The Landmark wiki last edited by Marino on 05/19/14 03:34PM View full history

Overview

While a sphere in many sandbox games would look like the one on the left, the tools in Landmark are detailed enough to create the sphere on the right.

Landmark is a stand-alone game separate from EQ Next that allows players to claim a plot of land and create whatever they please. Players can discover a myriad of recipes for crafting thousands of items as well as create their own architecture, then sell their creations in SOE's Player Studio for real-world money. If one player buys another players item, then modifies it and sells it again, the original player will earn royalties for having created the original item. While the concept of Landmark is similar to Minecraft in many ways, the level of detail is vastly superior.

While the majority of worlds in Landmark allow players to create almost anything they want, there are some themed worlds. Most importantly, there will be Norrath themed worlds, which will only allow players to create things that would fit thematically into the world of EverQuest Next. Some of these creations will be plucked by SOE developers and put into EQ Next. SOE promises there will be many player-built items in EverQuest Next at launch.

Development

After a couple months of a closed alpha phase in early 2014, SOE launched the closed beta on March 24, 2014. With the launch of the beta, the name of the game was officially changed from "EverQuest Next Landmark" to simply "Landmark." Dave Georgeson explained that the name change was due to the fact that when most people hear "EverQuest," they think of a fantasy setting while building things in Landmark is not limited to one theme.

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