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’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

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The Stream Team: Dungeon diving in EverQuest II’s early zones

There's never a shortage of things to do in EverQuest II, and -- better yet -- you don't have to be high level to...

The Stream Team: Conquering EverQuest II’s Chronoportals

The fact that EverQuest II was literally born out of the popularity of EverQuest is not lost on the younger game, and during the...

Hyperspace Beacon: What you need to know about SWTOR’s Outfit Designer

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One Shots: Memories of those long lost

Sometimes we start silly, and sometimes we start weird, but today we're going to start somber and reflective. Reader Becca made a discovery that...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs ‘sticky’ without vertical progression

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EverQuesting: Celebrating EQ’s 16th year

Happy birthday, sweet sixteen! That's the song going through the air this week as EverQuest celebrates its latest claim to fame: membership in...

Jukebox Heroes: EverQuest Online Adventures

From birth until its ignoble death, EverQuest Online Adventures always lived in the shadow of the EverQuest franchise's wing. As a chunky-looking subscription game...

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

Assuming that there will be a wealth of lore and backstory in EverQuest Next, you won't be finding out about it on the...

The Stream Team: Braving the Brewday festivities in EverQuest II

It's that time of year again, when EverQuest II denizens raise a pint or 20 in celebration of Brewday! And as with most festivals...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

We'll begin today's tour of community articles by touching on a rather somber (yet uplifting) note. Pixelkin wrote a great piece on how...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

A Massively Overpowered reader named Nick recently alerted us to a new EverQuest II customer support policy he'd been sent in-game in response...

How Daybreak strives to avoid social media pitfalls

Tweeting or posting the wrong thing in the wrong tone can have serious consequences for a game studio, which is something that Daybreak...

The Stream Team: EverQuest Two-sday returns

Too many Tuesdays have gone by without some EverQuest Two-sday adventures, a situation MassivelyOP's MJ aims to fix right now! Tonight she dives back...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs for duoing

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Leaderboard: Which Daybreak MMO is most vulnerable?

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EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

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Daybreak teams reassure MMO players, deflect DDoS attacks

More assurances are coming your way from Daybreak Games, this time from reps of each of the studio's games. "Absolutely nothing" has changed, according...

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