Hero's Forge Questions? Here Are Some Answers!

From EQLive, here some answers to common questions surrounding the upcoming "Hero's Forge" feature:

With the addition of this incredible new feature, we've seen a lot of questions from the community on how Hero's Forge will add to their EverQuest experience. With that in mind, we've prepared the following FAQ based on your questions:

1. How will I gain access to Hero's Forge?

Hero's Forge will be available via the Marketplace on a per character basis. Simply purchase Hero's Forge for the character you wish to use it on and a whole new world of graphical adornment will be available to you!

2. Why is there an additional charge for this feature?

Development of features for the Marketplace allows us to pursue larger projects that cost more in terms of development time and resources in addition to the release of regular expansions. Because of the very intensive nature of developing features such as Hero's Forge, by selling this feature in the Marketplace we can make it immediately available to players who desire such content much more quickly and without tying it to an expansion. Additionally, Gold members with a recurring subscriptions receive 500 SC per month, which can be used to obtain this feature for all their characters at no additional cost over time if they so choose.

3. What is included with Hero's Forge?

As soon as you purchase Hero's Forge you will receive the ability to use Hero's Forge items to alter your character's appearance. You also receive a set of Hero's Forge items (either Hero's Forge Plate, Hero's Forge Chain, Hero's Forge Leather, or Hero's Forge Cloth, depending on your class armor preference) to immediately alter your appearance Finally, and most importantly, you will be able to use the huge number of drops throughout Norrath to further customize and refine your own individual look. With more than 10,000 individual Hero's Forge items created by the EQ art team, and hundreds available to any particular character, you'll have the freedom to express your individuality in a way like never before in EverQuest!

4. Do Hero's Forge items provide additional stats or in game power?

We have not added any stats to Hero's Forge items. Armor obtained via the Hero's Forge feature functions very similar to appearance weapon augments, and will have a dedicated slot on each piece of armor.

5. How do we acquire additional Hero's Forge items in game?

Simply by playing! Hero's Forge items will be available in many different ways, so no matter what you like to do, there will probably be some way to earn Hero's Forge items. At launch, we'll have items available through the following methods: achievements, missions in current content, various types of NPC drops, raids, and raid bosses. Additional items will be made through tradeskills very soon after launch. If you take a look at the image below, you can get a better idea of how different sets are tiered much more clearly.

6. Will there be achievements for completing different sets of Armor?

Yes! You will be able to earn achievements in game for completing many of the different sets of armor. These achievements will be available for you to see via the achievements window, like other achievements currently in game.

7. Will there be new robe appearances available via Hero's Forge?

Yes! We definitely wouldn't want to leave out our robe wearing brethren.

8. What are the plans for expanding Hero's Forge after launch?

We definitely plan on continuing to expand the system, especially with more specialty items. We've been hearing a lot about wizard hats specifically, items such as these are definitely a direction we will strongly consider. We're also considering items themed for special accomplishments, in-game holidays, and all sorts of other exciting avenues!

9. What if I don't take part in Hero's Forge, how will this feature benefit me?

If you don't pick up Hero's Forge (or don't pick it up right away), you can still acquire these items in your adventures throughout Norrath. It will be your choice; do you save these items for yourself (for when you do decide to purchase the feature) or sell them to your fellow adventurers? The Hero's Forge system gives a whole new category of items for all adventurers to buy and sell to one another, regardless of your choice to participate in Hero's Forge directly. Tradeskillers will also be happy to hear that their skills will be in even more demand with their ability to craft Hero's Forge items for their fellow adventurers!

We hope this helps you all get a deeper understanding of Hero's Forge. We're incredibly proud of this offering and can't wait to see how you all use it in the game! If you have further questions, please post them on our forums and we'll do our best to continue to answer!


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I just hop
# Aug 12 2012 at 8:40 AM Rating: Default
clerics can look like they're wearing leather again - sad that after a certain level they went from "wear anything" to "wear the same plate as all the others".
btw, am i the only one who noticed the ornamentation slot?
# Aug 09 2012 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
an example is https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=75246 i
if you will notice it says Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
btw, am i the only one who noticed the ornamentation slot?
# Aug 09 2012 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
It has been in eq for some time now - i haven't seen it on the new armor but on lots of the old armor is a "slot 2: ornamentation 20" or on some, 21.
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
Heros forge?
# Aug 07 2012 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
I just hope they come up with something a little better. These graphics seem a little cheezy. It would be nice to personalize so you dont look like every other toon out there. If you remember pre Luclin then you remember how we all looked like squares!!
bring it on
# Aug 07 2012 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
654 posts
Personally, I won't waste a dime on the Hero's forge- simply because i can't see paying real money for each of my toons - and yeah i have 5 accounts- 4 are maxed at 14 toons each -- However- with eq nerfing tradeskills so very badly that they are no longer worth doing, i need something to sell to the idiots that do buy into it so bring it on-- more bazaar fodder for me.
Success comes when preparation meets opportunity -- and EQ is no exception.
# Aug 07 2012 at 3:45 AM Rating: Excellent
53 posts
To be honest these are ugly graphics. I never understood why they removed the old graphics in the first place. Anyone who remembers for example the Temple of Veeshan plate helm for Paladin (little wings aside!) knows what I mean. There were differences in graphics in the old days, not just differences in colour. Then they implemented this feature that you could dye your armour, but the difference in graphics was gone... As for these new graphics, sorry, no, I don't like them at all.

Edited, Aug 7th 2012 5:45am by DanyellaDangerhugs
# Aug 06 2012 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
309 posts
Just wish it was per account instead of character. OR give option of both, make the account option like 133% more expensive than the per character option. I mean, the Sylvan gear looks sweet and drops from mobs 10+. But per character ain't happening. I've got about 40 alts.
don't forget
# Aug 06 2012 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
Us iksars will need a slot for our fine tails to fit through soe.. don't forget that. Good thing i got my
mechanical tail.. just in case.
Not impressed
# Aug 06 2012 at 8:38 AM Rating: Decent
Sounds like another way to get $$ from us, buying per character isnt happening here, I have 2 accounts and 22 alts..sorry SOE I dont play LoN either, useless cards with small chance of getting anything usable in game...oh and BTW! $45 usd for one Bottle of Shared Adventure III??? Dun think so, I have RL food to buy...
# Aug 06 2012 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
484 posts
Development of features for the Marketplace allows us to pursue larger projects that cost more in terms of development time and resources in addition to the release of regular expansions. wtf. As if to say that expansions are released free of charge to us. We pay for them *****. Expansions should never have been mentioned in the first place unless they plan to release every expansion from now on for free. I really don't care about this hero forge thing but this being Everquest you know its going to introduce bugs that are not in game yet. That kind of crap always happens.
# Aug 06 2012 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
I agree with samples1; just when you think something is going to add to your current EQ adventure...that'll be another $$$. EQ has become a cash cow for poor saps that feel they need to have whatever SOE comes up with. The new gear looks are cool, but no way I'm gonna shell out anymore of MY money on trinkets that should be *free* in game.
That's why LON is dying....not too many ppl can afford to keep buying digital cards that have no use, other than an occasional LOOT card or two.
If EQ went back to it's roots...(the first 4 expansions - up to PoP), then we'd all be better off. Unfortunately - we live in the modern age of instant gratification. I gotta have that, and I mean NOW. That's what EQ is catering to. I'm more of the "playing the game cause it's fun, and challenging"...grind at low levels, practice my skill-ups and spells each level; not PLing to 85 with no AA's and 127 points behind in all my skills/spells. What the hell good is that? LOL
Hero Forge what for?
# Aug 06 2012 at 5:52 AM Rating: Good
How ugly, and ill fitting.
More money
# Aug 06 2012 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
I love how they make it sound like they did me a favor.But to be fair I quit EQ because of the endless nickle and dime crap and am playing The Secret World and its heaven for old EQ players not wanting the simple walk though of alot of current mmos have offered since WOW.Now flame away LOL
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