The old features we want to have brought back from the days of EQ get a lot of discussion time here. My question is, what new and improved features would people enjoy.
This does not have to mean features included at launch, but also features added over time as the game grows.
I would enjoy:
- Appearance gear: I really enjoy the appearance gear system in Rifts. It has no impact on combat while adding considerably to horizontal gameplay. I can spend hours setting a character's appearance to be just right and, for my teen daughter, it is almost half of her gameplay.
- Housing: EQ2 did this right. It adds another horizontal aspect to gameplay while having no effect on combat or travel. There are people, my wife included, that spend more time decorating houses than fighting. I personally maintain a max-level carpenter just for building furniture.
- Pet gear: this is something I have wished for but have never seen. In EQ I could equip my pet with gear, but armor never made a visual appearance and went away when your pet died. In newer games, I cannot equip pets with gear at all. I would like pets to have standard, persistent gear slots. When I equip a pet with armor and weapons I want to be able to see that gear. When a pet dies, I either want equipped gear returned, or for the gear slots to remain independent of the pet's status. The ability to equip pets with persistent gear would also help with gear-based scaling of pets. An issue that frequently occurs with pet classes.
- The broker system from City of Heroes. It's not an auction house, but also did not require players to AFK in the bazaar while not playing.
What new/modern features would you like to see in Pantheon?
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