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[Column] Landmark: Caves, Dwarves, and Dark Elf Shenanigans

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Today’s Landmark column delves primarily into two big things related to future development for Landmark with repercussions for Everquest Next's future. Aside from cave formations, we’ll be discussing a poll they put up to see what race should next get a head start in being developed: Dwarves, or Dark Elves.

Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s Landmark: Caves, Dwarves, and Dark Elf Shenanigans.

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  • ThupliThupli Spokane, WAPosts: 587Member Uncommon
    Looking forward to dwarves. I love their digging and treasure hunting theme too much.
  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    I just feel disappointed.  The game as is so far is fine, but I expected Landmark and thus Next to be much further along in the development cycle at this point.  At this rate Next might be in alpha later next year, just might.   
  • CrusadesCrusades Columbus, OHPosts: 480Member
    I like the dwarves as well. They have a warm culture I wish we had in America.
  • joe2721joe2721 las vegas, NVPosts: 161Member

    Dwarves!!!!!  But so far in the poll Dark elves are winning.

    I am actually very excited by how the development team has  really made the players  a huge part of both games development.

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  • SomeHumanSomeHuman Austin, TXPosts: 350Member Uncommon
    I had hoped caves would be implemented at this point.  I'm bored with Landmark right now, so I'm waiting for caves or animals and monsters before I log-in again.

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Dark Elves!!!

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  • Ket_VilianoKet_Viliano Concord, CAPosts: 268Member
    Green plants in a cave. 'Nuff said.
  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    They shouldn't have polled dark elves.  While they might be more popular than dwarves they are just a reskin of elves.  Have distinct different races that add variety, dwarves are very iconic to fantasy and consider it an affront to not include em even though I never play dwarves.  Too many people like to play a cock in a frock.
  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 1,745Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ket_Viliano
    Green plants in a cave. 'Nuff said.

    If you go into a cave in Malaysia the ferns are deep green . Try any tropical jungle caves and it will be abounding with green plants.  There is moisture and  the fact there are cracks in the ceiling  lead up to quite a muggy experience.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,559Member Uncommon

    The video could have been cut down to 10 minutes of actual relevant info.

  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ket_Viliano
    Green plants in a cave. 'Nuff said.

    Imagine things that do not happen in real life happens in a game that has elves....how crazy.

  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 ZurichPosts: 880Member Uncommon
    eqn in 2014? lol dont make me laugh...we have seen much more of the division...and this one is probably not even releasing 2015
  • isslingissling San Francisco, CAPosts: 157Member Uncommon
    I loved the Dark Elfs back in EQ1 along with my favorite Trolls. And I mean the Trolls with the first body type, I love me some hips:)! But didn't they say everybody will be able to be every class, and I am sure race abilities will mean nothing, so really why not just have a humanoid looking char and stop pretending there is a difference between races now:/
  • HedeonHedeon GraestedPosts: 954Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vivasvan
    Not much news on EQ next these days. No way it will be released 2014.

    It's obviously way in development still. In fact it's that much in development they still seem to be sorting out the names of the games being released. Changing the name of EQ next landmark to landmark .... It shows they are way way back in development.

    Since your still way back in development with EQnext I suggest you seriously change the graphics to non cartoony style please. If you want the EQ crowd that spend money to play.

    Ofc you can keep it f2p and join rest of the f2p pile of Orc filth that is currently flooding the MMO world

    Lost all interest in EQnext and it's co game whateva it is tbh.

    first off cant agree with your....they change name so it got to be early in development thing, they use that for a sort of "we are listening to the community", but yea it seems they have putted EQnext development back on the slow track, in order to get an easier faster n cheaper game on the market - H1Z1, so guess it wont even be in 2015 ><

    but guess will see on SOE fanfaire

    also F2P, unless you can prove they can make more money on subs,,,,ALL their games will be F2P + strong encouragement to sub.

    graphics...well I do agree, but I do prefer destructable world over less catoonish look.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,758Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by flizzer
    I just feel disappointed.  The game as is so far is fine, but I expected Landmark and thus Next to be much further along in the development cycle at this point.  At this rate Next might be in alpha later next year, just might.   

     So many people felt EQN was going to be the next great game when really none of us kenw anything about it other than the smoke and mirrors SOE was throwing at us....If some other company had this title I'd hold out more hope, but I just dont with SOE.

  • AlleinAllein San Diego, CAPosts: 1,662Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vivasvan
    Not much news on EQ next these days. No way it will be released 2014. Who said it was? Common sense would tell you other wise.

    It's obviously way in development still. In fact it's that much in development they still seem to be sorting out the names of the games being released. Changing the name of EQ next landmark to landmark .... It shows they are way way back in development. Or they are listening to the public and realize there is no EQ in Landmark so the title didn't make sense. Seems to be plenty of people that have no interest in EQN that are having fun with Landmark, no reason to confuse people more. While I wouldn't throw out the possibility that they attached the name to pull in people, not needed anymore.

    Since your still way back in development with EQnext I suggest you seriously change the graphics to non cartoony style please. If you want the EQ crowd that spend money to play. EQ/EQ2/EQOA were all realistic looking? Seems the options these days are "cartoony" stylized (most games), "realistic" asian (Bless/BD) or brown (ESO). One simply fits better with the theme of the previous games and the tech they are using. Deal or no deal. EQ crowd is also a small fraction of the gamers they are trying to appeal to, seems this idea is crazy to some of us older players.

    Ofc you can keep it f2p and join rest of the f2p pile of Orc filth that is currently flooding the MMO world. Other option is join the sub/box at release but will be F2P within a year pile? You can always pay the SOE sub if you have extra cash to throw away. 

    Lost all interest in EQnext and it's co game whateva it is tbh. Yet you are still wasting time posting about it. sigh.

    I don't care so much that I wrote this about you SOE!

  • otakuishiotakuishi Whitesville, KYPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by Thupli
    Looking forward to dwarves. I love their digging and treasure hunting theme too much.

    I know, right? 

    The fact that there is another race other than human, actually inspires more creativity with Landmark for me...

  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,208Member Uncommon
    When is the survival stuff coming?
  • SinakuSinaku Austin, TXPosts: 481Member Uncommon
    I liked this game, I bought into it obviously. But, I just wasn't happy with how empty the game was development wise. Honestly I felt like I couldnt do much and it was more a very limited game and not a total sandbox.
  • D35tR0D35tR0 Scottsdale, AZPosts: 3Member


    Anyone have a beta key - been lookin for months - please message me if you do!

  • LabantLabant Davison, MIPosts: 6Member
    Originally posted by flizzer
    I just feel disappointed.  The game as is so far is fine, but I expected Landmark and thus Next to be much further along in the development cycle at this point.  At this rate Next might be in alpha later next year, just might.   

    Get ready for disappointment then...If you know who Omeed is he has stated more than once that EQNext alpha cycle will start sometime next year so you aren't wrong.

  • KothosesKothoses GalwayPosts: 760Member Uncommon

    Dwarves, to hell with Elves 

     

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  • mmorpgcommentsmmorpgcomments down yander, MDPosts: 18Member
    I know sony promises the fastest release possible but for me I am literally becoming narpalectic in anticipation for landmark's open beta. This is important because it will start to draw focus on the meat and potatoes of this game series, everquest next. I feel like I am in the longest and slowest waiting lines for those people looking to quest.
  • KnyttaKnytta Corning, NYPosts: 349Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vivasvan
    They harked around the EQ popular name. They harked that EQnext would be out this year. They pulled everyone in with EQnext

    They harked and shouted to the world on the reveal day.. And they showed two titles..

    They got the EQ bit thrown out.

    Now you are left with some minecraft development tool and it's called landmark. They put the breaks on and decided they could make money with just this.


    So what happened to EQnext. ?

    Landmark is not EQNext, that was a huge mistake by them. There was a lot of upset feelings in Alpha as Landmark for many HAD to be Next and others just saw this sandbox game in development.

    Landmark is and will be its own thing, yesterday we hung out on a claim, templated Dark Elf bulding accessories and chatted, it was fun but it is not anything everyone likes just as everyone does not like PVP. Caves and combat will change things, but it is and probably will remain a game that attracts more of non MMO players.

    But I agree we will not see EQ Next until 2015.

    Chi puo dir com'egli arde é in picciol fuoco.

    He who can describe the flame does not burn.

    Petrarch


  • KnyttaKnytta Corning, NYPosts: 349Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by D35tR0


    Anyone have a beta key - been lookin for months - please message me if you do!

    Look up the official Landmark forums many of the people streaming on Twitch has beta keys to give away and there are other giveaways now and then too,

    Chi puo dir com'egli arde é in picciol fuoco.

    He who can describe the flame does not burn.

    Petrarch


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