By now you have probably heard that EverQuest II
is launching a little thing called Heroic Characters today
; after all, this little thing is kind of a big
deal. How often do players get the chance to jump in and experience a game as a permanent high-level character instead of just being teased with one during a brief tutorial? And for two weeks this possibility is completely free to each and every person, be they new players or veterans.
Whether you are eagerly awaiting your chance to jump (back) into Norrath and see what things are like in the newest story arcs or you're eyeing the sudden influx of high level newbs with trepidation, there's no denying that EQ II
is going through a fundamental shift today. This patch has the ability to change the landscape of play in the game more so than anything since the free-to-play conversion
. When you couple these new Heroic Characters with the lifting of item restrictions
, there are literally no more gates barring people from joining and experiencing most of what the game has to offer.
In anticipation of this big change, I had the opportunity to sit down with Franchise Director Dave Georgeson
and Producer Holly Longdale
to talk Heroic Character shop, and they shed more light on this upcoming experience. They also revealed a little something extra coming for the raiders in Norrath.