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

The MOP Up: Ring of Elysium gives out free adventure passes

Ever eye an adventurer or season pass in a shooter but feel too cheap to buy it? Reader Pasha tipped us off that the...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...
This is wholly appropriate

PlanetSide 2 celebrates 20 years of EverQuest with a new objective line

Just because the big milestone anniversary this year is for EverQuest and not PlanetSide 2 doesn't mean that the latter title needs to be...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
Oh, hey, didn't see you guys.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 212: Harry Potter, progression servers, and No MMO’s Sky

Justin and Bree discuss the Harry Potter mobile MMOARG; progression servers for RIFT, LOTRO, and EverQuest; No Man's Sky's MMO ambitions; WoW 8.1.5; Blade & Soul's next big thing; and The Division 2's sleepy launch. With reader mail on factional divides, the death of playable races, and staying healthy while gaming.

EverQuest turns 20 with new video and infographic as new progression servers arrive

Classic EverQuest turned 20 years old this weekend, with anniversary content (for EverQuest II as well) and two new progression servers. "While...

The Stream Team: Happy 20th birthday EverQuest!

With such a monumental birthday to celebrate, Massively OP's MJ is back in EverQuest and hopping around on her Froglok! She may not be...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

Earlier this month, there was a fascinating conversation swirling around a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, specifically a quote from game dev Patric Mondou. "We're...
We did this thing.

EverQuest’s Holly Longdale discusses Daybreak’s reacquisition thrust

Is the original EverQuest doing better than it ever has? Probably not; the game has been running for 20 years now. But it has...
Past is just practice.

EverQuest’s 20th anniversary invites players to preserve the past with some Gnomish help

It might seem a little bit on the nose for the EverQuest 20th anniversary celebration to literally include a new zone that's all about preserving...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMORPG for corpse runs?

Pretty much every MMORPG has some sort of corpse run - that is, when you die, you have to run some sort of gauntlet...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for getting your character super drunk?

Fallout 76's dev blog a few weeks ago about its upcoming brewing and distilling skills - which are actually surprisingly detailed - got...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

EverQuest II outlines progression server plans, offers paid 110 character boosters

EverQuest II's recent offerings have a little bit of something for everyone. For example, if you just want to leap to the endgame...
All right, I can sort of see it.

Anarchy Online’s first-ever progression server, Rubi-Ka 2019, is now live

As promised, Funcom has rolled out Anarchy Online's first "fresh-start" progression server today. The studio's calling it Rubi-Ka 2019, and yes, you...
It goes clicky.

Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...

One Shots: Event horizon ahoy!

Just a word of neighborly advice, but if you ever find yourself this near to a black hole, you might as well take screenshots...

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the all-in-one MMO

One of the forever-arguments MMORPG players seem to enjoy having is the one about niche MMOs. There are quite a lot of gamers out...

EverQuest II’s GU109 Mischief and Mayhem launches March 16 in time for EverQuest’s 20th birthday

GU109 is coming to EverQuest II! Dubbed Mischief and Mayhem, the update is promising everything from dungeon content to crafting. The dungeon...

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