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Thirteen years ago, EverQuest opened a door that would influence online gaming forever. It taught us how to camp world bosses, how painful dying can be, and most importantly, how to make a ham sandwich and take a shower in under five minutes so you can get back to the game ASAP. It isn’t the flashiest or the most beginner-friendly of MMOs, but it was certainly the foundation for games like World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic. And finally, more than a decade and nearly 20 expansions later, it’s going free-to-play.

The swap to the F2P model will happen this March. New and old players will start their adventures with a Welcome Pack full of treasure, including experience potions, a decorative house item, a cosmetic weapon augment, and even a Mercenary to help you tackle trolls heralding your demise.

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post #2 of 25
Looks pretty out of date.
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It's 13 years old. lol
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Well it is over a decade old. I'm sure the fans of the game are happy to get rid of the monthly fee.
    
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I played that game for over 10 years on and off, probably had 1.5-2 years loged in... the gameplay was never matched by any other MMO, the evolution alone was jaw dropping to see something change so much yet still retain it's original "feel". I still get the urge to hop on my 85 monk and beat stuff up.
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Nice now I can log in my old account without having to pay it again biggrin.gif
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The graphics.... they sting!
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I played that game for over 10 years on and off, probably had 1.5-2 years loged in... the gameplay was never matched by any other MMO, the evolution alone was jaw dropping to see something change so much yet still retain it's original "feel". I still get the urge to hop on my 85 monk and beat stuff up.

I hear ya, found memories. Everything else these days is easy-mode.
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For those screamiong about the graphics, they have been updated alot since that picture in the OP... they aren't jaw dropping but almost on par with EQ2. I still don't think there is a game in any genre that can match the square footage of all of the 600ish zones in EQ not to mention the content. blinksmiley.gif
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I hear ya, found memories. Everything else these days is easy-mode.

My guild and I use to joke that EQ was our second job. I swear I played councilor in our guild (that was a long time ago) because people were wrecking their real lives trying to never miss a raid.
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