I'm getting excited,
On a "very passive" scale I've been following development of this mmorpg. I'll have to admit nothing more than what's been discussed here on our forums and lightly thread their web site.
Saga of Lucimia is a crowd funded game that seems to follow a more true Everquest 1 feel, infact more so than Pantheon. What I like about this game is the no frills development. It doesn't seem to have many features other than classless character builds.... In an odd way I LOVE THAT.
I'm ok with a simple feature game where you make a name for your self with a community, or go about the world and find stuff. After all take an offline mainstream game such as The Witcher 3 and remove the story, theirs still lots to do. Think about that !... Now add a community to that idea and you have a fun game that could last for years. I'll take a community over developer commentary any day
Saga of Lucimia is still in pre-alpha stage this is true. However their offering a lot of community testing and it seems to be ramping up. Infact the next one is December 8th – 14th and all it takes is The Adventurer pack for $40. I'm not trying to promote anything here but simply saying this game is truly MOVING ALONG.
Just thinking out loud, here are my thoughts:
I'm not a first generation EQ1 player but I want to be. I'll not play a 1999 bug filled, badly coded game where the AI and UI is a mess, I'll leave that to the nostalgia fans..... But I want that experience !... To get this I have two choices, Pantheon or Saga of Lucimia. Unfortunately my Prize game (Pantheon) is light years away and I have a "deep gut feeling" it will be a nightmare release years down the road.... I have faith but a mess none the less. This leaves me with Saga of Lucimia, but I can't rule nothing out.
Saga of Lucimia,
After the Holidays as we go into deep Winter and a few more builds I may jump on the band wagon, take on a new hobby. I'll take advantage of the many weekend testing's ignore/report bugs and have fun with a hobby along with embracing the community.
I'll finally find a home