Everquest 2 players have a lot to look forward to in the newest expansion, Sentinel's Fate. One of the larger areas is the "Vasty Deep". Developer Leah Swigart recently took a look at the Conservatory, an instanced dungeon for 82-88 players. Read on!
Leah "Mortalus" Swigart headed up the construction of the Vasty Deep zones. We had a nice chat and I didn't have to bribe her to talk to me at all. Which, sadly, leaves me completely at a loss for something witty to fill in here, so I'll just go with massive kudos to Leah and Tad for the amazing work on these dungeons!
What sort of feel were you trying to give players with this zone?
With the Vasty Deep zones I really wanted to emphasize visual storytelling. The dungeons themselves should convey as much information to the player as the dialog does. Vasty Deep is really another side to the fall of Erudin so as you progress through the zone it falls further and further into disrepair. You will also get a little taste as to what has happened to the Erudites left in Vasty Deep and it's safe to assume that things are only going to go downhill from here for the Erudites.
What's your favourite part of the Conservatory?
My favorite part is the Throne of the Seas and the creatures you'll find there.
Read the rest of the Q&A with Swigart at the link above.