So what is an Associate Producer supposed to do in between two big updates (Guild Halls just past and The Shadow Odyssey around the corner)?
Aside from watching for live issues and trying to figure out how to make the launch go as smooth as possible on November 18th, I’ve been spending time deciding what zone in the upcoming expansion is my favorite.
I was pretty biased when I started. When I found out what the expansion was going to be I had a really strong leanings toward being able to return to the Guk dungeons. Although ducks are my absolute favorite in game and in real life, frogs and frogloks are a big favorite of mine in game. I spent many many formative levels in EverQuest killing frogloks. I knew the spawn camps and locations in those dungeons better than I knew my own house.
But frogloks were a given for the Guk dungeons. My first question to our character artists was “Can we have those big creepy hands in our Guk?” and of course they had already decided we would. And did they ever deliver.
Not only are these hands creepy in their own right, but they bring back lots of memories for me of happy days in Guk.
The other thing I’ve been up to is making sure the Nights of the Dead event got out live properly. We had a lot of great feedback from the Test community this year before it went live and I think its turned into a really fun event.
If you haven’t already I’d point you over to the video that we made this year, it’s a nice teaser on the event that is running now.
-Jennifer “Kristie” Gerull