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  • MMOS - Selling Lifestyles, Not Just Games

    Entertainers these days don't seem content to succeed at one thing. That's because making money in the entertainment business just isn't as straightforward as it used to be, so performers have learned to expand their brands beyond music or movies and into other markets. Similarly, game makers are realizing if they want to survive, let alone thrive, they too need to expand their commercial and cultural reach.

    Posted on 04/27/2014 by Neilie Johnson
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  • The Franchise at 15

    Nothing says, “Everquest is awesome!” quite like a picture of Omeed Dariani riding the 1970s Batmobile. Everquest has come a long (really long) way since Omeed and his Batmobiling ways. In one sense, this is because Omeed now has his very own Everquest Live loveseat, and also because Everquest has grown in its own way over time, culminating in the development of Everquest Next Landmark and Everquest Next.

    Posted on 03/21/2014 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Happy 15th Anniversary Norrath - EQ Updates

    Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to catch up with some of the key players in the EverQuest franchise team at SOE. EverQuest is nearing its 15th anniversary this week on March 16th, and each of the EQ games in the pantheon have something happening to celebrate. We met with Dave Georgeson, Thom Terrazas, Holly Longdale, and Terry Michaels to chat briefly about what each game has in the works for the coming weeks.

    Posted on 03/11/2014 by William Murphy
  • Big Happenings in Norrath

    There's a lot going on in the EverQuest universe during the next few months. From the original game's 15th anniversary to EQ2's latest updates, to Landmark's alpha launch and beyond, we caught up with the SOE team to talk about everything happening in Norrath.

    Posted on 01/22/2014 by William Murphy
  • SOE's Smedley on Re-Imagining the All-Access Pass

    This past week John Smedley of SOE has been talking about some moves towards an open price model with a flat fee for players. With such a huge slate of games under their mantle anyone playing an SOE game on the PC will soon have a chance to open a library of games. Whether it is Planetside 2, EverQuest, DC Universe, EverQuest 2, or even the upcoming EverQuest Next, you will soon get a lot more options for your money.

    Posted on 01/12/2014 by Garrett Fuller
  • Tears of Veeshan & Assorted MMORPG Expansions

    Game expansions are the lifeblood for longevity of the MMOs we love to play. In his latest column, Adam Tingle talks about expansions in general and about EverQuest: Tears of Veeshan in particular. Read on before heading to the forums to chat.

    Posted on 12/20/2013 by Adam Tingle
  • Exploring Tears of Veeshan

    EverQuest 2, even with all the hoopla surrounding EverQuest Next, is still a juggernaut with fans and developers. The latest expansion, Tears of Veeshan, looks to continue building the fanbase. We took time to check out ToV and have a full preview to share. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/12/2013 by Christina Gonzalez
  • Will You Answer the Hero’s Call?

    Sony Online Entertainment and the EverQuest II team announced earlier this week the Hero's Call program that is coming into the game soon. Players will be able to create one free permanent level 85 character through October 15th. After that, Heroic Characters will cost $35. We spoke with the team about the new program and have a great interview wrap report. Check it out before telling us what you think of Hero's Call in the comments.

    Posted on 10/01/2013 by Garrett Fuller
  • Five SOE Live Musings

    SOE Live is in the books for 2013 and we've got a great list of random musings about last weekend's convention. See what struck our fancy before heading to the comments to chat.

    Posted on 08/08/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • SOE Live: The Wrap Report

    Now that SOE Live has come and gone for another year, it's time to take a look back at the weekend's MMO news out of Sony Online Entertainment. Yes, more than just EverQuest Next was announced. Check out our final thoughts before adding yorus in the comments.

    Posted on 08/07/2013 by Robert Lashley

Editorial

  • The Revenue Model Wars

    In a new column that's sure to generate some...heated discussion, MMORPG.com's Adam Tingle takes a look at several big title games and their revenue models. Adam has a few things to say about 'bang for your buck' and other topics. See if you agree. Either way, leave us a comment or two when you're finished.

    Posted on 11/07/2011 by Adam Tingle
  • All Around Norrath: Kunark Expansion

    In her bi-weekly All Around Norrath column, Adele Caelia travels the world of EQII to speak with the players about the game. This week she asks them: “What are your hopes and expectations for the upcoming expansion Rise of Kunark?”

    Posted on 11/07/2007 by Adele Caelia
  • All Around Norrath - Remember When?

    Today, we kick off a new column as Adele Caelia travels the world of Norrath in EverQuest II, talking to players about their experiences. Today, she talks to folks about their fondest EQII memories, and shares some of her own.

    Posted on 10/24/2007 by Adele Caelia
  • Dana's Panel: Third Party Sites

    Dana Massey reports on the panel he sat on.

    Posted on 09/09/2006 by Dana Massey
  • EverQuest II Content Galore!

    Since the release of Everquest 2 in November 2004, Sony Online Entertainment has experienced tremendous success and laid claim to its 2nd established MMO. So what is Sony’s secret to success? Let’s take a look at what has been added since release, just a short 6 months ago.

    Posted on 05/18/2005 by Darren Bridle
  • Thoughts on Station Exchange

    Darren Bridle has put up a small article looking at the new "Station Exchange" system that SOE has recently announced.

    Posted on 04/25/2005 by Darren Bridle

Previews

  • Big Happenings in Norrath

    There's a lot going on in the EverQuest universe during the next few months. From the original game's 15th anniversary to EQ2's latest updates, to Landmark's alpha launch and beyond, we caught up with the SOE team to talk about everything happening in Norrath.

    Posted on 01/22/2014 by William Murphy
  • Exploring Tears of Veeshan

    EverQuest 2, even with all the hoopla surrounding EverQuest Next, is still a juggernaut with fans and developers. The latest expansion, Tears of Veeshan, looks to continue building the fanbase. We took time to check out ToV and have a full preview to share. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Posted on 11/12/2013 by Christina Gonzalez
  • EverQuest and EverQuest 2's New Expansions

    Despite this past weekend being all about EQ Next, both the original and its sequel are also trucking on with brand new expansions later this year. Read on for details on both.

    Posted on 08/05/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • The Darkness Dawns Today

    The latest in a long string of updates to EverQuest 2, Darkness Dawns, is slated to hit live service today, July 23rd. We were able to attend a tour of Darkness Dawns and have a terrific preview to share. Read on before heading to the comments to talk about it.

    Posted on 07/23/2013 by William Murphy
  • Exploring Scars of the Awakened

    We recently went on a guided tour of the most recent EverQuest 2 update, Scars of the Awakened. Find out more about what you can expect in Scars before heading to the comments to discuss!

    Posted on 05/02/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Chains of Eternity Preview

    Chains of Eternity is EverQuest II's ninth expansion and we recently had the opportunity to take a tour of some of the new content that players will discover when it launches. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 11/10/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • A Series Spanning the MMO Ages

    During SOE Live, developers from both EverQuest and EverQuest 2 were on hand to talk about their games and the upcoming expansions for each. In addition, new information was released about the so-called EverQuest Next. We've got a report straight out of SOE Live so keep reading!

    Posted on 10/29/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • SOEmote Revolutionizing Role-play

    During E3, we managed to get a good first-hand look at Sony Online Entertainment's new tech feature called SOEmote, a feature that is set to be implemented in EverQuest 2. Don't know what SOEmote is? You will after checking out our hands on experience. Read on!

    Posted on 06/11/2012 by William Murphy
  • Age of Discovery & Freeport Reborn Preview

    Recently, Sony Online Entertainment announced that EverQuest II will be moving to a hybrid free to play revenue model on December 6th and that Age of Discovery, the game's latest expansion, would be launching near then as well. We recently had the opportunity to check out the Age of Discovery, including a look at Game Update 62 "Freeport Reborn" and the new Beastmaster. Check it out and then leave us your reaction in the comments.

    Posted on 11/29/2011 by William Murphy
  • Rise of Kunark Guided Tour

    As a follow-up to her hands-on time with EverQuest II's new Rise of Kunark expansion, Community Manager Laura Genender took part in a recent guided tour of the expansion's new zone. Today, she shares her experience.

    Posted on 10/25/2007 by Laura Genender
  • Rise of Kunark Preview

    Recently, our Community Manager, Laura Genender was invited to San Francisco to attend Sony Online Entertainment's "Step Into Fall" event where she got a chance to have a first hand look at the upcoming expansion for EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark.

    Posted on 10/07/2007 by Laura Genender
  • Echoes of Faydwer Preview

    It launches today, get our preview hot off the presses as Carolyn Koh reports.

    Posted on 11/14/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Expansion Preview

    Carolyn Koh learns about their expansion and adventure packs.

    Posted on 05/15/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Kingdom of the Sky First Look

    Mike Jobbagy has been playing and had a tour of Kingdom of the Sky. He files this report.

    Posted on 02/06/2006 by Mike Jobbagy
  • Preview from CES

    Carolyn takes a look forward as she visits with SOE at the Consumer Electronics Show.

    Posted on 01/12/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Desert of Flames E3 Preview

    The first expansion to EverQuest II was on display at E3 2005. It already won our "Best Expansion" awards - so what is it all about?

    Posted on 05/27/2005 by Dana Massey
  • EQ II Launch Party Coverage

    On November 11, 2004 SOE held a huge red carpet event to celebrate the launch of their ground-breaking MMORPG sequel - EverQuest II. Our own Richard Duffek (Kunou) was there to report on the event.

    Posted on 11/29/2004 by Richard Cox
  • 2004 New Orleans Fan Faire

    Richard Duffek attended the 2004 EverQuest Fan Fair in New Orleans and has returned with his impressions and stories from the event!

    Posted on 11/14/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Beta Journal - The Tale of Astad

    SOE has loosened up many of the NDA restraints for low level content. Staying within these guidelines our own Richard Duffek (Kunou) has written a great beta journal for your reading pleasure!

    Posted on 09/20/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Fan Site VIP Event (Part V)

    This is our fifth and final installment in our in-depth coverage of the EQII Fan Site Event 2004 that was held in San Diego, CA. In this feature we will look at graphics, artwork and quests. In addition we will be releasing all of the pictures taken during the event!

    Posted on 08/15/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Fan Site VIP Event (Part IV)

    Richard Duffek is back at it with his fourth installment in our coverage of the EQII Fan Site Event. This feature will cover game content, how guilds will work and audio in the game.

    Posted on 08/14/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Fan Site VIP Event (Part III)

    This is our third installment of our coverage of the EverQuest II Fan Site Event which was held this past weekend. In this article we will take a look at tradeskills in EQ2.

    Posted on 08/13/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Fan Site VIP Event (Part II)

    We are proud to bring you our second installment in our coverage of the EQII Fan Site VIP Event held in San Diego, CA. This part is dedicated to magic and spells and should answer most of your questions regarding their implementation in the game.

    Posted on 08/12/2004 by Richard Cox
  • Fan Site VIP Event (Part I)

    Our own Richard Duffek (Kunou) recently attended the EverQuest II "Fan Site VIP Event" in San Diego / Puerto Nuevo. Here he played EQII hands on and attended every interview opportunity available. This is the first of 5 installments!

    Posted on 08/11/2004 by Richard Cox
  • MMORPG.COM Tours SOE

    We recently had the pleasure of taking a guided tour through SOE headquarters in San Francisco, CA. We met lots of people, played some games and got an in-depth preview of Everquest II.

    Posted on 03/18/2004 by Craig McGregor

Interviews

  • Happy 15th Anniversary Norrath - EQ Updates

    Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to catch up with some of the key players in the EverQuest franchise team at SOE. EverQuest is nearing its 15th anniversary this week on March 16th, and each of the EQ games in the pantheon have something happening to celebrate. We met with Dave Georgeson, Thom Terrazas, Holly Longdale, and Terry Michaels to chat briefly about what each game has in the works for the coming weeks.

    Posted on 03/11/2014 by William Murphy
  • SOE's Smedley on Re-Imagining the All-Access Pass

    This past week John Smedley of SOE has been talking about some moves towards an open price model with a flat fee for players. With such a huge slate of games under their mantle anyone playing an SOE game on the PC will soon have a chance to open a library of games. Whether it is Planetside 2, EverQuest, DC Universe, EverQuest 2, or even the upcoming EverQuest Next, you will soon get a lot more options for your money.

    Posted on 01/12/2014 by Garrett Fuller
  • Will You Answer the Hero’s Call?

    Sony Online Entertainment and the EverQuest II team announced earlier this week the Hero's Call program that is coming into the game soon. Players will be able to create one free permanent level 85 character through October 15th. After that, Heroic Characters will cost $35. We spoke with the team about the new program and have a great interview wrap report. Check it out before telling us what you think of Hero's Call in the comments.

    Posted on 10/01/2013 by Garrett Fuller
  • Big News for the EverQuest Franchise

    Today marks a big day for EverQuest fans of all stripes. Sony Online Entertainment has made some significant changes to the free to play matrices in EverQuest and EverQuest 2 and laid to rest the permadeath rumor for EverQuest Next. See what else we discovered when talking with Dave Georgeson and then chat about it in the comments.

    Posted on 03/07/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Wayback Wednesday - All Chained Up

    In this week's Wayback Wednesday, Rob is joined by EverQuest II Producer Holly Longdale and Designer Akil Hooper for a terrific tour of the latest expansion, Chains of Eternity. The discussion centers around the release of Chains and the lore introduced into the game. Check it out!

    Posted on 01/23/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Wayback Wednesday with the EQII Team

    On a previous episode of Wayback Wednesday Grakulen had the opportunity to cover Everquest and talk to the team from Sony Online Entertainment. This week after some begging, pleading, and promising SOE Rob would do a better job (joke), they agreed to show up for another episode and talk about Everquest II. Check out Wayback Wednesday: EverQuest II Edition.

    Posted on 04/26/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Holly Longdale Talks Update 63

    EverQuest II players were treated to the latest update to the game that brings the Skyshine zone into the game. We recently caught up with EQ II Producer Holly Longdale to talk about Game Update 63. See what we discovered and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 04/19/2012 by Garrett Fuller
  • On F2P Success and EQNext

    It's been nearly two months since the free to play launch of EverQuest II. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Executive Producer Dave Georgeson about the success of the new version of EQII and the future of EQ as a whole... including EQNext. See what he's got to say in our exclusive interview.

    Posted on 01/25/2012 by William Murphy
  • Age of Discovery Bringing BIG Changes

    MMORPG.com's Drew Wood recently attended the SOE Fan Faire in Las Vegas. During the opening presentation, fans were treated to a first look at the latest Everquest II expansion, Age of Destiny. Age of Destiny is poised to bring a lot of new and exciting features into the game and Drew had the opportunity to chat with Executive Producer Dave Georgeson about them. Read more and then let us know what you think!

    Posted on 07/28/2011 by Drew Wood
  • Talking with Dave Georgeson

    MMORPG's Michael Lafferty recently had the chance to chat with senior producer Dave Georgeson about the state of EverQuest II, the new expansion and what MMOs need.

    Posted on 03/02/2011 by Guest Writer
  • Bang for Your Buck: EverQuest 2 Extended

    In a new series here at MMORPG.com, former F2P Survivor Guy Adam Tingle is writing Bang for Your Buck. His self proclaimed goal is to prove to our readers that there really isn't such thing as "free to play" but does claim there is such a thing as the "most free to play" MMO. In his inaugural column, Adam takes a look at Everquest 2 Extended, Sony Online Entertainment's F2P iteration of the classic MMO. Check it out and then let us know your thoughts on Adam's new column.

    Posted on 02/11/2011 by Adam Tingle
  • Destiny of Velious Interview

    The eighth Everquest II expansion, Destiny of Velious, is scheduled to be released in late February. The new expansion will bring a lot of interesting new features and content to EQII. MMORPG.com Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller caught up with Producer Dave Georgeson and Game Designer Carlos Mora to talk about Destiny of Velious. We've got terrific information and exclusive screens so be sure to check it out!

    Posted on 02/10/2011 by Garrett Fuller
  • John Smedley Interview

    This past week, MMORPG.com writer Angie Webb had the opportunity to attend the Syndicate Guild Conference in San Diego, California. Sony Online Entertainment was there in force and luminaries included SOE president John Smedley. Angie had the opportunity to spend some time with Mr. Smedley to discuss SOE's stable of games and its relationship to the Syndicate. Read the full report!

    Posted on 08/25/2010 by Angie Webb
  • Free To Play Service Coming Mid-August

    MMORPG.com's Michael Lafferty has big news today for fans of Everquest 2: EQ2 is going free to play in mid-August. Michael had the chance to sit down with Producer Dave Georgeson to talk about this major step for Everquest II and for Sony Online Entertainment. Find out what it means for subscribers and new fans alike.

    Posted on 07/27/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Video Interview with Alan Crosby

    The new Executive Producer of EverQuest II talked to us at E3 about what they're up to with the SOE MMO.

    Posted on 06/22/2009 by Dana Massey
  • Dear Devs: Part Three

    MMORPG.com's Adele Caelia recently submitted some questions from EverQuest II players to the game's developers. Today, we present the final three answers provided by SOE.

    Posted on 06/17/2008 by Adele Caelia
  • SOE / Live Gamer Deal Explained

    Today we learned that SOE will be replacing their Station Exchange program, a program that helps players sell in-game items for real life cash (RMT), with a third party company called Live Gamer. Managing Editor Jon Wood spoke to both SOE President and CEO John Smedley and Live Gamer Inc Co-Founder and President Andrew Schneider to try to clear up misconceptions that people might have about the announcement.

    Posted on 02/07/2008 by Jon Wood
  • RoK: Launch Day Community Q&A

    In honor of the launch of their new expansion, Rise of Kunark, Senior Producer Scott Hartsman answers questions from our community.

    Posted on 11/13/2007 by Ben Krueger
  • Rise of Kunark: Creature Feature Part Two

    Today, to celebrate the launch of EverQuest II's newest expansion, Rise of Kunark, we present Part Two of our RoK Creature Feature, an article that looks at some of the new monsters that players will run into in the expansion.

    Posted on 11/13/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Legends of Norrath Dev Chat Log

    On November 6th the devs from Legends of Norrath the EverQuest based online trading card game, stopped by to chat with MMORPG.com's community.

    Posted on 11/07/2007 by Laura Genender
  • Chad Haley Video Interview

    Jon Wood sat down with Chad Haley Character Art Lead for EQ2 to talk about what's coming up in EverQuest 2's fourth expansion The Rise of Kunark, including a look at a new race known as the Sanark.

    Posted on 08/30/2007 by Jon Wood
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #12

    Scott Hartsman drops by for a few more questions on the upcoming expansion pack to EverQuest II.

    Posted on 11/10/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #11

    A number of folks from SOE take the time to answer some questions from Darren Bridle in our continuing bi-weekly Q&A series.

    Posted on 09/22/2006 by Darren Bridle
  • AGC: Breakfast with SOE

    We ate breakfast with four people from SOE and learned about each of their titles.

    Posted on 09/13/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #10

    We go for more questions and answers.

    Posted on 08/25/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Chris Kramer, Senior Director of Corporate Comm.

    Chris Kramer is the head of SOE's public relations and corporate communications, we recently caught up with him.

    Posted on 08/18/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Interview #9

    Scott Hartsman, the Senior Producer of EQII, answers more questions.

    Posted on 07/28/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Echoes of Faydwer Q&A #1

    We kick off a new EQII Q&A series in anticipation of their next expansion.

    Posted on 06/30/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Adventure Pack 3 Q&A

    Carolyn Koh finds out about the new adventure pack.

    Posted on 06/09/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #5

    We're back with a special Wednesday Q&A as the interviews continue.

    Posted on 04/26/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #4

    PvP is the focus this time around.

    Posted on 03/31/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Bi-Weekly Q&A #3

    Scott Hartsman, the Senior Producer of EQII, answers more questions as our bi-weekly Q&A moves beyond the expansion.

    Posted on 02/24/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Kingdom of the Sky Q&A #2

    Rob Hinman asks questions of Scott Hartsman.

    Posted on 02/10/2006 by Annah H
  • Kingdom of the Sky Q&A #1

    We quiz Scott Hartsman, the Senior Producer of EQII Kingdom of the Sky, to kick off this bi-weekly interview series.

    Posted on 01/27/2006 by Annah H

Hardware Reviews

  • Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100 NIC Review

    In her latest hardware review, MMORPG.com correspondent Carolyn Koh takes a look at the BigFoot Networks "Killer" Network Interface Card (NIC). Carolyn takes the challenge that BigFoot offers gamers: Improved network performance and reduced lag in online games. Does the Killer NIC measure up? Read Carolyn's review to find out.

    Posted on 08/13/2010 by Carolyn Koh

Media

Dev Journals

  • Elements of Corruption Lore

    Game Update 51: Elements of Corruption will be hitting live servers soon, and the folks at EverQuest II have released a portion of the background lore behind the update.

    Posted on 03/05/2009 by Guest Writer
  • The Fighter Revamp

    The folks at EverQuest II have prepared a dev journal which looks into upcoming changes to the fighter archetype, tanking, and how hate functions.

    Posted on 01/27/2009 by Guest Writer
  • Return of the Gods, Part II

    We have the good gods and one more netural in the second half of this two part exclusive.

    Posted on 08/31/2006 by Guest Writer
  • Return of the Gods, Part I

    The next expansion puts religion back in EverQuest. We have profiles of four of eight here today.

    Posted on 08/30/2006 by Guest Writer

General Article

  • SOE Live: The Wrap Report

    Now that SOE Live has come and gone for another year, it's time to take a look back at the weekend's MMO news out of Sony Online Entertainment. Yes, more than just EverQuest Next was announced. Check out our final thoughts before adding yorus in the comments.

    Posted on 08/07/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • EQNext's Time to Shine

    Now that Blizzard has pushed any further information and development of its 'Titan' MMO to the distant future, it's time for EverQuest Next to take the spotlight. Check out our thoughts on the subject before heading to the comments to discuss.

    Posted on 05/30/2013 by William Murphy
  • Going F2P…For Real This Time

    That's right. Everquest II is going free to play, not with separate servers for F2Pers and subscribers. SOE has a full-blown F2P revenue plan in mind for all EQII players. We've got the details for you from MMORPG.com Associate Editor Suzie Ford who spoke with SOE's Dave Georgeson yesterday. Read on!

    Posted on 11/10/2011 by Suzie Ford
  • E3 2011 - The 3D Update

    One of the more compelling advances in the MMORPGs that we play is the advent of 3D graphic technology. At E3 2011, MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh talked with Everquest 2 Lead Programmer Greg Spence about the recent introduction of 3D technology into the game. Read on to discover more about Everquest 2's 3D Update.

    Posted on 06/30/2011 by Carolyn Koh
  • Looking at EQII Extended

    Everquest II Extended, the free to play version of the game, has been up and running for awhile now. MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at Everquest II Extended and gives his first impressions of his journey through the F2P version. See what Phil found that was helpful and those things that might hinder one's experiences. Have you played EQ2 Extended? Let us know what you've experienced on our forums.

    Posted on 11/03/2010 by Phil James
  • The Quiz: P2P to F2P

    With the announcement earlier this week that Champions Online is headed to free to play, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood has put together a quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more recently 'converted' F2Ps on the market. See how you do and then give us a report on the forums!

    Posted on 10/29/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Extended: Things Change

    In his latest column, MMORPG.com writer Phil James takes a look at Everquest 2 Extended. Phil walks readers through character creation and the initial stages of the game. Is EQ2X all its purported to be? Read Phil's article to find out and then let us know of your experiences with Everquest 2 Extended.

    Posted on 10/06/2010 by Phil James
  • Is New Halas Really New?

    It has been said that developers have a very short window of opportunity in which to grab a player's attention and, most importantly, to keep it. To that end, MMORPG.com's Phil James has a review of the recently overhauled starter zone in Everquest II. Find out if Phil thinks the reworked starter zone in EQII is enough to capture and retain a player's interest.

    Posted on 08/30/2010 by Phil James
  • User interfaces: Does ‘one size’ fit all? Hardly

    In his latest MMORPG.com article, Michael Lafferty discusses the recent changes to the Everquest II user interface, or UI. While acknowledging some nice changes, Michael discovered that many players think that the new version leaves much to be desired. In comments from the players themselves, Michael discovers that one size does NOT fit all. Find out why.

    Posted on 08/20/2010 by Guest Writer
  • EQ II Extended Fan Faire Panel

    At last weekend's Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood sat in on what was probably the most controversial panel during the convention: The panel dealing with the recently announced Everquest II Extended and its free-to-play option. Developers David Georgeson, Rich Waters, Greg Spence and Tony Royce spent time discussing what EQ II Extended is and isn't as well as giving fans time to ask their questions.

    Posted on 08/13/2010 by Jon Wood
  • Sometimes You Just Have to Grind It Out

    MMORPG.com columnist Michael Lafferty tackles one of MMO players' biggest complaints: THE GRIND. Michael has discovered that, as his title says, sometimes you just have to grind it. With this in mind, Michael talks to several game developers about the issue. Find out what they have to say about THE GRIND, leveling, starting areas and trying not to make games feel like work.

    Posted on 07/14/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Looking at Halas Reborn

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II writer Phil James recently sat down with EverQuest II's Update 56, Halas Reborn. Today, he shares his experiences.

    Posted on 06/04/2010 by Phil James
  • Why EQII? Additional Features

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II expert Phil James writes this look at EverQuest II and some of the reasons that people who may have missed the game might want to try it out. Today, he focuses on some of the additional features the game has to offer.

    Posted on 05/25/2010 by Phil James
  • Why EQII? Character and Quests

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II expert Phil James writes this look at EverQuest II and some of the reasons that people who may have missed the game might want to try it out. Today, he focuses on some of the character and quest elements.

    Posted on 05/17/2010 by Phil James
  • Wishes for EverQuest III - Pt. 2

    MMORPG.com writer Phil James takes some time this week to tackle the idea of an EverQuest III and what he'd want to see done with the world of Norrath.

    Posted on 05/10/2010 by Phil James
  • A Look at Sentinel's Fate

    MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at the most recent expansion to EverQuest II, letting us know the ups and downs to the latest addition.

    Posted on 04/29/2010 by Phil James
  • Will of a Tyrant

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Reporter Phil James writes this look at the recent Will of a Tyrant update leading up to the game's next expansion, Sentinels of Fate.

    Posted on 01/25/2010 by Phil James
  • The Year That Was For EQII

    MMORPG.com Reporter Phil James writes this look back at some of the changes made to SOE's EverQuest II over the last year.

    Posted on 01/06/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Looking at Frostfell

    At this festive time of year, MMORPG.com EverQuest II reporter Phil James writes this look at the EverQuest II holiday, Frostfell.

    Posted on 12/20/2009 by MMORPG.com Staff
  • Looking Back a Month - November

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Reporter Phil James writes this look back at the events of the month of November in SOE's EverQuest II.

    Posted on 12/11/2009 by Guest Writer
  • User Created Books

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Correspondent Daniel Stull writes this look at the introduction of user created books into the world of Sony Online Entertainment's popular MMO.

    Posted on 05/18/2009 by Daniel Stull
  • Elements of Corruption Tour

    MMORPG.com's Stephanie Morrow recently took part in a tour of the revamp of the Lavastorm zone in Sony Online Entertainment's EverQuest II titled Elements of Corruption.

    Posted on 03/11/2009 by Stephanie Morrow
  • A Look at The Shadow Odyssey

    MMORPG.com's Donna Desborough has been playing EverQuest II's new expansion Shadow Odyssey which launched yesterday. Today, she gives us her impressions of the latest installment of the EQ franchise.

    Posted on 11/19/2008 by Donna Desborough
  • Correspondent - Tradeskills and You, Part One

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Correspondent Daniel Stull has written this introductory article to a continuing series on the tradeskills system in Sony Online Entertainment's EverQuest II.

    Posted on 09/13/2008 by Daniel Stull
  • Expansion - The Shadow Odyssey

    MMORPG writer Carolyn Koh was at the recent SOE Fan Faire where a new expansion was officially announced for the well known game. Today, Carolyn files this report, giving us a few details about The Shadow Odyssey.

    Posted on 08/21/2008 by Carolyn Koh
  • Correspondent - Why the Hate

    EverQuest II Correspondent and relative newcomer to the game Daniel Stull writes this second article about some of the EQII hate and SOE hate responses garnered by his previous article.

    Posted on 08/20/2008 by Daniel Stull
  • Correspondent - From the Eyes of a Noob

    MMORPG.com Correspondent Daniel Stull files this report gathering information and advice from long-time EverQuest II players and presenting it through the eyes of a new player.

    Posted on 08/04/2008 by Daniel Stull
  • Dear Devs: Part Two

    MMORPG.com's Adele Caelia recently submitted some questions from EverQuest II players to the game's developers. Today, we present three more of the company's answers. Remember to check back next week for more.

    Posted on 06/05/2008 by Adele Caelia
  • Dear Devs: Player Questions Answered

    MMORPG.com's Adele Caelia recently submitted some questions from EverQuest II players to the game's developers. Today, we present three of the company's answers. Remember to check back next week for more.

    Posted on 05/30/2008 by Adele Caelia
  • Rise of Kunark Expansion Review

    Adele Caelia has had an opportunity to explore the new EverQuest II expansion, Rise of Kunark and today shares her impressions of the add-on with you.

    Posted on 12/19/2007 by Adele Caelia
  • What Race do I Play - Koada'Dal (High Elves)

    When players first enter EverQuest II one of the very first choices that they have to make is which race to play. With all of the choices available, new players and old alike may have trouble making the decision. Today, Adele Caelia tells us why it's good to play a High Elf in Norrath.

    Posted on 11/29/2007 by Adele Caelia
  • Rise of Kunark Creature Feature, Part One of Two

    SOE has provided us with profiles on monsters for the upcoming expansion to Everquest II, Rise of Kunark. In this two-part series we will take a look at five new monsters and Scott Hartsman will answer some of our questions about monster development.

    Posted on 10/18/2007 by Guest Writer
  • House Renovation Contest

    A while back, the developers of SOE's EQII held a contest. A little bit like the TV show "Trading Spaces", some players were given the opportunity to have their character's house made over by the devs.

    Posted on 08/17/2007 by Guest Writer
  • Legends of Norrath Trading Card Game

    While Staff Writer Carolyn Koh was at the recent SOE Fan Faire, she attended the announcement of the new Legends of Norrath TCG. Expanding the EQ and EQII universe into the realm of the online Trading Card Game, Legends of Norrath should appeal to fans of those games.

    Posted on 08/13/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • E3 Update

    MMORPG.com Writer Carolyn Koh took the time to drop by this year's E3. While there, she looked at a numnber of different games. Today, we present her report on a conversation with Scott Hartsman, the Producer of SOE's EverQuest II.

    Posted on 07/19/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • Zone Overview: Unrest

    Adele Caelia recently attended a preview of the new Unrest zone in EverQuest II. Today, a day after the zone's launch, she presents this overview of this exciting addition to EQII.

    Posted on 03/01/2007 by Guest Writer
  • CES 2007: Beyond Echoes of Faydwer

    Carolyn Koh sits down at EverQuest II Senior Producer Scott Hartsman about their new "Estate of Unrest" zone.

    Posted on 01/11/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • Fan Faire Blog, Part Four

    The case of the lost blog entry is solved with Jon's final report.

    Posted on 04/13/2006 by Jon Wood
  • Fan Faire Blog, Part Three

    Jon Wood's second to last entry from Atlanta.

    Posted on 04/09/2006 by Jon Wood
  • Fan Faire Blog, Part Two

    Jon Wood files another report from Atlanta.

    Posted on 04/08/2006 by Jon Wood
  • Fan Faire Blog, Part One

    Jon Wood is on location for the SOE Fan Faire in Atlanta.

    Posted on 04/07/2006 by Jon Wood

Progress Reports

Awards

  • 2010 Awards: Game of the Year

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we feature the 2010 Game of the Year.

    Posted on 01/14/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P MMO

    The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards! Today we reveal the award for best F2P MMO.

    Posted on 01/13/2011 by Jon Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Best F2P Game

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's nominees for the Best F2P game of the year. Check out the choices, cast your vote and let us know why you chose as you did!

    Posted on 12/11/2010 by Drew Wood
  • 2010 Awards: Biggest News Story

    In today's round of voting in the 2010 Reader's Choice awards here at MMORPG.com, we invite you to check out this year's biggest new stories and select the one that you believe created the most stir in 2010.

    Posted on 12/07/2010 by Drew Wood

Event Blog

  • SOE Fan Faire: Two Expansions and Planetside 2

    Drew Wood is on hand in Las Vegas for all there is to see at SOE's Fan Faire 2011. As luck would have it, the show's starting off with a bang, unveiling two new expansions and the long awaited first ever reveal of Planetside 2.

    Posted on 07/08/2011 by Drew Wood

Column

  • The Franchise at 15

    Nothing says, “Everquest is awesome!” quite like a picture of Omeed Dariani riding the 1970s Batmobile. Everquest has come a long (really long) way since Omeed and his Batmobiling ways. In one sense, this is because Omeed now has his very own Everquest Live loveseat, and also because Everquest has grown in its own way over time, culminating in the development of Everquest Next Landmark and Everquest Next.

    Posted on 03/21/2014 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Tears of Veeshan & Assorted MMORPG Expansions

    Game expansions are the lifeblood for longevity of the MMOs we love to play. In his latest column, Adam Tingle talks about expansions in general and about EverQuest: Tears of Veeshan in particular. Read on before heading to the forums to chat.

    Posted on 12/20/2013 by Adam Tingle
  • Five SOE Live Musings

    SOE Live is in the books for 2013 and we've got a great list of random musings about last weekend's convention. See what struck our fancy before heading to the comments to chat.

    Posted on 08/08/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Mentoring is Motivation

    One of the biggest complaints about MMOs today is that we are always seemingly on the fast track to the endgame. But once there, then what? In today's Player Perspectives we offer you the powerful motivating factor that mentoring other lower-level players can bring to players after all of their guildies are off to other games or just aren't around as much. See if you agree and then weigh in with your comments.

    Posted on 02/10/2012 by Isabelle Parsley
  • The Future of MMORPG Revenue Streams

    In this week's Free Zone, industry stalwart Richard Aihoshi takes a look at the impending shift of revenue streams in the MMORPG marketplace. Find out what Richard thinks may happen in the coming years and be sure to add in your two cents as well.

    Posted on 07/19/2011 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Me and My MMOs

    In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!

    Posted on 06/03/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Five Goofy MMO Promotions

    Everyone needs a gimmick and MMO promoters are no exception. In The List today, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at five of the goofiest promotions that the PR departments have come up with for the MMOs they represent(ed). Check out Bill's random list of Five Goofy MMO Promotions. Did he miss your favorite? Let us know!

    Posted on 05/24/2011 by William Murphy
  • Bring Your Own Sand

    One of the perennial arguments amongst MMO gamers is the one that centers around Theme Park vs Sandbox games. Proponents of one or the other draw battle lines and argue vehemently that "theirs is the best type" of MMO. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley takes a look at these two MMO types. She's got a lot to say about them so be sure to check out her article. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 02/25/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Top Crafting Systems

    Crafting is a make it or break it proposition for many MMO players. A good crafting system can keep a player involved for years. A bad one can chase them out very quickly. In The List this week, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at several MMOs that he thinks set the standard for all that's right in crafting. Check it out and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.

    Posted on 02/02/2011 by William Murphy
  • The Quiz: Expansions Edition

    With this week's launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood figured that expansion packs would be a terrific subject for today's Quiz. So sit back, see how you do and let us know what you think in our forums!

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by Drew Wood
  • Top 5 Ugly MMO Races

    The List this week features a look at some of the ugliest races ever to grace the hallowed pixels of our favorite MMOs. Bill Murphy has pulled some mirror-breaking folk from expected, and maybe a few unexpected, places. Check out his list and then add some uglies in our comments section below.

    Posted on 12/08/2010 by William Murphy
  • Five Memorable MMO Baddies

    In today's The List column, MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy takes a fond look back at some of his favorite MMO bad guys. From EVE's Goonswarm to Everquest 2's Curt Schilling, these are the baddies we love to hate. Check out The List and then add a few of your own on our forums.

    Posted on 10/12/2010 by William Murphy
  • Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs Part 3

    In Part I and Part II of Adam Tingle's Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs, "experienced" games were pitted against "the new kids on the block" in categories including community, solo play, instances and more. In today's installment of the three-part look at Old vs New MMOs, Adam discusses Guilds, Crafting and the Time Sink factor. See which group comes out victorious (for today)! Let us know your thoughts, as always, on the forums!

    Posted on 09/24/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • More F2P for the West?

    With the conversion of three of popular western titles (DDO, Everquest 2 and Lord of the Rings Online), Richard Aihoshi wonders in this week's Free Zone column whether or not more 'western' development companies will start to develop free to play games from the outset. See what Richard thinks and then add your thoughts on the forums!

    Posted on 09/13/2010 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Fighting Words: EQ2 vs Vanguard Pt. 1

    Last week's World of Warcraft vs Lord of the Rings Online was a hit in Adam Tingle's new column, Fighting Words. This week, Adam pits two Sony Online Entertainment heavy-hitters against one another: Everquest 2 and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Adam's comparison of areas such as Player Characters, Community and "Everquest-ness" is so extensive that we've divided the fight into two rounds. Read Round One today and come back in a few days for Round Two of Everquest II vs Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Posted on 08/31/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • Questions About F2P Conversions

    In this week's installment of Free Zone, MMORPG.com columnist Richard Aihoshi considers the conversion of several subscription titles to free-to-play games. What does it mean when a 'premium' game goes F2P? Richard examines this question and others. Keep reading!

    Posted on 08/30/2010 by Richard Aihoshi
  • An Intriguing Experiment: EverQuest II Extended

    In this week's Free Zone, Richard Aihoshi offers some provocative thoughts about Sony Online Entertainment's recent announcement about Everquest 2 Extended, the free-to-play version of the game set to go live as early as August 17th. Richard also asks questions and ponders the repercussions for other 'aging' titles.

    Posted on 08/16/2010 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Why You Should Embrace the F2P Movement

    Today's The List column is a provocative look at the free to play movement in games these days. MMORPG.com writer Bill Murphy has four reasons why you need to embrace the F2P movement. See if you agree or disagree.

    Posted on 07/29/2010 by William Murphy
  • Five MMO Sequels

    This week, MMORPG.com's Jon Wood uses the list to count down five MMO sequels, a rare breed for the genre.

    Posted on 09/29/2009 by Jon Wood

At A Glance

  • A Noob's Look at EQII

    MMORPG.com writer Chris Higgins takes a look at the first 20 levels in SOE's classic MMORPG EverQuest II, focusing in on the game as someone completely unfamiliar with the EverQuest franchise.

    Posted on 11/05/2009 by Christopher Higgins

Guide

  • Races of EQII: The Neutral

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Correspondent Vernon Reich writes this overview of the races available in SOE's EverQuest II. In this part of his article, Vernon looks at the Neutral aligned races.

    Posted on 12/03/2008 by Vernon Reich
  • Races of EQII: The Bad

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Correspondent Vernon Reich writes this overview of the races available in SOE's EverQuest II. In this part of his article, Vernon looks at the Evil aligned races.

    Posted on 11/21/2008 by Vernon Reich
  • Races of EQII: The Good

    MMORPG.com EverQuest II Correspondent Vernon Reich writes this overview of the races available in SOE's EverQuest II. In this part of his article, Vernon looks at the Good aligned races.

    Posted on 11/20/2008 by Vernon Reich

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