SOE Welcome Back Letters

19 May 2011

Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs were down for a while recently, and now that they're back up the game's staff have written short "welcome back" letters to detail the work they've been doing during the downtime, and the content they're adding to the games. There are letters on EverQuest, EverQuest II, Star Wars Galaxies and DC Universe Online.
A new Oolong Island Hard Mode Alert

Oolong Island is where paradise meets mad science, and is home to some of the most off the wall DC Comicscharacters like Chang Tzu and T.O. Morrow. With characters this over the top and the massive brainpower unleashed in such an unrestrained setting, destructive robotics are bound to ensue.

Featured Character: Ra’s al Ghul

Who could resist sneaking in the back door of DC‘s favorite international terrorist and assassin? This content is not for the weak though; the difficulty ramps up quickly and even experienced devs needed to pay close attention in our play tests in order not to wipeout in the first room. But hey, nobody said battling ninjas would be easy.

Two-Face Duo

This duo features some really compelling level design as players follow Harvey Dent aka Two-Face into The Penguin’s underground smuggling operation below the streets of Gotham City. Clayface makes a fantastic shape shifting appearance along the way that delivers on his character in a way we think the players will expect and appreciate. We really tried to capture The Penguin as a master criminal operating on a huge scale, but we still couldn’t resist the allure of robotic penguins – gotta love them!

Poison Ivy vs. Swamp Thing

Building on what we learned with past special events, this spring event pits two fan favorite characters in a battle that spans Gotham City. As Poison Ivy’s sinister plot unfolds tons of great combat action ensues, building on the game strengths in terms of action and iconic appeal.