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

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Global Chat: Crafting is just the worst, Britta!

Advance warning: If you like crafting in MMOs, then you best not read the latest post from Contains Moderate Peril, who is not...

Rumor: Daybreak was working on a Marvel MMORPG until last year

If there are two constant news stories about Daybreak Game Company that we handle, it's that the studio keeps going through rounds of layoffs...

Fans are invited to a real-world memorial for Brad McQuaid later this month

MMORPG fans have been in mourning for the last few weeks following the death of Brad McQuaid, one of the most popular veteran...
Here we go.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...
It was a thing.

EverQuest Online Adventures emulator updates fans on the state of the project and how fans can help

While the original EverQuest and EverQuest II are still running, the game's console edition of EverQuest Online Adventures shut down back...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 249: Houses and Ponies Online

Justin and Bree discuss EverQuest, EverQuest II, Trove, Guild Wars 2, Book of Travels, Star Citizen, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on temporary hardcore MMO servers and PvE vs. PvP sandboxes.

The MOP Up: Settlers of Catan goes alternate reality

If you are anything like my family and friends, then you probably have a copy or three of Settlers of Catan in play on...
Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...

Daybreak announces December launch dates for EverQuest’s Torment of Velious and EverQuest II’s Blood of Luclin

Classic MMO gamers have been able to preorder EverQuest and EverQuest II's big expansions for a while now, but there's one key...
Yeah but WHY though

The Daily Grind: What’s your most treasured EverQuest or Vanguard memory?

EverQuest was not my first MMORPG, but it's certainly one that shaped me profoundly. While I look back and grumble at the antique...

Remembering the life and work of legendary MMO designer Brad ‘Aradune’ McQuaid

When the news hit last night, it brought everything to a screeching halt in the Massively OP office: At the age of 51,

The Daily Grind: Where do you go to mourn in MMORPGs?

Our team is still in shock over last night's news that legendary MMO dev Brad McQuaid has passed away, and I can only...

Veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has passed away

I'm sorry to report another MMORPG genre obituary tonight: It's just been announced that veteran MMORPG developer Brad McQuaid has died. McQuaid was probably...

Former EverQuest, Vanguard developer passes away; colleagues raise money for his family

Please be aware that this post contains discussions of suicide, which we realize may upset some readers. Please read with caution and comment respectfully. We're...

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,...

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