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EQNext to be largest Sandbox game ever!

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  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zylaxx

    LOL EQ.

     

    EQ gave rise to themepark games, I'll believe it when I see it.

    Maybe we are coming full circle...or something. Even though Meridian59 and UO were first, EQ was the mmo that put the genre on the map, and held the largest population in the west until WoW. It would be interesting if it was SoE that brought the genre in a completely new direction.

    Proof will be in the pudding though, so it's a completely wait and see situation.

  • Threatlevel0Threatlevel0 Elizabethtown, KYPosts: 166Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    Who would have ever thought SOE ( "Noone wants to be Uncle Owen!" ) would be the ones to throw EQ into the sandbox fire?

    Could be interesting.

    that quote was from LucasArts - not SOE

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/10/arts/10star.html?_r=0

    "We really just needed to make the game a lot more accessible to a much broader player base," said Nancy MacIntyre, the game's senior director at LucasArts. "There was lots of reading, much too much, in the game. There was a lot of wandering around learning about different abilities. We really needed to give people the experience of being Han Solo or Luke Skywalker rather than being Uncle Owen, the moisture farmer. We wanted more instant gratification: kill, get treasure, repeat. We needed to give people more of an opportunity to be a part of what they have seen in the movies rather than something they had created themselves."

     

    Reading, learning, creating something yourself... 

    Well, I'm glad they got it right with SWTOR at least, none of that needless junk in there!

     

    BOOM!   Headshot.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    I have enjoyed the EQ franchises but I admit i dont trust Smed

    look forward to playing it regardless

  • futnatusfutnatus SomeplacePosts: 193Member
    Hype wagon, hype wagon!
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

     

    Yeah guys, I know it was Nancy "Oh look, I make Leapfrogs now!" Mcintyre.

    But up until very recently, that outlook has been supported by SOE in everything they've done.

     

    They have made ONE pure themepark.  ONE.  And that theme park was made when they already had the #1 sandbox on the market.  The only big budget game theyve done since EQ2 was DCUO, which is a ps3 game at heart.

     

  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLPosts: 1,119Member
    This is awesome news.  While I am really enjoying GW2 and look forward to play it as it develops and expands. Norrath will always hold sway over my imagination. BRING ON SOME EQNEXT!!!
  • WhackoWhacko Denver, COPosts: 135Member

    How many eggs do we place in Smed's Basket?

    I get a funny feeling SOE had a master plan ever since they went into that NGE phase.....

    SOE overtaking blizzard?..... could happen.... 

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,932Member Uncommon
    Starting over from scratch doesn't bode well.  This game had better be 5 years away from fruition.
  • rungardrungard st. john''s, NFPosts: 1,035Member
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    Starting over from scratch doesn't bode well.  This game had better be 5 years away from fruition.

     oh i wouldnt say that. A great portion of developer time is spent creating art assets and content, and of course the forgelight engine is already complete or you couldnt be in the planetside beta, and they have almost 2 years since they changed modes. Not to mention you have no idea what art assets they might of lifted from their other games and reskinned them, and features like soe emote  and entire systems from swg might be useful in creating the game.

     

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by Khalathwyr
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    Who would have ever thought SOE ( "Noone wants to be Uncle Owen!" ) would be the ones to throw EQ into the sandbox fire?

    Could be interesting.

    I know, right! Apparently "research" has shown thereare more uncle owens out there than they previously thought.

    people want to do more than kill x rinse and repeat? whoa Lucasrts must have learned something

  • NeherunNeherun St. MichelPosts: 278Member

    And none believed me when I made a thread of EQ next tackling sandbox & possibly PvP to the Rumor room.

     

    In your face, doubters.

     

    And I ain't getting on the wagon, I'll be riding with the vanguard on a... Horse?

     

     

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  • McGamerMcGamer Fairfield Bay, ARPosts: 1,012Member
    I might not ever play 'EQ Next' when it comes out, but I am glad to see more sandbox mmo's in the industry being developed for sure.
  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/367601

     

    Please do not create duplicate threads of already open discussions.

    Thanks

    Love Kenze

    Watch your thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; they become habits.
    Watch your habits; they become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
    —Lao-Tze

  • raistlinmraistlinm new orleans, LAPosts: 673Member
    Originally posted by Sacfed
    Smedley just said it! What do you think?

    I think smedley has been known to give out information that turned out to not be true about games that I have seen much more from than this one so I'm going to have to reserve my own personal judgement for quite a while longer.

  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by Khalathwyr
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    Who would have ever thought SOE ( "Noone wants to be Uncle Owen!" ) would be the ones to throw EQ into the sandbox fire?

    Could be interesting.

    I know, right! Apparently "research" has shown thereare more uncle owens out there than they previously thought.

    people want to do more than kill x rinse and repeat? whoa Lucasrts must have learned something

    No, Lucasarts didn't learn anything. They made SWTOR which is exactly that: kill x, rinse, repeat.

    "Many nights, my friend... Many nights I've put a blade to your throat while you were sleeping. Glad I never killed you, Steve. You're alright..."

    Kickstarter 2 / Naysayers 0

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,478Member Uncommon
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