EverQuest celebrates 19 years with a two-month anniversary event and a new progression server

When 19 years old you turn, reason for throwing a lavish party for yourself you will have.

As of tomorrow, EverQuest will turn 19 years old, having launched on that date back in 1999. Daybreak is going all-out with the game’s celebration, rolling out new anniversary content as well as reprising previous years’ over the next two months.

There are four new anniversary missions to complete and a special mount to chase. Players will also enjoy 1.5x bonus experience for the remainder of March.

Daybreak is rolling out a new progression server to “relive the game’s earliest days.” The Coirnav server is going live on Friday, March 16th, and will function as a single-account server in a similar manner to Phinigel. Expansions will unlock every 12 weeks starting on June 6th.

Get into the spirit of EverQuest’s birthday with the original 1999 launch trailer below!

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Zariarn
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Zariarn

I’ve been playing MMORPGs since 2005. I never tried EQ till it went F2P. I’ve tried getting into the game numerous times but that UI is brutal.

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kjempff

Another one of those single account progression servers – BAH !
There are already two of those at the moment, why would we want a third ?
They should do what the most successful emu at the moment does, which is a 3box rule with no tools allowed (except wineq).

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Reht

Yeah, not happy about another truebox server either. Out of curiosity, which is the most successful emu you are talking about. I thought P99 was the most successful and they still only allow one account per IP (without a special exemption from the devs).

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kjempff

p2002 dot com (it is not on eqemulator list)

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Reht

Cool, will check it out. Thanks

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Toy Clown

I hung around in UO for as long as I could! I remember the population tanked a bit when EQ1 came out. Back then, a population hit was felt and it was weird not seeing people around anymore than I used to hang out with. It’s not like now where everyone’s become transient in games and you don’t get close to them.

EQ was the game that broke me. The straw in the camel’s back was when we did a raid in Fear to pick up an epic piece for a rogue (I think!) that was only supposed to take an hour or two to get. Our raid ended up in a never-ending corpse run that lasted well over 8 hours until another guild came and got all of us out.

The next day I was trashed heading into work without sleep because I’d been up all night trying to get my corpse out of Fear. I re-evaluated my gaming habits after I caught up on sleep and didn’t raid anymore. Even to this day, I can’t raid. I start getting anxiety when I get stuck in groups that last more than 30-40 minutes.

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Ryuen

Back in those days the planes had suitable names. While it is now ages ago and my memories are a little hazy I do remember both plane of Fear and Hate instilling those exact feelings in me.
I do however have to credit the excellent people I gamed with back then as even the bad raids still give me fun memories thanks to that wonderful crew.

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I played it in 1999. One of the best games, ever. The immersion was amazing and the community unmatched.

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Darthbawl

Wow, this game is older than some of the young grasshoppers around here. *feeling old now*

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dthblayde

19 years… crazy…. Yet to many, WoW will still be “the first MMO ever” :D

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Cosmic Cleric

Or SWG :p

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Weilan

TBH, I’ve never ever heard that before.

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