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

Dave Georgeson talks all things MMOs

Have you missed the enthusiastic Dave Georgeson since he got the boot from Daybreak last month? Well, he certainly hasn't gone into...
And Justin weeps, silently, in the corner. No one feels bad about it.

EverQuest Next opens up the Qeynos Foundation Museum contest

EverQuest Next is getting ready to lay the groundwork for the city of Qeynos, and the design team is turning to Landmark...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs ‘sticky’ without vertical progression

Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer Jersey C, who asks, If you were asked to design an MMORPG without vertical...

EverQuesting: Celebrating EQ’s 16th year

Happy birthday, sweet sixteen! That's the song going through the air this week as EverQuest celebrates its latest claim to fame: membership in...

The Daily Grind: Were you playing MMOs 16 years ago?

This week, EverQuest is celebrating its 16th anniversary. That's right: It was all the way back on March 16th, 1999, that the...

Jukebox Heroes: EverQuest Online Adventures

From birth until its ignoble death, EverQuest Online Adventures always lived in the shadow of the EverQuest franchise's wing. As a chunky-looking subscription game...

The Stream Team: An EverQuest anniversary with gifts for you!

EverQuest celebrates another year today, which means it's time for a birthday party. And do you think MassivelyOP's MJ would miss a party? Not...

EverQuest kicks off 16th anniversary with player-designed missions today

It was 16 years ago today that EverQuest welcomed players into its 3-D world and in so doing helped to propel MMOs to...

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

I'm delighted to resurrect the column that brought me to Massively-that-was, MMO Mechanics, for the ravenous readers of MOP. The column...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten more facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you several stories from EverQuest veterans about what life in the game was like back...

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

Assuming that there will be a wealth of lore and backstory in EverQuest Next, you won't be finding out about it on the...

EverQuest springs ‘surprise’ patch today

Do you like surprises? As long as they're good, right? Well, EverQuest players can breathe a little easier once they realize that today's "surprise"...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

We'll begin today's tour of community articles by touching on a rather somber (yet uplifting) note. Pixelkin wrote a great piece on how...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...
Starting again.

Daybreak posts new Landmark blueprint

Daybreak has published an outline for Landmark development over the next few weeks. The next update, likely dropping somewhere between March...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

A Massively Overpowered reader named Nick recently alerted us to a new EverQuest II customer support policy he'd been sent in-game in response...
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Here’s what’s happening in EverQuest for the next few weeks

What's on tap for EverQuest over the next few weeks? Quite a bit, according to a forum post by Daybreak's Johnathan "

How Daybreak strives to avoid social media pitfalls

Tweeting or posting the wrong thing in the wrong tone can have serious consequences for a game studio, which is something that Daybreak...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years...

Here are the progression servers up for vote in EverQuest

Classic EverQuest's dev team casually announced last week that it has plans for new progression servers, signalling that at least Daybreak...

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