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EverQuest Next and Landmark to share same combat and emergent AI system

Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 20:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EverQuest Next Landmark director Dave Georgeson has said the combat system in the game will contain the same mechanics as EverQuest Next. Speaking in an interview with Forbes, Georgeson said both will also share the emergent AI system built into EQ Next, only it may not be used in the same manner in Landmark. “EverQuest Next is more of a focused narrative with story arcs and rallying calls, [and] emergent AI pushing things around,” he said. “Landmark is very much an exploration in creativity and making things that are cool to show off to other players.”

Combat won’t be available in Landmark at launch but till be released soon afterward. EverQuest Next and the free-to-play Landmark have not been dated. Thanks, Massively.

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4 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/danieltack/2013/10/02/everquest-next-landmark-is-much-more-than-a-world-builder/
    Forbes have new screenshots too. (you can click on ‘em)

    I like how ladies look in the game. Without stupid soft-porn bollocks.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Luciferous

    @1 I read that as ‘Soft, porn buttocks.’ as in their bums weren’t soft looking like those in porn…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TheWulf

    @1

    I couldn’t agree more. It’s kind of hard to court some friends into certain circles of gaming because it really does look like a basement dwelling, straight, white, cis-male’s sexual fantasy. That’s depressing, it puts off any women who might be interested along with any men who just aren’t into that.

    I’m really glad that developers are coming around, little by little, to realise that there are giant, untapped markets out there who’d play their games if they’d only cater to them.

    I’m really happy with how the screenshots look in that article, as is a lady friend of mine. We’re both more than a little impressed.

    I wish it were more common, honestly.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. TheWulf

    That said!

    So I now fully understand the barrier of separation between Landmark and Next, and I’m looking forward to them as much as ever since they both look like they’re going to be very interesting beasts indeed. It’s an incredibly novel approach, and I dig novelty!

    #4 1 year ago

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