Lords of EverQuest Demo

There's a Lords of EverQuest Demo on GameSpot offering a sampling of SOE's upcoming EQ RTS game. Here's the word on the one-map demo: "The 372MB demo lets players try out the evil Shadowrealm faction, one of three sides in the game, in multiplayer battles via the new SOEGames.net matchmaking service." The demo has been mirrored on 3D Gamers, Computer Games Online, FileShack (registration required), Happy Puppy (registration required) and Worthplaying. This is the first of three planned demo releases for the game, here's Sony's explanation of the plan:
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced that it will soon be releasing three separate playable demos for its forthcoming real-time strategy (RTS) game, Lords of EverQuest(TM). Each demo allows the player to sample the game's tutorial missions and play one of three factions via online multiplayer. Lords of EverQuest is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this Fall.

"Our aggressive demo program should give players a taste of the exciting gameplay Lords of EverQuest has to offer," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "GameSpot, NVIDIA and Computer Games Magazine give us the opportunity to reach a broad base of gamers across their respective outlets."

The first demo for the Shadow Realm faction will be available exclusively via download from GameSpot.com (http://www.gamespot.com) beginning on September 19. The second demo, featuring the Elddar Alliance, will be available initially via download from NVIDIA's NZone website (http://www.nvidia.com/nzone) on September 29, and at select retail partners including GameStop and Electronics Boutique beginning October 6. The final demo, for the game's still-unannounced third faction will be available exclusively on the demo disc off the November 2003 issue of Computer Games Magazine. As an added incentive for players to collect all three Lords of EverQuest demos, having all three demos installed unlocks a special bonus multiplayer map.
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Terrible demo indeed
Sep 20, 2003, 22:51
Ant
 
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Terrible demo indeed Sep 20, 2003, 22:51
Sep 20, 2003, 22:51
 Ant
 
I would rather play WC3 even though I am not a Warcraft fan (C&C fan!).

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Sep 20, 2003, 14:23
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Sep 20, 2003, 14:23
 
Wow, what a piece of crud. It's like a Warcraft 3 wannabie that has just been bashed to it's knees by wc3. It's terrible in every aspect of trying to copy Wc3. Graphics/interface/units/buildings, I can go on though since I already uninstalled it, I won't %

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Re: Whatever
Sep 20, 2003, 11:42
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Re: Whatever Sep 20, 2003, 11:42
Sep 20, 2003, 11:42
 
Agreed.

Exclusive release = No download.

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Studdering gameplay...
Sep 20, 2003, 11:00
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Studdering gameplay... Sep 20, 2003, 11:00
Sep 20, 2003, 11:00
 
Very weak, Warcraft3 with evercrack characters, and it studders like crazy.

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Re: No subject
Sep 20, 2003, 00:57
Brym
 
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Sep 20, 2003, 00:57
 Brym
 
Why not just release one demo that has all the content? SOE sucks.

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Sep 20, 2003, 00:05
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Sep 20, 2003, 00:05
 
Just got to play it (took close to 5 hours to download it complete, damn router). If I didn't know any better, I would say they made the game using the WarCraft 3 editor. The only things to suggest otherwise were the interface, and crappy performance.

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SOE?
Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
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SOE? Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
Sep 19, 2003, 22:39
 
SOE? No thank you.

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Re: Bah to that.
Sep 19, 2003, 21:12
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Re: Bah to that. Sep 19, 2003, 21:12
Sep 19, 2003, 21:12
 
hmm, I'm getting not-so-great speeds from BT tonight.

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 20:27
PHJF
 
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Sep 19, 2003, 20:27
 PHJF
 
The game probably has a monthly fee
*spits*

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Re: Bah to that.
Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
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Re: Bah to that. Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
 
Never had a problem downloading with it as long as there's 1 seed so the torrent is not dead.

Use the original BT client..most of the 3rd party BT clients cause problems.

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Re: Bah to that.
Sep 19, 2003, 20:16
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Re: Bah to that. Sep 19, 2003, 20:16
Sep 19, 2003, 20:16
 
Does bit torrent actually work for you? This has to be the 20th file I've tried to download with the much praised bit torrent only to continuiosly get a tracker error and once again be able to download zilch.

Are Game sites so strict they do whatever they can to prevent people from getting a direct link?

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 20:14
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Sep 19, 2003, 20:14
 
"...Anyone try it yet? Is it just WarCraft 3.1 or what?..."

Downloaded, installed, played three hours, uninstalled. I'd give it a 6/10, very much a Warcraft III clone.


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Bah to that.
Sep 19, 2003, 20:01
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Bah to that. Sep 19, 2003, 20:01
Sep 19, 2003, 20:01
 
Go go gadget BitTorrent!

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 19:51
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Sep 19, 2003, 19:51
 
ANy good? I dled it and it was corrupted. Is it really worth going through all the hassel? And yes, I am a big Wc3 freak so if you were gonna say, only if you like Wc3, then I would take it as a yes ;p

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Re: Whatever
Sep 19, 2003, 19:05
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Re: Whatever Sep 19, 2003, 19:05
Sep 19, 2003, 19:05
 
fuck exclusive releases.

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Re: Whatever
Sep 19, 2003, 18:17
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Re: Whatever Sep 19, 2003, 18:17
Sep 19, 2003, 18:17
 
I cant WAIT for this game!! d/ling it now!

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Re: Whatever
Sep 19, 2003, 18:14
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Re: Whatever Sep 19, 2003, 18:14
Sep 19, 2003, 18:14
 
Anyone try it yet? Is it just WarCraft 3.1 or what?

The RTS genre is stagnating IMO... but I hear Savage is quite good except for the latency issues.

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Whatever
Sep 19, 2003, 18:00
RaZ0r!
 
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Whatever Sep 19, 2003, 18:00
Sep 19, 2003, 18:00
 RaZ0r!
 
Collect 3 demos at different release times for a free map for a game I may or may not buy from a brand name that has never done an RTS game before.

Marketing geniuses.

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