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[Preview] EverQuest Next: The Future of the MMORPG Lies in Norrath



  • VineyeaVineyea Arbington, PAMember Posts: 4
    lol I've heard less bullshit from fox news
  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALMember Posts: 3,021 Uncommon

    I got to say from the video's that I watched from soe live, the world was great, it looks light years better than what we had eq/eq2.   I like the idea of all those building blocks and the quests never being the same, while having community quest.  Then rolling an alt will never be the same as the foundation of the world and how the npcs will work will always keep you on your toes.

    The only part I hated was how corny the kerra looked.  He almost looked like Tony the tiger meats the Lion King and put on wow armor.  That was the one true letdown of it all.

    And folks your old piece of junk pc's are not going to run this.  I can already tell your going to need high end card to run this.  Even my gtx-550 ti with 2 meg just about went up in smoke keeping up with all that aoe stuff the tank was doing. 

    So on one had the world looked great, and lots of nice idea.  However characters are going to look wow and cartoon like, and they ripped of the weapon types from guild wars, the armor from wow, the soul system from rift.

    I got mixed feelings about this. 


  • VekspecVekspec Columbus, OHMember Posts: 4
    I hope everything else this games has makes up for the outdated cartoony graphics. I'm tired of MMOs coming out still with fantas-ish cartoony graphics. Looks like a Tera-GW2 clone. With all these new games coming out like BF4, etc and all these overpowered GPUs people are buying these days, I expected the next MMOs that come out to take advantage of our computers but yet they still come out with old style graphics. Sry, but doesn't sound like the future of MMO to me. If this is the future of MMOs, it's a sad day.
  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEMember Posts: 258 Uncommon

    We will some nice choices!

    EQN for a cartoon character models and ESO for realistic character models

    these 2 games should go well together I cant wait to be playing both of them!

  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 1,704
    I am a little concerned that they did not mention player housing at all.  It sounds like players can create elaborate areas, possibly dungeons, but they will probably be instanced and players do not have to gather materials or money to create these areas.

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  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABMember Posts: 1,852 Uncommon

    Sounds...interesting.  It was only a matter of time before someone brought Minecraft into an MMO.  We'll have to wait and see how limited it really is in practice.  If the "landscape" feature is something that's only temporary, I don't see much point in it, though I don't think we want to see a bunch of permanent penis castles.  I really hope they don't go full GW2 with their class system and lack of a trinity.  I don't care for the way GW2 went wrt classes with everyone being able to do everything.  Anyways, I have my doubts as to whether or not soe can pull all of this off.  Something tells me that the live game won't quite be what we're being promised now.  Time will tell.  Either way, I failed to poop myself as Mr. Murphy suggested we would do.  It just looks like Minecraft in an MMO with a few new twists.

    Also, why did they wait until soe Live thing to make the big reveal?  Did you see the utter lack of enthusiasm in the audience?  Its almost as if they had to pull teeth to get any sort applause.  Those people are most likely the hardcore EQ fans who have been playing for years and were none too excited to see the new EQ go in such a different direction.  I'm sure the Minecraft neckbeards are happy with this but I doubt its the same for the EQ cat asses who's keyboards still have cheeto stains from late night EQ raids dating back to 2000.  Revealing EQN at E3 would have generated a better crowd reaction and more press .


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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 1,221 Uncommon
    Ok my hype is now off the charts, wowwwwwwwwwww

  • Sp00shSp00sh Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 48
    I am intrigued!  Keep up the good work!
  • BcudaBcuda commack, NYMember Posts: 62 Uncommon
    Im a huge fan of all eq !!!!  But the characters look alot like wow...The tiger and armor... That part im not to happy about.
  • TabmoweTabmowe avon, COMember Posts: 32 Uncommon

    So they copied the class system from FFXIV?


  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Iceman8235
    They didn't seem to talk about anything that made EQ popular other than exploration.  Camping for hours waiting for a named to pop.  Forming a group and fighting deep into a dungeon for a prime grind spot.  How can you do a LFM for orc highway if the orcs are constantly moving?  It's going to be hard to create memories when the world and things in it change all the time.  Imagine if every time you went to the supermarket for groceries all the aisles were different and everything was changed around, does that sound enjoyable?

    - camping for hours

    - grind

    - stagnant world

    You and I have VERY different opinions about what made EQ popular.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,747 Epic
    This game definitely has the potential to change mmo world design going forward in a significant manner.  Let's see how they're going to be implement these systems, but I think higher interactivity is going to be the way forward.
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  • AzothAzoth montreal, QCMember Posts: 806 Uncommon

    Am I the only one worried that after a couple weeks in game it will just be a big crater ? Everything destroyable, holes appearing in the ground...

    So how will that work ? Will the ground eventually come back up ?

  • ZzuluZzulu Washington, ALMember Posts: 452
    Originally posted by Azoth
    Am I the only one worried that after a couple weeks in game it will just be a big crater ? Everything destroyable, holes appearing in the ground... So how will that work ? Will the ground eventually come back up ?

    They have mentioned that the world will regenerate. Someone on twitter said that destroyed areas heal back after 5 minutes but that timer might be subject to change


    But yeah, the world might get destroyed a bit by players but only for a short while. Otherwise the game world would be reduced to nothing but ruins after a few days

  • LoadedWeaponLoadedWeapon Belton, SCMember Posts: 2 Uncommon
    It's still the same old WoW cartoon style that we have played for years now and are sick of... Really dissapointed in this. And on top of it all as if people in WoW dident jump around enough like retards now they can double jump like a bunch of idiots.. Should make PVP even more lame! 
  • BatCakezBatCakez None O''ya Business, CAMember Posts: 127


    (1) Players making buildings for them, because they weren't innovative enough to do it themselves.

    (2) Player driven economy with RL bucks is going to kill all the things this game actually has going for it.


    Going for it:

    (1) If done right, the events to lead into a permanent part of history.

    (2) All the layers of of the landscape.

    (3) I thought the facial animation was pretty cool.

    (4) The crafting might actually be extremely fun!


    Bringing real money into the game though.. poor choice. May as well call it Second Life 2.  :)

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZMember Posts: 1,614 Common
    Of all the features I can think of that I would want in my mmo, destructability is probably down towards the bottom.  I can't even imagine the mess and chaos this type of system is going to bring......  And I like the idea of exploring, but do we really need to blow a hole in the ground to find a secret passage?
  • QuillimQuillim El Cajon, CAMember Posts: 66
    Originally posted by Ramzeppelin
    When you think about the negativity you see in the above comments where do you think that is coming from?

    Depression on the part of the posters. The medical type.

    Doesn't matter if its graphics, politics, or whatever. They pick something to gripe about(either side of an argument, doesn't matter), and let loose.. even if they have very little information about said subject. A lot of posters would be well suited to get some meds, or remember to take them.

    So ya.. the flavor du jour this week is EQ Next Graphics... GO.


  • NaughtyPNaughtyP Edmonton, ABMember Posts: 793 Uncommon

    I really enjoy the direction they are taking from a gameplay perspective.

    The graphics kinda remind me a bit of claymation, which is kinda cool, but at the same time a bit of a letdown because when I think EverQuest I certainly don't want to think "James and the Giant Peach".

    Enter a whole new realm of challenge and adventure.

  • GeophageGeophage Colcord, OKMember Posts: 4
    WURM Online will probably sue SOE over copyright infringement.
  • JestorRodoJestorRodo Albany, NYMember Posts: 2,834
    Well, Well , well as my former gaming host makes their  third trip there....We will see.

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  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAMember Posts: 1,388 Uncommon
    I find all the hype around this game amusing. All the stuff in this game has been tried or done before. You could destroy everything in Auto Assault so that's nothing new. And whats really funny is before this game everyone on this board trashed SOE all the time. Now you all believe they will deliver on this game.
  • ZekiahZekiah Member Posts: 2,483 Uncommon

    This is what we've been waiting for with hype through the roof? Some kind of silly Diablo 3/Guild wars 2 cross-contamination?


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  • shassshass leicesterMember Posts: 107 Uncommon
    When did SOE get the Disney license? This is kiddie crap.
  • SunscourSunscour RaptureMember Posts: 181 Uncommon

    It looks like fun. I can't wait.

    I am curious about crafting....

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