EverQuest Next: Cancelled..

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6 Responses

  1. Akely says:

    I’m not surprised. I don’t play EQ2 at all (any more). But the Mrs is heavily into it. From what I understand they keep churning out stuff to it and EQ and many people seem happy with that. And from what I read about EQN it did seem like a gamble, an attempt to break the mold. These things are risky and probably hard to do right.

    SG: What do you think of the in effect very short statement about the reason “putting pieces together showed it was no fun” to paraphrase? It probably is a lot more to it than that, but it makes me wander *what* it was that lacked fun. The combat? The … everything?

  2. pkudude99 says:

    I 1st came ot your blog to read about EQ2 since I was playing it, so my interest in blogs was mostly those that focused on that game. Later on you opened up Nomadic Gamers and asked for guest authors, so while I had my own small blog, I joined the Nomads and pretty much only blog there about anything anymore. So indirectly, I am a “blogger” becuz of EQ2. I’ve not played it in a long while and any time I’ve tried I just couldn’t get back into it, but it still holds a dear place in my heart, and I was looking forward to playing in Norrath again in EQN, but… I’m in the “can’t really say I’m surprised, but still disappointed” camp.

  3. bhagpuss says:

    I’ve never bought into that whole “you can never go back” thing, not for gaming or for any other aspect of life. You can always go back so long as there’s a “you” to go and a “back” to go to. I much prefer “home is that place that when you have to go there they have to take you in” and the EQ games will be home for as long as the servers stay up – and long after that if there’s still a community that wills it, as the much smaller Vanguard community is proving right now.

    I’ve returned to both EQ and EQ2 many times after long layoffs and always had another great run. I’d expect both games to have a good few years left in them yet and probably a better future than EQNext would have had, should it ever have limped out of the door a decade late. Both games have been better-managed under DBG than they were for years under latter-day Sony and with luck the dismantlement of the EQN project will see the older games getting some additional resources to keep on doing what they are already doing so well.

  4. Nolrog says:

    You may not be playing EQ and EQ2 right now, but you haven’t left. You never really leave those games, you just take pauses that may be short or may be very long.

  5. Robert Charles Wagner says:

    I think that game must be complete if they can release EverQuest Next. EverQuest Next and everqwest landmark are essentially the same game. EverQuest Next was paid for by its pre-release backers and so I believe Daybreak games has an obligation to release EverQuest Next. Doesn’t seem right at their games can decide that EverQuest Next isn’t Fun before they begin building the game. It would be a better idea was put into Hiatus rather than being cancelled. That’s Everquest Landmark can be given a competitive server that could be similar to what EverQuest Next was being designed to be. If EverQuest Next is to remain cancelled then I believe that Daybreak games as all their backers the many thousands of dollars that were donated to produce the game.?