Thursday, November 05, 2009

New Quest Helper coming soon.

Yesterday we branched our code for GU54 which means we're safe to start checking things into our code repository for GU55 (Sentinel's Fate).

I've been working on the new Quest Helper window for awhile and today I was able to finally get this work checked in. I'm pretty happy with the results so far. We've wanted to make this change for a long time but just hadn't found the time to do it. Since we're planning on a big marketing push in February, we're trying to get in as many features as we can that will improve the experience for new players.

One of the biggest things that bothered me when making a new character was the fact that we could only track 1 quest at a time. This just doesn't work in the current environment where it's typical to grab 3-5 quests from a "quest hub" and go do them all at once.

I'm sure this window will be familiar looking if you've played other MMO's that have a quest tracker for multiple quests. There just aren't too many ways to innovate in this area. The goal is to present a list of to-do items in a concise and organized manner. I think this window delivers on that and I hope everyone will like it when it comes out in February.