Most of us haven’t been lucky enough to try out SOE’s upcoming build-it-yourself MMO, EverQuest Next: Landmark, but now we may have the next closest thing. A treat of sorts, nearly 50 minutes of actual gameplay, courtesy of SOE’s official livestream of the MMO on Wednesday. The stream featured SOE’s Director of Development Dave Georgeson, Community Manager Colette Murphy, and Senior Producer Terry Michaels as they sat down to discuss many of the games features. Topics included the newly released founder packs, any wipes SOE has planned, resource gathering, the building tools, world size, territory control, and of course, building construction.
After showing off all the building tools available to players in-game, associate producer Eric Smith spent the duration of the livestream building a castle. You can see him begin construction at 24:30 in the video. While quite polished overall, I did have a minor OCD freak-out moment when he scaled the doors to the castle larger than the hole intended for them. Georgeson pointed out that although Mr. Smith was not an EQ artist, he was still able to use the tools in Landmark, which are the same ones the actual artists use, to create something impressive in a very short time.
If watching the gameplay made it impossible to resist EverQuest Next: Landmark any longer, check out our article on the founders packs here for more information on how to get early access to the MMO’s respective alpha and beta tests.