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EverQuest Videos: Wayback Wednesday with Adam Bell (12:31)

Wayback Wednesday EverQuest with Adam Bell

Wayback Wednesday EverQuest with Adam Bell
Duration: 12:31
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Purutzil writes: Ah, to see the inspiration for WoW that got no credit at all. Upsetting all the WoW fans seem to neglect the very game that is the primary cause their game ever came to be. Wed Sep 12 2012 11:08AM Report
ziabatsu writes: That's probably because UO already beat EQ to that one about 2 years earlier, Purutzil. I hate old EQ fans who think their game was the first shit on the block. lol Wed Sep 12 2012 2:30PM Report
blohm86 writes:

Im impressed.

Not impressed with argument. First RPG on a mainframe was Dungeon (text based RPG) from the 70s and Rogue from the 80s. Started with that. Not impressed at all.


Wed Sep 12 2012 4:58PM Report
Fadedbomb writes:

Actually ziabatsu UO was the first 2d MMORPG. EQ was the first 3D MMORPG, but the first MMORPG was 'MazeWar' released in 1974 and is considered the "first" MMORPG ever created.


There was also Meridian59 which came out before UO.


So NO, if you want to get specific then yes EQ was the direct inspiration for WoW and showed everyone just how popular & profitable an MMORPG could actually be. Without EQ WoW would not exist.

Wed Sep 12 2012 5:53PM Report