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 OP Podcast: Episode 8

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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

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

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

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

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

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

Dave Georgeson talks all things MMOs

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

EverQuest Next opens up the Qeynos Foundation Museum contest

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

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs ‘sticky’ without vertical progression

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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 progression...

EverQuesting: Celebrating EQ’s 16th year

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

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

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

Jukebox Heroes: EverQuest Online Adventures

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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 on...

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

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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

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

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

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

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

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

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

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

EverQuest springs ‘surprise’ patch today

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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" patch...

Global Chat: MMOs as grief therapy

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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 her...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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

Daybreak posts new Landmark blueprint

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Daybreak has published an outline for Landmark development over the next few weeks. The next update, likely dropping somewhere between March 18th and 25th,...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

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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 to...

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