Bill Borre wrote on Nov 20, 2019, 11:13:
So many hours spent playing EQ 1 and 2. If Brad had never lived I wonder where else I would have spent that time.
Someone else would have done it. Myself and some people were even looking into at the time. It's not like there was a shortage of people playing RPGs, CRPGs (TSR/SSI Gold box games) BBS Door games, and MUDs, et al. weren't thinking how cool it would be to have a multiplayer CRPG. Brad began by working on MUDs as well. And there were several graphical MUDs - moreso than they were MMOs - prior to EQ. EQ definitely raised the bar however, and set the tone going forward. But to put it all down to Brad is unrealistic and unfair to all the people that came before him.
"Well, he’s not a villain Summer, but he shouldn’t be your hero. He’s more like a demon, or a super fucked up god." - Morty Smith