Hello, Landmarkians! And we do mean LANDMARKIANS. We have a lot to talk about today! First off, a bit of housekeeping. We are changing the name of the game… literally. The game is no longer called EverQuest Next Landmark. We are now just Landmark. You may be asking, “Why the change?” Answer: To a lot of people, having EverQuest in the name immediately implies a fantasy game. Landmark is anything you can imagine. Removing EverQuest Next seemed the best. This doesn’t change anything we’ve said about Landmark or EverQuest Next. All the details of the games are still the same. We’re still using Landmark to build EverQuest Next – and we’ll still have areas dedicated to EQN. We’re just simplifying the name and making it easier to understand that the games are different from one another. Oh yeah, and to go along with the name change, we’ll be changing over all of social media handles for the game to match the new name over the next couple of weeks. We’ll make sure to let everyone know when that happens and what the new tags are! Two that you may have already noticed are Twitter (@LandmarkGame) and Twitch (www.twitch.tv/landmarkgame). We’re in Closed Beta now! This is really exciting for all of us. I know that I’ve personally been absolutely amazed by the things everyone has done so far, and it is going to be incredible to see what everyone one does now that there will be a new batch of people adding in their creativity and imagination. Seeing everyone work together is going to be awesome. Okay, so let’s talk about Closed Beta and what you can expect. Closed Beta is going to be similar in nature to Alpha, but it will be a longer phase with some of the major features being introduced in to the game. We’ll be adding Combat (which includes damage, death, and risk), the crafting overhaul we’ve talked about on the forums, Player Studio, caves, water (both static and dynamic), loot (heck yeah!), SOEMote, a journal to track your progression, achievements, collections, an improved map, salvaging, guilds, ley lines, pvp, and more! We’ll be updating The Blueprint (formerly the roadmap) regularly so that everyone knows our plans and priorities! We haven’t announced a date for Open Beta yet, and we won’t until we have everything in the game we want and we’re sure we’re ready for it. As soon as we know though, we’ll make sure you do too! Also, we’re going to start running some contests/competitions in Landmark soon! Keep an eye out on our social channels, LandmarkTheGame.com, and the forums, and we’ll be releasing details soon! Thanks everyone! See you in Closed Beta!