I am starting to feel the urge to play again......thinking more about Warlords of Draenor etc.
I am going to guess people are complaining because it isn't like the original EQ. It doesn't make sense just to remake the original, innovation is key, and personally I love what they are doing. People will complain just for the sake of complaining.
I like how they are "rebooting" the lore. It still has what is needed for it to be recognizably EQ, but more cohesive etc and lets them tell a new story without doing the ol jump 5000 years in the future/past.
I started playing EQ back in Beta Phase 1, and I still have all of the beta CD's from back then. I remember first playing it, the scary boat rides, the giants in oasis, the griffins in west commons. It was my first MMO, and really the first one that immersive. When I saw the initial first few posts about EQN, I was intrigued. Then I watched those two videos from the debut and I was beyond impressed. I remember talking with Mavlock and Arturis about concepts like what Sony is implementing in EQN back when WoW came out and saying that it couldn't be done with current technology. Well now that tech is here. The amount of change that can be done in the world, both from combat and from working on Rallying Calls is insane compared to what we have been able to do in past games. The only one that I can think of that was anything remotely similar was Shadowbane, but it pales in comparison to what Sony is going to be doing with this. The amount of customization that will be available to your characters via the multi-classing and gear combinations is amazing, then throw on that the whole world can be changed through player action or in-action is just mind blowing compared to current games. I will most definitely have characters on different servers just to be able to see how the two different worlds evolve.
I am not going to hold my breath on it getting released just yet as we saw what happened with Dark Millennium. However if it does make it to release, I will be very excited. I loved playing Dawn of War 2, Space Marine and I was really hoping for Dark Millennium to come out. I do have some concerns over the Free To Play model as there are some major power level differences in units in the Warhammer 40k universe. If you are playing an Orkboy and you and your group come upon a single Terminator Space Marine, you are so so dead. Heck a single Terminator can take on most of the tanks in the game.
I love the video. The game is looking great and better than I expected from the initial Kickstarter goals. The fact that this game will also be coming with a robust user generated content tool so that there can be thousands of possible games available to play at anytime is alsoa HUGE plus.
@Chaobo Well keep in mind that the beta was 1/3rd of the first chapter at the most, and on top of that several of the systems such as gems were not even available in it. The story itself had barely even started by that point.
My wife and I played D3 for a couple hours Saturday night and then for a good portion of the day on Sunday. I must say it was a lot of fun, and she was saying by about mid-afternoon Sunday that this game needs to hurry up and come out so we can get farther into it :)
I like the look of the new Fem Shep quite a bit more than the one from ME1 and 2. She will be a mighty fine addition to my renegade playthrough.