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

E3 2015: Holly Longdale on the EverQuest franchise’s progression servers

Progression servers are definitely a hot topic in the EverQuest franchise right now. EverQuest recently opened up a new one for those...

Ask Mo: If Star Wars Galaxies is so smart, why ain’t it rich?

Star Wars Galaxies would have been 12 years old this week, had it lived a day past Star Wars: The Old Republic....

The Stream Team: Ode to EverQuest II’s past and future

Even though MassivelyOP's MJ adores EverQuest II now, she's looking forward to jumping into the upcoming progression servers herself and starting life over from scratch....

EverQuest II adds fabled Echoes of Faydwer zones, talks expansion servers

EverQuest 2 is releasing a handful of Fabled Echoes of Faydwer zones today. The Acadechism, The Court of Innovation, and the Crypt...
Experience a slow unveiling of new content, also known as the real world.

EverQuest II outlines plans for new timelocked servers

It's hard to deny that there was a definite appeal to EverQuest's progression server when it first came out. So the EverQuest...

EverQuest 2 will merge servers ‘within the next few months’

EverQuest 2 producer Holly Longdale says that Daybreak will merge US servers on the long-running fantasy MMO "within the next few months." She...

One Shots: Bagpipes in the woods

I can't say that I'm the biggest fan of bagpipe music, although I do harbor a certain fascination for any musical instrument that looks...

The MMO industry mourns the passing of Christopher Lee

If you haven't heard the news already, then we're sorry to report that Star Wars and Lord of the Rings actor Christopher Lee

The Stream Team: EverQuest II’s Rum Cellar housing tour

Just because you can't get to EverQuest II's Rum Cellar content yet doesn't mean you can't enjoy the atmosphere of that pirate-y cove. MassivelyOP's MJ...

EverQuesting: Why I cheered when EQ’s progression server crashed

When EverQuest's newest progression server Ragefire came online then took an immediate nosedive, I sprang from my chair cheering. Hey now, don't aim those...

EverQuest II is getting time-locked PvE and PvP servers

Holly Longdale's recent producer's letter for EverQuest II offered a slew of news, including the announcement that time-locked PvE and PvP servers...

One Shots: Nothing to see here, move along

Do you ever stop to realize just how much weirdness we see and dismiss every day as MMO gamers? If a fraction of the...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs include advanced classes?

One of the very first RPGs that I played was Final Fantasy for the NES. I remember pouring over the manual at my friend's...

MMO Week in Review: The future of EverQuest Next [May 3, 2015]

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...

EverQuest II adds mercenary lockboxes

Even EverQuest II isn't immune to the money siren's call of lockboxes. The latest entry into the pseudo-gambling purchases came this past week...
EverQuest II

Smedley: We will support EQ and EQII ‘for the very long haul’

"I firmly believe the days of the WoW-style MMO are over," Daybreak's John Smedley told GI.biz earlier this week. Apparently that ruffled...

Perfect Ten: How to find the right MMO for you

A common question that I see posited around forums and Reddit is, "What MMO should I play?" If there is a more loaded question...

Daybreak launches new site, triggers week of celebratory events

Daybreak Game Company now has a new home and logo to make its transition from Sony Online Entertainment complete. "We are so...

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