RIP SOE!

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RIP SOE!

Postby Glauri » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:56 am

A friend showed me this article today. SOE is dead and gone, apparently. Not sure that bodes well for EQ.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Zantetsuken » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:02 pm

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Postby Derdarr » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:10 pm

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.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Glauri » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:20 pm

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.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Gronalk » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:46 pm

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.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Derdarr » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:10 pm

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 :)

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Caladain » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:13 pm

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.
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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Glauri » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:24 pm

Hey...any idea how EQ Next (or whatever it's called) is going? Very popular? Any good?

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby warador » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:30 am

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
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Postby Derdarr » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:36 pm

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.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Sevex » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:26 pm

EQ can no longer support bards and rangers. Those playing bards and rangers are being offered a class change free of charge!

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Rcalielie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:31 pm

Hey now... don't you go messing with my bard! Im the uber one 8P
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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Faladern » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Bards and Rangers are apparently creating too many corpses for the servers to handle.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Rcalielie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 pm

OMG fal shut it!
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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Rcalielie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:33 pm

I never die...
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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Sharrien » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:34 am

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.
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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Sevex » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:39 am

Who's joking?

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Renaern » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:35 am

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.

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Re: RIP SOE!

Postby Jaia » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:02 am

Bah Ren, you know thats BS. I rezzed you tons. Healed.. not so much.. but rezzed, I was bang on!