It’s the week of GDC (the Game Developers Conference), and some of the key players in the EQN Landmark team (including Dave Georgeson) are at the event. So, instead of featuring primarily Landmark discussions, the March 19th edition of Landmark Live was a tribute to the EverQuest franchise, featuring the Community Managers from the EQ games.
This edition was probably more fun to watch than it is newsworthy, but there are some tidbits about what to expect in the Thursday Landmark update.
Ry “Roshen” Schueller - EverQuest Community Manager (@Roshen)Margaret “Luperza” Krohn - EverQuest 2 Community Manager (@PurrfectStorm)Colette “Dexella” Murphy - EverQuest Next / Landmark Community Manager (@DexellaCM)Omeed “Ozone” Dariani - Senior Brand Manager, EQ Franchise (@omeed)Simon Cox - Director of Programming, Games, @ WIkia (phone interview)
Wikia Director of Programming, Simon Cox, phoned in to talk about the EQ franchise portal on Wikia. There’s currently a sweepstakes at everquestportal.wikia.com where players can win EQ and EQ2 expansions as well as Landmark Trailblazer packs for registering and commenting. Check the portal for details.
The team was sporting t-shirts from Jinx.com for the show tonight. (All except for Omeed. Poor Omeed.) Over the next few months, Jinx will introduce an entire line of EQ-related products. Although Omeed warned that there would probably be no “Ask me about my meatbeast” t-shirts for obvious reasons, the team invites players to tweet the devs with their ideas.
Ry Schueller and Margaret Krohn recapped what’s new and upcoming in EQ and EQ2 respectively. We recently revealed that information in our interview with the producers, so I invite you to hop over and read the interview (which also contains some juicy Landmark info) for the details if you haven’t already.
A few highlights:
We close with some photos of your favorite EQ franchise celebs taken the year EQ launched, 1999.
Omeed in the original Batmobile.
Dave Georgeson, sans ponytail.
Colette "Dexella" Murphy with Oscars and overalls. ("All I see is Blossom." - Omeed)
Emily "Domino" Taylor, Producer, with... Lando Calrissian?
Eric "Mr. Smith" Smith with his then girlfriend, now wife
Ry Schueller with brother and Firiona Vie, "hashtagging before hashtagging was cool."
Margaret "Luperza" Krohn - not 1999, but still retro and full of cute!
Karen became hopelessly hooked on EverQuest when she wandered into Norrath for the first time, immediately fell off one of the Kelethin platforms, and had to ask a Bard to find her mangled corpse. She's gained a few skills since, and logged more hours than she cares to count playing all kinds of MMOs. The EverQuest franchise remains her favorite. Relying on her druidic wisdom, she pens a weekly column, Ask the Druid, every Thursday. Send your questions to her at shayalyn [at] tentonhammer.com.
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