I never thought I would see the day.Â Ever.
The last I remember hearing from Brad was in that interview where Zoo Tycoon and money drove him and Vanguard into the ground (see the above comic from 2007).Â Sorta sad rereading it and remembering how Vanguard was doomed before it even launched.Â Brad knew that Sigil was fubar weeks or months before they were all sacked in the parking lot… and I bought the collector’s edition.Â Yeah, I’m not bitter.
Well, he’s back.Â Â McQuaid has “that desire to be back in the industry and creating games.”Â Â I will forever be a lifelong fan of Everquest.Â It was more than a hobby and a game – it was a passion – and I do believe Brad had a big part in that. Â Vanguard had promise and, despite the heinous details, did better than any other game would have under the circumstances.Â I will not join the crowd 2 people hyping his next project already, but I will happily say that I will watch Brad’s blog and be watching where he goes.Â Â His style appeals to me, but I won’t be buying the collector’s edition this time.
Oh, and be sure to avoid Ubisoft Brad.Â I don’t want to read your name and ‘Petz Pony Beauty Pageant’ in the same headlines.