The Daily Grind: What’s your most treasured EverQuest or Vanguard memory?

Yeah but WHY though

EverQuest was not my first MMORPG, but it’s certainly one that shaped me profoundly. While I look back and grumble at the antique design mechanics and annoyances and drama, I’m also still carting around friends, skills, and passion for the genre that developed in the years we spent in SOE’s first big MMO.

For example, on this week’s MOP Podcast we talked about the “overwatch” events many guilds used to hold on EverQuest servers, where large groups of high-level players would come and babysit newbies with buffs, heals, chatter, and even snacks. Those kinds of social moments were priceless – and they’re also seldom found in more modern MMOs that make things like buffing and trading more and more difficult.

In honor of Brad McQuaid, whose passing this week has brought EverQuest players, former Vanguard players, and hopeful Pantheon players together in mourning, I’d like to open this Daily Grind up for some reminiscing.¬†What’s your most treasured EverQuest or Vanguard memory?

Update: This was written on Wednesday evening, so we had no idea that the Pantheon Twitter account was going to do a very similar topic Thursday morning (nor could they have known what we had scheduled)! Please send your memories their way, too, so the VR team and Brad’s family can take comfort in them.

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed¬†questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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