GM friend let slip that apparently the SoL expansion will consist of mostly forced PvP. Devs are also toying with allowing the giant bane spell to work against barbarian PCs. All zones will function like the arenas found in cities.
The new PvP server will have a rule set damn close to DAoC PvP where /OOC and /SHOUT will be disabled for people on opposing teams.
Stealing Camelot’s thunder? As another game developer once told me, “I’ve given up trying to convince people that there’s anything like intellectual property in the gaming industry.” The question remains – is Verant that gutsy – or judging from the reaction of most EQ players to PvP, that monumentally stupid – to turn off the PK switch in Luclin?
One would hope, if in fact the new expansion IS PK+ only (and bear in mind, the above is an unsubstantiated rumor) that Verant steals a working PvP system while they’re busy doing “research”. After all, with the Zek servers happy havens of crossteaming, invulnerable healing, and ‘god-mode’ delevelling, surely some effort would be put into actually fixing EQ PvP?
Nah. BRING ON MORE GNOMES!
“God DAMN I wish I could kill these people” – Lum the Mad, in /guildchat, almost every time he plays EQ.