Aggro Me: Neat Little Things in EQII
Neat Little Things in EQII
Sometimes, we're so focused on combat and leveling that we might miss out on a cool little feature of EQII. I happened across one the other day.
Now, I don't know how many times I've run through Qeynos Harbour. Let's just say if I had a gold piece for each time, I'd be riding a magic carpet right about now. But I never really noticed the giant clock before. It's just south of the entrance to Castleview Hamlet.
Then, last night, I was running by it and the thing started chiming. I did a /time and sure enough - it was just past the hour (in game time). Game time moves pretty fast, so I actually sat there for an in-game hour watching the gears move and waiting for it to chime again. Very cool. It even has an inscription saying it was a gift from the people of Ak'Anon.
Obviously this has nothing to do with gameplay, but I just want to acknowledge that someone who cares about immersion took the time to code this and put it into the game.
On a similar topic, I'm pretty sure the moon and stars in EQII are on a sophisticated calendar but that's just a guess. If anyone knows for sure, let me know.
Some of the NPC dialogue is also kind of neat if you take the time to read it. A new writer on EQII Vault named Catharsis covers some of it in this article, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I recommend her second article as well.
Does anyone else have a cool little EQII feature they would like to share?