EverQuest (EQ) is having a bit of a homecoming this month as Brad McQuaid, one of the original minds behind the MMORPG, made his return to the development team. McQuaid recently posted the news in the EQ forums in a message to the community.
Well, IÂm back... back on EverQuest after 12 Years! When I was given the opportunity to return to the team it was something I just had to do! I started playing right away and got a paladin into his mid-30s. I found, in addition to all of the great new features and UI elements, that the game, at its core, was still very much the EQ I was involved with. In fact, some of my first work as a game designer on the team will be working on areas that have been alluded to since launch. I canÂt say more than that, of course, but IÂm sure you can imagine how exciting this is for me.
IÂll also be on the boards, so if you guys have any questions about anything, donÂt hesitate to ask. That said, IÂm still absorbing a lot of info over here, getting a grasp on all of the content and features that have been added to the game over the last decade -- so please do cut me a little slack.
-Brad McQuaid / Aradune Mithara Â
McQuaid spent around a year helping revamp some of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes for its free-to-play conversion, a game that he originally began development on with his company of Sigil Games. SOE later purchased Sigil and Vanguard, leading to its own bit of controversy. The forum response to McQuaid's return has been pretty positive thus far and his return to the MMORPG's dev team could mean good things for old school EQ fans.
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