EverQuest turns 18 years old, throws birthday bash with free heroic characters for everyone

It's like there's a party on your hard drive and you need that party to accomplish anything.

One of the most famous and longest-lived MMORPGs is celebrating its 18th birthday today. Back on this date in 1999, EverQuest released to a much different gaming world than what we have today. Since then, it has released 23 expansions, switched to a free-to-play business model, and endured when many of its contemporaries have sunsetted.

Daybreak is cranking up the anniversary festivities with loads of activities, starting with the completion of two player-designed missions that were drafted up back at SOE Live in 2014. There are new rewards and marketplace items, as well as the return of all of the anniversary content from previous years. Gotta get your gnome race on!

Even better, the studio is handing out free heroic toons. “All players who have ever played the game will be granted a heroic character if they log in between March 16th and March 31st,” Daybreak says.

Bonus experience will be running on all of the servers for the remainder of the month, with the rest of the anniversary activities extending to May 10th.

Massively OP’s MJ will be streaming the game this evening, so point your eyeballs at OPTV at 9 p.m. EDT tonight!

Source: EverQuest
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