In this week’s episode of Free-to-Play Podcast, Hi-Rez is back in the news, and it’s still not good. Ubisoft shows it does listen to its community. And finally we spend a lot of time discussing all of the new EverQuest Next info released at SOE Live. Is EverQuest Next the MMO of the future? All of this plus your community comments on this week’s episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!

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  1. With the talk about being on console and limiting the action bar, let’s keep in mind FFXIV’s layout for the gamepad. With their gamepad action bars it increases the usability. If SOE could develop a program similar the console argument would be mute.

  2. it was in the face? i thought i heard it was right in the face. just to make sure it was right boom, in the face. so we clear, it was in the face. not any other place else, in the face. i hope we agree that it really was in the face. i font want to tell everybody that was in the face and telling something that is worng. ok in th face.

  3. I’m excited for EQ next.Because SOE is trying to do something other then the standard copy and paste mmo.I lke how they are making the game have that feel that the first EQ had.Where when players login for the first time people will want to explore the game world.

  4. Wait wait wait. So there is EQ Next, which is the mmo. But then there is EQ Next Landmark, which is also an mmo but without quests? Is there fighting in Landmark?

    Also, if there are only 8 abilities and no mouse combos (left click, left click, hold left click is different then just LMBx3) then I feel the combat will go stale pretty fast.

    • hmmm…. even with 8 abilities are all attack abilities i think 20 seconds is limit if the skill cd is quite fast…. if 8 abilities is counted with buffs…. meh i go for EQ Next Landmark.

    • From what Ive read and seen……..EQ: Landmark is going to be focused mostly on players creating content and selling their creations.

      Players will have their own realm where they will be allowed to build freely, but in order to build they will have to gather resources in the outside world, where they will be able to interact with other players and buy and sell resources. I suppose you could say it is, in a way, similar to Minecraft.

  5. Another great show F2P Cast.
    Question of the week: EQ-Next seems to be one of if not the biggest MMO games coming out in the future, even if it is a ways off. It’s very impressive from what has been seen, and has a very high potential to be one of the pillars of the MMO market. Depending on how they present the game, make it action combat, and keep content coming it could possibly be something to behold. I do feel however it might be over shadowed by EQ-Next-Landmark, we all know how big Minecraft is, and from what I’ve seen and read EQ-Next-Landmark is Minecraft on crack. We won’t know until they are both released however.


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