everquest II

Official Site: EverQuest II
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: November 9, 2004
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Massively OP Podcast Episode 243: ArcheAge goes ‘queue queue’

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, the Daybreak EverQuest and PlanetSide 3 situation, Riot's big reveals, Fallout 76's expansion delay, plus chat on gaming routines, gamers' breaking point with studios, and the problems with RvR.

EverQuest II announces the Blood of Luclin expansion, a new server, and a new anniversary event

We've known that EverQuest II is getting a new expansion, but details have been a little light. Thanks to the latest producer's...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

EverQuest II asks players to keep raiding without custom UIs for server lag test

I dunno about you, but when my heavily customized UI stops working, I tend to want to just not play the MMO. That's the...
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EverQuest II kicks off Gear Up, Level Up to get people ready for its next expansion

So you aren't really prepared for the next EverQuest II expansion because you haven't done all your leveling and your gear is outdated. Shh,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Is it time for Guild Wars 3?

Earlier this month, ArenaNet announced that President Mike O’Brien, former game director on both the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars...

Daybreak confirms yesterday’s layoffs and ‘realignment of the company into separate franchise teams’

Yesterday, we reported on the sad news that MMORPG company Daybreak Games had suffered yet another round of layoffs. As developers began weighing...

Perfect Ten: Kickstarter MMOs that raised the most money

The rise of crowdfunding in the mid-2010s swept a large wave of MMORPGs our way that might never have happened otherwise. For a while...
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EverQuest II outlines this year’s festivities for the Nights of the Dead

It's time for things to get super spooky in EverQuest II as the Nights of the Dead arrive once more; if you can't celebrate...

The MOP Up: KurtzPel is getting a dash of Lime

KurtzPel is getting its newest hero, Lime, very soon, and to lead up to her release the game is winging a CP...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

EverQuesting: Live in EverQuest II’s Baubleshire and Oakmyst Forest again – for a fee

What the what?!? How did I miss this?! I just went to browse the new things in EverQuest...

The Daily Grind: Did you ever skip any great MMOs to play something more popular?

With WoW Classic in the news so much lately, I've been thinking back to 2004 when the original World of Warcraft launched. We've...

EverQuest II kicks off prelude events for its unannounced 2019 expansion

With GU111 Carnage in Kael behind us, we're heading into expansion season for EverQuest II. The expansion hasn't officially been announced yet,...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs made by tiny teams

I don't really have to tell you this, but creating an MMORPG is a huge undertaking. These are some of the most complex games...

The Stream Team: Doing EverQuest II’s Days of Summer event

As promised last time, Massively OP's MJ won't be trudging all around the dino island this EverQuest II-sday. Instead, she's going to explore...

Leaderboard: Do you buy the ‘Grand Daybreak Unification’ theory?

Yesterday, MMO blogger Wilhelm Arcturus of The Ancient Gaming Noob dropped a fun conspiracy theory in the comments of our

The Stream Team: Cornering Captain Greymast in EverQuest II

Massively OP's MJ has tracked him across islands and through dizzying avenues of pirates' hideouts, but she has yet to corner EverQuest II's Captain...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 235: The one about WoW Classic

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Legends of Aria, LOTRO, Black Desert, Astellia Online, Elite Dangerous, and EverQuest II, with mailbag topics on progression servers and stream etiquette.

One Shots: My other car is a ravenous dragon

Sure, in your normal, mundane life you drive a Prius hatchback, but in your virtual existence, you enjoy a ride that's a bit more...

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