Everquest Next Landmark, everyone's favorite voxel-based multiplayer mining and building simulator, is entering closed beta after about two months' worth of alpha testing. But, more importantly, Sony Online Entertainment has decided to share some of the best-looking structures players have created during that time.
Everquest Next Landmark might be in early alpha, but that doesn't mean its players are any less creative. Take jordanneff's tree fort: while simple, it's a very good example of just how clean and great-looking you can make your buildings in this game. With a good lighting setup, you're basically all set.
On Friday Sony Online Entertainment surprised its fans by announcing the early launch of the alpha test for EverQuest Next Landmark, the all-mining, all-crafting aspect of the next-generation fantasy MMO. I entered that alpha test, and I tore a hole in the world.
When you build something in the open-world sandbox game Minecraft, you can share it with your friends. You can invite people to hang out in your little world of blocks and pigs, or can put your creation on YouTube, to be admired and posted on Kotaku for the world to see.
I've played every major massively multiplayer role-playing game released since 1998, yet it feels like I've spent the past 15 years playing the same game over and over again. That's a problem. EverQuest Next is the solution.
Just when it seemed that the future of MMOs might be a bit boring, the people behind EverQuest have decided to massively shake things up.