Blog by Steve "Moorgard" Danuser
Over the past 15+ years of development, a lot of memorable characters have been introduced into EverQuest and EverQuest II. Some were heroes and some villains, while many fell into the gray area between those extremes.
With EverQuest Next, we have the opportunity to revisit some of those iconic characters and give them all-new storylines that remain anchored in the themes that made them so memorable in the first place. You’ve been introduced to some of them already. Firiona Vie remains an explorer and adventurer, though in EQN she’s a ranger of the Combine with much to learn about her past. Instead of being the Daughter of Hate, our Lanys T’Vyl is a skilled soldier of the Teir’Dal—though the specter of darkness looms over her future. There are so many stories waiting to be told, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
We aren’t just pulling characters from the franchise into EQ Next on a whim; they need to play a role within the narrative of our re-imagined world. With that in mind, we’re curious about characters you’ve encountered in other EverQuest games and stories that you’d like to see appear in EQN. We’ve listed some of our favorites above, but we want to hear other names from you. Which characters did you love? Which did you hate? Which did you love to hate? Post in this thread and let us know.
[Edit: Adding the link to Roundtable Response #39 on this topic, with Bill Trost, Senior Designer! ~Brasse]