Official Site: EverQuest
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: March 16, 1999
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop, Optional Sub)
Platform: PC

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

Asheron’s Call would’ve been 20 years old this month, but the community isn’t dead

Ah, Asheron's Call. We miss you. You'd have been 20 years old this month, celebrating your antique status with the likes of
All things go, all things go.

The Daily Grind: What was your ‘golden age’ of MMO gaming?

While history has yet to really settle this issue definitively, many MMORPG players seem to believe that we have already seen the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 246: When rock bands play MMORPGs

Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard and Square's financials, WoW, LOTRO, Pearl Abyss, EverQuest II, AQ3D, with adventures in LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, and mailbag topics on optional subs and Blizzard's lessons.

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

The Stream Team: Celebrating EverQuest II’s 15 birthday with a dragon attack!

A 15th MMO birthday is already impressive, but this one has dragons! EverQuest II has added a new event for this year's anniversary celebration,...

EverQuest and EverQuest II launch new heroic servers

Daybreak Games has heroic server fever, and the only cure is more heroic server. Both EverQuest and EverQuest II are launching some...

The Project 1999 EverQuest emulator is opening yet another server thanks to demand

The folks behind Project 1999, the officially sanctioned classic EverQuest emulator, have had about a week now to look at how the...

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO will be ‘different at a glance’ from LOTRO

Even as Lord of the Rings Online prepares to unleash Minas Morgul next week, Amazon Game Studios is working in the background...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

Pre-orders for EverQuest’s Torment of Velious expansion are now available

Torment of Velious, the 26th expansion for the original EverQuest, is coming soon, but pre-orders are a thing right now for those...

The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?

I've had... severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I'm sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 243: ArcheAge goes ‘queue queue’

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, the Daybreak EverQuest and PlanetSide 3 situation, Riot's big reveals, Fallout 76's expansion delay, plus chat on gaming routines, gamers' breaking point with studios, and the problems with RvR.

Project 1999’s Green server brings back the classic EverQuest experience on October 25

Back in September, we told you about a new Green server being put together by Project 1999, the EverQuest emulator that...

EverQuest II announces the Blood of Luclin expansion, a new server, and a new anniversary event

We've known that EverQuest II is getting a new expansion, but details have been a little light. Thanks to the latest producer's...

Daybreak’s Holly Longdale promises: ‘There is a future for EverQuest’

Even as Daybreak fractures into several studios, its flagship MMORPG continues to fly high. EverQuest itself recently confirmed the Q4 arrival of...

EverQuest’s Torment of Velious preorders and beta begin next week

All of Daybreak's true MMORPGs have now weighed in post-layoffs: The most recent confirmation that everything's OK with the EverQuest franchise team...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

EverQuest II asks players to keep raiding without custom UIs for server lag test

I dunno about you, but when my heavily customized UI stops working, I tend to want to just not play the MMO. That's the...

EverQuest II kicks off Gear Up, Level Up to get people ready for its next expansion

So you aren't really prepared for the next EverQuest II expansion because you haven't done all your leveling and your gear is outdated. Shh,...