It’s that time of the year again, where my Everquest 2 characters get some cute new familiars as part of Everquest 2’s support for Pride Month. As with previous years there are three new multi-coloured familiars available for free all month, Baghpuss has a post up with the details of the new bunnies.
My husband and I have encountered our share of ill-informed or outright hostile language in the many years we’ve been MMO gaming, even if it wasn’t specifically aimed at either us. I’d like to say it’s less an issue in 2021, but I fear recent political trends in my own country and others has rowed back on progress made. It feels like Pride is more important now than ever.
My Shadowknight is my de facto pride character in Everquest 2. He remains all year round in his slightly garish but fabulous ‘transmog’ and always has one of the bunnies out as his appearance familiar. I love that this game allows us to choose a different appearance or disguise for our non-combat pet (and also the mount!). Although it is not a concern in World of Warcraft, in some MMOs the pet also gives utility or stat boosts to your character so it is great to be able to choose what it should look like without ‘nerfing’ your character’s combat potential.
Other characters will keep their chosen bunny out as they race across Norrath for the month to show their own support!