everquest next

Official Site: EverQuest Next
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: N/A
Platform: PC

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Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Daily Grind: What unlaunched and canceled MMO do you wish could be revived?

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It's not uncommon to ask MMO players which sunsetted MMO they'd like to see returned to life. That's not the game we're playing in...

The Game Archaeologist: Six cancelled MMOs that I wish had launched

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In my lengthy tenure writing The Game Archaeologist -- which dates back to May 2010, if you can believe it -- I've covered MMOs...

The Daily Grind: Do you still want to play an EverQuest III?

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Earlier this winter, Daybreak dropped a ton of details about what to expect from EverQuest and EverQuest II over the course of 2022. What...

One Shots: En garde!

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It's not always the type of sword but how you hold it, the masters say. And if you've got the spirit of a duelist...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that waved goodbye without ever making it to launch

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If you've somehow missed this fact, then I hate to be the one to inform you of it, but it's time you learned: MMOs...

Choose My Adventure: A quick spot of building and crafting in Trove

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I have to admit, this one didn't take long at all to get through. I sort of assumed that building things in Trove was...

SOE’s Jeff Butler gives an epic three-hour interview on EverQuest, Vanguard, and EverQuest Next

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If you're going to interview one of the most notable names behind EverQuest and Vanguard, it helps if you also worked at SOE back...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Massively Overthinking: Is there an MMO you’d never be caught dead playing?

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So today's Massively Overthinking question is entirely the fault of fanny packs. I don't care how hard retailers and fashion gurus push fanny packs...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2021

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Welcome to 2021, folks. It's not even going to have to try all that hard to be better than 2020! For our first official Massively...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...

Console LOTRO and DCUO’s huge playerbase: Everything we just learned about Daybreak thanks to EG7

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MMO twitter has been ablaze since yesterday's announcement that Daybreak is being bought up in its entirety by Swedish games company Enad Global 7,...

Daybreak has been sold – again – this time to EG7 Global for $300M

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Who had this on the end-of-the-year bingo card? Apparently, Daybreak has been bought out - again. The company holding the hot potato this round is...
Meridian 59

PSA: The online memorial for Meridian 59’s Brian Green is this afternoon

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It's been a long year, so you're entirely forgiven if you forgot that we lost Brian "Psychochild" Green this past summer. Green was the...

Meridian 59 and Storybricks’ Brian Green has passed away at only 46

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It's with a very heavy heart today that we report that Brian "Psychochild" Green has passed away at a relatively young age. Green was...

The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

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Whenever the topic -- the argument -- of Star Wars MMOs arises, the debate is usually between the merits of the sandboxy Star Wars...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

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The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

Massively Overthinking: Would you play a housing-only MMO?

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Last week, MOP's Justin put up a neat post on his personal blog about the potential for bringing back just the part of WildStar...

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