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

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...
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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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GTA Online: All the open world feels, none of the MMO grind

Any minute now I'm going to log out of Grand Theft Auto Online so I can finish this not-a-review. Seriously, I've played this...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s dungeons

It's no secret that EverQuest II has a plethora of quests. The moniker surely fits: There are so many quests that it's impossible...
Rated a really good decision in an internal poll.

EverQuest II explains Rum Cellar pricing

Are you ready to head down into a cellar, get some rum, and become the lord or lady of rum in EverQuest II?...

EverQuest switches to twice-a-year campaign DLC

EverQuest Executive Producer Holly Longdale dropped a few info-bombs on the community today with an update letter on the game. The...

The Stream Team: Higher-level Heritage questing in EQII

For all the many times MassivelOP's MJ has done Heritage Quests in EverQuest II on various alts, it somehow escaped her that the increases...

EverQuest II’s latest forum and Reddit drama

EverQuest II players concerned about alleged excessive forum moderation after a suspension of one of the community's more prominent supporters and the...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...

One Shots: Early morning ride

It's been a long tradition (from before my tenure) to use a black-and-white version of the first picture of the week for the header...
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Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 9

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.

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