Massively OP’s holiday gift guide for EverQuest franchise and Daybreak fans

    
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It’s that time of year again: when you realize half-way through your indulgence of in-game festivals that you totally forgot to go out and pick up gifts for all the EverQuest franchise and Daybreak Games fans on your list. Or maybe you didn’t forget, but you’ve been totally stumped as to what to get that certain someone that already has everything in game. Never fear, MOP is here to help! And we’ve got the answer for you: Gift them something outside the game. You’ve already got some good ideas regarding DC Universe Online, so here are a few for fans of the other titles that caught my eye.

1. Wear your EverQuest pride

When you are settling in for a long raid, it’s best to be comfortable. And there’s little that’s more comfortable than a t-shirt, or cozier than a hoodie. There is no shortage of apparel emblazoned with the EverQuest logo, either. However, there are a few pieces that that deserve special attention, such as this red shirt paying homage to the indomitable spirit of Fippy Darkpaw. Who wouldn’t want that?

If your friend isn’t an EQ fan, there are options for the other titles. PlanetSide 2 has shirts for Vanu Sovereignty, Terran Republic, and New Congolomerate (and the truly creative could actually wear this poster) as well as hats, and EverQuest II and Landmark both have a t-shirt. H1Z1 also has a few versions of tanks and tees, but you’ve fot a little more leeway as long as you keep things zombie-related. A really fun alternative is the parody shirt Zombies: Eat Flesh.

2. A mug a raid keeps the sleep away

Speaking of raiding, if your friends happen to be hardcore raiders, then staying awake and alert is vital. (Well, unless they play DPS.) If that’s the case, help them keep their faculties sharp with a few jolts of caffeine in this coffee mug. Toss in a package of their favorite blend and voila!

3. EQ offline

It’s inevitable. There are going to be times when your EQ-loving friends have to be offline Perhaps due to a power outage, or maybe its an annual family vacation out in the boondocks. In either case, why not get them started on the tabletop RPG version of their favorite game? Roll dice instead of pressing keys to live out your adventures in Norrath.

If your friend is more into just reading the many source books for the RPG, s/he might also like the novels set in Norrath. There’s quite a selection of paperbacks to be found on Amazon, including The Ocean of Tears, The Blood Red Harp, and Truth and Steel. The Rogue’s Hour also comes in hardback. And f course, there is always the EverQuest Companion is filled with the lore and history of the game world.

4. Collecting old Collector’s Editions

While the disks don’t mean much since EQII has gone free-to-play, there are still goodies to be found in old Collector’s Editions. You can still find some of these on Amazon, and some are even boxed versions from the brick-and-mortar stores (which then include the special item from that particular store). The original game’s CE comes with an art book you can thumb through, and the Sentinel’s Fate offers an in-game mount as well as 500 Station Cash (which may or may not be converted to Daybreak Coins, but we’ve been told the old SOE game cards are still valid, so…).

5. This mousepad is not vaporware

If someone on your gift list is still hopeful to dive into EverQuest Next, give them a little something to put the new Norrath near their computer until it can be on the computer. There’s a selection of mousepads available showing off the new iconic characters. For those who want to keep the hope alive wherever they go, how about an iPad mini case with the face of a dragon lurking on it?

What not to get

If you are continuing to search for a unique gift, I’d caution you against going for the Station Access Collection. Considering that Matrix Online and a Star Wars Galaxies starter kit are included, you probably won’t get your money’s worth. And it might make the fans of those games cry.

Also, as much as H1Z1 players enjoy zombies, I wouldn’t recommend giving anyone an actual zombie — too many issues to name and it’s doubtful there’s any return policy. Besides, there are probably laws regarding that in most countries.

Some links included within this article may be part of MOP’s Amazon affiliate program, income from which goes entirely to funding our operational budget. MOP’s writers have selected products based on their own opinions and receive no direct commission or profit from the affiliate program. We have not been sponsored or coerced to mention any product. Stay tuned for more of our holiday gift guides for MMO players throughout the winter holiday season, and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!
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Reihen
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Reihen

Tandor Shadewalker Zulika_Mi_Nam Disagree. I really thought that SOE was finally starting to turn things around at the end of 2014 with their open-development with the fans.
Now I’m not following or playing any of their titles. They severed all communication with fans and I completely lost interested as a result.

WandaClamshuckr
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WandaClamshuckr

There was a time when I would get excited when Frostfell rolled around again.

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McSleaz
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McSleaz

I didn’t know Daybreak had any fans…………

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

flatline4400 That was exactly what I thought when I saw it =D

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I’m genuinely sad, both EQN and H1Z1 looked like they could be really cool once they launched. I guess I’ll have to keep hoping ESO magically develops pseudo sandbox depth.
I feel like these guys may be more stagnant than turbine now…

tilles87
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tilles87

That EverQuest tabletop RPG is an interesting piece of work from the time when everyone and his mother was developing for the d20 system. Good times!

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Giving that EQN mousepad to someone would just be pouring salt in their wounds at this point. “This is the most you’ll see of EQN for the next two years. MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

Zulika_Mi_Nam I doubt they have the staff left to do much except keep the existing titles going.

However, the reality is that SOE/DBG haven’t been the same company for several years now, pretty much from the switch to F2P and the disastrous partnership with PSS1 in Europe. It’s been downhill all the way including goodness knows how many rounds of job losses. I feel it badly as a European player of their games since 1998.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

OMG, Fippy Redshit… so want!

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

I vote SoE/DNB for most changed company of the year.
I went through all of my EQNext fan sites links last weekend and ended up deleting all of them as there were either statements saying we are no longer updating this site and/or the last article was 6+ months old.
Maybe with the office relocation over, some news, any news, will trickle out.  It appears all lines of communication were severed along with David Georgeson’s exit.