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Brad McQuaid, EverQuest and Pantheon Developer, Has Passed Away - MMORPG.com

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edited November 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageBrad McQuaid, EverQuest and Pantheon Developer, Has Passed Away - MMORPG.com

Brad McQuaid, a legendary game designer who worked on EverQuest, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and most recently Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, has passed away according to a tweet on the official Pantheon twitter.

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  • Syphin_BSyphin_B Member UncommonPosts: 330
    For some reason when they asked for privacy, i have a feeling Brad may have fallen back into some of his old stuff.

    Hope not though
  • GeekyGeeky Member UncommonPosts: 405
    So sad to hear.  Wow.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,244
    I had my issues with Brad over the years and even a couple of heated arguments but it is a sad day for his family and I wish them peace.
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  • BarelyEinsteinBarelyEinstein Member UncommonPosts: 229
    This news makes me sad.
  • XophXoph Member UncommonPosts: 156
    Terrible news.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 8,307
    Sad day in gaming. He will be missed.
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    Pour a Kaladim Constitutional out for the gnomies
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,165
    Out of the blue...and into the black...


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  • Swish2Swish2 Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    RIP Brad, 20+ years and tons of us still enjoying your work on Project1999 as well as on Daybreak's servers - huge legacy to the gaming world <3
  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 625
    wow this is Horrible  =(  Really sad news

    Always enjoyed following this guys games , was a hardcore EQ 1 junky for many many many many many many many many Years

    RIP Brad  
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,179
    This is terrible. I am so sorry for his family, friends, co-workers, and of course the gaming community. He will really be missed.

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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 10,149
    edited November 2019

    Syphin_B said:

    For some reason when they asked for privacy, i have a feeling Brad may have fallen back into some of his old stuff.

    Hope not though

    Sadly I agree. My father may have passed from the same. I pass no judgment.
  • kaeoltaekaeoltae Member UncommonPosts: 16
    RIP because of you and your game EQ i found my wife.
    I wish your family the best.
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  • Tetsuo_batosaiTetsuo_batosai Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Farewell Aradune may your travels be even more epic on the otherside..... thoughts and prayers to Brad's family and colleagues
  • achesomaachesoma Member RarePosts: 1,228
    My condolences. The mmorpg genre exists because of Brad. RIP Aradune.
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  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,338

    Brad was a legend. He helped spearhead the MMO genre that wouldn't be the same, if it exists at all, without him. He designed his games around the core concept of working together with others to overcome challenges. This alone is what made Everquest great, inspired thousands of people to become game developers, and, most importantly, brought people together. He will truly be missed.

    I hope that the VR team honours his memory by sticking to the vision for Pantheon that was agreed upon so that it may blossom into an MMO that Brad would be proud of.

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  • Mackaveli44Mackaveli44 Member RarePosts: 652
    Horrible horrible news. Condolences to the family and friends. That is horrible news. I felt like it was just yesterday he was on the streams showcasing work on Pantheon :( Great great memories Bradd you have created in many of our lives. Thank you for all the hard work and time.
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,797
    edited November 2019
    RIP. I hope Pantheon gets made in your memory. Screwing the NDA because of this important moment but I have seen what you were doing with Pantheon from a first hand experience and I have never had those kinds of moments in a MMO before. So thank you for giving me the MMO memories I dreamed about having as a kid
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  • digitekdigitek Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Knew Brad for the last decade, oddly enough completely unrelated to video games. Was a dear friend and still in shock. Sincere condolences to his family and those who knew him.
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