Live blog from Fan Faire with q&a on EverQuest II.
Q: crusader gear with INT. DFC armor worse than master crafted. Can it be reworked?
A: ask me later
Q: crafters wanting to reset their adventure class?
Rothgar: we have been talking about this. Considering.
Q: monster npc masks?
A: it was taken out of eq1 because of griefing. not sure for eq2. This type of stuff is fun though.
Q: self mentor item?
A: no because it is exploity
Q: appearance slots for mounts?
Rothgar: we would love to do something here and more progression with mounts. Just have to find time.
Rothgar: guess I know what I’m doing when I get home.
Q: class change potion?
A: No plans.
Q: LON boosters become heirloom not attunable?
A: we can talk about it
Q: if we have 6 toons can we get 60% xp bonus?
A: we cqn look into it. If you are crazy enough to get 6 90’s.
Q: fix call of the veteran?
A: this item has caused all kinds of problems for us. We know it needs some love.
Q: exile shared bank? (hollering from audience)
A: we probably won’t have a good answer today. But we can talk about it.
Q: why are crusaders so OP?
A: crusader and fighter balance are ongoing. We are adjusting guardians next. Tune into class balance tomorrow.
Q: share items between accounts? We will pay money.
Rothgar: we want to do this. Have to talk to other depts. We don’t want your money. We want your love.
Q: can we have a training dummy for healers? So healers can practice cure curse and healing.
Rothgar: we might be able to do this. We could do like a sad looking diseased dude.
Q: can we reduce amount of brawler in raids?
Q: can we do something about raid looting
A: we will look into ideas. As for brawler loot, that’s RNG. (audience outcry) (our monk throws his gear away instead of mending!)
Q: thanks for fixing fury class. And can we have a tinkered flash bomb tinkered?
Domino: that sounds kind of violent.
Q: sky blade skiff?
A: access through portals in s qeynos and s Freeport. Can’t do 2 houses on 1 character.
A: to exit, you can use the exit or jump off the side to go to a random zone. Including Veeshan’s Peak. 🙂
Q: optimize for graphics cards?
A: definitely. We just did the flora upgrade which is an 85% performance boost.
Q: why did you nerf mystic/fury mythical?
A: there was a mechanical problem with a percentage because an addition problem. The mystic mythical is a full heal full power. With jesters cap you could maintain that for 20% of the time.
Q: crit scales against mobs but there seem to be bugs because 100% isn’t 100%.
A: probably a bug. Looking into it.
Q: if cure curse is cast but not needed can it just act like it was resisted?
A: can look into it.
Q: auto attack bar and click to cure?
Rothgar: looking into it. Hopefully not too soon.
Q: if paladins can’t crit on heal anymore why can healers crit on spells?
A: so you are asking why warriors need healers? Just because it was broken for years we still need to fix it. you can still do a lot of self heals.
Q: too many quest items.
georgeson: we know there are too many mount whistles, quest items. We want to do something.
Q: too many appearance items
Rothgar: I’d like to come up with some solution for storing appearance items. Like a wardrobe in your house or crates that take 1 slot.
Q about free to play on all servers.
Georgeson: there are too many people who don’t want powerful items in the marketplace on live servers. Attitudes change but right now we are being conservative and putting up a fence. It’s an experiment. We know folks are worried about losing players on subscription servers. So many people will be trying free to play that even if a small percent choose e subscription servers instead it will be more than you guys are getting now.
Q: lower barriers to entry on guild halls and status?
Q: can we see some way to not have to start over on test copy when it is wiped? Guilds and guild halls take time to set up.
Q: did most of the classes becoming neutral have to do with f2p? This is disruptive for
A: no. We wanted to do this before. Just like allowing good ratongas.
(lots of arguing)
A: we give you the option to role play it how you want.
Q: why lose 14 day trial?
A: most players we get are returning players. Free trial is bringing very few players. Etc. We think the % of players who choose the subscription service based on the advertising ilk be more than the free trial. And also having a free trial is confusing along with free to play.
Q: chat channel colors beyond /10 ?
A: should be easy to do. Will look at it.
Q: daily adorning quest for tinkering?
Domino: tinkering doesn’t have the same material costs. No plans at this time.
Q: arena pet system hooking up to battlegrounds?
A: we want to improve this system but nit hooking to battlegrounds.
Q: bards and enchanters needed per raid?
A: we are always investigating. We have seen successful raid guilds with 8 support classes and some with just 3.
Q: arrow levels? ranger vs assassin dps?
A: see mechanics panel. Arrow levels tweak and mechanics changes to ranged weapons for rangers.
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