Senior Producer Clint Worley of EverQuest has written a producer's letter that cover EQ in 2007 and what 2008 will have in store.
2007 was a great year for EverQuest. We launched an expansion, provided live events, and worked on building the community. It would be impossible for me to cover everything done for EQ throughout the year so here's brief recap of some of fun: For Secrets of Faydwer, we kicked off a 3-month Beta that allowed both the players (you) and the Developers (us) plenty of time to focus on quality and polish the content for the expansion. We were able to do multiple passes on the high-level content and our Quality Assurance department actually reached out to work with players to ensure that the content was fun to play. That is a new process that you will see rolling into all future expansions. Since the development team is generally focused on balance and functionality and what we think is fun, it is refreshing to have the QA team essentially be an unbiased check and balance for the content. The Live event that took place in the Steamfont Mountains was MAJOR! For those of you who were able to participate I hope you had a great time with the event. We plan to do more events like it moving forward.
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