Landmark will have just one more character wipe

    
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Ever since players learned Landmark will definitely have another character wipe, we’ve all been very eager to know all the details. Those details are now in: Producer Terry Michaels has posted answers that address the most frequently expressed concerns. For one, this character and claim wipe combination, which will occur on or near April 29, 2015 (after the Qeynos competition concludes), does not herald the start of open beta. And two, although there will be a claim-only wipe before open beta, this is the last character wipe. Michaels emphasized,

We’re taking this opportunity to do the *only* character wipe we intend to do. That’s correct; we no longer believe it will be necessary to do a character wipe when we transition from Closed Beta to Open Beta. We *will* do a claim-only wipe when we transition to Open Beta in the future so that everyone who purchased the Trailblazer pack will have their 2 days head start to stake their claim in the world of Landmark!

Marketplace items purchased, templates stored in the template window, trophies earned, and all code-granted special items will all be restored. Full-claim templates will automatically be made of all existing claims. Additionally, any outfits found in bonus boxes will be kept. As in the alpha, names are locked to the owner’s account.

What players will not be able to keep include game-acquired resources, templates that were saved as items and put in the inventory, and guild names. Any Station Cash used to pay claim upkeep will not be refunded; in fact, this feature will turned off in the near future.

[Source: Upcoming wipe FAQ]
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JohnStock
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I’ve never seen game development go so slow before, except for maybe Duke Nukem Forever.  A year can go by in Landmark and very little of substance changes. What *does* change is almost always fluff or seems really random. I don’t think anyone who has been in software development or business in general can disagree with me when I say that it’s extremely unlikely that Landmark will every be a completed product. For me this is extremely worrying as it would also mean that EQ:N will never be made and that it will be the end of the franchise in any meaningful way.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Cramit 
Yeah, they even had to close down the General Discussion forums for EQNext, that’s how bad it’s been.
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syberghost
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syberghost

MJ Guthrie syberghost looks like it’s now moot; everybody is getting copper equal to the amount of maintenance credits they purchased with SC. Since there won’t be any more character wipes, that’s effectively permanent. Plus next week’s update removes upkeep costs in favor of a time system, so you don’t have to spend that copper.

Not ideal, but it’s value provided for money spent. Works for me.

https://forums.station.sony.com/landmark/index.php?threads/upcoming-claim-upkeep-changes.53943/

deganderson
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deganderson
pudgybunnybry
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pudgybunnybry

Cujo H pudgybunnybry Ha! It is true that the human creation is pretty awful. Having multiple ugly races running out would make me feel better though. Even if they were something like RIft’s bunch of re-skinned human races. Refine it later, whatever, but some variety would be awesome.

woolydub
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woolydub

Cujo H MJ Guthrie That’s a valid concern. I would hate to see them release an unfinished character creator only for them 3 months down the road to implement better options and then charge you more to make the character you wanted when you first made one. It’s the equivalent of putting DLC locked on the disc and then charging for it a week later to unlock it. I really hope it’s not a case of “we have it done, but let’s keep it for a little later and charge for it.”

Cujo H
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Cujo H

pudgybunnybry  ITs not even just a matter of different races.  The options available for the human characters are pretty terrible.  LIke, an indie studio MMO, kind of terrible.

Cujo H
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Cujo H

MJ Guthrie  There’s just been no word on it, MJ.  Thats the root of my concern.  At least no word I’ve heard of. (b-b-b-b-bird is the word?)

bossrprouse
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bossrprouse

Cool. This is what I was waiting for mainly before getting involved in the game. Looking forward to start playing around in Landmark again to see how much it changed when I first peeked.

pudgybunnybry
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pudgybunnybry

paragonlostinspace pudgybunnybry dirtyklingon breetoplay melissamcdon Just replying in response to a group of people I like and a game I enjoy. There are few other games at Daybreak I would do the same for.