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Twenty years ago, company in Southern California launched an online game that would go on to serve as a model for many more titles to come in the massively multiplayer Online RPG space. And unlike many Games that seek to replace it over years, this one is still going today. No, this isnt about World of Warcraft. That game only turn 15 in 2019. Before there was WoW, there was MMO pioneer EverQuest. This sword-and-sorcery-base game was developed by a small company, 989 Studios, but it eventually reached its pinnacle under Sony Online Entertainment after SOE acquired that studio roughly a year after the game's launch. Today, EQ marches on with a dedicated player base and another developer, Daybreak Games, at the helm. Ive been a dedicated player since early days, and others like me would likely acknowledge the game peak early. A variety of factors have whittled down the once-mighty player base since: many just simply walk away, either busy with life or quit because it takes up too much time. The impact of World of Warcraft over time is also undeniable. But while it no longer leads the game in MMO space by any stretch, today EQ retains a small but dedicated fanbase whose members complain as much as they praise it. And in an era where most Games have a shelf life of four to six months, EQ has officially spanned four presidential administrations largely off that kind of support. We were basically stunned by it ourselves, say Holly Windstalker Longdale, executive producer of EverQuest at Daybreak Games. Ive played them all. The majority are gone now. But weve been making more money year over year since I started working on this game. Our special sauce at this point has been nostalgia and reaching out to people who want to play it again. The game still has a trickle of new players, according to Longdale, but it is understandably hard to attract a whole new generation of young players to DirectX 9 game with 15-year-old player models and broken Z-axis where solo play is darn near impossible. Everyone is getting older. We all seem to know someone going through serious health problems, says Angie Istraa Dwyer, leader of EQ guild Final Empire on Povar server. There is no influx of younger people, whereas with WoW, there constantly young people joining it. I ca remember the last time I met someone under 30 unless their parents play, too. In an increasingly competitive fieldnot, just in the MMO-sense, but for attention and free time at largewhat inspire players to keep shrinking, distinctly un-modern game alive? Maybe certain gameplay aspects make EQ feel different from its MMO brethren at the start, but in retrospect the secret to the game's survival depends more on impactful, longstanding-relations between players.

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Everything old is new again

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Air dateMay 18, 1995
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Making an MMO mark

Renowned game AI designer who work on EverQuest Next and John Smedleys Heros Song is focal point of concern following the accident at this past week's GDC. Dave Mark was struck as a pedestrian by a car at a conference and has suffered brain bleeds, pelvis fracture, hip fracture, and possible brain damage. Marks ' friends set up GoFundMe to help cover the cost of his travel, medical costs, and rehabilitation. It looks like the campaign has taken off, too, As it raised nearly 20 000 in its first day. Please help if you can, tweet Star Wars Galaxies designer Raph Koster. We are lucky to still have him in the US, and recovery will be a long road. Please help if you can. Dave is a wonderful guy with a beautiful family and he is also one of the world's leading experts on game AI. Send love and prayers his way, say John Smedley. It is sad, but that way life is. I have a friend who was out jogging a few years ago. He Step off the curb and his leg snap. It was just completely random and happened because of a slight oddity in the way he Step off. It take months to get back on track. In case of Dave Mark, drivers unfortunately get distracted or lose concentration and drive through red lights or sometimes simply dont see pedestrians. Human error. I do hope that he make full and speedy recovery, and that this wo be a burden on him or his family go fund mes are something to do even in cases where there is no money cost invovled at all with teh something that is catching headlines. There was that kid who would be social media personality motehr record him sobbing about being a bully which has no monetary considerations involved and people rush to make and spend ona GoFundMe for that, as if money would solve the issue of that kid being a bully at all in any shape form or function. At least here GoFundMe has real help in that theres number of non-insurance covering costs of being treated in a different city or state from where one resides and as well direct medical costs out of pocket in the US, that go hand in hand with the best insurance available in teh US. Never thought of that, I was just thinking of copays, Everyones insurance is different, I remember one patient stressing out over broken hip and the night prior to surgery. He was already in hole for 20k and that was with retired civil service benefits.

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