Wednesday, August 1, 2018

EverQuest 2: Unfinished Stories Part 1

I thought for Blaugust I would write a series of unfinished stories I have found in the world of Norrath. These are stories and quests that I think of as unfinished and could be used in future content.

The player never seems to wonder at what happens next, we killed the main bad guy and everyone lives happily ever after, or at least until the next bad guy shows up, and we repeat the cycle over and over, never really thinking of our actions and what the repercussions may be.

The unfinished story I am going to write about is about pirates and more specifically gnomish pirates.

The quest is from the Destiny of Velious Expansion which was released on February 22, 2011 and was the 7th expansion for EverQuest 2 so most people won't even remember this quest.

In the Great Divide on the Thurgadin Docks stands a female gnomish pirate captain named Captain Bin Nalot she is the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Captain Nalot who could be found in the Iceclad Ocean in the original EverQuest and what part of the Pirates of Iceclad.

Right now she is a Captain without a ship and she asks you to help her get the materials to build one. As the series progresses you manage to get enough supplies to build a small ship but than she wants a larger ship and she asks you can go diving and recover any loot from her Great-Great-Grandfathers sunken ship. You manage to find a lockbox that contains a old contract for an new ship to be constructed that was never fulfilled. She asks you to convince the gnomish shipbuilders to fulfill the contact and then collect her hidden gold and get the measurements from her Great-Great-Grandfathers sunken ship. With this all in hand construction now begins on her ship.

As a side note there is another quest series from Dort Lumrick who is part of Captain Bin Nalots’ crew.

Now why I consider this story unfinished is because to this day the ship is still sitting unfinished. As you progressed thru the quest you saw the small boat appear, and then saw the construction of the larger ship take the place of the smaller ship so the mechanic to have objects appear when they have completed a quest is readily available so it would be an easy manner of showing a completed boat after a certain amount of time has passed.

The developers could than continue to fill out the rest of the continent of Velious which I believe hasn’t all been explored, why I think that I will leave to another post.

Lastly this would finally close this story and the gnomish captain who has waited so long would finally have her ship.


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