Brackish Waters

how my gaming and life coalesce.

The Tradeskill Diary

DiaryOver at Warcry, they have an interesting article that is sort of a “day in the life” of a Everquest 2 Tradeskill developer. Emily “Domino” Taylor is one of the dedicated SOE employees working hard on the Rise of Kunark expansion and she took some time to write down a bit of what she does to get the crafting content ready for the latest addition to the game. If you are interested in a little bit of the process behind adding this type of content to a game, then be sure to stop by and take a look. I found it to be a good read.

I think the process could be automated more, with better spreadsheets and cleverer perl scripts to save more time, but with this short time before beta starts there is simply not enough time to try and get clever. I hope that by next expansion I’ll have had time to streamline things a bit more. But there’s still quite a long tradeskill “wish list” to fill up my time after the expansion is out of the way!

Its great to see that they have even more plans for the sphere even after the release. I haven’t really had enough time with crafting to take a guess at what this could be but they added Transmuting and Tinkering with the last expansion so who knows what could be on the plate for the future.

I bet if they add the pink mount and saddle they were talking about, I could get my wife to play again. 😛


October 11, 2007 - Posted by | Crafting, EQ2 |


  1. You can get a pink-saddled horse in Maj’Dul…

    Comment by tipa | October 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. uh oh – wife incoming!

    Comment by brackishwater | October 12, 2007 | Reply

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