Daybreak just had a tough year, but EverQuest is focusing ahead on 2019. This March, the game turns 20 years old, and Holly Longdale’s first producer’s letter of the year emphasizes this anniversary and the community that brought it to this point. She invites players to “Live the Legacy” of EverQuest, with everything from in-game celebrations to real-life festivities.
In classic EQ, the anniversary events will include a brand-new land, new raids, and rare items with a story about preserving the past as well as two new progression servers — one hardcore and one super casual. Longdale also told us that EverQuest II will support the anniversary with its own take on content (and recreation of some original EQ stuff) along with its own progression server.
As fun as game events are, many fans have missed the real-life gatherings of Fan Faire and SOE Live. Longdale offers welcome news on that front: Devs working on a fan event for this summer. More details involving timing and location should be available in March. Can’t wait that long to share stories on how EQ has changed your life? You can send in a video (15 seconds or less) to help commemorate the occasion.
This year we'll celebrate 20 years of EverQuest, and we're turning our focus to what makes this game great – the community.
— EverQuest (@everquest) January 23, 2019