Today's dev discussion: account-based or character-based friend lists?
We're back again with another rousing EverQuest Next Round Table with Omeed Dariani and Terry Michaels! The matter at hand today is "Should friends lists be account-based or character-based?" The crux of the issue is convenience vs. privacy, with community members favoring some kind of blend between the two. We would agree that a simple account-based friends list would be a mistake, so it’s great to hear that Sony Online Entertainment looks to be avoiding that route.
There's also some interesting discussion near the end of the video about challenging traditional MMO elements. Are there any features that are typically character-based, but could benefit from being account-based? Listen below, then offer up some suggestions!
Colt "ShdwFlm" Casey