EverQuest II Insider #1 on Twitch — Early Access to Quests/Zones, EQ2 Roadmap, What’s Coming Soon!

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, DGC Wants Feedback, EQ2, Game Updates & Maintenance, Grouping, Itemization, Live Events, Player Studio, Raiding

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On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 PM PDT, EQ2′s new community manager Margaret “Luperza” Krohn (aka PurrfectStorm), hosted the first EverQuest II Insider livecast on Twitch. This 1 hour broadcast included EQ brand manager Adam Key, Holly “Windstalker” Longdale, Akil “Lyndro” Hooper, Chris GarlickGary Daugherty, and Nathan “Kaitheel” McCall.

Alas, a recording of the livecast was not preserved either by SOE or Twitch (due to a settings glitch), so this episode joins Doctor Who and other vital shows as missing presumed wiped.

That said, a few resourceful players who watched the Livecast were good enough to take notes and so we can paraphrase them below:

  • Holly and Akil talked about current topics including Bristlebane Day, as well as previewing some Player Studio items that will be coming soon, including a very nice looking yacht or fishing boat with oars and other gear. Luperza mentioned that Player Studio topics will be covered in their own livesteam.
  • We got to hear the ‘April Fool’s intro music’ (archived for posterity on Zam) and the new meatbeast vid was also shown (if you haven’t seen it then look here).
  • Holly talked a little about All-Access (subscription, Krono, or Prepaid cards)
    • All Access players will get access to new zones / heritage quests 1-2 weeks earlier than other players.
    • Those with new All Access account will have double xp weekends.
    • More All-Access exclusive items on the loyalty merchants.
  • The schedule for updates will be more public so that we can see how Smokejumper’s weekly/monthly update idea is working.
  • EverQuest II Roadmap/Blueprint — Upcoming plans for EQ2 with feedback from players.
  • Contested HighKeep Previewed
    • new skeleton models like crawling, one legged and some even use their head as weapon [IMG]
    • quests: drop quests, quests from items, daily missions for etyma (2 mission givers: 1 at entrance, 2nd at the entrance to picklaw part)
    • plunderable loot which you can place in your house
    • some items might be marked with our name (there is special achievement for marking all of them: Vandal title)
    • achievement for killing all nameds in the zone
    • hidden rare trophies in the trash – if you gather all you get Body Snatcher (?) title
    • new armor appearances
  • New High Keep Guild Hall
  • Player Studio will open up (later this year) to submissions from Germany, UK, France for players with an SOE Station account.
  • Developer picks for Housing Leaderboards – returning soon.
  • New Raid zone (ToV Wing 3) — Next Month
  • 10 More AA points (requires level 95)– next week.

Thanks to Sambril, Kinya of Babagra Polish EQ2 fansite, and Errrorr for their note-taking!

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Comments (15)

  • Luperza

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    Thanks for compiling this Feldon! :)

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  • Loch

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    Hmm. I’m wondering if that means EVERY weekend will be double XP for gold members…

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    • Feldon

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      SgtPumpkin in the thread added this note:

      It was mentioned that the weekends would be more frequent than the current model, and yes there will be times when everyone will have double xp.

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      • Misia

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        But only if you have newly gotten the “All Access”? Or, will it be all the “All Access” members having a new type of “All Access”?

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        • Feldon

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          Anyone with a gold sub or Kronos will be all access after the changes.

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          • Misia

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            The post from the link above talks abot $14.99 with discounts for various periods. I’m grandfathered at a much lower price, but not with all access on my main account. So, I guess my concern is if I will be “upgraded” and still grandfathered? Or, will my price also be “upgraded”? I have another account that is grandfathered with an all access plan price that is lower than $14.99 and have the same questions about it.

            I’m prepaid for a period will into near the end of the year as well.

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  • jack

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    WTB double xp .. its been ages..

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    • Loch

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      Well, it’s been 3 months since the last one. I think that might be intentional before they start up this new All Access including XP weekends.

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  • trannytooner

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    I want to add my thanks to the people who took notes on this livecast. I wouldn’t have been able to get much out of it even if it had been archived for later view, as I’m deaf. I hope future ‘casts have a summary like this!

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  • badcat

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    So the question is those of us who have a multi-month sub, at the end of that sub are we going to have to pick the all access sub, or will they do that for us automatically. I got about another 2 months left on my sub at the reduced rate.

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    • Armageddoux

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      +1 Agree fully with badcat
      same question this requires some clarification

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    • Feldon

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      By the end of April, you will be an All Access customer. You don’t need to do anything. You don’t need to wait for the end of your prepaid sub.

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