Landmark’s next big update arrives Monday, wipes claims and characters

Daybreak has been amping up communication about Landmark this past week following the news that it’s plotting a spring launch for the sandvox MMO in lieu of completing EverQuest Next’s development, and its next update is on the way:

“We are still in the process of internal testing, but if all goes well, we plan to roll out the big update for next Monday, March 21 at 10am pacific time. There will likely be 24-48 hours down time due to the extensive changes. If we find some issues during testing that mean we need to push this date, we’ll let you know!”

The studio promises a stream during the downtime and reminds players that characters, claims, and guild names will indeed be wiped.

Here’s a quick look at our recent coverage of what’s coming in the update:

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TrueGamer99
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The more I think about the cancellation of EQN, the more I have to call bullshit on their reason. If it was cancelled because it wasn’t fun, what’s the reason Landmark is still going? Of all the games I’ve played, that game is definitely not fun. Sure, when it was new and shiny, it provided some amusement (still wouldn’t call it fun). Once the novelty of building wore off, and I don’t care if you suck at it or are the next voxel prodigy, the amusement disappeared. How can anyone expect a game where all you do is harvest, craft and build, with no meaningful reasons behind doing so, to be fun and engaging for more than a few weeks.

So the reason DBG gave for EQN being cancelled is straight up bullshit. Closer to the truth would probably be that the parent company is the same as any other investment company; caring only about money and literally nothing else, and saw all the money being spent on a risky proposition and decided it would be better to focus on the games that are already done and bringing in money. I think the fact that SOE/DBG charged people for Landmark made it a problem to just shut that down as well. So now we get word of it’s eminent release. And you know what? That will most likely get shut down soon after launch. No one in their right mind (so there will be many) is going to play that game for any period of time that one could call long-term. So after a period of maybe a few months, it will close its doors as well.

cdm1972
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cdm1972

Landmark news just makes me feel bad now.  Before it was in anticipation of what would be part of EQN…

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

MJ Guthrie pcgneurotic It’s me being inattentive. :-D

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

MJ Guthrie Esoteric Coyote Zulika_Mi_Nam Jeez I don’t remember when the last time I logged in was, so I better do that.  Hubby has been in and out of the hospital since December.  So I better do that XD

Bluetouchpaper
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Bluetouchpaper

More hot air from Breakwind games .

mrnastybutler
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mrnastybutler

I’ll check it out, since I bought the founder pack, but I have no faith in this company anymore.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Esoteric Coyote Zulika_Mi_Nam They are onle reserved if you have logged in since Jan of this year, so if you haven’t log in this weekend! I made sure to on my other account just in case.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

pcgneurotic Really? I know we have used it a number of times over the last couple years. Now, I must find ways to sneak it in more just to see if noticed =D

MesaSage
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MesaSage
pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

nahenway pcgneurotic Zariarn It is, this is true. But, think of it as another opportunity to refine and tweak your design. :)

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Janio2 pcgneurotic Zariarn Yes indeed! :)

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
yukonsam01
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yukonsam01

The wipe is extremely upsetting to three of the four people still playing.

WandaClamshuckr
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WandaClamshuckr

If they could make Landmark as compelling and fun (without the heavy reliance on Cash Shop RNG boxes) as Trove, I’d play in a heartbeat.  I’ve seen the fan created buildings and art in Landmark, so I know that the building material is light-years beyond what Trove currently has to offer.  All they need is the fun gathering/adventuring/collecting part and they’d have something people could work with.

I’d play that, and I’d even pay-to-play if it was included in the Daybreak sub with their other games.

nahenway
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nahenway

pcgneurotic Zariarn but placing the template on the ground is a pain in the ass.

Qarran
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Qarran

BrandywineFred  Or Landhoax.

Janio2
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Janio2

pcgneurotic Zariarn But do i keep all my gear and mats ?

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Zariarn Yeah, no, sorry, the templates system negates that problem. Always has done.

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Love the way you slipped “sandvox” in there. :D First time I’ve heard it!

Zariarn
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Zariarn
Ironwu
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Ironwu

andistotle
Well, technically it is an MMO.  And it is a ‘sandbox’.
But, that is about all there is to do at this time, pile up sand into various forms.
There is other stuff being added, at a very slow rate.
But, like H1Z1, I think that all the money to be made with LM has already been made by SOE.
With the cancellation of EQNext, I see very little future, or need, for Landmark.

andistotle
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andistotle

can u even call landmark for an sandbox mmo? cant see why the it should have the mmo tag.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

*plays amazing grace on bagpipes with tear in her eye*

rainy17
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rainy17

I guess we’re even. I wiped Landmark from my hard drive.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Voxelbox?

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

I almost cannot help but feel bitter towards Landmark now.
I also am sceptical how long it will last for once Daybreak considers it done.

TJFrenchJr
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TJFrenchJr

It’s just eqn being called landmark. Same as it ever was. They can’t commit.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

I guess I’ll try it.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

Zulika_Mi_Nam Character names end up not being reserved.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

Zulika_Mi_Nam Haha, possibly. There is April 1st approaching too….this would be the ultimate fooling

StevenWilliams3
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StevenWilliams3

“amping up communication”

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

It’s Friday.  Do ya think Daybreak has something in their back pocket to disappoint us with before the day is done?

BrandywineFred
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BrandywineFred

“Sandvox” does sound better than “vandbox.”

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