Category Archives: EQ Next

Back! EQ Next, Wildstar, Twitter

I’m back and keen to get on with some gaming! As per usual some big gaming news happened while I was on holiday. The announcement of Everquest Next’s cancellation was sad to read about but not much of a surprise. … Continue reading

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John Smedley on SoE’s sandbox future

John Smedley has a new blog on WordPress and a post explaining his vision for Sony Online Entertainments new focus on sandbox-style gaming. He explains the importance of player-driven and player-created ‘content’ to avoid the pitfall of players devouring the … Continue reading

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To follow the (alpha/beta) crowd or not?

There’s some discussion on the blogosphere at present about the Elder Scrolls Online beta. The NDA ban on writing on the game’s beta is still in force unless you’re on the relevant press list. Wilhelm over at The Ancient Gaming … Continue reading

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EQN world size and player density

Tobold has a new¬†post on virtual world size and the effect of that on previous sandbox games. His argument is that concerns over players destroying ever centimeter of Norrath or overpopulating it with housing are unfounded since the new Norrath … Continue reading

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Community building before beta

I’ve read several times that community is king where sandbox (or as Tobold says ‘world‘) MMOs are concerned. The game is only as good as the community in it since a lot if not most of the ‘content’ for such … Continue reading

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EQ: SoE should ensure cross game communication

So the Everquest franchise will continue to expand with the launch of the crafting focused MMO Everquest Next Landmark later this year and at some unknown date in the future the actual Everquest Next MMORPG. That’ll be five different Norrath … Continue reading

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EQ Next reveal: some thoughts

So after dinner with friends I stayed up late watching the Everquest Next reveal (Youtube of Keynote). This post is some initial thoughts without much time to digest. The hour plus reveal keynote had some pretty big surprises: At least … Continue reading

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