Brewday 2012 Crafting/Housing Preview @ EQ2Traders and Building Blocks

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, Live Events, Tradeskill

Niami Denmother has turned pink at the prospect of the returning Brewday 2012 events. To find out what’s new with this year’s event, look no further than her Brewday 2012 Crafting/Housing Preview.

In other news, Omougi, EQ2′s new Tradeskill Developer has announced that carpenters will be gaining access to eleven (11) sets of Building Blocks to be crafted with common materials.

For crafters, Building Blocks without coughing up StationCash has been a long time coming. Even Domino faced anger from players over the StationCash angle. But now, 2 1/2 months after their introduction to the Marketplace, Construction Blocks have trickled down to City Festivals and soon will be available in the Carpenters Essentials recipe books.

Ever since the blocks have appeared in the Marketplace, players have noted that they are comparatively small, requiring many of each item to produce any sizeable structure. Omougi is on the case:

I’m going to talk with our artists and see if it’s okay for us to allow these blocks to scale that large.

Yeah our art lead just broke it down for me.  Not much work at all if we need to increase the tiling density, and we decided that this is a good move to do so, as you guys are running these things at max scale often.  He’s going to increase the tiling density, and you guys should see higher resolution textures on these building blocks in GU63.

We’re going to bump up the max scale multiplier to 12x.  This should allow you to do a whole lot more with less.  The textures will be a bit stretched at this scale, but they should look a whole lot better post-63.

In other words, the allowed size of each item is going to go up, regardless of whether you are using SC-bought blocks, City Festival blocks, or the new handcrafted Carpenter ones, but the texture/appearance will be a little dodgy until Game Update 63, expected in April.

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Comments (10)

  • Metashadow

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    Awesome. Can’t wait for the festival as well as crafted building blocks.

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  • Anaogi

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    Promises, promises…

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  • Anaogi

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    Oh, and in other news, Cloudy Velium Jewels are soon to go Heirloom, now on Test. Only waited a year for them to figure that was a good idea, sheesh…

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  • Coopendor

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    I find the Cloudy Velium Jewels becoming heirloom to be one of those “too late to matter” changes for me. I guess I could race up another alt to spend them on?? Otherwise they are just taking up a currency slot in my inventory.

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  • Abatha

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    I am amazed at all the negativity. First 4 comments and 3 are negative. As for them taking up a slot in your currency does it really matter? Slowly EQ2 is working to fix some of the items that have been broken for a long time. Perhaps it a bit late but remember they just went F2P which may expand the player base (of paying customers) if some of the “old” broken items are finally fixed.

    All this negativity and you wonder why the devs don’t wanna listen.

    Sheesh.

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  • Steve

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    Abatha – amazed? Really? If you are amazed then that must mean you are new to SOE. Therefore you do not really know the history of the customers vs SOE when it comes to negativity and the lack of logical or any kind of response from SOE.

    When you have a few years under your belt with SOE then you can come back be surprised when things go differently than you expect.

    I’m hoping you are new to SOE and not just totally clueless or have not been able to comprehend what has been going on for over a decade now.

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  • Abatha

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    Steve. Actually I’m just over 90 days away from getting my 8 year Vet rewards. I’ve written one UI add-on and I played EQ1 for 3 years before EQ2. What amazes me is the constant negativity. I do understand the problems that we’ve had with SOE but I tend to look at the bright side. For instance the game must not be that bad… you’re still here even though all you can do is complain.

    I think it’s a good thing that they’re trying to move in the right direction…granted it’s been a very very very slow process yet they’re finally getting something done.

    If I were new to SOE and kept seeing all these negative comments it just might turn me away from a game that even at its worst is better than a lot of what’s being offered by other companies.

    All I was saying is that there is enough negative in the world… why not trying being just a bit positive… did you ever hear that a little praise goes a long way. (Not that I think SOE deserves much praise) just that perhaps if minimized the bitching maybe the new blood at SOE would try a bit harder than some of the old blood did.

    Of course this is just my own simple opinion.

    Good gaming all, hope to see you NEW or OLD and if you’d like a positive experience feel free to hit me up, I’ll attempt to help you out.

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  • Kruzzen

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    they delete all negative comments on the boards anyway, so how would they even know. :P And I too just laugh at the though on the cloudy velium jewels. It woulf have been nice awhile ago, but I don’t even go to any of the things that generate tehm anymore. At least we get some furniture. My carp is happy. :)

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  • Lempo of Everfrost

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    @Abatha – yes we’ve all heard a little praise goes a long way, that was why I tweeted the fixes that were being done by Prathun to Feldon and within 24 hours he had it on his site. With even more detail that he searched out praising the efforts to fix some buggy and just plain annoying issues with quest updates. I couldn’t have cared less about any of them personally, but it was nice to see a dev responding to things on the forums and taking a few minutes to fix them. EQ2Wire has always been great about bringing the good, bad and the ugly in EQ2. There is no bias that I have ever saw here, Feldon even lit into me in a PM about my bashing on them. The only reason that here is more negativity that positivity is for whatever reason SOE wants it that way, or at least that is the way it seems.

    There isn’t really any new blood at SOE just people shuffled around, and one that was brought back after a venture elsewhere.

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  • Curix

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    OMG… they have been playing minecraft at SOE

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