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EQNext WIll Be "Hardcore"? Confirmed From Beta Signup?

DejoblueDejoblue Youngstown, OHPosts: 302Member Uncommon

https://account.station.sony.com/authenticated/beta/betaRegistration.action?betaId=18

"We are passionate about building a gameplay experience that surpasses your expectations.Beta testing is an integral part of making EverQuest Next a thrilling, hardcore MMORPG experience. As with any Beta, the more participation and feedback we receive from you, the players, the more polished and thrilling game we can produce."

 

Thoughts? Concerns? Happy dance?

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  • newbinatornewbinator LA, CAPosts: 780Member
    Yay? I think, depending on what they mean by "hardcore" image
  • Damage99Damage99 Upstate, NYPosts: 190Member Uncommon
    WOOHOO 
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,144Member Rare

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,943Member Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

    Ya I agree... looking forward to knowing what they call hardcore. Back to roots of EQ, epic factions, year long quests? Or the worlds biggest gear treadmill lol?


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  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,817Member Uncommon
    We are grasping here.   This is simply marketing.
  • AdrazahnAdrazahn Lake Park, FLPosts: 26Member
    Given that this beta signup clearly wasn't ready for release, I would take the text with a grain of salt. 
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    That's uplifting.  Some of the best MMORPG's that I stuck with for years were, at least to some degree, hardcore.

     

    This will make the casual crowd unhappy though, since they possibly won't have instant access to everything.  I could see the original EQ being labeled as hardcore, compared to todays softcore limited longevity MMORPG's.

     

    But I guess I have to wait 'til this weekend to have a clearer meaning.

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  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,416Member Uncommon
    Like everything else we "know" about EQN, this could mean practically anything.
  • DeolusDeolus DoncasterPosts: 392Member

    I think it means  nymph-like creatures don't even get a fig leaf.

     

  • jerlot65jerlot65 Lake Mary, FLPosts: 788Member Common
    Originally posted by flizzer
    We are grasping here.   This is simply marketing.

    Yes it is Marketing which makes this all the more interesting.  If we know anything about marketing departments one huge drawn out projects like these you will know that marketing has a set of "buzz:" words they will use all the time.  If "hardcore" starts to appear more often then we will know this game will focus on teh hardcore gameplay.

    However, like others said, we dont know what SOE means by hardcore.  Could it be sandboxing, pvp rules, or raiding?  All three and/or more?  We have no idea, but hopefully a better idea when SOE live happens.

    i would look to see how often "hardcore" is said during Smed's keynote speech when he brings up EQ Next, for first evidence.

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,907Member Uncommon

    one more day guys then we wont have to put up with these speculation threads anymore, thank the maker!

    oh and i didn't know there were already EQN raiding guilds? LOL where can i join a EQN open world FFA pvp guild? :D

  • Damage99Damage99 Upstate, NYPosts: 190Member Uncommon
     

    All good

     

    /happy dance

  • ZieglerZiegler nashville, TNPosts: 159Member

    /signed

     

     

    Only one way to find out....get in and try it out.

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member Common
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 4,144Member Rare
    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

    Not sure if sarcastic. WoW's end game is exactly that, an endless raid grind.

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,907Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game. No reason to dance for that...
    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

    except wow is also an endless raid grind?

  • jerlot65jerlot65 Lake Mary, FLPosts: 788Member Common
    Im pretty sure SOE  knows the importance of the word "HARDCORE" in the MMO community.  Which does make it very interesting indeed.

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 17,981Member Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

    Not sure if sarcastic. WoW's end game is exactly that, an endless raid grind.

    My thoughts exactly..

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  • dandurindandurin Santa Clara, CAPosts: 496Member Uncommon

    I think the terms "hardcore" and "sandbox" have positive viewer reactions these days so marketing is using them.

     

    By contrast, what game advertises itself as an "awesome casual themepark experience?".

  • DeolusDeolus DoncasterPosts: 392Member
    I don't have enough free evenings for endless raid grinds these days but if it means difficult challenging encounters that take more than just button-mashing to beat then I'm all for that.
  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 17,981Member Rare
    Originally posted by dandurin

    I think the terms "hardcore" and "sandbox" have positive viewer reactions these days so marketing is using them.

     

    By contrast, what game advertises itself as an "awesome casual themepark experience".

    Good point..Although, isn't that what Anet did for GW2?

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,907Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Deolus
    I don't have enough free evenings for endless raid grinds these days but if it means difficult challenging encounters that take more than just button-mashing to beat then I'm all for that.

    i don't see how it can be a raid progression game, being a "sandbox style game"

    will it have raids? apparently so, but we don't even know what the system will be, it may not even be a raid progression system at all.

    which is why it cracks me up to see people advertising EQN raiding guilds before knowing anything about this game other than it will have raids to some extent.

  • newbinatornewbinator LA, CAPosts: 780Member
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by DavisFlight
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game.

    No reason to dance for that...

    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

    Not sure if sarcastic. WoW's end game is exactly that, an endless raid grind.

    Yeah, if that's what's considered "hardcore", then no thanks. Hardcore to me means more challenge, and less conveniences. It means actually having to worry about dying, because there are consequences. But we'll see.  *shrug*

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member Common
    Originally posted by baphamet

     


    Originally posted by DavisFlight

    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard Hardcore could very well mean another endless raid grind game. No reason to dance for that...
    Rather have that than WoW. Any day.

     

    except wow is also an endless raid grind?

    Except it isn't hardcore, all the PvE grinding is handheld solo casual instanced stuff.

    Hardcore implies it'd be group heavy, difficult, risk vs reward, ect. Even if thats a shitty outdated system, its a better shitty outdated system than WoW.

  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    I hope hardcore means death experience penalty
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