Coders Panel #2 and Getting Ready for Banquet

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Daybreak Live (SOE Live/Fan Faire)

The second Coder’s Panel was like last year’s Geek panel. We got to ask tech questions of SOE devs of all games. It’s not for everyone but its one of my favorite panels. I love behind the scenes stuff.

Getting ready for the Banquet, Costume Contest, and any surprises they throw at us. We’ll also see the premiere of Dethdlr’s winning SOEmote video!

If you have been reading some of the panel notes going “Wha?” I’ll be going through tomorrow am before my flight adding in some more meaning and formatting as well as a few more panel photos. They’ll be worth a second read.

Later this week you’ll see the 55GB (11 hrs) of video get posted on our YouTube channel.

I have some impressions about SOE Live and the direction of the EQ2 team and the upcoming expansion. It’s mostly good. :)

EQ2 Anything Goes Q&A Panel

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

I don’t want to misquote anyone, so I am transcribing the most clear-cut questions and answers. Anything else will be in the transcript video.

Question about tradeskillers making kilts and getting more styles.

Q: Freeport and Qeynos lets anyone do writs. Neriak is more picky. Gorowyn is selective as well. Can this be made more consistent?

Q: A Krono is $17.99. Why is it more than 30 days sub costs at Walmart for $14.99?
A: We don’t endorse the selling of cards in-game, but it’s a completely supported in-game method of trading in-game subs.
Q: Are you going to try to stop selling cards for plat?
A: No.

Business of EverQuest Franchise (EQ, EQ2)

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Dave Georgeson – EQ Franchise
Holly Longdale – EQ2 Producer
Thom Terrazas – EQ1 Producer

What’s this panel about?
* An overview of our current business model.
* What we don’t like about it and how we intend to fix it.
- Most of which should come as good news
* Short presentation and then Q&A

We are not going to reveal numbers because of competitors, but we’ll give ratios and percentages.

EQ2 Expansion and Beyond

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Headed to Podcasting panel soon. Dellmon of the awesome EQ2Talk podcast on the panel. Will record a video. Already 7 hours (30GB) of vids, including our EQ2U panel, to crunch down and post.

Panel starting now. Dev intros.

Back by popular demand — CONTENT

* New overland zones
* New Dungeons
* New Raids
* Signature line more accessible
* New type of adornments
* More Prestige abilities
* Level cap to 95

Getting Cozy with Coders

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This is a more behind-the-scenes technical type panel, so will not be covered live on EQ2Wire. I’m recording a video. Also got a video of the ProSieben panel. Thanks Dedith — you rock!!!

UPDATE: Getting Cozy with Coders was not like Geek Panel last year. Instead, it was EQ2 devs at the front of the room and players can just go up and ask them questions. So kind of an organized Kelethin, without alcohol.

5pm panel is Fansite panel. Nobody told me what I’m supposed to do/so so I guess I’ll just wing it. ;)

Next info is SOE Keynote at 6:30pm PDT.

-Morgan

EQ2U: Introducing Achievements

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The Data Feeds (Census) panel is just starting in Las Vegas and Dethdlr and I will be presenting a talk about how EQ2U started and our plans for the future. The big news is, we are unveiling a feature we’ve been working on for some time — Achievements.

I wanted to do this feature right, and further, I wanted it easier to read than both EQ2Players, and the in-game Achievements window. I hope you’ll agree that we’ve accomplished that!

Go ahead and head over to EQ2U and check out the new Achieve tab on each character.

EQ2 Art & Animation Panel

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Art, Appearance, Housing, Daybreak Live (SOE Live/Fan Faire), Expansion News

Just starting the EQ2 Art & Animation panel.

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Dave “covic” Brown, Tom Tobey, Aaron “Gnobrin” Bisnett, Chris Myers

Lotsa slides.

This is a visual panel, so not going to be a lot of updates.

How we create a 3D environment

Showing a flythrough of a new outdoor 3D dungeon that’s being worked on.

The expac will have 9 individual dungeons (not repurposed)

SOE Live Player Studio Panel

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Player Studio panel starting…

Recap of info that has been posted so far.

[Editor's Note: E-mail just received from SOE "Player Studio Now Accepting Game Item Submissions"]

From Submission to game
* Submission
*Evaluation
* Paperwork
* Art Finishing
* Item Design
* Item Creation
* Placement into world
* Testing
* Merchandising in Station Cash store
* Deployment scheduling
* Deployment
* Free item delivery [to creator] * Quarterly payments in US $ by mail

SOE Live 2012 Welcome Reception Notes

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Just left the EQ2Wire get-together at the Burger Brasserie. Dethdlr, Uberfuzzy and Kodia from EQ2I, Dellmon of EQ2Talk, and 2 other players joined us, as well as Calthine of EQ2 Zam and later, Zoltaroth. :)

Getting ready for the SOE Live 2012 Welcome Reception.

23 minutes late and no sign of starting…

[Cyliena] i stole Feldon’s keyboard, hi!!

7:26pm Brasse is on stage.

SOE Live: Livecast Schedule – Watch at Home

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From EverQuest2.com:

Can’t make it to SOE Live?  Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with an extensive schedule of live casts!  Starting with the opening of the show through our annual costume contest, we will we keep you connected with all of the happenings at SOE Live!  Here is a schedule of when you can tune in and where. Broadcasts will occur on the SOE Twitch TV channel, the PlanetSide 2 Twitch TV channel, and on CurseTV!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

  • 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM: SOE Live 2012 Kick Off Reception and Keynote Address! (SOE)
  • 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM:  PlanetSide 2 Auraxis Challenge (Curse)
  • 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM:  Podcast #138: the Official SOE Podcast live at SOE Live! (SOE)

SOE Live Schedule for Android, Windows Phone 7, Palm, and BlackBerry

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If you have attended past Fan Faires and are an iPhone user, then you are likely already familiar with Greg “Rothgar” Spence‘s Fan Faire iPhone app. Greg developed this app in his extremely limited spare time and has maintained it over the past two years. If, however, you are an Android or Windows Mobile user, you’ve been waiting for your own app for going on 3 years now.

Greg developed his Fan Faire Schedule app for the iPhone because that’s the device he owns. He’s always been eager for others to step up and make their own apps for Android, Windows Phone, Palm, BlackBerry, etc. Our own Dethdlr, Chief Architect of EQ2U, took that challenge and in just 2 days of development, was able to choose “all of the above”.

EQ2Wire Meetup: Thursday @ 5-6:30pm – Burger Brasserie

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On Thursday, October 18th from 5-6:30pm, Morgan Feldon of EQ2Wire and Dethdlr of EQ2U will be having an informal get-together at Le Burger Brasserie in the bar area. If you will be in Las Vegas for SOE Live or for whatever reason, feel free to drop in. If you are not familiar with Bally’s, this is the first restaurant on your right when you enter the corridor leaving Bally’s towards Paris.

SOE Live 2012 Day Pass Qualifies for EQ1, EQ2 Expacs, In-Game Items

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Here’s one of those things that would have been great to know before SOE Live 2012 Registration closed. ;)

It turns out that attendees of the upcoming SOE Live 2012 who purchased a Day Pass ($40) to attend either Friday or Saturday events in Las Vegas will get not only the EverQuest: Rain of Fear and EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity expansions, but also the in-game items. This is unusual compared to past years where only the $140 All Access Pass option granted said items.

Since the trend today seems to be complaining about free stuff, let’s complain about players ponying up $40 and getting two expansions, in-game items, the SOE Live T-shirt and Goodie Bags. And no this was not an oversight. When Brasse was asked, she replied with:

One day passes get free expansions. On purpose. =)

Updated SOE Live iPhone/iPad App Available

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In time for SOE Live 2012, Greg “Rothgar” Spence has updated his Fan Faire iPhone/iPad app with a new name and updated schedule. New this year are support for the iPhone 5 longer display, retina displays, and iPad.  From the Apple Store’s product page:

SOELive is your official guide to Sony Online Entertainment’s SOE Live convention. Access the full list of panels and events and even build your own custom schedule. View maps of the convention floor, keep up-to-date with a live news feed, view a list of nearby dining options and access important travel i0nformation.

SOE Live 2012 Webcast Notes

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On Thursday, September 20th, Linda “Brasse” Carlson, Director of Global Community Relations, and Jen Belfield, Director of Marketing Services (or Events Coordinator) held a webcast about the upcoming SOE Live 2012 on Twitch.TV:

We’re now 10 days away from SOE Live and I figured I should probably watch this webcast and glean some notes from it before it’s too late.

Last Day to Register for SOE Live (Extended through Monday)

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From EverQuest2.com:

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a great deal on an EPIC weekend!  Pre-register for SOE before Sunday, September 30th Monday, October 1st and pay $139.00!  If you wait to register on site you will pay $159.00!

Join us for a weekend filled with tournaments, panels, Live Quests, and more.  Need more of a reason to come?

If you play EverQuest II, your in-game item is Dashenti Lasheris!  Once consumed, you can purchase Dashenti Lasheris. She is a Fighter Type Mercenary.

SOE Live In-Game Item: Vampire Mercenary Fighter

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Cyliena of EQ2 ZAM followed last Thursday’s LiveCast and was able to grab a screenshot of the in-game item which SOE Live ticket holders will receive (regardless of attendance).

  • EverQuest II: Dashenti Lasheris, Fighter type Vampire Mercenary,

NOTE: During the Livecast, the merc was indicated to be a healer, but since that time, this information was updated to a fighter merc.

Upcoming Livecast: SOE Live — Thursday, Sept 20

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From EverQuest2.com:

With just over a month until SOE Live, we know you are dying for more details! Host Linda “Brasse” Carlson (Director, Global Community Relations) will chat with Jen Belfield (Director, Marketing Services) and Lauren Zeiger (Senior Strategic Partnerships & Events Manager) to share many of the exciting events that will take place at SOE Live this year. They will tell you about the recent updates to the schedule, share info on the HUGE tournaments, and so much more! If you have any questions about SOE LIVE, please post them here, and we’ll do our best to answer them!

Join us on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time* on Twitch TV! The webcast is expected to last about 20 minutes.

SOE Live Schedule Posted, Including EQ2U Data Panel!!

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The second revised of the SOE Live Schedule has been posted. We’re still looking forward to the remainder of the Player Panels (marked as PP) to be added in, but if you are wanting to start planning out your days, here’s a good starting point.

  • Thursday @ 7:00pm — SOE Live 2012 KickOff Reception and Keynote Address!

SOE Live Gaming Tournaments and Prizes Announced

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Looks like SOE is really pushing Gaming Tournaments this year.

SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
SOE LIVE GAMING TOURNAMENT LINE-UP
WITH PRIZES TOTALING MORE THAN $30,000

Attendees Invited to Compete for Bragging Rights and Thousands in Prize Money in First Ever Gaming Tournaments for PlanetSide® 2 and DC Universe™ Online; Fan Favorites EverQuest® and EverQuest® II Return for
Single and Team Challenges

SOE Live attendees have the opportunity to participate in countless events including a variety of gaming competitions, tournaments, and live quests for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money.

In addition to the renowned costume contest, where attendees show off handmade outfits that showcase their fanaticism for gaming franchise favorites, attendees are encouraged to compete in a range of exciting in-game and live challenges including scavenger hunts, boot camps, PvP battles and live quests. Activities will test player agility, knowledge, dedication, wit, teamwork and problem-solving abilities.

The tournament line-up after the jump…

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