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

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,561
    edited November 2019
    Brad's real journey now begins....Hope he took Jesus with him.....Brad was only 51 years old...i hope it wasnt drugs.
    EronakisNorseGoddelete5230Phaserlight
  • GilcroixGilcroix Member UncommonPosts: 243
    I have so many great memories and made many life long friendships in the worlds he created. He will be sorely missed . RIP Brad. :( 
    delete5230
  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,841
    I am so shocked . I hope Pantheon survives this and ends up like a tribute to him.

  • AdamantineAdamantine Member RarePosts: 4,428
    Eronakis said:

    Why would anyone make this up?
    ...

    Are you new to the internet ?!?

    Theres plently of people who post "xxx is dead" threads in forums, with xxx typically being some famous actor, like Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood or, when she was infamous for her drug abuse, Lindsay Lohan.

    I was 100% sure this is fake when I saw this thread, sadly a quick google proved me wrong, plenty of news sites are reporting it.

    Since McQuaid is hardly older than I am, I was extra shocked.

    Please set a sig so I can read your posting even if somebody "agreed" etc with it. Thanks.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,154
    I didn't know Brad, nor ever met him. EverQuest was my introduction to MMOR{Gs. I can thank or curse him for that ;)

    I wish his friends, family, and colleagues well. Rest in Peace.

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,511
    edited November 2019
    Betaguy said:
    [mod edit}

    OT, sad news. The man touched many lives and introduced many to worlds they could only dream of before that. Good luck to family and friends.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    It is incredibly difficult to design some meaningfull leg content that would fit a space ship game - simply because it is not a leg game.

    It is just huge resource waste....'

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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,815
    Goodbye to a man who brought us two MMORPGs, with a third in his sights.  His presence will be missed.  If anything, Brad had a solid record of being able to produce this type of game, no matter if you liked it or had questions.

    I'm with @DMKano on this.  Pantheon and VR will be very interesting viewing for the foreseeable future.  There's just so many possibilities, which one will gain traction?  I think everyone hopes for the best, but there are humans involved.  The final outcome is definitely up in the air.



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  • bentrimbentrim Member UncommonPosts: 299
    edited November 2019
    RIP

  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,471
    I hope Pantheon gets made to honor his memory and a big area is named after him in game.  Even better, a storyline / quest that highlights Aradune.    

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167
    There is a petition in Project 1999 to add Brad's character Aradune as an NPC, which you can sign if you play P99. See below. It would be nice to see regular Everquest do the same, to honor him.

    https://www.project1999.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341693


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  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    RIBits
    May your final save file never be deleted.
    May you enjoy infinite lives in the ultimate universe of your making.
    May your journey and destination forever be equally enjoyable.
    May you know peace until your family joins you many years from now.
    May they have peace now in knowing that you created worlds that provided thousands of hours of enjoyment to fellow nerds who appreciated it most.
    Safe travels until we meet again.

    Gut Out!
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,139
    edited November 2019
    Amathe said:
    There is a petition in Project 1999 to add Brad's character Aradune as an NPC, which you can sign if you play P99. See below. It would be nice to see regular Everquest do the same, to honor him.

    https://www.project1999.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341693


    Regular Everquest already did so, and I always felt the senior Dev lead for ClicheQuest in the web comic the Noob was the ultimate parody of Brad which will immortalize him forever. 

    http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/180/

    http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/186/

    http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/210/
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  • XatshXatsh Member UncommonPosts: 368
    I just hope they release Pantheon the way Brad envisioned it and not take the "more profitable route". It will be his final parting gift to all of us in the genre.

    While alot of people disagreed with his approach he should be remembered for what his games did. He wanted to make something much more then just a game in the mmos he worked on, they were worlds which brought people together from every walk of life. They build communities and built life long relationships. His games truly represented what makes the mmo genre so special. He was the man who laid the ground work for all the mmos many of us play now. Without him this genre might of never happened.

    He will forever be a legend of the MMO genre. RIP Brad
    Eronakis
  • evilizedevilized Member UncommonPosts: 576
    Didn't he steal $50k from the pantheon kickstarter? Cool fella.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,398
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,167
    evilized said:

    Didn't he steal $50k from the pantheon kickstarter? Cool fella.
    We remember and judge people at death based on their best moments and the good they have done, not their lowest.  Brad did quite a lot of good.  He will be remembered for the good he did by a great many people who either like, respect, or love him. You, I suspect, will not be remembered at all. 


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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,339
    Amathe said:
    evilized said:

    Didn't he steal $50k from the pantheon kickstarter? Cool fella.
    We remember and judge people at death based on their best moments and the good they have done, not their lowest.  Brad did quite a lot of good.  He will be remembered for the good he did by a great many people who either like, respect, or love him. You, I suspect, will not be remembered at all. 

    And thus we allow future people to die of drugs too.

    Brad did some great things, but he also had large problems. We feel better if we choose to close our eyes and pretend this isn't yet another known drug user dying too young for unexplained causes.
    Warhawke80
     
  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Member UncommonPosts: 852
    Sad to hear, was hoping he would one day make an appearance on the countdown to classic podcast to talk about the struggles of making Everquest. I never have played Everquest but I do appreciate what he did for the genre. Hope that Pantheon sees the light of day.
  • AmarantharAmaranthar Member RarePosts: 4,113
    My condolences to Brad's family and friends. 

    Once upon a time....

  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    Is it confirmed that Brad died from drugs? Or is this just conspiracy theory nonsense?
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,744
    Eronakis said:
    Is it confirmed that Brad died from drugs? Or is this just conspiracy theory nonsense?
    It has not been confirmed, so everyone is making assumptions.
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  • rodarinrodarin Member EpicPosts: 2,562
    Tiller said:
    Eronakis said:
    Is it confirmed that Brad died from drugs? Or is this just conspiracy theory nonsense?
    It has not been confirmed, so everyone is making assumptions.
    When people heard the news I am sure 99% of them had 'drug overdose' go through their mind before anything else.
  • Kayo83Kayo83 Member UncommonPosts: 399
    rodarin said:
    Tiller said:
    Eronakis said:
    Is it confirmed that Brad died from drugs? Or is this just conspiracy theory nonsense?
    It has not been confirmed, so everyone is making assumptions.
    When people heard the news I am sure 99% of them had 'drug overdose' go through their mind before anything else.
    Given the history, and the suddenness of the whole thing, not to mention the missing bit of information I consider it possible. Not judging either way, demons are demons but its a shitty way to go regardless. I mean if he had been in an accident or some illness I think it wouldve been mentioned already.
    Eronakis
  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 3,019
    Kayo83 said:
    rodarin said:
    Tiller said:
    Eronakis said:
    Is it confirmed that Brad died from drugs? Or is this just conspiracy theory nonsense?
    It has not been confirmed, so everyone is making assumptions.
    When people heard the news I am sure 99% of them had 'drug overdose' go through their mind before anything else.
    Given the history, and the suddenness of the whole thing, not to mention the missing bit of information I consider it possible. Not judging either way, demons are demons but its a shitty way to go regardless. I mean if he had been in an accident or some illness I think it wouldve been mentioned already.
    This.  Only one reason to not say anything on the cause.
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