To Know MMOs Better – EverQuest Chronicle (1999-2013)
Some MMOs fade away quietly, while some last forever.
We are not focusing on comparing World of Warcraft and EverQuest franchise today. Instead, we will be sharing the 14 years journey (1999-2013) of EverQuest with you.
Every classic MMO is worth respecting and recalling.
You must have heard about these three classics: EverQuest, Ultima Online and Asheron's Call which almost dominated game market in the early stages of game history. Being released in 1999, EverQuest became a pioneer of 3D MMORPGs. It introduced level and skill proficiency mechanics which are still very popular in numerous MMORPGs nowadays. In addition to its unique inventory system, reputation system and macro system, the addons, the definition of RAID and more creative contents make this game a living legendary.
Except for the good reputation among players, EverQuest also gained lots of awards from different organizations or events including 1999 GameSpot Game of the Year and a 2007 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award.
March 16, 1999 – EverQuest Officially Released
The 3D fantasy MMORPG EverQuest was officially released on March 16, 1999 by Sony Online Entertainment. The original design is credited to Brad McQuaid, Steve Clover, and Bill Trost from Sony's 989 Studios. Many players didn't even know what EverQuest's new style of gaming was. But even in this situation, EverQuest attracted millions of players because of its high quality.
EverQuest 13th Anniversary Official Trailer in 2012