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"Enough is enough. Enough of the same game already. It's time to get some new ideas into the genre."
Last weekend's reveal had Dave saying this shortly after they began, and so Jef Reahard began his Tattered Notebook article with this quote to stress his point: that EQN is going to be different. He sums up the community's concerns fairly well, making notes of PvP, progression, trinity combat, raiding, and other highlights from threads this last weeks. He even address the GW2 comparisons. While Jef recognizes that the fans had expectations and hopes, the rest of the article hinges on the above quote by Dave; that change is coming, that it is needed, and, indeed, that even though the community has been clamoring for it for years the angst level is high now that change has arrived.
"As ever, the primary problem with MMOs in general and EQN in particular is people, especially those people who refuse to step outside of their comfort zone or, worse, who attempt to force EQN into the well-worn genre box that already limits EverQuest, WoW, and their thousands of offspring.
And I know, I know, we must be inclusive. Every new game must appeal to everyone and blah blah blah. Except no. Every new game does not need to appeal to everyone."
I found the article to be a very good read. I have to say that I agree with it. What do you think?