A curious thing happened as I was strolling through EverQuest II
this past week. It seems there was a bit of commotion in the Norrathian community, with races good and evil cheering and dancing in the streets. Personally, I didn't even know Sarnak could move like that! What was the catalyst of this celebration? Why, didn't you hear -- there was news about EverQuest Next
! And with the scarcity of that kind of treasure, it's understandable that folks went a'frolicking. But this wasn't just any old news, either. This week, fans learned that Emily "Domino" Taylor
, also known as Pentapod, was returning to the EverQuest
franchise as the producer for EQ Next
Can the presence of just one person really send prospective players into a tizzy of anticipation? Yes, it can. I watched as a number of EQII
players, once ambivalent or on the fence about EQN
, not only look twice at the upcoming sandbox but hop right on over into the newest Norrath's camp. More eyes than ever are watching the development of this game (even though there is scant little to watch at the moment). And this is why.