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EverQuest Turns 21, Details New Overseer Feature

New Feature Detailed In Producer's Letter

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EverQuest, one of the hallmarks of the MMORPG genre, is turning 21 this year, and the folks at Daybreak are still going strong. 

In a new letter to the community on the EverQuest website, Executive Producer Holly "Windstalker" Longdale excitedly talks about the future of EQ, something that seems to never be in question due to the love this game has from the MMO community, and rolls out the reveal of a new feature coming to the long-standing game.

Can you believe EverQuest is entering its third decade? 21 years old this year! For this year’s anniversary in mid-March this year, we are releasing a new feature that has been a passion project for us that should enhance the lives of many around Norrath.  We call it “Overseer.”

As an Overseer, you will be able to send out agents that you earn on Overseer Quests to gain rewards. This new system is designed to help players catch up to current content by giving access to rewards that are found in past content. Its goal is to help you build up your characters faster.  Overseer is accessible starting at level 85 and with its launch we will grant all members a free level 85 heroic character. More details on Overseer will be coming very soon.

Longdale also mentions the new progression servers, but doesn't really have anything to share at the moment. She mentions the team is working on the tech and "rounding out the rule sets" before they will be launched. 

You can check out the full post here on the EverQuest website. At 21 years old, what are some of your fondest EQ memories?


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore