By: Erin Oakley
Gather your guildmates, divide up the roles, and get ready for a seriously epic encounter. No, it’s not a raid: it’s the sheer volume of awesome panels just announced for SOE Live 2013. With this much must-see content, you’re going to have to divide and conquer to make sure you get all the juicy details!
Full panel descriptions are still in the works, but based on these titles, there’s something for everyone. Here are just a few of your options:
For the Norrathians: Players of EverQuest and EverQuest 2 have a lot of enticing choices this year. Be the first to learn about the newest content at the EverQuest and EverQuest II: Expansion panels happening on Friday. For those interested in game mechanics, EverQuest II Tradeskills & PvP and the EQ2U & Dragon's Armory – Leveraging EQII Data Feeds player panel both sound intriguing. For the crafters, there’s the EQ/EQII Crafting & the SC Marketplace player panel. Those who want to boost their RL crafting skills should pre-register for Metal Embossing with Brasse: So Easy an Elfink Can Do It.
For the Auraxian soldiers: Get some valuable Planetside 2 intel at the PlanetSide 2 Keynote Address: Community Driven Development. For those interested in command, check out the Starting, Building, Maintaining, & Growing an Outfit and PLATOON! Running a Large, Competitive Outfit player panels. For all the purple spandex enthusiasts out there, you won’t want to miss the State of the Vanu Sovereignty player panel!
For the Osira: Hop on your dragon and fly over to the main Dragon’s Prophet panel, happening on Friday. You also won’t want to miss the enthusiastically-titled Dragon's Prophet: DRAGONS! for information on your scaly companions.
For the denizens of Telon: Vanguard players will enjoy the Past, Present, and Future and Create Your Own Adventure panels. For those who are interested in growing their guilds (and who wouldn't be?), check out the Recruiting and Retention player panel on Saturday.
For the Heroes and Villains: Fans of DC Universe Online should check out the DC Universe Online Keynote Address: Sons of Trigon & The Future on Friday. You’ll have the opportunity to get the inside scoop from the makers of DCUO at the Meet the Devs panel. Since everyone knows that all great heroes have heroic mentors, don’t miss the DCUO Sourcecast Live! and DCUO Tactics & Role Strategy player panels.
For the game industry fans: Want to make a career of your game obsession or get a look behind the scenes of SOE? Quit Your Day Job for YouTube, Animation of SOE, Not Just Milk & Cookies: All About the Guide Program, and Podcasting: Voicechat with the Whole Internet are only a few of your options. Talk about making learning fun!
For everyone: Admit it, you’re curious about EverQuest Next. No matter which SOE game you call home, get a front row seat to gaming history at the EverQuest Franchise Keynote Address on Friday morning. Various EQN panels are scheduled throughout the weekend, but SOE is keeping the topics secret for now, so keep an eye out for updates after the big reveal.
For a complete list of panels, check out the SOE Live Lineup page and start making your schedule today!