If you're a fan of Vanguard
, you know full well who Brad McQuaid
is. If you're a fan of EverQuest
, you're probably also familiar with the name. And now, the man behind both games has returned to Vanguard
after a lengthy hiatus to rejoin the development team. Considering the game is heading toward a free-to-play conversion in the not-too-distant future, it can certainly be seen as an auspicious event.
McQuaid is the focus of the game's newest Developer Spotlight
, where he discusses his role in starting the game and in its early development. He confesses that he took a long break from playing the game, but he seems quite happy with how it's developed in his absence. Looking to the future, McQuaid also talks about making loot drops and quest rewards more viable throughout the game, encouraging players to explore a variety of zones instead of just a few old standards. The interview is remarkably low-key considering that the man in question was one of the driving forces behind the game's original launch. Players can draw their own conclusions about what McQuaid's return will mean for the game in the long run.
[Thanks to Ryan for the tip!]