I was a big fan of the skill 'Track' back in eq. It was actually pretty valuable to know what mobs were present in a zone and to be able to find them quickly. Do you think Track will make a comeback in Pantheon? How might it work? Who should have it? Here's a few thoughts I've had:
- Track could improve via use or level. The more proficient you are, the greater your range or amount of mobs you can find, etc. At certain skill levels, mobs could appear as unknown and you would have to find them to know what they are.
- There could be a visual representation in the world. Back in eq track was text that would appear periodically saying "Your target is to the left". That was great, but now that technology has advanced maybe it would be better to have literal tracks on the ground to follow. And hopefully it would be more subtle than a glowing orange line... This could also leave some of the challenge on the players actual ability to follow tracks of varying difficulty.
- Track should be able to find corpses. I never understood why it couldn't in eq. Surely whatever died left tracks before it did. Why was that a separate skill?
- Maybe players could leave markers in a zone that they can reliably track to find again. Not permanently, but it would be an interesting addition to the skill. A Ranger could mark the entrance to the zone, or a specific camp, and then return to it easily.
Hopefully Pantheon is a large enough world where track will be a valuable skill.