It is with deep regret we share that Brad McQuaid passed away last night. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by gamers worldwide.
Thank you for bringing us together through your worlds. Rest in peace
VR offers our deepest condolences to Brad’s family.
But it appears to be true. There are reactions all over the MMO space, including some words from the EverQuest team.
From the EverQuest Teams,
We are devastated to hear of the passing of Brad McQuaid and are eternally grateful for the EverQuest Universe he was instrumental in creating. His effect on all of us, the gaming industry overall, and fans of EverQuest and RPGs is immeasurable, and been life-changing for so many.
Continue your great quest, Aradune. May your next adventure be even more grand than this one.
I am kind of in shock. I’ve been dismissive of his vision and pretty hard on how Vanguard turned out, but without him there would have been no EverQuest and the landscape of the MMORPG genre would have been very different.
I played with him on TorilMUD back in the day. It is hard to believe that was more than 20 years ago, that EverQuest is now past 20, and that he is gone. He even dropped by here to comment a few times, always in his long winded way. He had an impact on the industry that will carry on.
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