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

One Shots: Transformations

Guild Wars 2 and One Shots is a pairing as old as time immemorial. Thus, it's great to bring this good-looking MMO back...

The Game Archaeologist: Shadowbane

Way back when I used to haunt the corridors of Gamestop and had yet to shun the place due to its stinky evil, I remember...

Here’s what John Smedley’s been up to lately

What has former SOE and Daybreak head honcho John Smedley been doing since his departure from the latter? Well, putting together...

The Stream Team: Get your EverQuest and EverQuest II beta keys!

Have you wanted to get into EverQuest and/or EverQuest II's expansion betas but haven't preordered the necessary expansion to do so? Then today...

Ask Mo: The absurd advantages of MMO guilds

A Massively OP reader named Ohnix recently sent us a question just perfect for Ask Mo. Let's debate guilds! I play EverQuest II...

The MOP Up: KingsIsle’s new game (November 8th, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

EverQuest provides progression server updates

Remember EverQuest's dual progression servers that were all the rage(fire) a few months ago? Well they're still rolling along, with player votes determining...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself...

Massively OP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2015

Halloween is an unstoppable force in the MMO industry and will not be denied to developers and their players. It's that time of...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer soloing or grouping in MMORPGs?

As we belatedly covered yesterday, the developers of upcoming indie MMO Saga of Lucimia believe that group-centric play is the solution to a problem supposedly created by...

Massively Overthinking: WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and MMO raiding in 2015

Here we are in October, sandwiched between WildStar's F2P conversion and Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns launch, and it seems...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Online games and internet addiction

Massively OP's overview of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate last month was just the beginning of our coverage of...

Here is Daybreak’s Halloween event schedule

Daybreak has always been a huge proponent of Halloween, and this year is no different. Returning, new, and revised events are happening in pretty...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 34: Rollbacks and breakups

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, WildStar, GW2, RuneScape, Marvel Heroes, Black Desert, Nexon/NCsoft, WoW, and Wakfu, with mailbag questions on expansion pricing and horizontal gameplay.

The MOP Up: Heart of Thorns countdown (October 18, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

EverQuest II is running a double XP week for subscribers

Sometimes it pays to be a member. EverQuest II players who are part of Daybreak's All Access program are enjoying a double XP...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Sun Online

Computer RPG players in the late '80s and early '90s were surely familiar with Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) and its now-famous Gold...

Massively Overthinking: PvP MMOs without the PvE

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Tucked into Daybreak's announcement letter yesterday about the company's new digs and Jens Andersen's new role was the revelation that Daybreak is

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

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