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

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EverQuest II is merging one of its progression servers into a regular server

The residents of two of EverQuest II's servers are about to get really chummy with each other. Daybreak announced this week that on September...

Global Chat: Everybody’s burning up about that Sylvanas thing

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One Shots: Selfie school

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