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 Opinionated: WoW vs. LOTRO vs. the banker

In this augural episode of Massively Opinionated, Larry, Mike, Richie, and Tina debate the topic of what makes the MMORPG genre special in 2015.
Ominous? Does that have the same root?

EverQuest test server accidentally discounts cash shop items to pennies

Let's try to walk through this particular sequence of events; it isn't pretty. EverQuest puts a new patch update on the test...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why LOTRO needs a progression server

At some point this year -- Turbine isn't saying when, yet -- Lord of the Rings Online will be making an effort...

EverQuest switches to twice-a-year campaign DLC

EverQuest Executive Producer Holly Longdale dropped a few info-bombs on the community today with an update letter on the game. The...

EverQuest will run an open beta for its new progression server

Plans are moving forward for EverQuest's new progression server, and to help fill in the community, Daybreak has posted a new...

Perfect Ten: Important features MMOs lacked at launch

Every MMO represents a journey, starting with an idea, progressing to a fledgling beta, launching as a production title, and growing thereafter. All of the...
Price shark.

Trion snaps up Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Nothing tells your player community that the transition to a new corporate structure will be totally fine like firing a pillar of community interaction,...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...
Yes, this assuages my nervousness, you bet.

EverQuest Next offers a new piece of fiction for fans

While news has been a bit quiet on the development front for EverQuest Next, the game is still producing lore for its fans...

Massively Overthinking: The death of the MMO guild

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor JakeDunnegan, who is worried about the future of MMORPG guilds. When EverQuest came...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...

Ask Mo: Jobs in the MMO industry, jobs in MMOs

Today, we're reintroducing our general MMO advice column, here named Ask Mo: the column where you ask Mo questions, and he... lets me answer them...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup

It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Skyforge, LOTRO, Dungeon Fighter Online, Pillars of Eternity, EverQuest's progression server, and wardrobe systems in WildStar, RIFT, and SWTOR, with mailbag questions on the MMORTS genre and how F2P cheapens gameplay.
Power whelming. Power with just the right amount of whelm.

The EverQuest team looks back on 16 years of bad ideas

EverQuest has been running for a very long time, and the game's successes are pretty transparent to anyone who has been playing the...

EverQuest’s new progression server could take you eight years to finish

Back in February, Daybreak announced plans for a new classic EverQuest progression server and allowed players to vote on the...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

Out of all of the MMOs that I've played over the years, I must have spent the most time in Lord of the...

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...

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