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

Rumor: EG7 and Daybreak might be prepping PlanetSide 2’s Rogue Planet for its own company

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Daybreak corporate sleuth and TheoryForge crewmate @MSandersonD has uncovered another Daybreak gem: new corporate registrations for Daybreak-related companies. California and Delaware filings show that...

The Stream Team: Returning to EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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She never did beat that monstrous Morbigog the Pit Horror in EverQuest II's Chaos Caverns, but Massively OP's MJ does not feel like returning...

The Game Archaeologist: The ballad of Fansy, EverQuest’s famous bard

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It was summer, 2001. EverQuest had just rolled out Sullon Zek, a no-rules "penal colony" server where the realm was as lawless as the...

EverQuest II dives into the Plane of Shadows with this week’s content drop

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The days may be getting longer, but that only means that the shadows are increasing in force. Yesterday, EverQuest II dared its players to...

Casually Classic: In defense of a good ‘looking for group’ tool in World of Warcraft

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While World of Warcraft certainly made a number of questionable design decisions over the years, for my money one of the absolute best moves...

The Stream Team: Blasting to the past through EverQuest II’s Chronoportals

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Sure sure, there's still an expansion to play through in EQII, but how is Massively OP's MJ supposed to pull herself away from all...

Five pioneering game titles that laid the groundwork for MMORPGs

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The easy (and tired) joke to make is that WoW was the first MMO, but there were plenty of ambitious multiplayer games that predate...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...

Perfect Ten: 10 ways that MMOs kind of used to be worse

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Believe you me, I know quite well the arguments that have been rehashed over the years about how the MMORPG genre and these online...

The Stream Team: Frolicking Frogloks as EverQuest turns 22 today!

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Do you remember playing EQ back when it launched? If so, you probably might be feeling old now as EverQuest turns 22 today! But...
Still struggling.

EverQuest marks its 22nd anniversary with events, producer’s letter

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Wake up sheeple! If you thought today was going to be a normal, ordinary day -- you're dead wrong! It's the 22nd anniversary of...

EverQuest II’s PvP server eyes beta in early April, GU 117 beta starts March 17

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The most recent Kander's Candor podcast, by Kander's own admission, was more of a general one for the most part as it brought along...

Massively Overthinking: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

EverQuest II brings back Brewday with a new quest and new items

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The adventurers of EverQuest II work hard, so if their preferred method of taking the edge off from all of that heroic work is...

Battle Bards Episode 187: Sewers and swamps

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Oh yeah, this is destined to be our most-downloaded show ever, because the Battle Bards are bringing the THRILLS of sewer systems and the...

The Daily Grind: What’s your absolute favorite dungeon in an MMORPG?

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A while back, I asked our readers about the most boring dungeons in MMOs. It's The Oculus, by the way. That's the only right...

The Daily Grind: What MMORPG would’ve performed better had it launched in a different year?

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I was chit-chatting with longtime MOP reader Bruno the other day when we starting yawing about RIFT and EverQuest II and which one was...

Global Chat: Does permadeath mode in MMOs have merit?

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Whenever you're stuck for an MMO topic to talk about on a blog, you can never go wrong with chewing on the concept of...

Valentine’s Day arrives in Skyforge, EverQuest II, GTAO, PlanetSide 2, and Runes of Magic

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The Valentine's Day MMO events are piling up in our newsroom like all the candy wrappers piling up in our garbage... actually let's just...
I am not Iron Man.

EverQuest launches Valentine’s event, PlanetSide 2 begins Outfit Wars playtest, DCUO readies Update 110

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It's the Daybreak Games News Bundle! Because it just makes sense to pool smaller stories together, we're going to outline several little updates made...

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