EverQuest II’s PvP server eyes beta in early April, GU 117 beta starts March 17

    
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The most recent Kander’s Candor podcast, by Kander’s own admission, was more of a general one for the most part as it brought along lead systems designer Robert “Caith” Fouts to talk about EverQuest II overall, but the tail end of the podcast did offer some details for those eager to PvP in the MMORPG.

The podcast confirmed the PvP server will be named Tarinax (a name that should be familiar to fans), while a beta for the PvP server is being eyeballed for sometime in early April after EQII’s Whispers of Tyranny update goes live. That update, incidentally, will be starting its beta test on Wednesday, March 17th, and will run open and invite-only segments to focus on certain features. The linked forum post offers more details.

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Swifty

What a waste of development resources. 6 months later: EQ2 is sun-setting their PvP server because of low population. This is the Archeage play book – Keep launching “new” servers to milk the cow over and over.
EQ2 is just a dumpster fire of a game today. It was my home for many years, with many good times. The state of the game now really saddens me :(

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Vanquesse V

Lol, SoE invented that playbook way before Archeage did their very first merger. EQ1 is a licence to print money for them. just hit the “new progression server” button and watch the money pour in.
EQ1 progression servers predate AA’s launch by at least 6 years

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Sarah Cushaway

Yeah the game fell hard after the first few expansions. Tried to be another WoW clone and ruined what made it special.

And who the hell plays EQ2 for PVP?

Stupid idea all around.

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Ben Stone

The old Nagafen PvP server used to be really good. The issue was that they didnt keep PvP balance up with PvE balance and it just became a mess.

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Sarah Cushaway

Hell, they PVE balance is a mess because it was never actually -balanced-.

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Ben Stone

Not sure how much development resources is really needed. PvP servers used to exist. The code should be there mostly already.

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Chaos Engine

2006 Nagafen PvP server were by far the best times of my online gaming life.

But there is no way I am coming back for this and ruin my fond memories.

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Bruno Brito

As long as they don’t address the abomination that Live EQ2 stats are right now, i care nothing for this stuff.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

16 years in and huge amounts of work later… at one point they redid all gear to have PvE AND PvP stats… all of which led to naught, and they’re going to try a PvP server yet again. A more reasonable company might have decided that perhaps this wasn’t in the game’s wheelhouse, but the spirit of Smed persists I guess.

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Ben Stone

The bigger issue being that the game is bloated and not balanced well. They need to do a big prune of all the unnecessary alternate advancement in the game that is no longer meaningful. Its not complex, its just bloat for the sake of not wanting to take anything away.