Well, the big EverQuest Next reveal has come and gone. If you missed them, replays up are in a number of locations including YouTube. (There is a part 1 and a part 2, but I think you could safely just watch maybe the last 10 minutes of part one along with part 2.)
The official site is up. I signed up for beta like everybody else.
I am working on my own post on the subject, with a primary focus of trying to summarize what we know so far about key features and what they mean to me. I expect that will be posted on Monday. (Here)
In the short term, I think one of the wallpapers that SOE has for EQN is really great, as it attempts to harken back to the original EverQuest launch poster. Here it is.
So I went to find a similar sized scan of the original poster… which wasn’t as easy as it sounds. We had small monitors back then and were content with things being just 800×600. Poor us. But I found one that I think will do.
Firiona seems much more sensibly dressed in the new version, though skimpy female outfits still seem the order of the day. In the new vision, everybody appears to have been working out and looks like they bought their armor at a Blizzard garage sale. No halflings or Erudin in the new vision, no cat or rat people in the old. And in the new vision, the group seems to have turned upon itself rather than facing external foes. Hrm…
So what do those two pictures say to you?