EverQuest had many flaws, I didn't last long because of the UI and AI. Not using this for an excuse but a point. Others talk of many flaws, huge amounts. I actually had to fail to understand, my eyes are wide open.
No one is taking into account "the marvels to put real people on the same screen BACK IN 1999". You should appreciate this technology for its time. This is the LARGEST part of the equation, yet it's been forgotten.
Moving forward in time as AI and UI advanced. First generation mmorpg's changed into Second generation, leaving all potential players of this type in the cold. NEVER TO BE DONE AGAIN.
Few played EverQuest, most didn't have internet back then. Internet sucked back then. Is EverQuest still around ?...… Sure it is both retail and original emulators. But why would modern players play such a dated game.
Pantheon makes first generation a new style of game !!
Two potential problems: -Players can't get the word "old" out of their head.....They should stop that. -Visionary Realms could be designing from "old technology".