EverQuest Next has a big internal playtest today

EverQuest Next is still very much a thing according to Daybreak producer Terry Michaels. On a livestream recorded earlier this afternoon, Michaels said that a big internal playtest happens today. It’s an opportunity for Daybreak to bring in people who haven’t been working on the game for usability tests and to provide feedback on the work the team has been doing for the past several months.

What specifically is the dev team working on right now? “We’re focused on combat and how the world is going to be built,” Michaels says. Click through the link below if you want to watch the video. The good stuff starts around the four-minute mark.

Source: Twitch; thanks SliceOfLife93!
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Union Jack
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Union Jack

IMO by the time these idiots at Day Break your Games realise you need substance to make people take note, which is something this weak team seem unable to bring to the table. They are pissing about girl like mamby pambying around with crappy 3rd rate mindscape idea using player base gamer’s to do the work for them as they ran out of ideas!  The live streams are full of nothing sort fluff!

People wanted a more modern version of EQI and imo Pantheon will give the gamer’s this and I can’t see this game coming out before Pantheon so they will lose lots of their player base once they get bored from the old new progressive sucking servers which was in fact a master stroke to make pp for the suits. I have emailed these people and they don’t even respond to customer emails at all it’s a real joke as they meant to be a professional company. They are only communicating one way, their way unless you fall in line then forget trying to talk to these people they are running scared.

Deepfred
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Deepfred

i just don’t get how you take one of the most core MMO games of all time and think, “you know what this really needs? let’s make it a voxel game that the players can make for us, and we’ll make everything really bland and unexceptional”.

yeah, that’s the ticket.

NobleNerd
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NobleNerd

Dystopiq bullshit?… hmmm.
“http://massivelyop.com/2015/02/11/daybreak-lays-off-georgeson-carlson/”
“http://massivelyop.com/2015/03/06/daybreak-layoffs-totaled-140-in-san-diego/”Both of those post from this site alone list well over 140 employees let go and many of them key players in the EQ development. Let alone many that were let go from the other divisions when Columbus took over.If these games cannot make a profit recover the company it will be sold off in pieces before the end of this year or next.

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

Cool, cool. We’ll see where it lands eventually.
I’m pretty much over any drama associated with it. Whenever it releases I’m sure that I’ll jump in. Until then I’ll keep an eye on the genre in general while playing other games that are actually good.

Maquiame
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Maquiame

Revival will drop before this game will

Tamanous
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Tamanous

Someone feed that man.

thatchefdude
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thatchefdude

Without Georgeson I find myself less excited…..

Zer0K
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Zer0K

You mean Landmark, right?

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

syberghost Tandor Shadewalker The question of how much progress has been made rather depends on the nature of the feedback. If it’s positive, so well so good. If it’s negative, as it was last time EQN reached this “milestone” 3 years ago, then everything done to date gets torn up as it was by Smed before. The mere fact that other people get to look at the game means diddly squat on its own, it’s what comes of that that is important and which defines whether it’s a milestone or not.

On this occasion we’re told that the others are specifically looking at the combat. I don’t recall seeing a single positive comment about the combat in Landmark, so unless it’s very different now in EQN I don’t hold out a lot of hope for the feedback this time around. I hope I’m wrong, but everything about the announcements on this game (and perhaps more importantly the lack of announcements) makes me highly sceptical that real progress has been made.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Saerain Oh thanks – I took your word for it anyway. I appreciate the response.