Hibernating fans of the EverQuest franchise stirred from slumber this past month to hear that EG7 and Daybreak may actually be progressing with a real MMO sequel… for 2028. Of course, the title, details, and timeline aren’t that set in stone, but it hasn’t stopped the faithful from speculating.
Enter Inventory Full, who has plenty to say on the subject. “It seems to me that, as I’ve said before, if EG7/DBG really want to publish a third iteration of EverQuest (a count, by the way, that ignores a whole bunch of titles that have used the IP, not least the PlayStation 2 exclusive MMORPG, EverQuest Online Adventures) they really ought to think about buying Visionary Realms and having Pantheon rebadged as an EverQuest sequel, which it patently is anyway.”
The Last Chapter Gaming Blog had some fun in Hardcore Classic and ESO last month: “I’ve developed a routine for play sessions here. I pick an area to quest in and explore. For instance, Elsweyr. I work to fill in the map, criss-crossing the map on foot and gathering every herb and piece of wood I can find. In delves and elsewhere, I check every crate, barrel and backpack for treasures, particularly for new furniture recipes.”
The Ancient Gaming Noob died… in Hardcore Classic: “Unfortunately, they kept stunning me from behind, slowing me down. I was out of mana and the healing potion’s boost had long since been spent and I had barely made any distance at all. I knew I was done for a good 15 seconds before the final blow landed.”
Heartless Gamer examined some concerns about New World’s first expansion: “Over all I am not worried in the slightest. I love New World and will love it with all the changes even of some miss the mark or are underwhelming. There are things I know for a fact that will just be better: the gear system is better, mounts are going to be awesome, and I am going to get to try all sorts of new things out with builds because of artifacts.”
Indiecator examined the touchy topic of toxicity in online games: “The fact that toxicity, abuse, and harassment are not just accepted as the norm in many cases but often glorified is worrying. The amount of vile insults, slurs, and physical threats uttered by humans is insane.”
The Nosy Gamer recapped the EVE Fanfest keynote: “Overall, the keynote presentation gave me hope for the future of EVE. I was worried that CCP had lost any spark of innovation and was determined to settle on questionable practices like NFTs and blatant developer/publisher RMT to keep sales figures at a mediocre level.”
GamingSF hit the nostalgia button with LOTRO: “This meandering and highly interdependent gameplay style appeals to me – it always has even from my earliest days in the genre back in 2007 (on World of Warcraft). LOTRO remains a game that rewards this as there are a good number of reasons to want different crafting professions available.”