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EverQuest News

Latest Headlines for EverQuest

  • Second Progression Server In the Works

    The Daybreak EverQuest forum has been updated with the announcement that a second progression server is in the works. The first, Ragefire, was built to be twice as large as those that came before, and it is packed to the rafters. The result of that is the forthcoming Lockjaw server now in the preparation stages.

    Reported on May 27, 2015
  • Ragefire Progression Server Reopens

    Daybreak Game Company has announced that the Everquest progression server, Ragefire, has reopened. The server will run alongside current servers, but players will be able to experience the game as it was at launch in 1999 and as expansions launched over the years.

    Reported on May 22, 2015
  • Travel Back In Time with the Progression Server

    Every MMO gamer knows of the title "EverQuest." Some of you actually played it, but the rest usually listen wearily while EQ veterans wax and wane about the so-called glory days. Regardless of your position on the game, there's no doubting that EQ fans are some of the most passionate you'll meet, and their insatiable appetite for nostalgia goes unrivaled.

    Reported on May 13, 2015
  • Turn Back the Clock on May 20th

    No, we're not talking about daylight savings time, but the official launch date for the EverQuest progression server coming on May 20th. Named "Ragefire", the team anticipates that the server will be ready to go on the 20th in the afternoon after receiving a bit of "attention" after it's enabled earlier in the day.

    Reported on May 11, 2015
  • Twice-Yearly Campaigns Introduced

    EverQuest players will have a lot to look forward to with the introduction of what Holly Longdale calls "campaigns". Rather than a single annual expansion, players will enjoy twice-yearly 'campaign' DLC. Longdale explains that this helps keep the world fresh, packed with content and gives the team a very quick turn around on player feedback.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2015
  • 16th Anniversary 30-Day All-Access Membership Giveaway!

    The folks at Daybreak are celebrating the 16th anniversary of EverQuest this week and we've got 16 30-Day All-Access Membership codes to give away to mark the occasion.

    Reported on Mar 20, 2015
  • Original Launch Trailer a Blast From the Past

    Today marks the official sixteenth anniversary of the launch of EverQuest. To celebrate, let's take a look back at the original launch trailer from 1999 (and let's party!) reposted by the EQ team in 2012.

    Reported on Mar 16, 2015
  • 16th Anniversary Events & Schedule Revealed

    Daybreak Game Studio has revealed the sixteenth anniversary celebration schedule and events for EverQuest. Players can look forward to special player-designed missions, Brew Day, Bristlebane Day and more.

    Reported on Mar 13, 2015
  • New Loot System in March, Progression Server Poll Incoming

    The EverQuest team was on hand last week to give players the thumbs up on continuing development for the game. Among other things, it was announced that seven player-created missions will be arriving in next month's anniversary update, as well as the new loot system. In addition, a progressive server is still very much at the forefront but without solid plans at the moment pending a possible survey of players to see how they would like it to manifest.

    Reported on Feb 23, 2015
  • 16th Anniversary to Feature Player-Designed Missions

    During the SOE Live celebrations of the past two years, EverQuest fans worked with developers to create Player-Designed Missions. This year marks EQ's sixteenth anniversary and these new missions will be the centerpiece of the celebration. The news was delivered in the first producer's letter of the year that lays out other details in store for the game.

    Reported on Feb 01, 2015
  • The Darkened Sea Flows Into Game

    The twenty-first EverQuest expansion has been released and will give players lots of time at the beach in pursuit of new quests, new gear and much more. Called "The Darkened Sea", the expansion gives players an opportunity to revisit characters and locations from the past that have been reimagined in new ways. Of note is the new "mount keyring" that places all mounts in a single location in order to free up inventory space.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2014
  • Still Going After 15 Years

    At SOE Live, the original EverQuest got its share of the spotlight, and it was clear that despite Landmark and EverQuest Next being the new hotness, the elder game in the franchise still has legs and a future in front of it. We sat down with EverQuest Producer Thom Terrazas to discuss their plans for the game and what that immediate future might be.

    Reported on Aug 20, 2014
  • Plane of War & Player Designed Missions Enter Game

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the long-awaited Plane of War, originally scheduled to be in the game a decade ago, has finally made its debut in EverQuest. In addition, player-designed missions have also been released in the latest game update.

    Reported on Apr 09, 2014
  • Fifteen Years in a Single Image

    To celebrate EverQuest's fifteen anniversary, Sony Online Entertainment has published a terrific inforgraphic to show off some amazing stats gained over the decade and a half since the game's launch.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2014
  • 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.

    Reported on Mar 11, 2014
  • 10 Things I Miss From Older MMOs

    Back in 1999, Everquest helped launch the MMO genre. Nearly fifteen years and twenty expansions later, EQ is still chugging along. With the recent announcement of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen led by Brad McQuaid, it's easy to get nostalgic. In this List, Ryahl takes a Norrathian detour from Final Fantasy XIV. Join in and see ten surprising things he found in a return to Everquest!

    Reported on Jan 13, 2014
  • Help Choose the Next Race / Class Combo

    In preparation for EverQuest's fifteenth anniversary, the team has put a query out to players to help choose the next race / class combo that will be placed in the game. Each week, players will choose their favorite race/class from a preset bracket with winners moving on to the next level.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2013
  • Veeshan Open Beta Kicks Off

    EverQuest players wanting to check out the next expansion to the game will be happy to hear that the open beta for Tears of Veeshan is now live. The open beta is live on the beta server and features several key updates and features, as well as new content.

    Reported on Oct 15, 2013
  • Answering the Call of the Forsaken

    EverQuest will be expanding soon with the unprecedented twentieth expansion when Call of the Forsaken goes live. We scored a developer walkthrough of the expansion and have an exclusive preview to share. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Reported on Oct 08, 2013
  • Call of the Forsaken Delayed Slightly

    The latest EverQuest expansion, Call of the Forsaken, has been delayed until October 8th. No specific reason is given but the assumption is that the expansion, introducing the mercenary system, needs a bit more time for polish.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2013
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