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EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:36 pm
by Caladain ... eq.217752/
Windstalker wrote: Hail to all in Norrath!

As many of you know we had a challenging week as we repositioned our company for the long term. I apologize it’s been quiet and I know there have been concerns. First, let me say, this game and this team are busy planning and scheming – just as this team always has. Our focus is you and fun, and the future.

Also, as you may have deduced, I’m very honored to now work with the team and all of you as the executive producer. I have some big shoes to fill! I can already say….holy cow, this team takes no prisoners! We’ve already had lengthy chats and their passion for you all and the game is really unequaled. I can guarantee they remain “all-in” and we are forming the future of EQ based on all the feedback and input received over the years.

A bit about me and EQ… EQ was the first game I ever worked on and there was no better learning experience in game design and community. I started as an EQ player in 1999 and was a raider on Fennin Ro and then merged with Druzzil Ro. I was one of the first raiding beastlords and would two-box with my dark elf wizard (Woot)! I can’t tell you how amazing it is that I get to work with a lot of the same devs. It really speaks volumes about the dedication and love these devs have for EQ. And I love it too!

I’m in the ramp-up phase (again!), but I can tell you that more content is coming with our February update at the end of the month that will include the new player-designed missions in the 16th Anniversary Events starting on March 16. There are new marketplace items you asked for, bug fixes, and more. As for the future, including expansion plans, we’re reviewing everything together to be sure we’re doing the right content for the game and you all. As soon as we nail down some stuff, we’ll share it asap.

Bear with me as this hummie druid gets her feet wet and we’ll all dive in together.

What I’d really love is to hear from everyone directly and chat about all of this. To have an opportunity to do this, we’ll be hosting a Twitch livestream on Wednesday, February 18 at 2pm PT at The team looks forward to having you tune in so we can address any questions you may have!

Thank you for the continued support! See you in game!

Holly Longdale
Executive Producer, EverQuest & EverQuest II

Windstalker, Yesterday at 5:13 PM

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:49 pm
by Derdarr
I never thought it was... though it seems many people did

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:58 pm
by Caladain
There has definitely been lots of pessimism on the eq boards, but then again those forums are full of trolls. It is nice to hear them come out and say something though.

Derdarr, you aren't allowed to post on the forums if you aren't coming to the raid!

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:23 pm
by Tarvas
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:15 pm
by Caladain
Can't get a much better response from a dev than this
Elidroth wrote:EQ isn't going anywhere. We're not shutting down. We're NOT going into "maintenance mode". We're continuing to make expansions. Re-confirmed with Smed just 30 minutes ago.

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:49 pm
by Goofydoofy
Nobody knows for sure either way. Anything can happen at anytime. I am still hoping the Sun will explode under that premise. With that in mind, you shouldn't give a shit. Play until you can't play and that is how life works.

Re: EQ might not be dead yet

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:51 pm
by Derdarr
It is kinda funny when you think about it, when I started playing Eq it was by buying the first expansion pack. I had no idea then if another expansion would ever be released and really no idea 15 years later I'd still be playing :) but here I am. I do expect another expansion, and did so before this statement was released, but I won't say it isn't nice to at least get a little confirmation that it's going to happen.