Today as SOE Live they finally went in to detail of Everquest Next the 3rd trip to Norath. So after reading it and i recall a few people here that played EQ so if you read about it today what do you think?
Here is some highlights
Multi-Classing: “There are no levels in EQN, but there will be more than 40 distinct classes (or professions) at launch, with multi-tiered abilities and specialized weapon skills to collect and master; players will mix and match abilities from each class, creating truly custom characters.”
Destructible Environments: “Every piece of the world is fully destructible and players will have the ability to manipulate almost all of it… the EQN world will extend far into the heavens and deep into the procedurally-generated earth through 10,000 years of known lore and history.”
Permanent Change: “Players will also have the ability to cause the world to change around them, permanently, in dramatic ways. Through the concerted effort of the world’s inhabitants… city walls will be built and destroyed, large-scale wars will be fought and won, and epic stories will unfold over months and years.”
Emergent AI: “In EQN, NPCs will have specific motivations and preferences that direct behavior in nuanced and unpredictable ways. Players will find themselves in a world where NPC decisions are based on core values, not dictated by static spawn points. For example, Orcs may attack opportunistically because they want an adventurer’s gold, not simply because a careless hero wanders into an attack radius.”
A Life of Consequence: “Each character in EQN will have a unique story; they will not follow a predetermined path. Instead, they will seek out adventure, fame and fortune in a constantly changing sandbox world. The game will remember every choice and action that players make and will organically deliver increasing opportunities to do more of the things players like to do … from crafting armor and exploring the wilderness to purging goblins from the forests.”
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