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With Deepest Regrets, Aradune has passed away

    • VR Staff
    • 104 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:10 PM PST

    It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we share that Brad McQuaid, Chief Creative Officer of Visionary Realms passed away in his home last night.

    Brad was a visionary, a mentor, an artist, a trailblazer, a friend, a husband, a father. He touched thousands of lives with his dreams and concepts. He changed the landscape of video games forever. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered in life and in Pantheon.

    Thank you, Brad, for bringing us together through your worlds. Rest in peace, Aradune.

    All of us at Visionary Realms offer our deepest condolences to Brad’s family and during this most difficult time, we kindly ask that you respect the privacy of Brad’s family.

    In memory of Brad McQuaid (1969-2019)


    This post was edited by BenD at December 5, 2019 11:51 PM PST
    • 1860 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:17 PM PST

    whaaat...?!  this can't be real...

    • 1020 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:21 PM PST

    Oh my god!

    • 9115 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:22 PM PST

    Extremely sad news that is tough to take on board :(

    • 25 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:25 PM PST

    Oh man! this so sucks

    • 633 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:26 PM PST

    Sorry to hear this.  He will be missed by a very large community.

    • 18 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:29 PM PST

    I'm lost for words, this is just TERRIBLE news...

    Rest in Peace, Brad, and thanks for everything. 

    • 1785 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:33 PM PST

    This is terrible news.  I will forever remember the experiences that Brad had a hand in creating, and I hope that his last great vision will come to fruition as well.

    • 107 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:39 PM PST

    Hello. Sad to hear the recent news. Rest in peace Brad. Hope the VR teams are doing ok. May your legacy lives on.

    • 1281 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:42 PM PST

    This sucks.  I'm sorry to hear this.  You've brought many hours of enjoyment to myself and others.

    • 160 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:43 PM PST

    He was so young.  I will pray for his family.  Farewell, Aradune.

    • 2 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:44 PM PST

    I heard this news earlier today while playing on the new EQ server,   my condolences to his family and the team.

    • 57 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:47 PM PST

    Men die every day but great men live on in the hearts and minds of those they leave behind. So sorry for his friends and family. Truly sad. Fare thee well Mr. McQuaid

    • 50 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:53 PM PST

    OMG! So sad to hear :(

    This post was edited by Nlaene at November 19, 2019 4:57 PM PST
    • 624 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:53 PM PST

    Deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire VR team - this is tragic news. He touched so many lives around the world, folk who never met him in person but who shall remember fondly all the great adventures he gave us. I am in shock.

    • 291 posts
    November 19, 2019 4:56 PM PST


    • 6 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:01 PM PST

    So sad news, condolences to his family.

    • 56 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:02 PM PST

    I'm shocked. 

    • 384 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:24 PM PST
    Omg. That's awful. I'm in shock.
    • 11 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:28 PM PST

    Rest in peace Brad. Your creations have meant a lot to me over the years. /salute

    • 259 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:31 PM PST

    Prayers and Condolences from our house! Very sad... :cry:

    • 384 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:34 PM PST
    Brad's games changed people's lives and brought so much joy to so many. He will be incredibly missed.
    • 379 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:34 PM PST

    There are no words. Condolences to his family and to the VR team.

    • 2138 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:39 PM PST

    It doesnt make sense

    • 1247 posts
    November 19, 2019 5:39 PM PST

    Thank you for delivering the best mmorpg to ever exist, you know of which I mean. Thank you for Kunark and Velious. Many of us will cherish the days of old forever. I am sorry for your family. Sad for me that the single reason I came here is now gone. Best of luck Pantheon..

    Like Keith A. Parkinson and so many others, may you RIP Aradune.

    This post was edited by Syrif at November 19, 2019 7:11 PM PST