Players publish video tribute to Landmark developers

A group of Landmark players have posted a heartwarming tribute video to the folks at Daybreak working on the game. Players Denghe, Oxillion, and Xyloriel, who say they’ve logged almost 10,000 hours of playtime among them, thank the devs for what they call “a hell of a game.” Actually, they thank far more than the devs:

We would like to extend our gratitude [to] the teams of Landmark. To Facilities… for keeping the basics like a building up to work in. Legal… For keeping everyone out of trouble. Finance… Folks need to be paid. Customer Service… dealing with all of us out here. Marketing… Someone has to sell it. Operations… the hardware always needs love. Executives… steering the ship. Art… ideas to imagery. Design… fantasy to reality. Tech/programming… putting in the bits. Production… rendering completed. QA… is your code ready. Team Landmark as we see it.

If you haven’t checked in on Landmark in a while, the video serves a second purpose: It shows fly-through after fly-through of the game’s environments and animations, and it looks damn good. Check it out below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diJ8eDg_ySw

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Dandurin
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Dandurin

At the end of the day, Landmark is pioneering tech that gives Daybreak a fantastic platform for future games.

I hope they are  able to discover the elusive “killer game mechanic” for smooth voxels, it’s a beautiful concept.

Rayko
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Rayko

I knew two things when I heard about Landmark. 1) It would be a lot of fun for creative people with lots of time on their hands. 2)That would not include myself.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Tandor Shadewalker Telos_ SkyyDragonn  

It should have remained a “world construction kit”. Remember when they (they being SOE) got all excited at the fun that they were having with the tool? Then decided to share it with the player base, I had serious misgivings when that happened. They’ve proven me correct to have misgivings. It should have stayed the tool kit for development of the mmo-rpg EQ Next. Instead they got distracted with the “shiny” of it all and lost focus and we don’t have EQ Next. :(

paragonlostinspace
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Omedon

  Great post Omedon. I’m critical of Daybreak for how they’ve split resources and we’ve yet to see EQNext become more than just vaporware, that said you  do have to agree that at least those who are into Landmark are having fun with it. 

I don’t blame them at all, I blame SOE/Daybreak for not delivering and basically not being realistic that EQ Landmark wouldn’t negatively affect the development of EQ Next. Anyhow great post/point. :)

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

SkyyDragonn The above is a valid point – not everyone has the same taste as you and they are a lot of people in the world.

OTOH, what does that have to do with dieing? In particular, it seems to me there is a slight correlation between “being popular at MOP” and “dying/dead” – perhaps the sophisticated palettes here are not  a good predictor of the mass market.

Alyndale
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Alyndale

I will say a BIG thank you to three creators of this wonderful video. This genre needs dedicated fans and a strong community to say out loud how we dearly love playing whatever game it is we play. 

Sadly, we don’t see these tributes nearly as much as we once did. I can recall the early days of World of Warcraft and the many dedicated role players and others that created so many, many wonderful videos about life in Azeroth. I dare say YouTube might even say that group of people is one of the reasons it became so successful.

I have my feelings about Landmark and EQ: Next and, yes, they are doubts. However, I can also be awed by the true feeling that some have for their passion in mmo’s. I deeply respect this video and what it meant to the people that created it. 

Now, can we as a community go forth and build up rather than tear down the games we love to spend time playing? I, for one, shall endeavor to try and be respectful and patient with games I worry about about…

Alyn

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Omedon *adds quote to quote widget database*

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

Telos_ SkyyDragonn It isn’t a game, of course, it’s a world construction kit. Of more interest to me is what sort of game is going to emerge from it in relation to EQ Next? That’s assuming for the moment that EQ Next will see the light of day. 

The graphics in the video are streets ahead of anything else I’ve seen with Landmark – including running around in it myself – but every time I see a building in Landmark I think of the architecture of Qeynos in EQ2 and wonder how the modern voxel stuff is going to begin to compare. Then there’s the combat. I guess it all depends on the target market.

Tethyss
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Tethyss

Bojan1975 If I figure out how I’ll post a fraps I took of Landmark where I just run around, from about 6 months ago.  I dunno about you but the graphics, animation, music, etc was pretty and fun.  Hands down better then any of the MMO crap currently being shoveled.

Bojan1975
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Bojan1975

I still dont understand Landmark.
And where is EQN!??!

Telos_
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Telos_

SkyyDragonn The game was too ambitious with unclear goals and unrefined tech (voxels).  It reminded me of when Bioware used the Hero Engine before it was even ready.

agemyth
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agemyth

That was incredibly corny (I blame the music) and could have been better written, but the sentiment is all that really mattered :)

Fearum
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Fearum

So those are the three people who play Landmark,.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Awww, that’s such a sweet video that I won’t publicly express my worry that this game, along with EQNext, will wind up vaporwa-….  Never mind.  :)

Nice video.

SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

Can I copy/paste this for use in every.single.thread. About a game being dead?

SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

One of the most innovative game concepts I’ve seen in the past decade. Sad will it be if the project is left to languish into obscurity. Honestly, what other games provide so much freedom to build anything you can imagine. Its #Minecraft all grown up. I sincerely hope that landmark continues as a Stand alone project running parallel to EQ Next.

Omedon
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Omedon

You know, it pays to remember that, as jaded as we can get on this site, for every salty “the industry standart blahblahblah saturated blahblahblah” flag waver (*raises hand*) there are a thousand people still in wonder at this or that game that you hate.  We can call them ostriches all day long, but you can’t tell them that they’re not having fun.

squidgod2000
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squidgod2000

Tribute, eulogy…same thing.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

I can’t even…………..

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