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EverQuest's RageFire will be going back to 1999 when it works


It's 1999, but also confusingly not 1999
May 21
I guess the gang over at Everquest really liked the look of Runescape’s 2007-styled server, because they've just launched their own similar server called RageFire. Kind of. And it’s bringing back 1999-styled ... read
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Daybreak Layoffs

Layoffs hit former Sony studio barely a week after sale


Columbus Nova wastes no time turning the asshole knob to 11
Feb 12
Last Monday, venerable MMO studio Sony Online Entertainment was sold to Columbus Nova investment firm as part of Sony's on going restructuring. Not even two weeks later, an unknown number of employees have reportedly been lai... read
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EverQuest II

EverQuest II's 11th expansion, Altar of Malice, brings new playable race


Also, giant bunny mounts
Aug 15
EverQuest II is approaching its 10th anniversary. It originally released in 2004, the same year that Kanye West's genius debut College Dropout dropped. Altar of Malice brings with it a new playable race, the Areakyn. They off... read
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EverQuest

EverQuest's 21st expansion is The Darkened Sea


Dinosaurs, player robes, level cap increase
Aug 15
EverQuest has been going strong since 1999. That's when the Slim Shady LP and "Thong Song" released. Or, much better, Black on Both Sides. It will be getting its 21st expansion, The Darkened Sea, on October 28 for All-Access ... read
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See all the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark


ANTI-VOXELS!
May 04
Sony Online Entertainment has shared a video highlighting some of the cool things users have made in Everquest Next Landmark. On top of cool looking structures, users have been bending the rules by creating micro-voxels and ... read
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MMOs

Sony Online rolls out new $14.99 all-access subscription plan


Replaces existing individual game plans
Apr 29
Sony Online Entertainment is launching a new membership plan today that will give subscribers access to its games -- all of the major ones, essentially -- for $14.99 per month. That's EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Onli... read
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From AOEs to Zul'Farrak
Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time. Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you pl... read feature

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Sony Online

SOE considering one subscription for all PC games


Including games like PlanetSide 2 and EverQuest Next
Jan 07
Writing to PlanetSide 2 players about future plans for subscriptions, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley teased the possibility of one sub that would span all of the company's games on PC. "We are considering (a... read
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EverQuest guy's new MMO

EverQuest co-designer working on a new MMO


Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
Jan 07
EverQuest co-designer Brad McQuaide ended his most recent stint with Sony Online Entertainment last August and is now working on Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Does anyone get anything out of all these similar sounding fantasy... read
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SOE changes

SOE changing its terms for a few free-to-play games


Adjustments to how F2P subscribers get items
Jan 05
Right now, it's a pretty popular option to let subscribers of free-to-play games pay a monthly fee to get extra stuff on top of the F2P experience. Players of EverQuest, EverQuest II, and PlanetSide 2 currently get 500 "Stati... read
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EverQuest

January release likely for EverQuest Next Landmark alpha


Online sandbox game
Dec 20
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has pinned the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha as happening next month. "It's looking like [the alpha] is going to start sometime in the last half of January," he tweeted. That's... read
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EverQuest Next

SOE explains what EverQuest Next Landmark actually is


And it looks awesome
Dec 10
SOE just released a quick video that answers the question, "what is EverQuest Next Landmark?" Well, it's a game of exploration, monsters to fight, and building just about anything you want. The video shows off building a hou... read
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EverQuest Next classes

Here are the four known classes from EverQuest Next


Here's what's next in EQ Next
Nov 27
The Christmas issue of PC Gamer UK dives into some details on the upcoming EverQuest Next. One of those details is a list of known classes, which includes Cleric, Necromancer, Beast Lord, and Tempest. Here are the description... read
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EverQuest Next Landmark

Watch an hour of EverQuest Next Landmark


Evercraft
Nov 15
Some of the developers from Sony Online Entertainment sat down and livestreamed about EverQuest Next for almost an hour. If you have any interest in this game, this is a great place to learn a lot. They dive into detail... read
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EverQuest

EverQuest Next Landmark rolls out its founder's program


Early alpha/beta access and in-game items
Nov 11
The Founder's Packs for EverQuest Next Landmark are now available for purchase should you have money sitting around and a desire to send it Sony Online Entertainment's way. There are three tiers -- $19.99, $59.99, and $99.99 ... read
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Everquest Next diary

EverQuest Next developer diary shows materials and tools


It's going to be a lot like Minecraft
Nov 06
EverQuest Next posted a developer diary yesterday, showing off what the materials and tools will look like in Landmark. Players will start off with a copper pickaxe, and they will be able to start harvesting basic materials ... read
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EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken is live now


The 20th expansion for EQ
Oct 09
EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken brings a new story, new zones, new items, and plenty of tweaks to gameplay today. It's available for $39.99 in a no-frills package, or for $89.99 as a Collector's Edition, which includes bonus ... read
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EverQuest II now lets you just buy a level 85 character


Lol grinding
Oct 02
Well, this is happening. EverQuest II is letting players just straight up buy a level 85 Heroic character. No grinding, just throw down real cash and you'll get a high level character along with 280 AA points. There's also a... read
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SOEMote with a beauty and the beastly
The face-tracking technology called SOEMote was confirmed to be headed to Everquest Next, said game director Dave Georgeson. The tech was unveiled at E3 last year and is currently available to the public for free in Eve... read feature

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Everquest Next, Arkham Multiplayer & Xbox GPU Upgrade


The Destructoid Show sleeps through its alarm sometimes
Aug 02
Hey everybody! I'm wearing a really stupid shirt, it must be Friday! Suddenly, there are two new Everquest Next games on the horizon, and they look really cool. Quakecon is happening right now, and there's some Bethesda news... read
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SOE Live: Here's what EverQuest Next sounds like


Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule gives us a taste
Aug 02
During last night's SOE Live keynote, president John Smedley gave the gossip-starved EverQuest fans one dangling carrot: an early taste of the game's musical score and some face time with legendary musical composer Jeremy So... read
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Even Vegas isn't big enough for these expectations
How do you follow up a game that has captivated so many people for 15 for completely different reasons? Its not a task Sony Online Entertainment has taken to lightly: EverQuest Next has been scrapped twice since 2008 and is ... read feature

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SOE reveals Everquest Next


Watch the livestream to see what it's all about
Aug 01
Sony Online Entertainment's SOE Live event has just begun in Las Vegas. The big reveal for this event is Everquest Next, and it's an MMO the world "has never seen before" according to SOE President John Smedley. What exactly ... read
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SOE Live will be streamed, EverQuest NEXT to be unveiled


We'll be Everquestioning
Jul 31
Second wives, prepare your divorce papers: EverQuest Next is being unveiled this week.  Sony Online Entertainment kicks off their annual "SOE Live" game expo at 7pm tomorrow in Las Vegas, and I can barely ... read
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From the community
A few months ago, we compiled a list of some of the toughest games to run on PC in honor of the release of Crysis 3. While each of the games listed were certainly troublesome, plenty of additional titles were mentioned in the... read feature

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EverQuest gets fashion conscious


Aug 16
After 13 years, EverQuest is still getting updates. I'd be more amazed if I hadn't written about another update at the beginning of the year. It's looking spry for its age. Its players are also getting a new wardrobe -- ... read
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Free-to-play working out for EverQuest, log-ins up 150%


Apr 18
Sony Online Entertainment's long-running MMO went free-to-play last month, and from the looks of recent figures it seems that the move is working out for them. They knew they were on to something late last year when EverQuest... read
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Sony Online Entertainment announces SOE Live event


Mar 26
Sony has announced details for the annual fan event for players of their massively multiplayer titles. Formerly known as Sony Fan Faire, the long weekend of MMO fandom has been rechristened, "SOE Live." The event, which bring... read
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EverQuest 2's Skyshrine update goes live on April 17th


Mar 13
EverQuest II is back with game update 63 coming April 17th! Sony Online Entertainment is adding content to two different expansions: Destiny of Velious and Age of Discovery. In the DoV updates, players will see the level cap ... read
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SOE wants to court you but you'll have to work for it


Feb 06
The cold, bleak month of February has never struck me as particularly romantic. But my frosty heart is often melted by trinkets, so I'll take what I can get. With Valentine's Day drawing near SOE has decided to court the play... read
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Everquest is thirteen and free


Jan 30
Back in 1999 the concept of an MMO baffled me and I would have no truck with the genre until several years later. Thankfully, not everyone was as backwards then, or Everquest would not have lasted for the absurdly long time i... read
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Soar awkwardly in Everquest II


Jan 11
When it comes to MMOs, some people like to craft, others enjoy thrashing opponents in PvP, there are raidaholics and then there are those folk who just want to make friends. I'm the guy who just wants to move quickly. That's... read






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