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

Daybreak is hosting an EverQuest panel and player meet-and-greet at PAX East 2024

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One step back, two steps forward for Daybreak: While the company is currently struggling with layoffs, delayed products, and the abrupt and poorly communicated...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG’s graphics hold up long past their due?

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When Dark Age of Camelot first hit beta a million years ago, I remember being super impressed with its graphics. Up until that point,...

Global Chat: What are the top dragons in EverQuest?

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If you were pressed to put together a top 10 list of the most famous and infamous dragons in EverQuest, which beasties would you...

EverQuest II begins selling level 125 boost bundles

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There's a new way to skip over levels and jet right to the top in EverQuest II -- provided that you have the disposable...

EG7 Q4 2023: DCUO’s delayed latest-gen console launch hurt Daybreak’s revenues last quarter

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While bigger games companies continue to flail, EG7 actually managed to grow last year, as its latest investor report demonstrates, with overall revenues up...

EverQuest and EverQuest II’s Erollisi Day Valentine’s events return with new and returning quests and goodies

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The season of love - or at least the season commanded by Erollisi Marr - has returned once again to EverQuest and EverQuest II....
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

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I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

Massively Overthinking: When the original MMO is better than the sequel

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A few weeks ago, two lovely gamers I follow on Bluesky were discussing how let down they felt by Diablo IV, less because Diablo...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

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Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

EverQuest and EverQuest II are giving out new gifts for February under the Year of Darkpaw banner

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As the Year of Darkpaw aka the Year of EverQuest continues forward, Daybreak is marking the top of each month, all in celebration of...

The MOP Up: DDO’s Snowpeaks Festival returns

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Just because winter is in full swing doesn't mean it has to be dour! Dungeons and Dragons Online is keeping things lively with the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

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Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

The MOP Up: Path of Exile’s corpses explode less frequently now

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Even a middling Path of Exile patch is still a cause for celebration when it arrives, as in the case of this past week's...

Global Chat: The EverQuest Fippy Awards

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The EverQuest Show is starting the year with a for-fun awards ceremony featuring the two EverQuest MMOs. Who will win? Who will lose? Will this be...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2024?

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Every year when it comes time to update this poll for January, I consider tossing it out. But the last few years of Daybreak...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...
I was researching normal stuff.

EverQuest and EverQuest II’s 2024 roadmaps herald expansions and anniversary hullabaloo

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MMORPG players might wonder why a website that questioned why EverQuest II was getting a 19th expansion and referred to it as "unexpected, and...

Perfect Ten: The weirdest weapons from MMOs of yore

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Swords. Staffs. Maces. Spears. Wands. Bows. Crossbows. Double-crossbows. Hammers. Wolverine claws. Daggers. Axes. Deadly? Yes. Fashionable? Not so much. A two-handed sword is so...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...
May I be granted your items?

EverQuest II releases dank normal-fi game soundtracks for you to relax and study to on music services

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It's a known fact that the music in several MMORPGs is a certified bop, and we even have a whole column that exists solely...

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