EverQuest, originally launched in 1999, was one of the first MMORPGs to achieve great success and notoriety in the genre. Sony Online Entertainment's game has spawned a large number of successful expansion packs, continually adding to the world of Norrath and its history, races and classes, making EQ one of the most robust games available. In 2004, the game spun off a hugely successful sequel, EverQuest II.
A brief preview of the next EverQuest update has been posted on the official site. Among other things, players can look forward to combat adjustments and AA ability consolidations.
Beginning today, EverQuest players can experience the past by participating in anniversary events from 2004-2013. Each NPC has a series of special quests tied to a given year in the past. The event begins today, Wednesday, April 27th and will last through Wednesday, June 8th giving plenty of time to see it all.
The EverQuest Ragefire progression server has unlocked the Scars of Velious expansion according to a post on the official site. All Access members can check it out for themselves.
EverQuest is ready to unleash the party hats with today's commencement of the 17th anniversary celebration. Players will be able to take part in a pair of in-game events that have gone live today and that will run through April 27th.
EverQuest is ready to celebrate its seventeenth anniversary. Executive Producer Holly Longdale has penned a new letter on the official forums to give players a heads up about things that are coming to the game, both on the visible side and the back end.
Last month saw the release of EverQuest's 22nd expansion. To honor the occasion we asked a few questions of one of the original designers and visionaries behind the project, Brad McQuaid. Read on for what Brad had to say.
For those looking for a true old school feeling to their MMO, Daybreak Game Company has announced that a 'true box', one account per player, progression server called Phinigel. Players will need to make friends, participate in chat and talk to be able to make it in the game world. The new server is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 9th.
An inside look at the many coders who have implemented their work into the game and how those early code threads have evolved with the game (e.g., Legacy of the Baby Dragon). Here to shed some light on the franchise's evolution is Jennifer Chan (Technical Director) and Terry Michaels (Senior Producer) from Daybreak Games.
Daybreak Game Company has announced that the twenty-second EverQuest expansion, The Broken Mirror, is expected to launch later today, Wednesday, November 18th. Players can look forward to four expansion zones, three reworked zones as well as a pair of "scalable" raids among other things.
Recently we had the chance to sit down and chat with three EverQuest developers, just before both the original EQ and its sequel are to receive their 22nd and 12th expansions. We have a full week of features on EverQuest planned, but today we wanted to ask each developer what they love most about the storied franchise. Here's what Holly Longdale (Executive Producer), Jonathan Caraker (Lead Designer) and Alan VanCuvering (Assistant Lead Designer) had to say.