everquest II

Official Site: EverQuest II
Studio: SOE, now Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: November 9, 2004
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Massively Overthinking: When an MMO has everything and so much of it

Last week, when No Man's Sky released its native Mac client, MOP's Chris and I fell into a discussion about the game being so...

EverQuest II begins Tinkerfest as Classic EverQuest sends you back to Blackburrow and Crushbone

The EverQuest franchise is heading into midsummer events this week, both in EverQuest II and Classic EverQuest. In original flavor EverQuest, Daybreak has unleashed...

EverQuest and EverQuest II hand out free Pride-colored lion pets

This year's Pride Month has been celebrated across multiple MMOs and MMORPGs with free cosmetic items, and it looks as if both EverQuest and...

EG7 Q1 2023: EG7 pulled in a record $54M last quarter, and Daybreak is a huge chunk of it

Enad Global 7 aka EG7, the company that owns Daybreak, Standing Stone Games, and Piranha Games and is effectively still being run by Daybreak...

The Soapbox: MMO housing is so much more than a frivolous feature

When The Sims launched in 2000, what seemed like a dull and laughable concept on paper proved to be one of the most compelling...

EverQuest II artist speaks about making some of the wildest creatures and gear in the game

From grocery store worker to customer support agent to video game artist, Daybreak's Aaron Bisnett has had quite the ride in his career. In...

Battle Bards Episode 224: A return to the music of EverQuest II

It's been an almost egregiously long time since the Battle Bards turned their attention to the EverQuest II soundtrack -- but now that wait...

EverQuest II’s Empire of Antiquity is live with a new dungeon and two raids

Empire of Antiquity is the kind of expansion that would've gotten my attention back when I was still embedded in the EverQuest franchise, both...

EverQuest II goes Beast’r egg hunting for one week only

It's no yolk, folks: EverQuest II's Beast'r Eggstrvaganza is back, and you're guaranteed to have a shell of a good time as long as...
Sure, why not.

EverQuest II adds more rewards and flexibility to the Kael Drakkel server

When you're playing EverQuest II, sometimes it can feel like there's a great deal of pressure on you to perform or group with others....

EverQuest and EverQuest II ready new servers and spring content

Producer's letters are being handed out left and right in the EverQuest franchise this week. In EverQuest II, the Kael Drakkel lore and legend...
Sure, why not.

EverQuest II pulls a crate containing controversial treasure-boosting keys from its cash shop

The playerbase of EverQuest II was in an uproar a couple of weeks ago over keys that players could purchase that "increase the number...

Global Chat: Diablo IV is an MMO, change my mind

Besides melting GPUs, ejecting colors into the sun, and being more grim than your unapproving Aunt Kelka, Diablo IV's becoming known for actually being...

EverQuest II begins testing its next update, dubbed Empire of Antiquity

The next big update for EverQuest II is less than a month away, but if you lack the patience to wait until then, you...

EverQuest II community accuses Daybreak of pay-to-win over raid chests

A recent addition to EverQuest II has a portion of its community accusing Daybreak of blatant pay-to-win practices. The issue ties in with a personal...

EverQuest II rolls out the barrel for the return of the Brewday Festival

"Want some rye? 'Course you do." Or more specifically you should enjoy some fine in-game Dwarven ale from EverQuest II as the Brewday Festival...

EverQuest II celebrates Classic EverQuest’s 24th anniversary with the return of the Chronoportal Phenomenon

No, the Chronoportal Phenomenon isn't a progressive electro band name; it's a recurring event in EverQuest II, and it's back once again to mark...

Jukebox Heroes: Six great EverQuest II expansion tunes

When's the last time you stepped back and realized just how big and expansive some of your MMORPGs have become over the decades of...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO characters we want to love but don’t

A few weeks ago, MOP reader Neurotic pinged the MOP Podcast with a question about characters we want to love but just don't. He...

EverQuest II kicks off its Valentine’s Day celebration with new achievements and items

The season of love has once more swept across the entirety of EverQuest II as this week sees the return of Erollisi Day to...