer for EverQuest 2, Interviewed

    Have you ever wondered how content makes it into EverQuest 2? Do they REALLY sit around, and pull stuff from a hat? Jason "Dymus" Roberts is the Lead Content Designer for EverQuest 2 and is intimately involved in many changes made to the game. The job sounds scary, but this interview is well worth your time if you're interested in what goes on behind the scenes.

    RadarX: Can we expect to see more "Old Norrath" resurface, and are you looking for a balance of the new and the old?

    Jason "Dymus" Roberts: There is a lot to draw upon from "Old Norrath" and several stories that were never told, and a lot can happen in 500 years. So to answer the first part of the question, yes, you will certainly see more of the familiar Norrath resurface, though likely with some notable changes. The new zones, or new looks at old zones, give us something that is uniquely EverQuest 2 and a mix of the two seems to work well for us. It's fun to surprise players with something initially recognizable but slightly twisted over time to now be what it is.

    Read the rest of this educational interview at EQ2 - Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jun 15, 2006
    Ethec
  • Raiding as a lost art...

    In EverQuest II, they're called hard core, uber, or elite, but most of us just refer to them as raiders. Raiders are a special breed of players who exhibit skill, dedication, and motivation escaping the average player. Former raider Kiara, chats with a couple who raided and finds out the details on what raiding is all about.

    We all know that EQ2 was designed to be a little more friendly towards the casual gamer than EQ. There are a lot of people out there who are grateful for this particular development. I know I'm one of them. Coming from a hard core rading guild in EQ, and having done my time in a hard core raiding guild in EQ2, I rejoice in the more laid back family oriented guild that I'm currently torturing.

    Read the rest of this interesting interview at EQ2 - TenTonHammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Sun, Apr 23, 2006
    Ethec
  • EQ2 TenTonHammer Sits Down with Larry Elmore...

    Larry Elmore! If you don't know what Dragonlance is or you've never seen EverQuest cover art, you're going to be clueless. Fear not! We'll explain. Coyote, from our EQ2 - TenTonHammer team, interviews this legendary artist and manages to complete sentences despite being in total awe of him!

    I've met a number of “celebrities” or “famous” individuals in my life, and around everyone of them I was proud at my composure and nonchalant manner. With a practiced apathy and casual demeanor, I was the epitome of cool. However, when I met Larry Elmore at the SOE Fan Faire, I have to admit that I was more than a bit “star struck”.

    Read the rest of this nifty exclusive interview at EverQuest 2 - TenTonHammer

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Ethec
  • OGaming has a fluff piece up with Heather Graham, SOE's Antonia BayleShe's like.. kind of a gamer.. but like.. not really.. cause like.. she has better things to do..

    "It was an amazing experience to take part in. I was really pleased by how good of a fit it was, too."OGaming: Do you actually play the game now that it’s out and in the public eye?

    HG: Once in a while. And if I do, it’s under an anonymous character, the same way that anybody else would. That’s part of the fun: getting to not be yourself for at least a little while…

    Looks like she really tries to be nice about the whole gaming issue throughout the interview. SOE must still be paying her to do press.

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    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Dec 12, 2005
    Awenyddion
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