E-mailing a Producer or Executive Producer on your favorite game is like a box of chocolates. You’re never quite sure what you’re going to get. A player named “Pawder” reached out to Director of Development for the EverQuest Franchise Dave “SmokeJumper” Georgeson and hit the motherlode.
Here’s the entirety of Dave’s e-mail as posted on the EQ2 Forums:
Hey there, Steve,
I had to do some research on this before I could respond accurately, but here goes.
Firstly, I’d just like to say that we like PvP also. You may or may not know, but I helped create the original “Planetside”, and did “Tribes 2” and some of the “Mechwarrior” games before that. I’m keen on the stuff.
You said a lot of things in your email, so I’m going to parse out your comments and questions so I can be thorough in my answer. I hope this helps.
- You seem to think there’s basically no dev team on EQII any longer. (Your “lay off” comment.) That’s not true. In fact, the team is the same size that it’s been for years. They’re very enthusiastic, and they’re (honestly) just as frustrated about PvP as you are, and intend to make fixes soon.
- Procs are going away in PvP as of next week. (At the very latest, the week thereafter.) That’s a start in the right direction.
- Other balance improvements are coming, but I’ll leave that to Holly Longdale (the game’s Producer) to announce in her Producer’s Letter later on.