The Stream Team: Landmark is where all IPs come together

    
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When you give creative people free rein in Landmark, some pretty awesome things happen! Besides fantastical creations straight out of the player’s imagination, there are plenty of builds that pay homage (and do justice) to a number of popular IPs. We’ve visited a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve seen the unfinished ship that will boldly gone where no one has gone before, but there is so much more — including a prickly iron throne to sit upon! How many other familiar sights can we see? Join us live at 3:00 p.m. for the latest Landmark tour.

What: Landmark
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Sebas7
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Sebas7

Since Daybreak bought out SOE, Landmark is a complete disaster. I have played over a year. There are so many bugs, even after several updates, you can’t build effectively. The customer service is non-existent. I can’t find out any news on EQN at all but if it is anything like LM, forget it. The population is simple gone for the most part. It has not had much of a population since I started it. I am sickened by what has happened to SOE. Like many of you, I have been with them since 1999. What a tragedy. They let all the experienced people go who stayed on top of the games.

Anatidae
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Anatidae

Landmark is neat, but it lacks a ‘point’ to such a degree it is frustrating. Here are my main issues with this title:

1. The building tools continue to be a mess. What makes it worse is if you look at Voxel Farm (the place they sourced the engine from) you can see what advancements have been done with building tools. Landmark developers are either lazy, they feel their customer base are morons (they literally one time said putting in more primitives might overwhelm the players), or they honestly believe that making tools harder to use makes the game more fun/challenging.  It doesn’t. No artist wants you to give them crap art tools when they are trying to produce their vision.

2. Once you work hours and hours to build something – it just ends up pointless. There is no reason to really travel the world. Your claim offers no oasis from the land. The event items (almost, but not quite scripting) don’t really offer any way to create games or RPG experiences. Even Ultima Online’s player housing offered more of a reason to visit a gathering of players making “player towns”. In the end, you build a claim and log out with “now what?”

3. The sandbox nature of building is very cool. It is also neat to be able to, temporarily, affect the land around you. Other than that – the world is a grind and mostly unfun. The mobs are annoying at best, the combat weak, and really the only reason to go down into a cave is to grind materials for hours on end to build your structure. So many possibilities of such an interesting sandbox world. If they took away instant travel and created a system a little like EvE Online (even without PvP) that you had some vehicles to transport materials – it is likely that trade would form. People would bring ice and water from the north and trade it for sands and such in the deserts. Mobs would have more of a point and claims could become oasis points on well travelled routes. Especially if the game adjusted itself based on travel. It’s a voxel world! Literally people going over a path over and over again you can change the ground to reflect that it is a travelled route. 

I hope someone does take the voxel engines and creates a really cool sandbox MMO with it one day.

Rayko
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Rayko

I have nothing but negative things to say about landmark and EQN so I won’t say anything else.

Necromonger
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Necromonger

Ugh……landmark -_-

When is the mmo going to launch if ever ?

The Big D
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The Big D

Thanks for the stream MJ! 
I didnt read the rules on the switch for rent so i lost my AT-ATs / Falcon claim and received a rent refund in the mail. I have all the templates but I think i may just wait for OB to put everything back or make something new since so many things have been added.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

melissamcdon 
Well, they made their money already on the Alpha/closed beta.  However, this not only leaves them with no large chunk of income once it launches (if it ever does), but it leaves most of the player base burned out and already moved on because it A.) doesn’t have enough content and B.) is still an unfinished, buggy mess.
Needless to say, these “pay to Alpha/Beta” unfinished money grabs only lead to a train wreck down the line.  When will devs and publishers learn?

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Thank you for streaming.  You showed of some really cool builds. As I said during the stream the Tardis was my personal favourite and its just a shame there was no inside to it.

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

MJ, thank you sooooo much for finding that Stargate at the very end! You made my week(end)! :D

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

I’d be interested to know server populations on Landmark.   I almost never see anyone when i’m logged in.   they had a mad rush of queues first weekend and made the mistake of building way too many servers in response, now diluted pops

Snky
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Snky

Obviously the Iron Throne in the picture is based upon the show instead of the book. /snark