Everquest Next Blogger Round-Up

A round up of all the blogs I’ve read recently that having something to say about the recent EQ Next reveal, and there are quite a few because I’m cukoo crazy. Sorry if I missed you.

  • Gaming SF – Partial on the combat system, interested in the events, and awed by the environment
  • Ardwulfs Lair – Muses on the core mechanics.. combat, creation, and player actions. *update* has a few new posts with notes from the Q&A panels
  • Aggronaught – Is intrigued by the voxels and wonders about the possibilities
  • Spinksville – explains How to create a successful Sandbox by creating a world people want to live in
  • ECTMMO – gives some general opinions

*more*

  • Herding Cats – has a quick talk about armor style and the tech
  • Far Beyond My Capacity – has a couple concerns about the destructibility and their decision making abilities considering many of those past blunders
  • Hardcore Casual – As usual he’s Cynical regarding anything not named Darkfall
  • In An Age – Has one of the best critical analysis of the announcement and certain issues he see’s with  the Dynamic World

Everquest… Next?

Well it looks like Everquest Next is another MMO , in an already bloated upcoming schedule that I really want to try. So far though it looks like it is going to be my top choice out of all of them as it appears to be trying something new. New… yes we’ve heard that a lot lately, they have some interesting ideas but who knows at this stage how it will actually work on a live server with thousands of people. Development priorities change as we have seen from GW2, so an interesting ethos isn’t necessarily what we end up getting due to the pressures of industry. Still, the dream is there.

They have definitely marketed this a lot better than the recent MMO titles. I really hate the long drawn out production/marketing cycles that we have been getting as there is just so long between awareness and play, enough that by the time the game is releasing all the hype is practically gone. It’s hard to be enthused for a product as strongly as when you first find out about it. I’m guessing the title is still maybe another year off going by the gameplay and visuals they showed but that Landmark title they are bringing out will be a great way to build an honest connection to the title which will hopefully transfer over. If I can build my house or guild hall in advance that is even better.

Ok enough about my optimistic first impression let’s get into the nitty-gritty
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