EverQuest Next FAQ
What is EverQuest Next?
EverQuest Next is a Free to Play, next-generation sandbox MMO built using the same technological backbone as Landmark. There has never before been a game like this.
How does EverQuest Next relate to EverQuest and EverQuest II?
EverQuest Next is a complete reimagining of the EverQuest Franchise. Old friends and enemies will appear, but they may not be who you remember. With 10,000 years of explorable history buried beneath its surface and a future you will shape, this is your Norrath.
How can I play EverQuest Next?
EverQuest Next is still in development. Apply to be part of Beta here. You can also help us create EverQuest Next by playing Landmark!
Does applying for EverQuest Next Beta also apply toward the Landmark Beta?
YES! Apply now!
What are the core features of the game?
Full Destructibility — Everything in EverQuest Next can be destroyed. Destroy the ground beneath your enemy’s feet — or crush him under an avalanche you created. The possibilities are endless!
Permanent Change — The land of Norrath changes every day, based on the actions of all players… including you. Cities rise and fall, kings live and die, even the gods may change. You won’t want to miss a moment of it!
A Life of Consequence — Your choices will rule your destiny. Do you save a villager’s burning farm or choose to do nothing? Do you clear orc camps away from Qeynos or help them destroy the city? You will make your own story — and shape the story for those who follow you.
A Class Revolution — Our character classes are streamlined and designed to be mixed. Want to be a teleporting rogue or a backstabbing barbarian? The choice is yours!
When will EverQuest Next launch?
EverQuest Next is still in development and no launch date has been announced. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google + for the latest updates.
What is Round Table?
Round Table is a key part of the open development process that we will be using as we create EverQuest Next. Through it we will be gathering feedback and engaging in discussion with our community about how EverQuest Next will be built.
How much does EverQuest Next and Landmark cost to play?
EverQuest Next will join our family of free-to-play games. Learn more about SOE’s free-to-play games here. We will announce plans for optional in-game purchases via the EverQuest Next Marketplace and Station Cash in the future.
What is Station Cash®?
Station Cash is Sony Online Entertainment’s virtual currency. It’s simple and easy to use. All of your Station Cash is stored in a digital wallet. Once your wallet has been funded, you can use Station Cash to make purchases through the in-game Marketplace. The in-game Marketplace is an integrated store where you can purchase an assortment of premium in-game items, services, content and features to enhance your gameplay experience.
How do I get the game?
EverQuest Next will be available via digital download.
What are the minimum system requirements?
To be announced. Stay connected with us through Facebook, Twitter and Google +, our newsletter, and Round Table for updates!
If I have an EverQuest Next fan site or I want to make EverQuest Next videos, what do I do?
We love our fan sites! To be highlighted as an EverQuest Next fan site, click here. We also welcome player-made videos through our Player Direct program.
What is Landmark?
Landmark is a Free to Play, next-generation online sandbox game. Build and explore a world unlike anything you’ve seen before.
What is the connection between Landmark and EverQuest Next?
Landmark is a world where you can design and make anything you can imagine! The tools and mechanisms you see in Landmark are the backbone used by the development team to build EverQuest Next. Objects and buildings that players construct in Landmark may also be featured in EverQuest Next!
What platforms (Console, Mac, PC) will Landmark be available on?
PC is the only announced platform for Landmark.
Does applying for Landmark Beta also apply toward the EverQuest Next Beta?
YES! Apply now!
Is there be any sort of pre-order to get me into Beta early?
Yes – we have announced Founder’s Packs for Landmark! More information is available here.
What are the core features of the game?
Build Anything — Create and build anything you can imagine. With Landmark’s state of the art tools, you have unprecedented control over your creations. A range of materials with realistic physics means how you build makes a difference.
Explore — Explore massive Landmark worlds and claim territory, building materials and much more. Delve deep into the earth and discover procedurally—generated adventures that will never be the same twice!
Make Your Mark — The best buildings players create may become part of Norrath — the EverQuest Next world — FOREVER! We’ll run exclusive contests to design parts of the world AND our designers will keep an eye out for the coolest fortresses, castles, caves, tree houses, fireplaces – anything awesome that fits within the world of Norrath.
Collect — The rarest resources, objects, gear, character customizations and secrets are scattered across the worlds of Landmark! Can you find everything?
Earn Money — Players have opportunity to submit items for inclusion in SOE’s in-game marketplace. If a player-created item is selected for inclusion in the SOE Marketplace, SOE will share 40% of the net amount it receives from the sale of the item with the player that created the item.
When will Landmark launch?
Closed Beta is now live. We haven’t announced dates for Open Beta or launch.
How do I get the game?
Landmark is available via digital download for purchasers of a Founder’s Pack. If you are having difficulty logging into Beta or downloading the client, click here to contact our customer service team.
What races will be available in Landmark?
Landmark is designed as a human world. Many more character customization options will become available as the game develops.
Are Founder’s Pack items going to transfer between Landmark and EverQuest Next?
The items in the packs are exclusive to Landmark. There are no plans for them to transfer to EverQuest Next.
How will wipes between Closed Beta, Open Beta and Launch work?
While we will do everything in our power to minimize wipes, it is important to note that Closed Beta is a testing period. Unexpected behaviors of players and technology may occur, requiring us to roll back or delete data during these periods. New functionality added to the game may also require a wipe to occur. However, you will never lose access to items that you have purchased on the Marketplace or in the Founder’s Packs as a result of a wipe.
We are currently planning the following wipes:
End of Alpha Wipe (This occurred on 3/26/14)
Timing: Occurs at the end of Alpha testing, which begins on or before 2-28-14
Character: Your character will be retained, however all progression will be wiped.
Claims: Your claim(s) will be wiped. All claims will be templated so that you have blueprints of what you built.
Resources and Collected Objects: All resources and collected objects will be wiped.
End of Closed Beta Wipe
Timing: Occurs at the end of Closed Beta testing (date TBA).
You retain everything purchased from SOE during Alpha and Closed Beta (Founder’s Pack and Showcase items), plus any giveaway items (Lunar Anklets, Feathers in Bottles and potential future giveaways) and templates you created during Alpha and Closed Beta. Everything else will be reset during the wipe.
Will there be an NDA Closed Beta?
Landmark’s NDA has been lifted, meaning that testers are allowed and encouraged to share information freely.
I attended SOE Live 2013. Do I get any sort of access to the Landmark Beta?
Yes! SOE Live 2013 attendees will receive unlimited access to the Landmark Beta program. If you attended SOE Live 2013, you should have received an email notifying you that your Closed Beta access is available. If you have not received this email, please contact our customer service department for assistance. Note: If you purchase a Founder’s Pack, that access supersedes SOE Live 2013 Closed Beta access.
How do I get Closed Beta access?
There are three ways to gain access to Closed Beta:
Purchase or obtain one of our Founder’s Packs. A Founder’s Pack purchase gives you unlimited access to the Landmark Closed Beta.
Obtain a shareable Closed Beta Key from a Trailblazer Pack purchaser.
Acquire a Time-Limited Closed Beta Key.
When does the Closed Beta start?
Closed Beta is now live.
Do I have to pay to get Closed Beta access?
No! You can get Closed Beta access by acquiring an unrestricted Closed Beta key from a Trailblazer Pack purchaser or acquiring a Time-Limited Closed Beta key.
What is a Time-Limited Closed Beta Key?
A Time-Limited Closed Beta Key works like this. When you redeem your code at EverQuestNext.com, you will get access to the Landmark Beta for seven days. Time-Limited Beta Keys are stackable – so you can redeem multiple to gain additional game time.
When does the Open Beta start?
We will announce Open Beta details at a future time.
I bought the Settler (or Explorer) Pack. Can I upgrade?
Yes! If you have purchased a pack and go through the flow again, you will be presented the opportunity to upgrade to a different pack.
I purchased a Founder’s Pack. When do I get in?
If you purchased a Founder’s Pack, you will receive immediate access to Closed Beta.