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Letter From the Producer

EverQuest Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale updated us this afternoon about what's happening this month and beyond for EverQuest.

  • Some improvements are being made to Epic 1.0 quests (bottlenecks are being reduced -- details can be found in the latest Test Server patch notes).
  • Legends of Norrath loot will be a little more easier to come by (for the right price)
  • The progression server is a prominent topic (one that we know all about, thanks to Aristo's intricately detailed post earlier this week).
  • We have been introduced to the idea of "campaigns" (downloadable content to be released twice a year - the first of which expected this coming Fall). These are said to feature "about the same amount of content" as what would normally be seen in an annual expansion.

Players have raised numerous questions about this, of course. As of this posting, they haven't been answered (it is a Friday afternoon, after all; happy Friday, by the way!), but you can probably expect some answers in this EQ Forum thread in the coming week.

(You can find the full letter posted below the jump.)

Guild Wars 2
The Scrying Pool: Necromancer's Dreadknight


The Scrying Pool is a Guild Wars 2 column where I simply ask what if? Nothing is off the table as I dive into possible features and future content, looking at what currently exists in Guild Wars 2 before I answer my own what if question with how I think the feature and content could be implemented.

This week we continue the speculation series covering the new specialization feature coming in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Starting off, I had given my general speculation specialization before jumping into the profession specific speculations with Guardian’s Cleric followed by Engineer’s Mechanic and Elementalist’s Mage. This week I dive into speculation for another profession with Necromancer’s Dreadknight.

General News
Film Friday: Eighteen New Videos (Part Two)

Eighteen New Videos (Part Two)

We continue our coast into the weekend with the conclusion of Film Friday! The second half includes the Star Wars Battlefront reveal trailer that just landed this afternoon, as well as flicks from Crypt of the NecroDancer, Dungeon Crawlers, Godzilla, Grand Theft Auto V, Joe Danger, Must Deliver, Screencheat and The Charnel House Trilogy.

General News
Friday Update Arcade: Episode 27

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include the PC launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Mortal Kombat X having some Steam issues, a new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront and some speculation that WildStar may be going free-to-play.

General News
Film Friday: Eighteen New Videos (Part One)

Eighteen New Videos (Part One)

Another busy week, another jam-packed Film Friday! So many landed in our inbox this week that we had to be picky, and still ended up with 18 great videos to kick off your weekend. In the first half, enjoy flicks from Age of Wonders III, Defiance, Destiny, Dungeon Travelers 2, Echo of Soul, Final Fantasy XIV, Hearthstone, Masters of the Masks and Tales of Zestiria.

General News
Greenlight Special: Izle and Monochroma

Hello once again, intrepid internet explorers. In my quest this week, I wanted to shake things up a bit and “go for the funny” which is something I pathetically chase in my day-to-day life. However, I found my initial search parameters of “funny” to lead me to some disturbing, albeit amusing games. Twitch chat was horrified, which is a feat unto itself. In any case, I was luckily handed one of the games this week, Izle, in a nice email from my Managing Editor. The other game, Monochroma, I discovered going through the annals of Greenlight history.

Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV: Demo Highlights Video

The Final Fantasy XV -Episode Duscae- demo launched last month, included in copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's Day One edition. This morning Square Enix released a highlights video showcasing select moments experienced throughout the demo.