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It’s time to meet another one of your fellow SOE Gamers! This month, in honor of PlanetSide’s upcoming 10th anniversary, we will meet someone that’s played PlanetSide and is now an avid PlanetSide 2 player!
We are pleased to introduce LordMondando from PlanetSide 2!
Scars of the Awakened, EverQuest II’s Game Update 66, is just around the corner! In this week’s webcast Windstalker, Lyndro, Maevianiu and Zoltaroth give some final details about the update and a hint about what the team will be working on next! Watch the video on Twitch TV or YouTube. (originally aired on 4/25/13)
Registration is OPEN for SOE Live! Catch the replay of our “SOE Live Registration Opens!” webcast with Brasse, Jen, and Casey, to get details on registration, tournaments, panels, Live Quests, in-game items, the Keynotes, and MORE! Watch the video on Twitch TV or YouTube. (Originally aired on 4/25/13)
WELCOME, one and all! Registration for SOE Live is open, and we are ready for YOU!
Do not delay! Get registered now while the price is low! (Click here to register.)
This marks the 14th year that we’ve held events focused on our fans, our players, our extended family… YOU! I’ve attended at least eight of these events, but I know some players who have been to more – there’s a reason for coming back, and more reasons for going for the first time!
Every year, I am blown away by everything we bring to share with you: tournaments, panels, contests, events, keynotes… on that note, did you know that our President, John Smedley, always strives to keep the most awesome reveals for SOE Live? Not E3, not GDC, not PAX, but OUR event, with all of you!
This year, it’s all about EQ Next. The Dev team is madly writing code, making art, and preparing to reveal a ton of news about this long-anticipated game world. While we will do our best to livestream or record the keynote and panels, there is nothing that beats being there, in person, to get the breaking news and then ask your very own questions.
And despite what I just said, this year it’s NOT all about EQ Next – we’ve got panels, devs, and activities coming for all of our major games, to make sure you can get an insider’s look at everything we do.
Keep an eye on the SOE Live schedule as we fill it out. May is the month for panels – dev has been asked to submit their sessions already, and in a week or two, we’ll open our call for player panel submissions!
So come in spandex, come in fur, come in armor, or come as you are… SOE Live is gearing up for YOU!
Dwarven Overlord of SOE Live
And for those of you contemplating costume ideas, may I suggest…
Free Realms will celebrate its 4th Anniversary next week! In honor of that momentous occasion the SOE Gamers of the Month are 2 Free Realms players that dedicate themselves to that community!
We are pleased to introduce mother and daughter Zadira and Stephani! This dynamic duo is part of the guild Mystic Mayhem.
Check out the replay of this week’s webcast Wizardry Online – Next Major Update! Rod “Dartok” Haza gives a sneak peek at Wizardry Online’s next update and goes over some details of future updates! Watch the video on Twitch TV or YouTube. (Originally aired on 4/23/2013)
Catch last week’s webcast and many of our previous casts on our Twitch TV channel!
By Aimee “Ashlanne” Rekoske
Please meet Dylan Bruce, Multimedia Producer in Marketing’s Creative Media Department (also known as Multimedia) here at SOE! Take a moment to find out what a typical day in the office is like for him, what his favorite SOE game is, and other fun tidbits. As a special bonus, we include a screenshot from his favorite SOE game!
The annual SOE Live Costume Contest is back again and gracing a new stage this year! Join us at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 3rd for all the fun and excitement of applauding your fellow gamers’ creative talents and skills. Even better, if you’re itching to show off your own costume, you can be a part of the show! We invite you to fashion your version of your favorite SOE game character, either an NPC or a character all your own.
Costumes will be judged on the following criteria:
The Judging Categories are:
Need inspiration? You can watch last year’s contest over on Twitch TV! The contest segment begins at right around the 30-minute mark. You should also follow SOE on Facebook and watch for some special Pre-Costume Contest contests we’ll be running!
Check the SOE Live site for more details as we get closer to the event. With past entries that included animatronics, hand-tooled armor, and meticulous stitching, we can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with in 2013! Get out your sewing machines, glue guns, or soldering irons, and start working on your submission now. Eyemasks, wings, or heavy armor, no matter what universe you play in, we want to see your creations!
Enter the depths of Game Update 66’s raid and dungeon zones in “EverQuest II: An Inside Look at Sirens Grotto Webcast”! Director of Development Dave “Smokejumper” Georgeson sits down with Tim “Haohmaru” Heydelaar (Art Director), Christopher “Phatkins” Atkins (Character Artist), and Chris “Chrol” Garlick (Game Designer) to talk about the art and design of Siren’s Grotto. Watch the video on Twitch TV or YouTube. (originally aired on 4/11/13)
Have you heard about the new Felucia Combat Zone in Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™? Game Designer Justin “Mourde” Dazet and Senior Artist Matt “Order 66″ Sherman chat with Community Manager Tiffany “Amnerys” Spence about this brand new experience and what went into making it! If you missed it live, watch the video on Twitch TV or YouTube. (Originally aired on 4/4/13)