And obviously the OP wants a EQ3. People are all over the place in this game and I don't think there is a right answer, I do think there is a "best answers" If you continue to just support the original EQ...you will get long support but no new players and your 54man raid team..will slowly be 3 people less every expansions...or replaced with bots. Guilds can merge and the game from a player standpoint can sustain for another decade or more...servers can be merged ect ect..but from a new money standpoint for DPG's would be maybe making enough just to pay their salary..or would have to cut the team down even further. If you make an EQ3 ..to many old timers that don't want the bells and whistles that come with it if they go more like WoW. If they go more like Pantheon...then maybe they will see the light after launch and slowly go where their friends have gone too but there is no given. I think the "best" solution is a remastered EQ. It will still be EQ at heart with some quality of life changes and a prettier face lift. While the older timers will refuse to leave.....when their friends who do go tell them come on over it's better then you think, and they get there and it "feels" like EQ..I think that will long term be the most popular game as it can find a happy medium for both sides. With that said, that will only happen till DBG sells the franchise because looking through there history, they have never made a new game outside of a battle royal. Just bought...expanded...and sold. Which from an employee standpoint has to be a little scary. Many of these devs aren't ready to retire and probably don't want to be starting a new career in their 30's and 40's.