Remember that time I predicted that EQN would get repeatedly pushed back meanwhile EQL would thrive to the point where it overshadows EQN. Then when EQN finally launched we would see forumfallout with posts like “EQN<EQL” and “Make EQN more like EQL”? No? Thats because the time is nigh! Or rather now! I’m making the call yo! (sorry too much BB)
I know it sounds crazy but if you look around you will see it’s already began. I hear more about EQL than I do EQN. I can already see players saying, just add X, Y, and Z to EQL it’s already the better game. It will come out first, and from the information I am seeing, allow for far more creative freedom than EQN.
It is an interesting experiment. Too many pros and cons to list but I will say this, giving us nearly complete creative freedom then reigning us into a game with lore based rules like EQN has trouble written in voxels all over it. One game allows supreme creativity, but is limited elsewhere, the other game has amazing features, but is too confined, maybe they will have some free reign EQ servers? It does seem like a sick joke to allow such Voxel Sandbox creativity, only to confine it into the EQ lore doesn’t it?
EQL could very well end up looking like some sort of futuristic dystopian Everquest game where we all live in a world of pop culture mash ups. Around ever corner could be an entirely different universe to explore. It will be every explore nerds fantasy, all in one bundle of nonsensical creative bliss.
EQN, well, thats for hardcore EQ fans that prefer their boring Disneyland art and limited creativity...Hakuna matata, thats what I say, because I’m not a hardcore EQ guy. Either game works for me. Then again serious fans shouldn’t worry either. EQL will be for the Minecraft fans, the Lego fans, and fans from all other odds and ends of the MMO spectrum. Meanwhile EQN will be your sanctuary; for fans, by fans, and all within the confines of the universe you love! I just hope they let us make Pride Rock within EQN. I mean, it’s a rock formation right, that can’t be lore breaking.