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Sad Day for the MMORPG Genre - A legend has passed. (Brad McQuaid)

EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
edited November 20 in The Pub at MMORPG.COM
I follow Pantheon everywhere, including facebook. 4 minutes ago, it was just announced that Brad McQuaid, developer of Everquest, Vanguard Saga of Heroes and his masterpiece, Panthoen: Rise of the Fallen has passed away last night. Here is the text from the facebook post....

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we share that Brad McQuaid, Chief Creative Officer of Visionary Realms passed away in his home last night.

Brad was a visionary, a mentor, an artist, a trailblazer, a friend, a husband, a father. He touched thousands of lives with his dreams and concepts. He changed the landscape of video games forever. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered in life and in Pantheon.

Thank you, Brad, for bringing us together through your worlds. Rest in peace, Aradune.

All of us at Visionary Realms offer our deepest condolences to Brad’s family and during this most difficult time, we kindly ask that you respect the privacy of Brad’s family.

https://www.facebook.com/pantheonmmo/



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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,689
    Very sad. May he rest in peace.
    TokkenPhaserlightimmodium
  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,232
    Is this true?  If so, RIP Brad. Loved your games!
    Make PvE GREAT Again!
  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    edited November 20
    Tokken said:
    Is this true?  If so, RIP Brad. Loved your games!


    Why would anyone make this up?
  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member RarePosts: 1,170
    Damn.
    Prime_Directive
  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,232
    edited November 20
    Eronakis said:
    Tokken said:
    Is this true?  If so, RIP Brad. Loved your games!

    Um yes. Why would anyone make this us?

    Well, you never know in there forums.  People will be jerks sometimes and make stuff up.. ..... and I didn't see proof, a link.

    Anyways, I know alot of people weren't fans of him, but I was. Thanks for posting!
    Make PvE GREAT Again!
  • SylvinstarSylvinstar Member UncommonPosts: 39
    Just heard about this minutes after it was posted...  =(
    Major bummer.  The games in which he was the creative driving force were among the best games I've played, and some of the best times I've had with others online.
    TokkenGilcroix
  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    Tokken said:
    Eronakis said:
    Tokken said:
    Is this true?  If so, RIP Brad. Loved your games!

    Um yes. Why would anyone make this us?

    Well, you never know in there forums.  People will be jerks sometimes. ..... and I didn't see proof (an attachment). duh?

    https://www.facebook.com/pantheonmmo/
    Tokken
  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,267
    This is horrible news, sad that he wont see the completed world and all the people enjoying his creation. RIP Aradune you have been the reason for countless hours of adventuring , untold friendships formed, and immeasurable enjoyment by all who played your games. Hopefully the next step in your adventure brings you the same that you've brought to others.
    Eronakis
  • SylvinstarSylvinstar Member UncommonPosts: 39
    Tokken said:
    Eronakis said:
    Tokken said:
    Is this true?  If so, RIP Brad. Loved your games!

    Um yes. Why would anyone make this us?

    Well, you never know in there forums.  People will be jerks sometimes and make stuff up.. ..... and I didn't see proof, a link.

    Anyways, I know alot of people weren't fans of him, but I was. Thanks for posting!

    Heard it from my brother who has access to the forums...its for real.
    Tokken
  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,232
    elephant in the room?  I hope Brad's last dream comes true! Pantheon!
    Eronakis
    Make PvE GREAT Again!
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,645
    edited November 20
    RIP Aradune

    This will impact Pantheon development - just not sure in what way.

    Also posted on massively.

    https://massivelyop.com/2019/11/19/veteran-mmorpg-developer-brad-mcquaid-has-passed-away/


    I am 100% sure that they will immortalize Brad with Aradune NPC in Pantheon.

    So our adventures with Aradune are yet to come!
    TokkenMendel
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,361
    Damn. This is awful news. RIP Brad. 
    Tokken
  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    DMKano said:
    RIP Aradune

    This will impact Pantheon development - just not sure in what way.

    Also posted on massively.

    https://massivelyop.com/2019/11/19/veteran-mmorpg-developer-brad-mcquaid-has-passed-away/

    I am sure it will halt development for a while to grieve, to figure out finances and how to go from there. I am sure the team will continue to develop to honor Brad's vision in Pantheon.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,450
    Holy Crap!

    Met him two Pax conferences ago, he was very nice and very generous with his time. Seemed like a decent person.

    How sad. My best to his family and friends and team.
    Eronakis



  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,257
    This is sad, rest in peace. I hope the team keeps working on development in his honor. 
    Eronakis


  • UtinniUtinni Member RarePosts: 1,231
    Didn't another Pantheon dev just commit suicide too? Holy poop. Sad days
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,450
    Also, it really brings home that we just don't know how much time we have. Wasting it probably shouldn't be an option whatever that means to each of us. :(
    EronakisPhaserlightdelete5230Mendel



  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    edited November 20
    Utinni said:
    Didn't another Pantheon dev just commit suicide too? Holy poop. Sad days

    Wait, what? Oh I see. He worked on Everquest, Vanguard and Amazon Game Studios.
  • GeekyGeeky Member UncommonPosts: 389
    So sad.Utinni said:
    Didn't another Pantheon dev just commit suicide too? Holy poop. Sad days
    No, like 2 days ago another original EQ dev passed away.
  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 584
    RIP Brad  =( such sad News , Had been following Brad since Day 1 Everquest 1

    Wasted over half my life in Everquest  =)  was good times

    Thaanks for your contribution to gaming Brad , you will be missed  
  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member RarePosts: 1,709
    Devastatingly sad day.


    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 2,015
    It kind of sad that he never able to see patheon get release .
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,149
    “PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way.

    GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

    PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?

    GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

    PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad.

    GANDALF: No. No, it isn't.”

    RIP Aradune

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  • Prime_DirectivePrime_Directive Member RarePosts: 1,709
    iixviiiix said:
    It kind of sad that he never able to see patheon get release .
    kind of what hit me the most, he was so excited about the game :(
    There is a multiverse inside our minds which millions live.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,234
    edited November 20
    RIP. I hope Pantheon gets made in your memory. 

    Honestly @DMKano I am trying to figure out if this will hurt or help Pantheon. Will investors be more willing to put money into Pantheon hoping that people will jump in because its Aradune's last game or will they more likely turn a blind eye now that the main man is gone. 

    Also what does the team do now? I am sure they all shared a vision but the game is still in PA so the game could be widely different now with Aradune gone.
    I changed my profile picture, sorry

    Proud supporter of Ship of Heroes, Fractured, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, and Saga of Lucimia 

    Currently playing: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Pathfinder: Kingmaker


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