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

Massively Overthinking: Unpopular MMORPG opinions

Unpopular opinions: We all have them. In fact we have so many that it's a straight up meme. This week's Massively Overthinking is...
This is... better?

EverQuest updates with tweaks and improvements to its user interface

Sometimes, the little changes have a big impact. EverQuest has a long and storied history and it's still getting new expansions, but it also...
Yeah but WHY though

EverQuest offers a refresher course on Planes of Power progression and impact

Once upon a time, Planes of Power was the fourth expansion for EverQuest and it focused more upon alternate advancement for max-level players. The expansion...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...
Too bad, so sad.

EverQuest II is merging its Fallen Gate progression server to its live Antonia Bayle server

It'll soon be time for EverQuest II players to bid farewell to the Fallen Gate server. As a time-locked expansion server it offered...
No, not cows, we can play cows. Cows are common, even.

Perfect Ten: Suggestions to make World of Warcraft Classic feel more authentic

One of the things that I tell people going back to Final Fantasy XI now is that the game is, well, a different...

EverQuest’s Selo progression server turns the XP boost back on

When the folks at EverQuest decided to turn off the server-wide 50% XP boost that was applied to the Selo progression server in...
Above, you'll see the once-ominous portal...

Global Chat: Do you think you could design a better game than World of Warcraft?

Let's be honest: We all are so egotistical and opinionated that we totally think we could design a better MMO than World of...

Classic EverQuest GDC panel reflects on development, design, and nostalgia

There are not many MMORPGs that have the well of 20 years of experience to draw from, which makes a game like EverQuest...

Perfect Ten: MMO celebrations that didn’t rip off real-world holidays

Does it ever slightly bother you that in these alternate fantasy and science fiction worlds that we explore there just so happens to have...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 214: No fools we

Justin and Bree discus MMO April Fools' Day, Jumpgate's sequel, Funcom's new Secret World project, EverQuest 3, Rend's abrupt launch, Star Citizen's ladies, and Neverwinter and DDO's expansion dates, with adventures in Guild Wars 2, DDO, and Blade & Soul, and a mailbag question on MMO emulators.

Massively Uplifting: Bethesda’s gift to gaming granny, friendships forged in EverQuest and Guild Wars 2

It is no joke: There is plenty that's good going on in the gaming world, and we want to share that with you. You...

AQ3D’s 8bit NES Kickstarter is not a joke – it’s ‘the hottest game from 1985… created in 2019!’

Gonna be honest, when MJ linked this Kickstarter to me, I actually went straight to the April Fools' Day roundup and added it....
Don't worry, something will happen any day now.

Global Chat: Looking back at 20 years of EverQuest

EverQuest's 20th anniversary isn't going unnoticed and unobserved in the gaming community this month. In fact, several MMO bloggers have raised a glass...
Power whelming. Power with just the right amount of whelm.

EverQuest Next failed to clear its ‘technical hurdle,’ but Daybreak hasn’t given up on a sequel

Did EverQuest Next fail to come to fruition because it wasn't fun, the studio didn't want it, or its technical challenges were too...

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.

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