Saturday, November 08, 2008

Happy Birthday EverQuest II

Today is EQII's 4th birthday. I started playing EQII 4 years ago today when myself and several of my guild-mates from EQ created characters on Crushbone. Four years ago I was working as software developer at a consulting company in Memphis Tennessee. I'm really lucky to have been part of the EQII development team for the past 2 years and I look forward to many more years in the industry.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Not much to report...

Things have been rather quiet since the introduction of guild halls and I haven't had much to report.

I haven't had any huge tasks related to the expansion since my main focus had been the guild halls for past several months. However, I have been busy working on two other features that you should see in the next month or two. Unfortunately neither of them have been announced yet, so there isn't much I can say about them. One of the features is a new UI element that will give you insight into information that previously has remained somewhat of a mystery. I think everyone will really like this feature and I'm looking forward to it going live myself.

Other than that I've been working on the occasional bug fix or random new feature. Today I added a feature that many people have requested for houses and guild halls. This feature will allow anyone with Trustee access to return a No-Trade house item to it's owner through the mail system. I also added the item level to the Supply Depot window so you can sort the items by tier/level.

The Persona window was also expanded to include quite a bit more statistic data about your character. Some of these new stats are related to the expansion like Critical Mitigation but many of them are existing stats like Spell Cast/Recovery/Reuse percent.

That's about all for now. I'll try to post again as soon as I have more to add. Thanks for reading!