EverQuest Next Landmark video explains quick building and economy

A new video released for EverQuest Next Landmark shows just how easy building in the game can be, while also explaining how players will be able to amass loot (both virtual and real) through the use of Player Studio.

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We've previously seen the fruits of hours' worth of labor in EverQuest Next, having witnessed entire landscapes morph before our eyes. But what if you don't have that much time to spend and want something a little quicker? A new EverQuest Next Landmark video shows off just how fast (and easy) adventurers can build their houses and towers, while also elaborating on the Player Studio-based economy previously hinted in an interview with Shacknews earlier this year.

Director of development Dave Georgeson demonstrates the simplicity of building in a new video, showing houses, towers, and various other structures getting built in a matter of seconds. Georgeson adds that the opportunity for exploration will be ever-present, with surroundings constantly changing, thanks to player creation.

Georgeson also goes more into the opportunities that Player Studio will offer would-be creators. "If fortune is really what you want to go into, if that's what really flips your switch, then there's two ways to really pursue it," he explains. "One of them is by amassing a virtual fortune. You can go to a marketplace stall and sell the items and objects and stuff you've found and created. Or if what you really want is a real fortune, you can make items inside the game, put them up on Player Studio for players to buy and earn real cash."

You can check out the building system in action by watching the aforementioned video below. EverQuest Next Landmark is still in alpha, though you can sign up for the beta right now.

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    December 6, 2013 4:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, EverQuest Next Landmark video explains quick building and economy.

    A new video released for EverQuest Next Landmark shows just how easy building in the game can be, while also explaining how players will be able to amass loot (both virtual and real) through the use of Player Studio.

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      December 6, 2013 5:26 PM

      I hope it lives up to the promise. It would get around the awkwardness of videogame development taking so long that MMOs can't really add new content in a timely manner. Just have the players make stuff!

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      December 6, 2013 6:08 PM

      Really have no faith that SoE can pull this off. EQ2 was such a messy game.

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        December 6, 2013 6:16 PM

        I enjoyed the game play but the art was all over the place. One zone could be AAA, and the next would be indistinguishable from some high school kid messing around with bryce 3d.

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      December 6, 2013 9:09 PM

      The landmark part has the potential to really be the primary game here, eclipsing eq next

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      December 7, 2013 12:55 AM

      Screen tearing in official videos like these is a growing trend these days. Mind-numbingly unprofessional and sloppy.

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      December 7, 2013 7:26 AM

      The grease ball in the video is creepy. So I dont get it. Landmark = Sandbox version of Next? Can anyone come along and destroy my creations? This shits never gonna work :P

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