Wandidar: I'm sure you're right. The only real hope for the game that some of us want might be in a mod generated with the Landmark program. But even that wouldn't have the player population to create the full experience.
Dalmarus, I've got a question for you.
You've written extensively about what elements from EQ need to reappear in EQN. Now that the cat is out of the bag, however, it seems like a great deal of EQ's "DNA" is being purposely omitted from EQN. This doesn't appear to be the "deep" (for lack of a better term) experience that you've been admirably lobbying for. How do you feel about what we've seen of EQN and what is your sense of how receptive the dev team will be to ideas like the ones contained in this very article?
It's always comforting to know that others remember why EQ was great when it was great. I think that the best chance to recreate some of these mechanics and player reactions/interactions is to lobby for the creation of a "classic" rules server for EQ Next.
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