SOE is inviting everyone to “plant your flag” first in Everquest Next: Landmark by planting their credit card down and purchasing one of three new Founder’s packs announced today for the build-it-yourself MMO. Each Founder’s Pack tier comes with an assortment of in-game items, with one providing guaranteed beta access and the other two granting early entry into Landmark’s Alpha. Further details in the video below:

The baseline Settler Pack is priced at $19.99 and comes with unlimited closed beta access starting on March 31st, 2014. Both the Explorer ($59.99) and Trailblazer ($99.99) packs grant alpha access on February 28th, 2014. In addition, the Trailerblazer pack will also provide a two weeks head start in the open beta before the general public is admitted.

All packs come with several pre-order only items including a Founder’s Pickaxe, custom flag, and titles. Besides Alpha access, the Explorer pack adds additional cosmetic outfits, the ability to increase your inventory size and the “Ring of Bounty” which randomly increases the amount of resources you collect. On the far end of the spectrum, at $99.99 you can be sure the Trailblazer comes with four shareable closed beta keys, your name in the EQNL credits, and an even more impressive collection of in-game items to show others just how much you really spent.

For now, it looks like purchasing either the Explorer or Trailblazer pack is the only surefire way to gain access to the closed alpha. From the looks of things the alpha still has a ways to go, so unless you’re inner architect is dying to express itself in voxel form, you will probably want to wait until the more refined closed beta. Players can already sign up for the closed beta now, with winning applicants being granted a seven day time-limited closed beta key they may redeem starting on or before March 28th.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. Huh, whats this.. first build it urself cause we are lazy and then pay us for materials as well? p_p
    Wow, world gets more amazing ideas everyday.

  2. Is any of this value going to carry over to EQ:N? I’m real tempted to buy the $100 package, but I’ll be pretty miffed if they release a $100 package for EQ:N right after.

    • You will be able to transfer your character over (including its class). I am not sure on the items like the pickaxe, but I’d imagine the storage options and costumes will carry over. Keep in mind both MMOs are suppose to continue on together. Landmark isn’t replaced by Next when it comes out. They are two separate games with separate sometimes intertwining goals.

  3. Jeez everyone and their mother doing these so called “supporter packs”, but in this case they’re just packs because apparently they don’t need the financial support for us for development.

    No thanks, going to wait for the general open beta/closed beta give aways or what not.

    First/mounted, whatever. 😀

    • Actually, they do need financial support for that individual game… You need to know that each and every game has a different team that works on different things meaning that the budget from let’s say Dragon’s Prophet has nothing to do with the budget of EQN… They’re different people which means they need to be paid to actually do something, sure SOE has a lot of money but without financial support (Dedicated people showing that they care about the game) they wouldn’t see the point of continuing the development of that particular game. There’s still much more to explain that I can’t because I’m not a development and I don’t know how certain things work with budgets/finances


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