Creators of Everquest 2, Sony Online Entertainment, recently uncovered details about Halas Reborn, the games latest update set to be take affect this month. The Storyteller system seemed to be the focus of the news release, a “modification to the quest journal window UI. It adds a Storylines tab that will collect the overarching story behind each major quest series in one place.”
In addition to acting as a mod to the quest journal, the Storyteller system will “consolidate the storylines related to various quest series into a single, easy-to-follow format so adventurers can better keep track of the underlying story being told in their current quests.”
In terms of how it will help out your characters and others, “the Storylines window will allow you to see where you are in the storyline related to the quest series you are working on. It can help by providing hints from previously completed steps, give clues as to where a series starts, as well as help you to pick back up on the series if you’ve been away from it for a while. For those who like to know the story and WHY they are helping NPC Bob to lay waste to the gnoll population, this will prove highly beneficial.”
Not all quests seemed to function with the Storyline window, but SOE had an answer for this stating, “quest lines will continue to be added to the system over time. What you see when Halas Reborn reaches the live servers will only be a starting point, and other quests will be connected and looped as we progress the feature. If you don’t see your favorite quest right now, don’t worry! It will be there soon.”
SOE even provided a working model of what the Storylines window will look like. More details here.