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 9

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Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day, Neverwinter on Xbone, EverQuest II, SWG's NGE, Trove, Star Trek Online, WildStar, and RIFT, with mailbag questions on Guild Wars 2 leveling and the VR trend.

The Stream Team: EverQuest II-sday, EU edition

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If you've missed out on grouping with the MassivelyOP Minions because of time zones, today is your lucky day! MJ is introducing a European...

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

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With everything that has happened over the last couple of months, players are understandably curious and concerned about of the future of Daybreak Games'...
Can't we go back to mushroom people? That'd be keen.

EverQuest II is testing class balance updates

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EverQuest II's latest producer's letter is a bit lower key than previous entries, perhaps, but no less vital for it. The letter outlines new...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup, 2015 edition

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It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...

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

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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

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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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Update 3.2 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is, in a lot of ways, my update. From the beginning of the game, I wanted to visit...

One Shots: Memories of those long lost

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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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Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer Jersey C, who asks, If you were asked to design an MMORPG without vertical progression...

EverQuesting: Celebrating EQ’s 16th year

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

Jukebox Heroes: EverQuest Online Adventures

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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 on...

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

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

The Stream Team: Braving the Brewday festivities in EverQuest II

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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

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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 her...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

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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 to...

How Daybreak strives to avoid social media pitfalls

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

The Stream Team: EverQuest Two-sday returns

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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?

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

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