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RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:56 am
by Glauri
A friend showed me this article today. SOE is dead and gone, apparently. Not sure that bodes well for EQ.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:02 pm
by Zantetsuken

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:10 pm
by Derdarr
Why would it bode badly? Investment firms usually buy to make money. Unless Eq is a money loser and if it is it should be shut down, companies don't operate as charity's. But I don't think it is and I think its fairly stable player base would at least keep it viable for at least a few years. At which time if it's profitable to sell it to someone who wants to operate it that could be one possible turn out. It may actually turn out to be a great thing, your not under the money loser's Sony parent company anymore, and they've lately been more along the lines to just shut a game down. I could be wrong, we could all get a email tomorrow stating the end of the world, but who knows :) As long as they keep taking my 89 dollars a year to let me play a game every hour of the day if I wanted to i'll be happy, heck i'll even buy a expansion if they put one out!

And don't you people read your own games boards or fb :P Is an official statement there that was posted early today.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:20 pm
by Glauri
The reason I have my doubts about the future of EQ is simply because PC-based games, from this company's perspective, may not be as profitable as console, tablet, or phone based games.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:46 pm
by Gronalk
Smedley went to the new company and there is their new HZ1Z coming out. I think EQ will be around for awhile. PC gaming is not as dead as some people think. This may even be good as the devs may get more freedom(money) to do more things.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:10 pm
by Derdarr
Being able to make console games for both consoles should also be a money maker. I don't know but I'm hopeful we have at least another few years of Eq :)

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:13 pm
by Caladain
Roshen posted that they were still working on the next EQ expansion so we should be good for at least another year or two. This could end up being a good thing if they give more resources to EQ than SOE was.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:24 pm
by Glauri
Hey...any idea how EQ Next (or whatever it's called) is going? Very popular? Any good?

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:30 am
by warador
my brother in law plays next . he was here around christmas and said they had just introduced combat . he played a lil bit and it looked pretty cool. it seems that they are having players build everything in the world. so depending on how many play that might take forever

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:36 pm
by Derdarr
Next or landmark? I didnt think next had a beta version up yet
From the live landmark chats I've watched only a select few player design items will be transferedd from landmark to next.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:26 pm
by Sevex
EQ can no longer support bards and rangers. Those playing bards and rangers are being offered a class change free of charge!

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:31 pm
by Rcalielie
Hey now... don't you go messing with my bard! Im the uber one 8P

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:32 pm
by Faladern
Bards and Rangers are apparently creating too many corpses for the servers to handle.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 pm
by Rcalielie
OMG fal shut it!

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 pm
by Rcalielie
I never die...

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:34 am
by Sharrien
Sevex wrote:EQ can no longer support bards and rangers. Those playing bards and rangers are being offered a class change free of charge!


Don't joke! That's exactly what they did near the end of Star Wars Galaxies.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:39 am
by Sevex
Who's joking?

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:35 am
by Renaern
Yeah I got an email threatening to ban me if I didn't stop dying so much. Apparently my bodies were clogging up the rivers on Dinoisle and threatening the delicate ecosystem.

Re: RIP SOE!

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:02 am
by Jaia
Bah Ren, you know thats BS. I rezzed you tons. Healed.. not so much.. but rezzed, I was bang on!