EverQuest Online Adventures emulator updates fans on the state of the project and how fans can help

    
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It was a thing.

While the original EverQuest and EverQuest II are still running, the game’s console edition of EverQuest Online Adventures shut down back in 2012. But fans aren’t letting the game simply go quietly into that good night, and the team behind the EQOA: Return Home emulation project have posted a video and a lengthy update explaining the current state of the revival. Things like combat are in the latest version, but based on the size of the team and the amount of game left to emulate, any sort of public release is still likely to be four or five years off.

Fortunately, for people who want to help, there are options even if you’re not a coder, since the team is looking for people who remember placement of enemies in the world who will take on the tedious work of trying to replicate the game’s maps accurately. Money is not being accepted for the game’s revival efforts, however, and participation in the restoration does require using Facebook. Still, it’s heartening to see that the game is still getting closer and closer to a playable state after all this time.

Source: Reddit

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Alyn
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Alyn

I find this somehow hopeful. I shall watch this develop. Maybe, my old dream of imagining a true EQ 3 can be rekindled-

I find this uplifting:

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein

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Techno Wizard

It just speaks volumes when fans prefer unofficial emulators instead of current modern MMO games. Official games are trashcan tier. I cringed when I read about Overwatch 2. Closed down Everquest games will always be legendary. Modern games not so, modern games are kinda farcial really. The EQOA vid is looking good. :)

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Cody Hamby

It’s been an honor to work on this project. My love for games began with EQOA and if I have anything to do with it, it will end with EQOA. It is truly amazing what this small handful of souls has been able to accomplish. We can’t take all of the credit though, it’s the community that has kept the dream alive. Anytime I’ve asked for help on remembering a name, spelling, level of a mob or NPC, the community is there with an answer as if they had just logged off. We do polls and share random things found in our Facebook group. For a game that had it’s last sunset almost 8 years ago, you wouldn’t think the page would be as active as it is. To be honest, I think a playable version is much closer than projected.

Cheers,
Cilants – NPC Placement Team

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Mike Minier

This was the first mmo my brother and I ever played. We had our PS2’s in our bedroom’s, which were down the hall from each other. We had no form of voice communication except to yell, much to our parents dismay. It is one of my most cherished gaming memories!