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



  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member 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, OHPosts: 4Member
    I hope everything else this games has makes up for the outdated cartoony graphics.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, MEPosts: 258Member 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, CAPosts: 1,704Member
    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, ABPosts: 1,873Member 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, AZPosts: 1,254Member Uncommon
    Ok my hype is now off the charts, wowwwwwwwwwww

  • Sp00shSp00sh Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 48Member
    I am intrigued!  Keep up the good work!
  • BcudaBcuda commack, NYPosts: 72Member 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, COPosts: 32Member Uncommon

    So they copied the class system from FFXIV?


  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,225Member 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 Posts: 11,883Member Legendary
    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, QCPosts: 814Member 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, ALPosts: 452Member
    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, SCPosts: 2Member 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, CAPosts: 127Member


    (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, AZPosts: 1,614Member 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, CAPosts: 66Member
    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, ABPosts: 793Member 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, OKPosts: 4Member
    WURM Online will probably sue SOE over copyright infringement.
  • JestorRodoJestorRodo Posts: 2,642Member Uncommon
    Well, Well , well as my former gaming host makes their  third trip there....We will see.

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  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAPosts: 1,507Member 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 Posts: 2,483Member 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 leicesterPosts: 107Member Uncommon
    When did SOE get the Disney license? This is kiddie crap.
  • SunscourSunscour RapturePosts: 185Member Uncommon

    It looks like fun. I can't wait.

    I am curious about crafting....

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  • ZDPhoenixZDPhoenix Hammond, INPosts: 210Member Uncommon

    I was originally bummed that the graphics are the typical "over the top" style; but EVERYTHING else from the Panels and EQN Showcase have sold me on the game. I'm sure after enough footage of gameplay, I'll like the graphics as well.

    I've watched all the vids on Curse and EQNexus now and I'm really surprised at the aggressive stance SOE has taken on wanting to take a new direction with the genre they helped build. Surprised... and excited.

    Unless there's some serious backtracking, or they toss out these great new concepts and try to make an EverQuest 3 instead of what they've presented; I see myself playing EQN.

    I've read a few older gamers like myself post about how SOE had their share of years on the foul side of gamers, especially after SWG's NGE. But it's time to take note that they're really trying to bring something unique to the table.

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