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Posted: Jun 1st 2009 8:21AM (Unverified) said

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EQ3 would be awesome, but only if they started changing up the mechanics a little bit.. graphically EQ2 was superb.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 8:21AM MrGutts said

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Wow never thought about that, but if it did it would be some serious news for the week.

If they do, lets hope they don't stick with the whole 2nd gen graphics that we must buy a new rig just to look at it..

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 1:26PM Aldrat said

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I suppose it would be a good idea from the business end. EQ2 and EQ have a relatively stable player base, but the current EQ games don't appear to have a growing player base. EQ3 could be a very real possibility, but it needs to do something innovative for it to be a success. The story-telling of LOTRO with the combat of Age of Conan?

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 8:47AM Boruk said

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Only if it took a shot back towards the 1st EQ. Take a lot more of the classes from that era and bring them back in.

Game-play wise...EQ was awesome and in my book still is. For today's MMO standards they are lacking due to the fact it takes forever to level and you really need a group to succeed.

If you take from the WoW model though, you can "dumb" down the graphics (of even Lotro) to make a good looking MMO without trying to hard to make it "real"

Spice up the questing and what each quest requires (no more kill 10 rats) and you could have a start at a great MMO.

I tried EQ2 but even starting out it lacked something...but who knows....

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 8:51AM Miffy said

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I don't think the Everquest name holds any power anymore, people just think it's a geeks game.

I think the best thing to do is make an Everquest browser based game like Quake Live or something and make it F2P with RMT.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:40PM ultimateq said

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Interesting concept.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2009 8:51AM (Unverified) said

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If they do it will be met with a golf clap and a lot of not caring.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:07AM Pewpdaddy said

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To those who say EQ holds no water.. You obviously didn't spend 5+ years in the original Norrath. If they unbreak Necro's from EQ2, EQ3 could be a beast IMO. But I doubt Sony is going to be announcing any of this at this time. I'd be all about it though the original EQ sucked up a serious amount of my time. And in the current MMO environment I would jump at the chance. =]

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:01AM (Unverified) said

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Everquest has, to me, always been the most bland and generic of fantasy worlds. I think they would have a better chance at commerial success with an entirely new IP.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 4:29PM breezer said

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Um.. they already released EQ3.

It's called Vanguard.

"Everquest" is no longer relevant, and the name no longer has value.

Who would they market it to? People who already play Everquest/Vanguard? Seems like a lot of money/energy for no real benefit.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:18AM (Unverified) said

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Needs to be the ultimate hardcore/raiding game ever to win imo.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:26AM fzzzt said

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They won't, I'm sure, they've been doing a lot with other games and I'd be very surprised to hear of another EQ, especially when EQ2 is still fairly relevant (or could be, if this weren't Sony).

I would like to see them ditch EQ2 and return to EQ, merging EQ, EQ2 and Vanguard to make an updated EQ MMO instead of this time-shifting "sequel" nonsense. Being SOE, I would expect them to totally ruin EQ in brand new ways with an EQ3.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:28AM TheJackman said

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I wish they did do that, The true is that EQ2 is just to much dated for me unlike WoW the game does take way to many mouse clicks.... to get a quest I got to click on a npc click "Hail" click true several text before they finally give me there quest... Later if I wana loot something I got to click on the body and click loot and only have some secs to do it. Also way to much class skills... And that is only some of the examples... Also I really not like the tiny zones and loading screens every time you pass from one zone in the other...

Why games not can just do what World of Warcraft does for years and make the zone load hidden and connect the world! In Everquest 2!

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 9:54AM Pigeonko said

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I don't think they'd call it EverQuest III but I can really see another EQ game in the future. Seeing the way the lore in EQ is going, I could imagine "EQ3" being a bit more sci-fi. Like WAR 40k except not low fantasy and less dakka.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 10:06AM (Unverified) said

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I'd like to say that I think it'd be a terrible idea and wouldn't support it, but I know that I'd end up drinking the SOE kool-aid again.

I've bought into so many EQ expansions, sequels, and even Vanguard in a futile attempt to recapture that feeling I had just under a decade ago playing the old-school EverQuest.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 10:07AM (Unverified) said

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I believe the Swords and Sorcery P2P MMOG market has matured and SOE is more interested in new genres and business models. I loved EQ1, EQ2 and Vanguard and, of the three, feel that Vanguard (if SOE would give it some attention) could be the paragon of Swords and Sorcery P2P MMOGs -- so why would they create a completely new game?

In other words, I strongly doubt there will be an EQ3.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 10:19AM Wieland said

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Maybe something SciFi, but not another fantasy game.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 10:59AM pcgneurotic said

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Well if they're going to announce it, then 'EQ3 at E3' makes a catchy tag line. Personaly, I can't wait! EQ/2 reigns supreme in my book.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 11:10AM elocke said

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If they make an EQ3 I will at the very least give it a try, hoping they change the mechanics of the first 2 games to be more solo friendly(i.e. WoW and LOTRO) but with the great graphics and music of EQ2 and the sheer class amount from the first 2 installments. Also, SOE needs to hire some great writers and for once place a STORY in the EQ universe that unfolds as you progress in the game, much like FFXI or LOTRO. That could be the key to EQ becoming a huge name again.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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Holy hell that would blow my socks off... I don't see it happening right now, but that would be bad ass...

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