EverQuest Next Landmark alpha available now to owners of $60 Founder's Pack

You can get into the alpha for EverQuest Next Landmark now if you spend at least $60 on a Founder's Pack.

You can now enter the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha if you buy one of the games Founder's Packs.

The alpha shows off only a small portion of what Sony Online Entertainment plans for the final release, but it does allow you to play with the impressive, voxel-based crafting system that let's you build almost anything you can imagine.

The cheapest way to get into the alpha is with the Explorer Pack, which costs $60. In addition to access, it will also get you a special outfit, more storage space for your items, a 10 percent resource gathering bonus, and all that comes with $20 Settler Pack. The Settler Pack will let you into the beta on March 31. The Trailblazer Pack, which sells for $100, will give you all of the above as well as a crafting bonus and four beta keys you can give to your friends.

SOE dropped the non-disclosure agreement for alpha participants only a few hours after it launched, so you can already find people streaming the game and talking about it.

Not surprisingly, many users reported stability issues and trouble logging in. As SOE president John Smedley explained on his twitter, it's been limiting access and creating artificially longer queues while SOE fixes server issues.

Smedley's and Director of Development for the EverQuest franchise David Georgeson's tweets for the past 48 hours give the impression that the team is working extra long hours to resolve the issues. Smedley said he sent one key employee home after 30 hours of work.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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29 comments
panda0nX
panda0nX

its nice but not really worth the 60 bucks unless u like building stuff... cant wait to play the full release

Erebus
Erebus

Other than build, what do you do in this game?

Don't confuse this confusing title with Everquest Next, an actual MMORPG that is NOT Everquest Next Landmark.

Yeesh....

Conway Obleman
Conway Obleman

and then they'll make you pay to get into the actual EQ Next alpha

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

LOL - pay to play, pay to win, pay to see the end- and NOW they want people to pay to play the beta... pre beta 

Yeah after SOEs last few MMO disasters not only will I wait till the game comes out, I may just wait till it is free-to-play. I mean its not like I will be missing out on anything or not be able to catch up in a week to anyone already playing a year earlier.


I enjoy the EQ lore but wanting people to pay to test alpha and betas, yeah for those that actually pay - "here's your sign."

blackothh
blackothh

is it me or does the name keep getting changed for the worst?

Neill Otani
Neill Otani

No, I can wait.... I have no interest in paying to report bugs. This is a lame as a EA doing kickstarter.

Justin Jervis
Justin Jervis

People need to realize that if you don't plan on doing bug reports or any kind of feedback then you really have no place in an early access build. Apart from server strain really. if you don't enjoy trying to break a game and giving feedback you are just going to end up ruining your experience of the game. Do they use this as a way to get extra cash from people? Of course. But it's also useful for development and other things. Do I think it's a good idea? I don't know yet. Early access is a double-edged sword by far. Closed testing with competent players/testers works but I don't have the knowledge to say it's better than allowing every Joe Schmo access if they pay for it. But I have no problem paying for early access so long as it includes the complete game down the road. Whatever.

Nuttanon Prasartkul
Nuttanon Prasartkul

Only game I buy to get early access is ARMA3 because It's cheaper then wait for Complete Version. I won't spend Full Price for Uncomplete game.

Kevin Curry
Kevin Curry

is there a difrence from eq next and eq next landmark?

iloveyourface
iloveyourface

such a shame considering this will be free to play once the first quarter numbers come.

Kyle Simcox
Kyle Simcox

Keith Wares theyre just glorified demos most of the time these days. People eat it up.

Keith Wares
Keith Wares

what is with all this buy the game to get in alphas and betas? seems every 1 trys this now and then u realise the game doesnt even get better after the betas and ur stuck with a pile of crap as they all ready got their money of u!

Zac Devinney
Zac Devinney

not gonna purchase a game to get into the *alpha* ....good try though :o

Mingo
Mingo

EverQuest Next Landmark alpha access available "ONLY" to those who purchase a Founder's Pack for $60.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

When they sort out a better claims system this will be utterly amazing. The creation tools are really powerful and easy to use and the voxel system is stunningly well implemented.

MattyTheButcher
MattyTheButcher

so tired of freaking mine craft games. How bout the actual rpg part of the game?

Evanduil
Evanduil

Never paying full price for a game before it comes out just to play a broken version of it.

ivanfred
ivanfred

Sony, why isn't there an Everquest game for PS3 or PS4 in development? I have Diablo 3 and can play with someone online as late as 4:00 am. Not all console gamers prefer FPS video games. Everquest can be a great success on consoles. Make it happen.

loobarlow
loobarlow

It's been out for 2 days and it's in alpha. It's more like that you're an idiot.

panda0nX
panda0nX

landmark is about building the eqn world but its not an mmo , its more like just building stuff and reporting any bugs on the eq forums, i kinda regret buying it cuz i suck at designing and building , but its good to know everquest next is f2p

Link3301
Link3301

Eecerquest next is coming to PS4.

ivanfred
ivanfred

I was not aware Gamespot and IGN announced that Everquest will be also be available for PS4. Thanks Link3301.