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

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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,911
    Rest in peace, you lived the dream that many of us have.
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  • foppoteefoppotee Member UncommonPosts: 234

    DMKano said:

    RIP Aradune



    What happens to us after we die?



    "I know that the ones who love us will miss us" - Keanu Reeves




    All I can say is thanks for the work and contribution on EQ1 and Vanguard - I enjoyed playing both immensely over the years.



    I still remember Reeves responding with that to Colbert's question. It is such a simplistic sentiment but still a deep impacting one.

    I still remember Aradune too McQuaid's EQ1 Ranger.
  • foxgirlfoxgirl Member UncommonPosts: 209
    May you be at peace and rest from whatever it was that ailed you.
    Phaserlightwingood
  • RennisaRennisa Member UncommonPosts: 27
    Thank you for giving me my first and best MMORPG experience. Started EverQuest back in June, 2000. I spent years trying to find a new game that could recapture the magic of that time. Eventually I had to find magic in the newer conventions of modern MMO games, but it will never be the same.

    I had hope for Pantheon, not expecting much more beyond a new world and visual update to what I knew and loved from EQ's golden days. I know even that is a long shot being such a niche market, but it feels like that goal has moved even father away upon hearing this news.

    I don't care who you are, 51 is too young of an age to leave this world.
    Phaserlight
  • ThupliThupli Member RarePosts: 1,318
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,813
    Sad news indeed :(

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,154
    Damn, my condolences.
  • perrin82perrin82 Member UncommonPosts: 264
    edited November 2019
    Very sad. Huge fan of EQ and Vanguard. I am still hopeful his vision will live on in Pantheon. 
  • blackthornnblackthornn Member UncommonPosts: 590
    RIP. Thanks for decades of memories.

    Will be missed indeed
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  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,495
    edited November 2019

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,514
    I wonder if stress aided in this departure.Too bad,he deserved to have better ending.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,270
    Crazy shit

    Always tell the people you care about you love them. Live everyday to the fullest.

    Life is so short.

    RIP Brad

    This is a sad day.
    wingood

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  • mbrodiembrodie Member RarePosts: 1,487

    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



    It’s literally just a default statement people make when someone dies... don’t read so much into it.

    Generally because when people of any celebrity die people feel entitled to message their relatives or do other crazy things....

    It’s literally a blanket statement saying don’t bother the family unless you are also a close friend or family member.

    The guy has been dead 5 minutes maybe don’t speculate on something that could be completely unrelated.
    millux
  • RottsteinRottstein Member UncommonPosts: 66
    OG_Zorvan said:
    Arterius said:
    OG_Zorvan said:
    If cocaine was listed on the stock exchange, stocks would have plummeted with this news.
    Jesus. WTF?
    Hey, not my fault McQuaid and coke went together like peanut butter and jelly.
    It is your fault you dont know when to keep your trap closed.
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  • Panzerbeorne39Panzerbeorne39 Member UncommonPosts: 203
    F & RIP tragic to go so young and before your game launched like that. I’ve been following Pantheon closely now wondering what the fate of the game will be without him. 
    xD_Gaming
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 3,022
    OG_Zorvan said:
    Arterius said:
    OG_Zorvan said:
    If cocaine was listed on the stock exchange, stocks would have plummeted with this news.
    Jesus. WTF?
    Hey, not my fault McQuaid and coke went together like peanut butter and jelly.
    This really isn't the time to post bullshit like this. Go fuck yourself you piece of shit.
    ArteriusnewbismxEronakiswingoodmaskedweaselTimukasForgrimmcheebamilluxdragonlee66and 5 others.
  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,332
    edited November 2019
    OG_Zorvan said:
    If cocaine was listed on the stock exchange, stocks would have plummeted with this news.
    Don't be a dick. Like or hate him, he had a family and friends. I wouldn't have had the great time I enjoyed in game dev without him. Put aside the snark and jokes for a bit.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,467
    Brad was only 51 years old...Way too young....I hope it isn't drug related.
  • bennylongbennylong Member UncommonPosts: 100
    Sad day.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,175
    Brad was only 51 years old...Way too young....I hope it isn't drug related.
    Knowing what we know about him we're probably all having thoughts along the same lines. Not the right time to talk about that shit though.

    RIP Brad.

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  • Panzerbeorne39Panzerbeorne39 Member UncommonPosts: 203
    Most of the nerds here have probably never seen cocaine IRL, let alone tried it. Let this be a warning to you nerds who want to party, that shit will kill you. Regular use is really bad for your heart. McQuaid probably had a sudden heart attack and died quickly from too many ceezy bumps over the years. Makes total sense now. 
    Arterius
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,270
    Chasing the dragon

    Brad was following his dreams.

    We've all made mistakes along the way.
    newbismxwingoodPanzerbeorne39

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,270
    Most of the nerds here have probably never seen cocaine IRL, let alone tried it. Let this be a warning to you nerds who want to party, that shit will kill you. Regular use is really bad for your heart. McQuaid probably had a sudden heart attack and died quickly from too many ceezy bumps over the years. Makes total sense now. 
    I'd imagine that keeping an MMORPG in development on donations is just as hard on the old ticker.

    Pretty fucking stressful I'd say. 
    TillerPanzerbeorne39

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  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    edited November 2019
    Here's my story.

    Brad was a visionary and gave birth to the genre we all love. I was 16 at the time when I started to play Everquest. During those times, I never cared for medieval fantasy let alone any fantasy. Really enjoyed the modern warefare scene and some scif-fi. It wasn't until my best friend Jason who introduced me to Everquest. He was immersed into that fantasy and genre.

    My fondest memory was at level 8 in the Wastern Commonlands. I made a half elf Paladin, and so did he. I made because he made one. We met a high elf cleric, a high elf enchanter, and a human mage. We all never been to Rivervale. The Cleric at the time had and was on an alt. We were all new to the game. I remember making the trek through Western Commonlands > Eastern Commonlands to Kithacor at night, hugging the wall, and finally making it to Rivervale.

    Shortly after that, Jason had passed away. My hardest loss. After that, I submerged myself into Everquest and never looked back. I became to love mmorpgs because of Jason. But it was also Brad's luminary vision to bring this game to life.

    Thank you Brad McQuiad. You will be missed.

    In honor of you, I'll listen to these wonderful bard tunes and reminisce.
     



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  • jesadjesad Member UncommonPosts: 882
    Incredibly sad news. Just wanted to add my voice to the condolences.
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