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Everquest II Forum » The Tavern (General) » EQ2 new feature: House Actors

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  Nadia

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Posts: 11491

 
OP  6/17/14 2:41:02 PM#1

Update Notes: Tuesday June 17, 2014

http://eq2wire.com/2014/06/16/update-notes-tuesday-june-17-2014/

WEEKLY FEATURE
HOUSE ACTORS

  • House actors are mannequins that can be customized to have a player race appearance. Once the appearance has been selected, the actor can be set to play an action in your home or guildhall!
  • House Actors are created via a carpenter recipe that can be purchased from the loyalty merchant. This recipe requires a unique component that may be obtained from top tier harvest nodes.
  • Editor’s Note: Check out Niami Denmother’s excellent write up on House Actors.
 
goto EQ2 Traders link for full info
 

That's right, folks. House actors are here! (They went live on June 17, 2014))

What, exactly, is a house actor, though, and why would you want one?

Initially, they look just like a generic mannequin when placed, however, you can then:

  • Set race to any player race (permanent once chosen)
  • Set clothing appearance
  • Set gender
  • Set every aspect of character appearance (hair, eyes, height, etc.)
  • Set them to perform an emote action when approached, or choose to have them repeatedly loop it
  • Set their name
  • Set a greeting message for them to say when approached

Details

  • House actors are crafted by level 95 carpenters from a tradeable recipe, "House Actor Crate" that is sold for 5 loyalty tokens on the loyalty merchant and in the loyalty section of the Marketplace.
  • Note that while the recipe is only sold to members, the recipe is tradeable.
  • The crates are fully tradeable, and unpack into an Heirloom House Actor
  • This actor can be placed in any house, guild hall or dungeon where you have trustee access.
  • The recipe requires 1 etherwood lumber, 3 swamp ash lumber, 2 rhenium ore, 2 thick bear pelt, 10 effulgent sandpaper.
  • You cannot hail the actors, their text fires off when you get within range of them. You cannot set the distance radius for their speech.
  • When you dress an actor, it is *just* like dressing a mannequin - it takes the appearance, but you keep the clothing.
 
  syriinx

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Joined: 9/24/13
Posts: 943

6/18/14 10:45:51 AM#2

wonder if they will start to add advanced scripting options to these eventually.  That would be amazing.

  Nadia

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11491

 
OP  6/23/14 8:22:44 AM#3