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General: Brad McQuaid Planning Mysterious MMO KickStarter

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Brad McQuaid, late of Sony Online Entertainment and Vanguard fame, has been hinting around about an MMO that will shortly see the light of day via KickStarter. McQuaid is looking for ideas on the best way to present the new game via a video interview and is soliciting ideas from fans.

The game is high fantasy and if you've played EQ 1 and/or Vanguard, you've got a general idea of what the game's about and what kind of...


— Brad McQuaid (@Aradune)

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  • SoldorSoldor Toms River, NJPosts: 77Member
    First Camelot Unchained and now this. Daoc, everquest and vanguard are prolly my top 3 of all time. I will be contributing to this. Just please focus on pve grouping and open dungeons.
  • JefffeyJefffey El Cajon, CAPosts: 16Member
    This looks interesting.
  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,922Member Uncommon
    Very interesting. Although I never played VG, the few friends I have who did spoke very highly of it. Really hoping that these kickstarter mmos really pay off.
  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,938Member Uncommon
    Hope he got off the pills....
  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SBFord

    The game is high fantasy and if you've played EQ 1 and/or Vanguard, you've got a general idea of what the game's about and what kind of...

     

    In that case "TAKE MY MONEY!!!"

    Considering I only subscribe to two mmo's, LOTRO and Vanguard and Vanguard, in my opinion, is better than LOTRO, a "Vanguard 2" minus "the suck" would be right up my alley.

    You hear that Brad ... "minus the suck".

  • hayes303hayes303 Edmonton, ABPosts: 369Member
    Sounds good, but after Vanguard, I'll wait until it launches before I put a penny towards anything Brad McQuaid is involved in.
  • quixadhalquixadhal Kalamazoo, MIPosts: 215Member

    I probably talked a half dozen people into buying Vanguard with me, and most of those people will never trust anything I recommend again, to this day.

    If McQuaid had trouble managing a project that had actual funding and investors, how the **** is he going to manage a kickstarter project?  I think I'll wait until a few months AFTER launch on this one.

     

  • ZieglerZiegler nashville, TNPosts: 159Member
    Originally posted by quixadhal

    I probably talked a half dozen people into buying Vanguard with me, and most of those people will never trust anything I recommend again, to this day.

    If McQuaid had trouble managing a project that had actual funding and investors, how the **** is he going to manage a kickstarter project?  I think I'll wait until a few months AFTER launch on this one.

     

     Perhaps he is sober and clean now ?

  • ZDPhoenixZDPhoenix Hammond, INPosts: 210Member

    Don't fall for it.

    Brad's shown us that he should not be in a management position.

    See Vanguard and the fall of Sigil Games.

  • barezzbarezz Granite City, ILPosts: 140Member Uncommon
    Not in a million years.  I have no interest in anything McQuaid is involved in.  Hopefulluy he doesn't ruin Kickstarter for everyone.
  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABPosts: 1,731Member Uncommon
    Jesus, not again. I hope his KS ends with a video of him snorting coke off of a hooker's ass and saying "Sorry guys, but there's no game. I blew all the money on this" because anyone that gives this man money deserves to have it taken from them.

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  • HairysunHairysun none, OHPosts: 1,060Member

    You have got to be flipping kidding me.  I wouldn't trust that guy to manage a yard sale.  "Brad McQuaid"  ...... GOOGLE that one with a little bit of "Sigil" and maybe some "ex-employee" added in. 

     

    Here I'll help you out

     

    If your really feeling adventurous dig a bit deeper as it goes way high on the MMO Drama scale.   Not surprised Brad and Smed are holding hands again ...... cut from the same.

     

     

    ~Hairysun

     

  • DakirnDakirn Kansas City, MOPosts: 374Member Uncommon
    The best way to present it is to say he's not a part of it.
  • AzothAzoth montreal, QCPosts: 720Member Uncommon
    Brad said EQ and VG fans would love EQ Next ... and now he is making an EQ + VG game .. makes sense... not
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,181Member Uncommon

    Ha ha, ho, ho, tee hee, that is the silliest thing I have heard in quite a while.  

    He needs to stay out of gaming, he has zip to offer the genre.  Just ask all those ex employees of his that he stiffed.

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,424Member Uncommon

    Eq1 and VG were great for the time but NO you need to steer very far away from that stuff now,it no longer sells.

    If you cannot think of any ideas without resorting back to EQ,then you simply have not got what it takes.I have always been a fan of Brad,he was great for his time but i now question weather he has any creative thought left in him.problem i see for most devs is they have not got out and gamed themselves to see all the different ideas floating around the internet.

    Aside from seeing other rare ideas,you NEED the ability to think and create to make ideas better.

    What i usually if not always see is devs telling us how they are making it better but in reality are just catering to a cheaper,more cost friendly design,ya they like to lie and mislead us a lot.

    A Kickstarter is NOT the way to go,not nearly enough money,more like some indie pet project to keep the feet wet.

    I seriously have no idea how this genre is going to turn it around,it takes a lot of money and a lot of smarts and a huge passion for gaming,especially the RPG genre.


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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by barezz
    Not in a million years.  I have no interest in anything McQuaid is involved in.  Hopefulluy he doesn't ruin Kickstarter for everyone.

    Amen, it's bad enough Mark is getting a second chance from players with DAOC....

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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wizardry

    Eq1 and VG were great for the time but NO you need to steer very far away from that stuff now,it no longer sells.

    If you cannot think of any ideas without resorting back to EQ,then you simply have not got what it takes.I have always been a fan of Brad,he was great for his time but i now question weather he has any creative thought left in him.problem i see for most devs is they have not got out and gamed themselves to see all the different ideas floating around the internet.

    Aside from seeing other rare ideas,you NEED the ability to think and create to make ideas better.

    What i usually if not always see is devs telling us how they are making it better but in reality are just catering to a cheaper,more cost friendly design,ya they like to lie and mislead us a lot.

    A Kickstarter is NOT the way to go,not nearly enough money,more like some indie pet project to keep the feet wet.

    I seriously have no idea how this genre is going to turn it around,it takes a lot of money and a lot of smarts and a huge passion for gaming,especially the RPG genre.

    It all depends, are they here to make a fun game that'll last a long time or are they here to make a profit?

    If you answer the second part then copying a game like EQ will most definitely not succeed, it's truly unfortunate. However, if you're trying to make a game that'll go back to the roots of MMOs what the real MMO vets want. Then yes, absolutely follow a game like Everquest.

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    Somebody, somewhere has better skills as you have, more experience as you have, is smarter than you, has more friends as you do and can stay online longer. Just pray he's not out to get you.
  • MawneeMawnee Spring Hill, FLPosts: 197Member Uncommon
    I have always liked Brads vision and what he wanted the MMO to become. But he has proven inept and incapable of managing the entirety of such a large project. Creative director or some such, you bet.
  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member

    Brad McQuaalude put the high in high fantasy that's for sure. I think if you fund this he might have enough to get opiates from Rush Limbaugh's dealer.

    I think in the right setting he works wonderful. He definitely has ideas and concepts that are very intriguing but giving him the keys to the car again with no oversight and no repercussions might be asking for trouble.

    Maybe age, wisdom and cutting back on the former lifestyle have made McQuaid better suited to head up an operation but I don't know if I can bet my money on him not having a relapse and going into the fetal position and popping pills like Flintstone vitamins if things got pear-shaped. I'll hope for the best though and will definitely check out the finished product if it makes it that far.

     

     

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon
    If only an Asheron's Call reboot was being kickstarted.  I'd literally sale everything I owned to get that financed LOL!

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Ziegler
    Originally posted by quixadhal

    I probably talked a half dozen people into buying Vanguard with me, and most of those people will never trust anything I recommend again, to this day.

    If McQuaid had trouble managing a project that had actual funding and investors, how the **** is he going to manage a kickstarter project?  I think I'll wait until a few months AFTER launch on this one.

     

     Perhaps he is sober and clean now ?

    sober and clean is great.

     

    i just don't think its unreasonable to ask to see some results, as well as transparency on leadership, first.

     

    forgiveness is a gift, trust is earned.

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    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

  • HulluckHulluck lost in bfe, TNPosts: 600Member Uncommon

    I know people have got to remember the way that stuff went down with Sigil.  That was bad. Like really,bad.  Why would anyone support someone who does that to their staff.  Heck why would anyone work for him at all. Though looking at the economy I guess.. The way that stuff went down. I don't know.. How staff found out and all. Really screwed some people not talking about customers, his staff. I don't want to come off to hard however the whole situation and the way it was done was so wrong.

    I guess good luck to him.

  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
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    "There are at least two kinds of games.
    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

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