SOE Fan Faire 2011 Video – EQ2 Panel #1 – Freeport and Beyond

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, Expansion News, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Raiding, SOE Live (Fan Faire)

I’ve posted our first video from SOE Fan Faire 2011 “EverQuest II: Freeport and Beyond” which is an overview of everything we can expect from the EQ2 team until November 2011.

If you’d like to view the Slides from this panel in higher quality, check out the updated EQ2 Panel #1 – Freeport and Beyond writeup. We’ll upload an HD version of this video soon.

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Comments (7)

  • CrisuKomie

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    I thought this was a big event for SOE.

    This looks/sounds like it’s held in a high school gym with 20 or 30 people in attendance.

    I guess this is nothing comparable to Blizzcon.

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    • Feldon

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      I thought this was a big event for SOE.

      This looks/sounds like it’s held in a high school gym with 20 or 30 people in attendance.

      I guess this is nothing comparable to Blizzcon.

      Of course it’s nothing comparable to Blizzcon. WoW has 10 million players, or so they claim. All told, the playerbase of EverQuest and EverQuest II are probably 600k players.

      It doesn’t help that LucasArts forced them to kill off Star Wars Galaxies (from a source close to LucasArts and two sources inside SOE who all spoke on the condition of anonymity). Is it a surprise there were only about 1,000 attendees, down from ~1,400 last year? Never mind that the economy’s in the crapper.

      The main Fan Faire events happen in the Grand Ballroom, and we took up the Bally’s outdoor Pool and party areas as a private party.

      I’m extremely thankful that the EQ2 panels returned to a smaller room, as last year they took place in the Grand Ballroom and the sound system was not up to the task. Over 2/3 of the people attending EQ2 panels last year could not properly hear what was being said on stage. Not to mention it was FREEZING. Moving back to the smaller rooms makes a lot of sense.

      My rough estimate is that the EQ2 Question & Answer panel (#4) was completely full with nearly 400 people.

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  • Starseeker

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    Thank you for the video Feldon, like you said it’s alot better than last year, last year I remember people saying they were following your site while they were in the pannel because they couldn’t hear lol.

    Although I can hear you typing away like a madman :P

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  • Robert Standefer

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    Did you notice the World of Warcraft icons at 23:30?

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  • Dirgus

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    I just seen that Standefer, that is funny

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  • Steve

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    Believe there were nearly 3,000 in attendance last year. The number was given on the forums a while back.

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  • Voltaan

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    Great video..I’m a little perplexed at the positive reposnse to the ‘we are re-itemising all 20 – 90 items’. I really don’t see it. Mebbe 80 – 90 or 75 – 90..but 20 – 90? What’s the point? I have just done a progression style run over the last 8 months or so on an alt with my Brother..from 0 – 77 so far, and not once have we felt anything other than OP’d. The items are fine for 20 – 75. Mebbe too powerful as it is..perhaps that is what they are doing, nerfing them, coz that might work and add a bit more challenge..Anyhow, Devs, save your time and effort and concentrate on stuff that matters, like the class focus review.

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