Everquest Next reveal today

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It's tonight on Sonys livestream.

I know it's probably not a big deal, but as someone that played Everquest for years it interests me.

Let's just hope the hype is true, unlike every other mmo thats arrived in the past 2 years :rolleyes:
 
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probably as crap and corporate as every other mmo from the last 10 years.

didn't everyone used to hate sony entertainment

Thanks for the contribution to the thread there ;)

Very interested to see what they come out with - it's using the Planetside 2 engine apparently, and is a sandbox. I'd kill for a decent sandbox fantasy mmo that isn't also a FFA PvP grieffest.

Apparently they also scrapped development at one point exactly because it was turning out just like every other mmo from the past 10 years, and the were smart enough to know that wasn't going to cut it anymore.
 
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erf ps2 engine...
is it going to be another eq2 where they claim the engine is for future hardware and it never runs well on anything ever?

I loved Eq2 but thought the engine was utter crap and considering my haswell pc I thought planetside 2 ran crap for how it looked to
 
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erf ps2 engine...
is it going to be another eq2 where they claim the engine is for future hardware and it never runs well on anything ever?

I loved Eq2 but thought the engine was utter crap and considering my haswell pc I thought planetside 2 ran crap for how it looked to

eq2 engine wasn't made for multi-cores but instead for high speed single cores that's why it runs so badly :(
 
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I'm underwhelmed, perhaps it's the recent spat of extreme hype followed by games which simply don't live up to even near the hype.

I liked EQ 1 and 2, but didn't stick with either for more than 3 or 4 months, but yes I'd like this to be successful but no I'm not in the slightest excited about it.

I have Post Traumatic MMO release syndrome I guess.
 
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what type of game are you guys hoping for anyway?

a modern casual mmo or a more oldschool style?

modern mmos have always had really crap communities and making friends with people is more like 2 ships passing in the night.

but I fear noone will ever make a more oldschool mmo again because there probably isn't the demand for them these days.

all my best memories are from the old mmo's even wow was pretty hardcore and fairly good at one point and it likely would never have gained popularity if it weren't for that
 
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Old school please, you need to force people a little but to act as a community. Make dungeons contested. No more of this instanced crap :(

Also you either do away with leveling or you make it really slow so you actually have to spend time in certain zones rather modern mmos where you might spend 1 hour in an area and you're done. Might as well not bother as these zones will be dead and the programmers spent huge amounts of time on it which is then just wasted
 
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I'm hyped! It's pretty fun. I'm aware I could be disappointed, but that will only be momentary if at all :p

Bottom line is I'm going to play this game regardless. I enjoy the IP that much.
 
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Old school please, you need to force people a little but to act as a community. Make dungeons contested. No more of this instanced crap :(

Also you either do away with leveling or you make it really slow so you actually have to spend time in certain zones rather modern mmos where you might spend 1 hour in an area and you're done. Might as well not bother as these zones will be dead and the programmers spent huge amounts of time on it which is then just wasted


I think that would be asking alot nowadays. Maybe itd work for people who are die hard mmo players who want everything hard, long and community based but the further the internet matures the worse communities for games are getting imo.
Id love to see an old school game come round that had great core values but I cant agine a company would aim for that small portion of the market in comparison to other parts of the gaming audience.
Im happy to be proven wrong though! :cool:
 
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Really looking forward to seeing what EQ Next has to offer, use to play EQ1 for the first 4-5 expansions and EQ2 for a few years, something about the game just appeals much more than WoW ever did (and I played that for 2years)

I'm just fed up with the constant face roll of content, people in WoW moaning because you don't kill a boss in the first few tries even thou there is no penalty for constant failure.

Hoping they don't just try and appeal to the casual gamer and keep death as something that needs to be avoided. It would be nice if they keep most of the content open world and non-instanced but that maybe a hope too far.
 
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I think that would be asking alot nowadays. Maybe itd work for people who are die hard mmo players who want everything hard, long and community based but the further the internet matures the worse communities for games are getting imo.
Id love to see an old school game come round that had great core values but I cant agine a company would aim for that small portion of the market in comparison to other parts of the gaming audience.
Im happy to be proven wrong though! :cool:

yup can't see it happening, but one can dream :p
while i'd love it to be hardcore I probably wouldn't even have the time myself nowadays. I just hope it's not like all the other MMOs that have come out in the last couple of years. also if it is class based then please keep the same amount of classes as EQ2 had (i know there will be balance issues), but i prefer to have more specialised classes rather than loads of classes that can do it all :)
 
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yup can't see it happening, but one can dream :p
while i'd love it to be hardcore I probably wouldn't even have the time myself nowadays. I just hope it's not like all the other MMOs that have come out in the last couple of years. also if it is class based then please keep the same amount of classes as EQ2 had (i know there will be balance issues), but i prefer to have more specialised classes rather than loads of classes that can do it all :)

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Eq2 was brilliant for group content with friends. The scale of the world and feel of exploration in spite of it being rough around the edges was far more interesting than the sterility of wow. (Coming from someone who played wow a lot of the years at both hardcore and casual levels).

Im hopeful but like people say worried - eq2 was the last of the old school MMO's IMO. I fear the new one will appeal to the masses at the cost of the experience.
 
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I'm hyped! It's pretty fun. I'm aware I could be disappointed, but that will only be momentary if at all :p

Bottom line is I'm going to play this game regardless. I enjoy the IP that much.

Yeah I'm with you. The world of Norrath is an amazing place. Will be awesome to get a fresh start with a blank slate economy.

I'm a vet of old-school EQ, briefly played EQ2 but didn't like the design direction they took.

I'll be ready at 6pm for the announcement :) Excited!
 
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I think that would be asking alot nowadays. Maybe itd work for people who are die hard mmo players who want everything hard, long and community based but the further the internet matures the worse communities for games are getting imo.
Id love to see an old school game come round that had great core values but I cant agine a company would aim for that small portion of the market in comparison to other parts of the gaming audience.
Im happy to be proven wrong though! :cool:

Well, asian MMOs are supposed to be an uber-long, painful grinds, and they sell millions of copies! Obviously our tastes in the West are different, but I do wonder if a modern old-school EQ type game could attract a decent population.

I'd hope it could, but yeah it's obviously a big risk for a publisher to take.
 
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MMOs with grinds aren't a problem for most players who want that sense of achievement when they gain something, I think that's part of the issue with existing MMOs and certainly the recent ones that have come on the market. As a casual gamer I'd rather have to grind for something than have it handed to me on a plate (cough GW2).
 
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