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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The Daily Grind: What should Daybreak do with the EverQuest IP?

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Pagan Online, EverQuest 3, Guild Wars 2, and Worlds Adrift, with adventures in WoW, SWG, and Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on The Secret World and MMO fashion.
Great job.

Daybreak on EverQuest 3: ‘We will definitely do something with the IP’

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The Stream Team: Fighting decisional paralysis in EverQuest II

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Daybreak filed for yet another studio trademark just a week ago

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The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

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