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SOE Live 2014: More on Landmark's islands and combat

I think there's a consensus that you can never get too much information about Landmark, and the devs at SOE Live certainly delivered more juicy details about the game's islands and its upcoming combat system. For instance, did you know that Franchise Director Dave Georgeson revealed this little fun...

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The new player experience in EverQuest Next and Landmark

In this week's EverQuest Next roundtable video, Senior Brand Manager Omeed Dariani and Lead Designer Darrin McPherson tackle the new user experience in Landmark and EQN. The pair say they recognize that developers don't always see the game the same way players do and that players need to be caught ...

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Norrathian Notebook: EverQuest Next Round Table roundup, fourth edition

Thanks to the early launch of EverQuest Next Landmark's alpha, players have been deep in the world of voxel-mining, crafting, and building to their hearts' content. Armed with with that hands-on knowledge, players are able to offer insights and suggestions about the development of that game. But th...

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EverQuest Next looks to players to improve the new play experience

Sometimes, existing players don't really know what new players need. But EverQuest Next Landmark is still very new, and everyone who's in the game is still very much learning what can be done. So the development team at Sony Online Entertainment has turned to the players to ask what can be done to ...

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EQ Next Landmark livestream liveblog: Learn about claims!

Plenty of questions have been asked about land ownership in EverQuest Next Landmark, and some of those answers are on their way right now! Senior Producer Terry Michaels, Lead Game Designer Darrin McPherson, Senior Brand Manager Omeed Dariani, and Community Manager Colette "Dexella" Murphy are disc...

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The Tattered Notebook: EverQuest Next roundtable roundup, take two

Back in September, The Tattered Notebook gathered together the first 10 roundtable questions that EverQuest Next and EQN Landmark devs posed to fans, with their accompanying community thoughts, developer opinions, and video clip answers. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg. The Round Tabl...

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EQN Landmark video dev diary talks tools, materials

EverQuest Next and EQN Landmark lead designer Darrin McPherson is your host for the game's third video dev diary installment. The four-minute clip covers resource gathering and leveling up your tools, of which there are four types: a pick, a sickle, an axe, and a bucket. McPherson says there are...

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The Tattered Notebook: EverQuest Next Round Table roundup

Back when EverQuest Next and EverQuest Landmark were announced, SOE President John Smedley made it clear that the two games were henceforth in "open development." That meant that the company would be soliciting feedback and opinions from players about myriad design decisions for the two games. S...

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