Blog Posts - Everquest



A Nerd Girl’s Dream Event: Phoenix Fan Fest!

Ever dream of a land filled with handmade Star Wars accessories, cosplayers galore, and the dreamy stars of your favorite sci-fi shows? Dream no more, my loves: this magical place exists, and not just in your heart. It’s called Phoenix Fan Fest...

Progression Servers and Post-Cataclysm Norrath

We came up short as a group in Azeroth this past weekend.  Life will get in the way and the whole group has gotten older over the last eight years we have played.  But three of us, Potshot, Ula, and myself were online.  We got on Skype together as...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Mar 2, 2015

Progression Server Progress in EverQuest

Color me surprised.  I mentioned EverQuest and progression servers at the top of the week, then left that behind, expecting to hear no more about it for many months, thinking on the Galactic Student Council and the Crowfall Kickstarter campaign and...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Feb 26, 2015

A Vision of Norrath at Daybreak

…because the Everquest franchise is our lifeblood and we treat it with the respect it deserves. EQN has the largest development team at SOE. It is going to be more than ok. John Smedley, on Twitter (one and two), post layoff. The web sites are...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Feb 23, 2015

Sony has sold the MMO division responsible for 'EverQuest' and 'Planetside 2'

Sony has sold its online gaming division Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). SOE has been making games since the late '90s, and is probably most famous for developing the EverQuest series. Most of its games have been released for both Windows and Sony p...
by engadget on Feb 2, 2015

The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?

The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Nov 19, 2014

A Decade in Post-Cataclysm Norrath

We are in the midst of a few different EverQuest II moments, and I am going to mash them together into one post as they are all mildly related. The first is that today EverQuest II is launching a new expansion, the Altar of Malice. The expansion is o...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Nov 11, 2014

The Darkened Sea Brings EverQuest to Level 105

Leaving aside the whole “launching two days before Warlords of Draenor” aspect of things, who at SOE decided to launch both Norrathian expansions on the same day?  Have you no pity for your IT people? So we have the Altar of Malice expan...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Nov 11, 2014

EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey makes its way into Europe

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by Beer andJoysticks on Oct 14, 2014

Guest Blog | With Great Gaming Comes Great Responsibility

Having been a proponent of games and gaming for most of my life, I tend to focus on the more virtuous elements of the sport.  Games have helped push processing technology forward via the popularity of video games on both … Continue reading ...
by Therefore I Geek on Sep 25, 2014

Landmark Preview – I Built A…Something

    If I mentioned that Landmark, a new game based within the vast Everquest universe, was built around the central pillars of  mining for materials and then using those self-same materials to construct anything you can possibly imagine, y...
by Wolf's Gaming Blog on May 24, 2014

Fippy Darkpaw – Seeds of Destruction Complete

A quick return to my somewhat irregular coverage of the EverQuest Fippy Darkpaw Time Locked Progression server timeline.  An actual timeline is available at the bottom of this post. When last I saw news of the server, back in October of 2013, The Th...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 13, 2014

Quote of the Day – MMO Content Delivery Pacing

Every patch has tons of content for nearly every aspect of the game. It’s exciting — there’s almost too much to do. When a new patch releases, we’re in WoW heaven. Then months go by and that content grows stale. Blizzard doesn...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 2, 2014

SOE’s New All Access Plan Up and Running

After a couple of false starts this month, Sony Online Entertainment has finally launched their new SOE All Access plan, which was announced back in late January as part of some big changes to their game lineup. For what was once the price of a singl...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 29, 2014

The Seven Day Landmark

This dropped into my in box on Friday afternoon, Subject: Your Access to the Landmark Closed Beta is Ready! YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED Congratulations, You’ve got seven days of access to the Landmark Closed Beta, beginning now! If you rede...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 8, 2014

EverQuest Next: Details and Videos

  Sony Online Entertainment finally gave us some juicy details on their new upcoming MMO which hopes to redifine the MMORPG genre, EverQuest Next. EverQuest Next is very bold in it’s design and features. Featuring Disney-esque style graphi...
by PlayOn on Aug 5, 2013

EverQuest Next Classes and Races Revealed

It's in those depths that you'll find another of EverQuest Next's bolder design approaches – underground levels layered one beneath the other, where procedurally generated ruins, questing opportunities and riches lie waiting to be e...

EverQuest Next's Innovation Through Destruction

It's impossible to resist introducing you to the official unveiling of a post-World of Warcraft MMO without referencing the Las Vegas environment SOE has ch… Yesterday, Sony Online Entertainment significantly altered my entire outlook on the n...

Press Start: Why it was wrong to change Xbox One, EverQuest Next, and more

Sony Online Entertainment has released a sextet of videos showing off various gameplay elements and features in its next-gen MMORPG EverQuest Next. The "Characters and Environments" video shown above introduces us to the wizard Jalena and the...

EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark Pics and Vids

This EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark Pics and Vids is written on Ogre JungleLast weekend’s EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark reveals brought us all a nice number of concept art, videos, and in-game screenshots. As promised,...
by Ogre Jungle on Aug 4, 2013


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