everquest

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

It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

EverQuest community server Project 1999 is launching a new shard next month

Tired of WoW Classic already? Feeling ready to take off the training wheels from your MMO bike and pedal with the hardcore kiddies?...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

EverQuesting: Live in EverQuest II’s Baubleshire and Oakmyst Forest again – for a fee

What the what?!? How did I miss this?! I just went to browse the new things in EverQuest...

The Daily Grind: Did you ever skip any great MMOs to play something more popular?

With WoW Classic in the news so much lately, I've been thinking back to 2004 when the original World of Warcraft launched. We've...

EverQuest II kicks off prelude events for its unannounced 2019 expansion

With GU111 Carnage in Kael behind us, we're heading into expansion season for EverQuest II. The expansion hasn't officially been announced yet,...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs made by tiny teams

I don't really have to tell you this, but creating an MMORPG is a huge undertaking. These are some of the most complex games...

The Stream Team: Doing EverQuest II’s Days of Summer event

As promised last time, Massively OP's MJ won't be trudging all around the dino island this EverQuest II-sday. Instead, she's going to explore...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in...

Leaderboard: Do you buy the ‘Grand Daybreak Unification’ theory?

Yesterday, MMO blogger Wilhelm Arcturus of The Ancient Gaming Noob dropped a fun conspiracy theory in the comments of our

The Stream Team: Cornering Captain Greymast in EverQuest II

Massively OP's MJ has tracked him across islands and through dizzying avenues of pirates' hideouts, but she has yet to corner EverQuest II's Captain...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 235: The one about WoW Classic

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Legends of Aria, LOTRO, Black Desert, Astellia Online, Elite Dangerous, and EverQuest II, with mailbag topics on progression servers and stream etiquette.

Daybreak registers a domain name for its possible splinter studio Rogue Planet Games

While all we've got is registrations and assumptions, it certainly looks like Daybreak Games is moving forward with some form of business plans. Our...

One Shots: My other car is a ravenous dragon

Sure, in your normal, mundane life you drive a Prius hatchback, but in your virtual existence, you enjoy a ride that's a bit more...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...

EverQuest II drops GU111 next week, EverQuest gets an ice shader, and Daybreak gauges fan event interest

Daybreak's updated the EverQuest and EverQuest II communities this week with what's next for both games. EverQuest II, for example, is preparing for...
This took some work.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that flirted with permadeath

This month, Dungeons and Dragons Online will be venturing where many MMORPGs have feared to tread: into the realm of officially supported...

The MOP Up: Nexon’s Project V4 aims to be the best-looking MMO in your pocket

Nexon gave a preview of Project V4 at a media preview event lately, and this fantasy MMO looks like one of the most...
Somebody pull.

Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?

It's a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh,...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

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