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POLL: Will EverQuest Next bring a new golden era to online gaming?

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO

    This thread has been made for every single MMO since 2005.

    I can still remember "Dark&Light will herald a new era of MMO´s".....

    And it did too.  There are day and night systems in a lot of games now.  Wait, are we talking about the same thing? imageimage

  • tarodintarodin canovellesPosts: 99Member Uncommon

    i smell UBBER-HYPE

     

    earth will shake when you log into the beta

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,258Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Don't you think, just maybe, we should at least see a screenshot first?

    Is this a joke?

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  • MondoA2JMondoA2J Henderson, NVPosts: 258Member
    Originally posted by DancingQueen

    I have spoken with a lot of older gamers and I have found out that there probably was a golden era of online gaming from the launch of Ultima Online and it seems to have ended with the launch of World of Warcraft.

    So what do you older gamers think... will EQN bring back the golden days of online gaming?

     

    This all seems very baiting but very well.

    No. Every MMO that comes out promises this and never succeeds.

    Also, why did it end with World of Warcraft?

    Something that brings 12 million people at its highest point is not an achievement?

     

    MMORPG Gamers/Developers need a reality check!

  • VoqarVoqar Phoenix, AZPosts: 498Member

    How can we possibly know when nobody knows much of anything about this game?

     

    I HOPE EQN ends up being something special, because NW is MMO sewage, TESO looks like it's going to be a joke, and there's nothing else worth mentioning on the horizon.

     

    Wildstar?  Please.  This game looks like a tight WoW clone - might as well just play WoW.  EQN should and better be leaps and bounds more interesting than formulaic crap with outdated graphics.

     

    Premium MMORPGs do not feature built-in cheating via cash for gold pay 2 win. PLAY to win or don't play.

  • stoobsstoobs tempe, AZPosts: 2Member
    Im going to go ahead and vote yes. I watched the 12 min long interview that mmorpg.com did with one of the devs at PAX. They got the right idea. There dead set on doing everything different. And that what people want. Im sick of themepark mmo's, and development companys trying to perfect that model and failing. This is the first time (that i know of) that a AAA game company has made a sandbox title. Its always been small indie dev teams with a limited budget and a niche player following. These guys have the resources to make a sandbox experience unlike anything we've ever seen. SOE has release more mmo titles then any other western company, they also argueably have the worst track record aswell. So idk, has SOE finnaly learned from all there mistakes? And realized that the industry doesnt need a ''better version of WoW", but something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
  • stoobsstoobs tempe, AZPosts: 2Member
    If your into sandbox games check out ArcheAge. That and EQN are all I'm looking forward too.
  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon

    No, kickstarter already started the new era, this is known.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    Nope.

    I do not think SOE is capable of taking the kind of risks they need to take to make this product unique, and I don't think they have the knack for polish to deliver on what they promise.

    I don't think EQN is going to be anything like the majority on these boards hope it will be.

    I think EQN is going to be very casual, F2P, very "jump in jump out" quick play session gaming. I also think they are going to have a huge focus on player created content and possibly even allow players to host their own game worlds with their own rule sets (on SOE's infrastructure of course.)

    Even with all of that, it's going to be a very mass market targeted game, and thus it will probably be very successful for SOE but greatly disappointing for the classic EQ fans.

    Like, EQN is going to be "the Everquest everyone can play!" but to classic EQ fans "this is Everquest? What?!"

     

  • Shadowguy64Shadowguy64 Rohnert Park, CAPosts: 848Member
    Originally posted by Tierless

    No, kickstarter already started the new era, this is known.

     

    I highly doubt that is true.

  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member
    I do not think it will usher in a new golden era to MMORPGs. August 2nd is so far away!

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  • jdnycjdnyc Long Island City, NYPosts: 1,696Member
    Maybe.  Let's wait and see.  Then I'll vote.
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,622Member Uncommon
    Your title and poll question don't jive: Yes, I hope it ushers in a new golden age. And no, I don't want it to be based on tired old primitive MMO concepts...something new is what we need.
  • SilverbarrSilverbarr AberdeenPosts: 306Member

    I sincerely hope it is possible, I still miss the old MMO days where the attitude problems of the ADD children of this generation were not commonplace and before maturity was superseded by drama obsessed fools.

     

    Whether this is possible is another thing altogether, I await with baited breath the reveal of EQN, but until then the only thing I can do is hope.

    "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
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  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Eden Prairie, MNPosts: 338Member

    I voted no and would vote no again and again if I could =P

    I've been playing games since Zork and lived through the rise of MMO's, eating them up one after the other until in the past few years, they've all begun leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I used to be able to play for hour after hour, forgetting to eat, barely making it to work, etc. But now I can pretty much jump into any of the latest games and in an hour I'm bored and craving a more fleshed out single player game, though those are severely lacking now too.

    So, in my opinion, the gene pool for MMO's has grown far too stagnant and the 'golden age' is as broken down and forgotten as ancient Sumeria, thus EQN is just another dead weight that will make some money, but bring nothing new to the table. Smedley's just going to follow the formulas the investors give him. You can't think outside the box when it's been shut and locked.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    I hope so. Don't know how yet, but it would be cool if it did.

  • giga1000giga1000 Federal Way, WAPosts: 98Member

    I think with the launch of EQNEXT we will enter a new era where Developers and PLAYERS build games together instead of one or the other. 

    I voted NO because we are entering a new greater era where we all collaborate together to shape our fun!

  • RateroRatero Tallassee, ALPosts: 337Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DancingQueen

    I have spoken with a lot of older gamers and I have found out that there probably was a golden era of online gaming from the launch of Ultima Online and it seems to have ended with the launch of World of Warcraft.

    So what do you older gamers think... will EQN bring back the golden days of online gaming?

     

    The "Golden Era of Online Gaming" will never be seen again.  The whole attitude of people playing these days prevents this from ever occurring again.

    Ratero.

  • LatronusLatronus Lexington Park, MDPosts: 692Member
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser

    'So what do you older gamers think... will EQN bring back the golden days of online gaming?'

    The hype is getting out of control for this game. By the way i thought GW2 was the 'one' to bring a golden era to online gaming?

    It did!  It lasted for a total of 2 weeks for me. 

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  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,951Member Uncommon

    Considering what demographic makes up MMO customers are these days and the current online marketplace, there will never be another golden age of MMOs.  The "Golden Age" of MMOs which was up until about 2004 was a specific time and place in gaming (and the people playing the MMOs, before WoW brought in the "mass market") that will not and can not be revisited.  And that is true not only for a company like SOE that has a very questionable reputation in the industry and whose last several offerings have been weak, but frankly for any other company either.  No one wants to make games like the ones back then, and it is doubtful whether such game would be well received if released now.

     

  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Eden Prairie, MNPosts: 338Member
    Originally posted by giga1000

    I think with the launch of EQNEXT we will enter a new era where Developers and PLAYERS build games together instead of one or the other. 

    I voted NO because we are entering a new greater era where we all collaborate together to shape our fun!

     

    All of them do this already. Check out forums of any games you play and look for the whiner posts. Those are the ones that the devs change (break) their games for =P

  • SilverbarrSilverbarr AberdeenPosts: 306Member
    Originally posted by AmbrosiaAmor
    I do not think it will usher in a new golden era to MMORPGs. August 2nd is so far away!

    It's 2 bloody weeks haha! So far away?? You must be quite young :)

    "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
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  • SilverbarrSilverbarr AberdeenPosts: 306Member
    Originally posted by Latronus
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser

    'So what do you older gamers think... will EQN bring back the golden days of online gaming?'

    The hype is getting out of control for this game. By the way i thought GW2 was the 'one' to bring a golden era to online gaming?

    It did!  It lasted for a total of 2 weeks for me. 

    The interesting thing for me was that GW2 was amazing, up until I got to Orr, from then I was extremely bored by the amount of grinding, be it from dungeons, just in the general Cursed Shores areas, etc.

     

    Everything was grinded for, be it the rarest weapons to the cutest non-relevant item, it just became a huge grind-fest.

     

    EDIT: Apologies for the double-post.

    "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
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  • Gallus85Gallus85 Winter Park, FLPosts: 1,092Member

    I know* EQN will be a great game and it will bring lots of new ideas and concepts that future developers will consider and build into their future projects.

    Just as GW2 built on old concepts and brought in new concepts that have surely effected the industry.

    What someone feels is the golden age of online RPGs is subjective.

    For me, the golden age was before EQ, where only the most no-life, hardcore games existed like LoK, DF and UO.  Games so hardcore with death penalties that would burn your neck beard off and send you crying to your mommy.

    I don't think we'll see those times again, but new is always fun.  I can't see all the new things EQN brings to the genre.  SOE has quite a track record of amazing games.  EQN will be no different.

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  • tokinitokini third hut on the leftPosts: 341Member Common
    Originally posted by Karble

    It will be the start of a new generation in gaming along with

    WIldstar

     

    and Shroud of the Avatar

    We are seeing a bit of what dragged us into gaming so long ago. A few companies of talented people that are re-thinking the way games work and going back to some of the principles of old, while throwing out certain things that are outdated or don't work anymore.

    interesting, at least to me, that these people are also the same ones that essentially started the genre garriot with ultima and now shroud (though im not sure thats really an mmo)

    and the wildstar devs, who are former WoW devs, unless im mistaken (wow of course being the cause -blame?- of what the mmo genre has become)

     

     

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