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Look, even if this game turns out to be hugely popular and successful (kudos to SOE), why call it Everquest? There are some wonderful and interesting and fresh idea's SOE is coming up with, and I do NOT fault them for that. There are then some major deal-breakers for me which already has my interest lost in this game, but I won't discuss that here.
The point is, why use the name EVERQUEST at all? It is such a drastic and dramatic departure from almost ANYTHING resembling EQ1 OR EQ2 that it's almost absurd to use the name at all. Why didn't they simply create a new IP? They've done it in the past. I almost feel like this all stems from nothing but GREED and LAZINESS. It was simply easier to work with an IP already fleshed out and well known.
People were shocked at the differences between EQ1 and EQ2 when EQ2 came out and now the differences between ALL of the entire EQ multi-verse and THIS game are ENORMOUS. Crippling. Almost ludicrous. They should have simply made an EQ3 or back-burned it until they got through this NON-Everquest game. I mean, they keep stressing how it's a re-imagination of Everquest. This already says to me "this shi* ain't NUTHIN like the previous games you've come to love and expect" and here's our disclaimer already!
"RE-IMAGINING" Just call it something else!!!!!!!!!!