(image is from EverQuestNext.com)
We’re getting really close to the largest reveal of EverQuest Next since last SOE Live they told us they were scraping the entire project and starting over. Now, you may take a look at my blog here and wonder if I’m excited about this at all, I have barely posted anything about EQN but the truth of the matter is that over the years I’ve stopped getting all worked up and excited about video games pre-release. That doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to them, but it does leave me a bit more subdued in my excitement.
I have a few concerns with the release of EQN that have nothing to do with EQN in specific. My concerns are the fact that this will be the THIRD generation of the EverQuest franchise, and I wonder how it will affect the first two. I currently play both EQ and EQ2 – will a player base still be left when EQN releases? Will those games continue on? Does SOE even NEED three EverQuest games?
Worries aside, I’m excited. EQN and Wildstar are my two “squee, can’t wait!” games. Since I’ve had absolutely no luck getting into Wildstar beta and I get a bit bored of the constant teases, I don’t have much to say on that front.
I hope EQN is successful. I don’t have a list of what I’d like to see or what I want from the game, I want them to show me what they’ve created and then I’ll decide if it’s something I can work with. No other game has ever pulled at me the way EverQuest 2 did for 7 years, and I’m wondering if it’s even possible for a game released today to do that. Only a few days left, then we’ll know.
Are you excited about EQN? What are you most looking forward to learning about the game? Let me know in comments!