In the latest EverQuest Next
Senior Brand Manager Omeed Dariani
and Lead Content Designer Steve Danuser
team up to offer a counterpart to the villain vote from earlier in June, when players voted Ambassador D'Vinn
into the game. This week, the studio focuses on other iconic franchise characters. While Danuser and Dariani note that all the characters mentioned will be present in the game or at least its lore, some will find themselves in new roles since EverQuest Next
is a reboot of the franchise, not a chronological continuation of past storytelling.
Lucan D'Lere, for example, will still be associated with Freeport, but he might make different life choices this time around. But it was the Dark Elf vampire Leone who won the poll because, well, EverQuest
players. Danuser promises that the rebooted version of Leone and his friends will not sparkle.
Finally, this is apparently the last edition of these roundtable videos. Future episodes, SOE says, will be rolled into the team's Workshop Show livestreams