Our invite was once again misfiled, but if you are curious to catch all the info about Heroic Characters, including a few quotes from Holly “Windstalker” Longdale and Dave “SmokeJumper” Georegeson, you’ll want to check out the writeups by Cyliena (ZAM) and MJ (Massively) who endured SOE’s PR firm to bring you the scoop!
- Heroic Characters Come to EverQuest II @ ZAM
- Interview expounds on today’s Heroic Characters patch in EverQuest II @ Massively
And is it just me, or are the 3 screenshots provided by PR kinda the opposite of what you’d expect to see in marketing Heroics? The exclusive armor set and free flying mount, especially on characters ALL BY THEMSELVES are probably the sorest subject for existing players. I guess I can see that players want to know what their $35 (3,500SC at full price) gets them, but I certainly wouldn’t have featured a Solo character in all 3 screenshots.
Personally, I’d have tried to whip up a screenshot showing players trying out classes they’d never considered before, a screenshot suggesting that this feature will grow the player population as people come back and try EQ2 again. Certainly a group/raid shot or two. SOE has some really creative people, so they didn’t have to all be screenshots. A cartoon could have been included. And I am not saying there’s anything wrong with solo play, but a long-term goal of Heroic characters is to bring back players to the game who want to group with friends and are willing to skip content to do so.
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