Everquest Next

CougarHunter

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Didn't see a thread about this, but the latest installment of the Everquest franchise has been announced.



Looks good, and the whole idea of them basically crowd sourcing a good amount of the game art by releasing the creation tools to the public is pretty awesome.

Here's the whole Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EverQuestNext?feature=watch
 

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Capture my gamer like WoW did during the first 2-3 years, and I'll happily play it. MMO's are 'hard' to get right (understatement). Good luck to them.
 

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because eq2 was a shitty version of wow which is a better version of eq1.

I miss DAoC

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EQ2 and WoW both came out in November 2004. You can't say one is a copy of the other.

DAOC was good at first, but they fucked up releasing it without itemized dungeons at the higher end. I don't think they ever recovered from that.

If you believe what the Sony folks are saying, EQ Next will be nothing like anything we've ever seen. I guess we'll have to see. I'll enjoy SWTOR until then.
 

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EQ2 and WoW both came out in November 2004. You can't say one is a copy of the other.

DAOC was good at first, but they fucked up releasing it without itemized dungeons at the higher end. I don't think they ever recovered from that.

If you believe what the Sony folks are saying, EQ Next will be nothing like anything we've ever seen. I guess we'll have to see. I'll enjoy SWTOR until then.
DAOC messed up when hey released the "artifact" items and alternative leveling system.

Then they kept going back and forth between RvR and traditional group play being the focus.



EQ Next sounds very original, unless you ever played Asheron's Call 2 (which I did) and then you realize that everything they say they are going to have that is revolutionary was out 10 years ago in AC2
 

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Id rather they just built a time machine and and I could go back to the good old days before all the additions and new zones got forced down everyones throats.
 

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Never did get into Everquest... my online gaming stopped with Warcraft II, AOE, and Dragon Realms, and didn't start again until the Call of Duty games.
 

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Id rather they just built a time machine and and I could go back to the good old days before all the additions and new zones got forced down everyones throats.
Just play on an emulator server if you want that. It's free.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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GUILD WARS 2, faggots.

Bigger, better and more fun that WoW.

Or, at least, AGE OF CONAN.
Negative. Too much flash. Not nearly enough depth. Said it before, and it makes no sense saying it now. WoW had substance. Things almost felt like they were almost tangible. Like every chair in Goldshire, and every wagon wheel in Org, had a purpose. Swtor had this also, too a degree. Every pixel felt like it mattered. GW2, nah. Feels like paper mache. Not to mention the whole 'everyone can do everything' in terms of classes. 'I'm a Ranger! And a Healer! And a Tank! Wrar!' Get fucked (gw 2 can get fucked. not the illustrious Cash Bailey.)
 

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I've never played any online game other than everquest 1, with the exception of trying Eve out on a trial. It was so hard to figure out and convoluted to do the most basic things, that I just deleted the game after logging in twice.

I still play eq 1 from time to time, but haven't had any real interest in it for a couple years.
 

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I've never played any online game other than everquest 1, with the exception of trying Eve out on a trial. It was so hard to figure out and convoluted to do the most basic things, that I just deleted the game after logging in twice.

I still play eq 1 from time to time, but haven't had any real interest in it for a couple years.

I forget how many I've played....

EQ1
DAoC (loved it)
WoW (Loved/Hated it)
EQ2
AC2
AoC (very briefly)
Wo
Aion

I'm sure I'm missing a few that I tried... crappy FtP games like lotro and dndo
 

CougarHunter

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I'm curious if EQN will follow suit with the free to play model that has been the norm for a while now. I would imagine that Landmark will be, for sure.

SOE games went free to play over a year ago. Rather than being required to pay a monthly subscription, they just disabled some parts of the game that generally just effect the higher end play. For example, limiting the amount of money that a character can have on them and things like that. This lets lower end players and new players access the games to try them out. Just download and install. You're not out anything but some time. If you like the game and think it's worth playing a bit more, you can choose to unlock the game completely through the traditional subscription process.

This is all paid for by micro-transactions, which are basically smallish transactions between the players and the company. The player base can purchase points in their in-game player accounts and buy items in the game using real world money. These generally aren't performance-based items, but mainly looks-based, so you aren't going to buy your way into the high end. A benefit of subscription is that you get a certain amount of points every month free of charge

So if anyone wants to try them out again, or try a new game, they can do so by just downloading them and playing them. They have a recruitment program that allows existing players to recruit new accounts, or those that haven't been active for some time. I don't get anything out of it unless those I recruit actually spend like ten bucks in the game, but I don't really care about that. If I did, I'd just go and start a free account or log in one of my old ones, and spend the ten bucks myself. They also give you free stuff in the game if you go through a recruitment link, but I don't know what that stuff is because I haven't tried it myself.

But if anyone wants to try out an SOE game, you can get to them here:

https://recruit.soe.com/recruit/smlanding.action?iId=4E8U2FWCRS68CGIJTEZK&gamecode=EQ