EverQuest 15th Anniversary

On March 16, 2014, Sony Online Entertainment celebrates the 15th anniversary of EverQuest. To those familiar with the vast history of MMO gaming, EverQuest changed the landscape of online gaming forever. Noted as one of the pioneering visions that propelled 3D MMOs, it took its inspiration from its predecessors, like Meridian 59 and Ultima Online, then took it a few notches beyond.

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Here are a few facts from the infographic released, commemorating the many years of memories shared by the devoted community!

  • EverQuest launched with ~70 zones. Today, there are over 1,500!
  • In 1999, there were ~13,000 NPCs in EverQuest. Today, the NPC population size of EverQuest nearly matches that of Oakland, CA or Miami, FL: 400,000
  • EverQuest has won an Emmy and was featured on the cover of TV Guide.
  • EverQuest entered the GDC Video Game Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Less than 50% of US households had home computers or Internet access when EverQuest launched in 1999. Those numbers have doubled today.

For the many veterans of the MMO scene, SOE still supports the franchise, developing more content since its launch, with EverQuest and EverQuest 2 still receiving expansions and content updates in the bustling industry it expanded on. With 20 expansions on top of the original base game, EverQuest continues to with a dedicated community even as the newest iterations are growing alongside it, like EverQuest Next Landmark.

To commemorate the occasion, J!NX has launched a section of their store dedicated to the classic EverQuest swag. And in time, more gear and accessories will be released.

For more information on EverQuest visit https://www.everquest.com/.

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