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Old 09-27-2022, 03:03 PM
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Why did some EverQuest players dislike WoW when it came out? What were the reasons they gave? How did WoW affect EQs playerbase? Just trying to understand for academic purposes. Please keep this mature.
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:10 PM
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It was direct competition at the time and so a lot of players did not want to see the EQ community bleed out to WoW. On top of that, it kind of took the attention off EQ and shifted it to WoW as the main MMO at the time.

This is around the same time that Sony & Nintendo had big "fanboys" and a lot of the fanboy culture was also seen in the MMO area. It definitely did lower the EQ playerbase to some degree as players left for greener pastures, at least on the server I was on.
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:31 PM
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1. Because its pve content was on rails

2. Because its pve content outside of raids was far too easy

3. Because the lack of significant consequences for dying removed a lot of excitement and sense of danger, especially in dungeons

Those are probably the big 3, if I had to pick. That being said, I liked EQ but loved WoW, but mostly WoW for the pvp
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Old 09-27-2022, 03:32 PM
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2. Because its pve content outside of raids was far too easy
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Old 09-27-2022, 04:13 PM
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Why did some EverQuest players dislike WoW when it came out? What were the reasons they gave?
One of the big deal breakers I heard a lot back in 03-04 for WoW was graphics and storyline. Some people didn't care for the 'silly' or 'cartoony' look of WoW or the massive amount of topical humor in the game/world. EQ may not have been great looking but it made people feel like they were grounded in a fantasy setting. WoW is basically how can we jam as many pop culture reference in as game content/world building.
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Why did some EverQuest players dislike WoW when it came out
Honestly, most didn't. WoW was extremely popular among EQ players.

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How did WoW affect EQs playerbase?
It decimated it.

SOE had stopped publishing population numbers by that point (very likely because they knew how embarrassing they would be), but ... let me put it this way. WoW came out in November 2004, and just a few months later 18 servers closed.

So WoW destoryed EQ's population, but to be fair it wasn't all WoW's fault: SOE shot themselves in the foot with the EQ 2 release also.
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Old 09-27-2022, 04:56 PM
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Everquest and WoW duking it out while little AC was chugging along unknown to the masses ;w;



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Just trying to understand for academic purposes. Please keep this mature.

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He is famous for a few things, but one of them is, during the 1848 Revolution he asked his trusted advisor / drool mopper Prince Metternich, why people were marching on his Palace, and Metternich replied dryly, "they are overthrowing the government," to which the unfortunate Ferdinand replied, "Ja, aber durfen's denn des?"


So that's academic. As to requesting maturity, I would ask the mods, if that is possible?
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